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St etienne M80 Bolt Action 11 mm Rifles
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Mal W
ad ref. GS141C34E
£ 600

St etienne M80 Bolt Action 11 mm Rifles

RiflesBolt ActionUsed£ 600

The Hellenic Army adopted the Gras in 1877, and it was used in all conflicts until the Second World War. It became the favourite weapon of Greek guerrilla fighters,[4] from the various revolts against the Ottoman Empire to the resistance against the Axis, acquiring legendary status. The name entered the Greek language, and grades (γκράδες) was a term colloquially applied to all rifles during the first half of the 20th century. It was manufactured by Manufacture d'armes de Saint-Étienne, one of several government-owned arms factories in France. However most of the Gras rifles (60,000) used by the Hellenic military were manufactured under licence by Steyr in Austria.


The Gras rifle was partly the inspiration for the development of the Japanese Murata rifle, Japan's first locally-made service rifle.[citation needed]

According to the Vietnamese historian Phạm Văn Sơn, a Vietnamese general in the Cần Vương movement, Cao Văn Thắng, managed to copy the design of "an 1874 type fast-firing rifle of French". However, the Vietnamese version did not have a rifled barrel, and the range was limited.[5]

In 1915, 450,000 Gras rifles were sent to the Russian Empire.

After 1918, Mle 1874 rifles were exported to Yugoslavia, Poland and Greece

Condition as per photo's with a rare short arsenal conversion ( prob for a naval / railway issue) nice bore.

Sold to serious collectors only on this & no time wasters.

Post £25 mainland only & no offers pls...Read full description
CategoryRifles
SubcategoryBolt Action
ConditionUsed
Price£ 600
Sale typePrivate
MakeSt etienne
Calibre11 mm
ModelM80
Antiqueyes
MechanismBolt Action
CertificateNo Licence
Gun StatusActivated
Recommended UsageCollection item

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