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    St Etienne Arsenal Fusil Gras M80 Model 1874 (M74/80) 11mm Calibre Service Rifle Converted from Cha Single Shot 11 mm Rifles
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    St Etienne Arsenal Fusil Gras M80 Model 1874 (M74/80) 11mm Calibre Service Rifle Converted from Cha Single Shot 11 mm Rifles

    RiflesSingle ShotUsed£ 695

    WW1 Era, French Military, St Etienne Arsenal Fusil Gras M80 Model 1874 (M74/80) 11mm Calibre Service Rifle Converted from Chassepot Needle Fire. Sn 17060 - 17060

    This is an early breech loading French military rifle. Originally a model 1866 Chassepot needle fire rifle used during the Franco-Prussian War it was decided to extend their service life by converting them to fire the 11 x 59.5 mm brass cartridge using the Gras bolt system. The rifle was designated the Gras M80 Model 1874 (Fusil Gras M80 Modèle 1874). The Gras continued to be issued to French troops throughout WW1. This is a very good Gras rifle. The wood is all original with just knocks bumps & bruises to be expected with age and service use. It has heavy military furniture and the metal work has even patina throughout. It has a block foresight, ladder rear sight, bayonet block, steel butt plate, sling swivels & original clearing rod. It measures 51 ½” overall with a 31 ½” barrel. The bore has staining & residue consistent with age & use. The breech is marked by the St Etienne Arsenal manufacturer and 'M80 & M1874' model detail together with other numbers and inspection marks (illustrated). Its loading and firing actions work as they should. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique display obsolete calibre rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 17060
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    CategoryRifles
    SubcategorySingle Shot
    ConditionUsed
    Price£ 695
    Sale typeTrade
    MakeSt Etienne Arsenal
    Calibre11 mm
    ModelFusil Gras M80 Model 1874 (M74/80) 11mm Calibre Service Rifle Converted from Cha
    Antiqueyes
    CertificateNo Licence
    Your reference17060
    Gun StatusActivated
    Recommended UsageCollection item

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