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France - 1869 - Manufacture de Saint Etienne - mousqueton modèle Gras 1874 - modifié civil - Centerfire - Rifle - 16 ga

France - 1869 - Manufacture de Saint Etienne - mousqueton modèle Gras 1874 - modifié civil - Centerfire - Rifle - 16 ga

Very nice old Gras rifle, 1874 model, with a lovely signature by manufacture de Saint Etienne, central percussion system, civilian conversion to its interesting 16 calibre.

Functional mechanism with very large percussion.

- barrel with signs of wear and ageing but still solid and in nice condition.
- oiled/waxed (unvarnished) wood with signs of handling and ageing, small stains, small fillings (rod channel) and a small repair (rear breech - see photos), but solid and still in very nice condition.
- breech head converted to 16 calibre (removal of the front breech head) - no extractor (the cartridge comes out easily).
- all the polished steel trims are hallmarked.

Old rifle which is over 150 years old with its marks, scratches and signs of wear (take a good look at the photos which are part of the description) but still in very nice condition, solid and in good working condition.

The 16-65 ammunition is presented only to show the calibre and is not part of the sale. It will not be shipped (Catawiki and shipping regulations).

Shipped with insured value and signature required upon delivery (barrel disassembled, only 1 screw and the swivel ring needed to put it back together).

Country of manufacture France
Year of manufacture 1869
Manufacturer/ Maker Manufacture de Saint Etienne
Model mousqueton modèle Gras 1874
Sub-type modifié civil
Firing mechanism Centerfire
Weapon type Rifle
Caliber 16 ga
Condition Very good
Barrel/ blade length 66 cm
Overall Length 117 cm
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