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£ 1,150 Kynoch Gun Factory converted 11mm / .43 Mauser Centre Fire Obsolete Calibre Fren Kynoch Gun Factory converted 11mm / .43 Mauser Centre Fire Obsolete Calibre Fren Bolt Action 11 mm Rifles
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Kynoch Gun Factory converted 11mm / .43 Mauser Centre Fire Obsolete Calibre Fren Kynoch Gun Factory converted 11mm / .43 Mauser Centre Fire Obsolete Calibre Fren Bolt Action 11 mm Rifles

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Cheshire, North WestUpdated 3 years ago
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CategoryRifles
SubcategoryBolt Action
ConditionUsed
Sale typeTrade
MakeKynoch Gun Factory converted 11mm / .43 Mauser Centre Fire Obsolete Calibre Fren
Calibre11 mm
ModelKynoch Gun Factory converted 11mm / .43 Mauser Centre Fire Obsolete Calibre Fren
Manufactured Yearc.1873
MechanismBolt Action
CertificateNo Licence
Your reference17469:5
Gun StatusActivated
Recommended UsageCollection item
Can Deactivate?yes
Description

RARE**C1873 British Kynoch Gun Factory converted 11mm / .43 Mauser Centre Fire Obsolete Calibre French Military Chassepot Model 1873 (M1866) Rifle. Sn 17469:5 - 17469:5

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. The bore has staining and residue consistent with age and use. It has steel furniture. It has the correct Kynoch Aston factory & calibre markings (all illustrated). The original stock is walnut and has just bumps, knocks and bruises to be expected with age and use. The bolt action loading and firing mechanisms work correctly. It is fitted with sling swivels, cleaning rod, ladder rear sight and block & blade fore sight. The price for this rare piece includes UK delivery. N.B 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. Sn 17469:5

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