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Percussion - Rifle

Model 1777 infantry rifle manufactured under Louis XVI and which was converted to percussion by a civilian armorer around 1840 when it was modified into a hunting weapon.

The metal parts are in a dark patina with surface oxidation and pitting in places.

Platinum is marked by the manufacture of St-Etienne.

It remains a part of the brass basin which was leveled during the transformation.

A feeder with a chimney was added to the light during the percussion transformation.

The dog was also replaced on this occasion.

The mechanism works.

A military rifle made under the Ancien Régime and which ended its long career as a hunting weapon under Louis-Philippe.

Firing mechanism Percussion
Weapon-type Rifle
Condition transformed
Material Wood and Steel
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