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Werndl Rifle

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Infanteriegewehr Modell 1867, System Werndl/Holub - 11.15x42mmR
Infanteriegewehr Modell 1867/77, System Werndl/Holub - 11.15x58mmR
Extra-Korps Gewehr M1867/77, System Werndl/Holub - 11.2x36mmR
Infanteriegewehr Modell 1873/77, System Werndl/Holub - 11.15x58mmR
Karabiner Modell 1873/77, System Werndl/Holub - 11.15×58mmR

The Werndl Rifle is a series of Austro-Hungarian single-shot, breech-loading battle rifles, designed by Josef Werndl. The first model, the M1867 (also known as Werndl–Holub), replaced the outdated infantry Lorenz Model 1854 rifle. It was followed by the improved M1873 which in turn was followed by the modified M1873/77, which uses a more powerful cartridge. Most models were manufactured in several versions, including an infantry rifle, short rifle, and carbine.


  • Weight: 9-9.7 lb (4.1-4.43kg) (rifle); 7-7.1 lb (3.18-3.25 kg) (carbine)
  • Length: 50-50.4 in (1,265-1,283 mm) (rifle); 39-39.3 in (990-1000 mm) (carbine)
  • Barrel length: 33.3-33.7 in (838-855 mm) (rifle); 22.3-22.8 (566-580 mm) (carbine)
  • Cartridge: 11.15x42mmR (M1867, M1873), 11.15x58mmR (M1867/77, M1873/77), 11.15x36mmR (M1877 Carbine)
  • Action: Rotating drum bolt

The Werndl Rifle and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:


Title Actor Character Notes Date
The Fabulous World of Jules Verne (Vynález zkázy) French sailors M1873/77 1958
The Leopard (Il gattopardo) Garibaldi's volunteers M1867 1963
On a Comet French soldiers, Arab fighters M1873/77 1966
Mark of Cain (Kainovo znamení) Prussian soldiers M1873/77 1989
Ludwig II Bavarian police M1873/77 2012
The Dark Valley Clemens Schick Luis Brenner M1867/77 Carbine 2014
Brimstone Guy Pearce The Reverend M1873/77 Carbine with sniper scope 2016


Title Actor Character Notes / Episode Date
Famous Brigands Stories: Václav Babinský Soldiers 1th episode 1986
The Crown Prince Austro-Hungarian soldiers M1867 or M1873 2006
Madame Nobel Perica Antov The Princess' servant M73/77 Carbine 2014
Russian Cossacks and cavalry

Video Games

Title Appears as Mods Notes Date
Tannenberg "Werndl M1873/77" 2019
Isonzo "Werndl M1873/77" 2022

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