Chassepot needle rifle

  • Condition:
  • Make:French
  • Model:M1866
  • Ammo Type:Black Powder
  • Action Type:Bolt
  • Calibre:11mm
  • Serial Number:5573

Private User

Seller Type: Private User
Licence # 1687L
Location: KENSINGTON, SA, 5068
Transferring Dealer: Fisher Firearms, SA, 5045
Licence # 228D
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This is a French needle-rifle, re-proofed in the UK, and uses a consumable paper cartridge of 11mm calibre. The breech seal is a neoprene washer and has been safely fired more than 50 times without failure. Cartridges have to be handmade. The bore had been rusted, brought back to life, but fouls after about 5 shots. A collectors' piece.
Price excludes gunshop charges and freight.
Price excludes bullet mould (380gn), seal cutter, cartridge and battery cup tools, cartridges, &c.
Rifle has been restored, new needle, seal and bolt head. A good stock. Price includes good bayonet.

Date Listed: 29/06/2016

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