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Original French Gras Cavalry Carbines are now on sale! B Grade Cavalry Carbines at a huge discount
The cavalry carbines are in fair condition. Metal has some patina and/or minor rust pitting. Most of the finish is worn on these rifles. The wood is will have the typical dings, dents, scratches, etc of military used firearms. The stocks may have significant wear and/or cracks at the wrist, near the buttplate, etc. Most rifles do not have a cleaning rod. The bolts will be functional but may have a weak striker spring and/or missing extractor, extractor spring, etc. There are both 1874 and 1866-74 Chassepot conversions in this batch, the vast majority are 1874 marked receivers. Don’t miss this chance to get a Gras carbine at a huge discount! Please look at detailed pictures and the video below.
Please note: the rear sight may missing on the B Grade condition Gras carbines.
The firearms are considered an Antique and no FFL is required. Photo ID required for age verification. Please send a photo of your ID to firstname.lastname@example.org along with your order number. Thank you for your business
A Brief History of the Chassepot Fusil Gras rifles:
The Chassepot (pronounced “shas-poh”), officially known as Fusil modèle 1866, was a bolt action military breechloading rifle, famous as the arm of the French forces in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870–1871. It replaced an assortment of Minié muzzleloading rifles many of which were converted in 1864 to breech loading (the Tabatière rifles). A great improvement to existing military rifles in 1866, the Chassepot marked the commencement of the era of modern bolt action, breech-loading military rifles. Beginning in 1874, the rifle was easily converted to fire metallic cartridges (under the name of Gras rifle), a step which would have been impossible to achieve with the Dreyse needle rifle.
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