M1871 (Gewehr und Karabiner) good engineering designs required.
I know someone mentioned there being some very good designs on the M71 action etc., in some German Publications.
AVBTechServices is after as good a set of designs as possible ( metricated, of course) to be able to
do a feasability study on modern Manufacture of same ( ie, CNC, 3-D, laser, Investment casting,etc. machining). We have already a couple of good examples that can be dismantled to produce CAD designs...but original Paper would be better.
Calibres would be 11x60R M71 ( original) and US .45/70 BP ( for ease of sporting use). Markings ( apart from originals markings) will include Our specific Manufacturer's Marks, dates, etc. Quite distinguishable fro real originals.