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    Kynoch Gun Factory converted 11mm / .43 Mauser Centre Fire Obsolete Calibre Fren Chassepot Model 1873 (M1866) Rifle & 1873 Dated French St Etienne Arsenal Model Bolt Action .43 Rifles
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    Kynoch Gun Factory converted 11mm / .43 Mauser Centre Fire Obsolete Calibre Fren Chassepot Model 1873 (M1866) Rifle & 1873 Dated French St Etienne Arsenal Model Bolt Action .43 Rifles

    RiflesBolt ActionUsed£ 1,250

    RARE, MINT BORE, C1873 British Kynoch Gun Factory converted 11mm / .43 Mauser Centre Fire Obsolete Calibre French Military Chassepot Model 1873 (M1866) Rifle & 1873 Dated French St Etienne Arsenal Model 1866 Brass Hilt Yataghan Sword Bayonet & Scabbard - A 1034

    This is a British Kynoch Gun Factory converted French Military Chassepot M1866 rifle. After France's defeat in the Franco-Prussian War of 1871, the French government attributed a large portion of blame for the their loss on the Chassepot rifle's poor reliability on the battlefield. At this time the Chassepot utilised the needle fire system, French officials were convinced of the need to adopt a metallic cartridge centre fire system. In 1873, France awarded a contracted to the Kynoch Gun Factory, Aston here in the UK to modify and converted their remaining Chassepot rifles for centre fire. These modified rifles were designated the Chassepot Model 1873 rifle and can be identified by the markings on the barrel and receiver. In 1874 the French adopted the Gras Model 1874 rifle, although Kynoch continued reworking the Chassepot's until the late 1870s. During WWI many of these converted Chassepots were put back into service. It has a 32” barrel with a near mint bore, clean & bright with crisp rifling. It has steel furniture with even patina. It has the correct Kynoch Aston factory & calibre markings (all illustrated). The original stock is walnut and is in very good condition with just bumps & bruises to be expected. The wood is impressed with weapon number ‘13’ near to the bayonet lug. The bolt action loading and firing mechanisms work correctly. The rifle is serial number ‘II 14267’. The bolt and bayonet lug have un-matching number. It is fitted with sling swivels, cleaning rod, ladder rear sight and block & blade fore sight. The rifle comes with the correct, original French model 1866 Chassepot sword bayonet (See pages 70 and 71 of ‘An Illustrated History Of Bayonets’ by Brayley). The steel fullered single edged ‘T’ back Yataghan blade has staining consistent with age and is 22 ¾” length. It has the correct steel hooked quillon with muzzle ring. It has a ribbed brass grip with flat spring and steel push button. The cross guard is numbered ‘AB 54258’. The back of the blade is marked with the name of the French Châtellerault Arsenal signature and dated ‘1873' in French. It is complete with the correct steel scabbard. The scabbard has no dents and has its original fixed strap bar. The scabbard has original black finish and is stamped with matching number near to the throat. The price for this rare piece includes UK delivery. NB. As an antique obsolete calibre weapon no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as a part of a collection or display. A 1034
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    CategoryRifles
    SubcategoryBolt Action
    ConditionUsed
    Price£ 1,250
    Sale typeTrade
    MakeKynoch Gun Factory converted 11mm / .43 Mauser Centre Fire Obsolete Calibre Fren
    Calibre.43
    ModelChassepot Model 1873 (M1866) Rifle & 1873 Dated French St Etienne Arsenal Model
    Manufactured Year1873
    Antiqueyes
    MechanismBolt Action
    CertificateNo Licence
    Your referenceA 1034
    Gun StatusActivated

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