A French Chassepot 11MM 1866 Model Breech-Loading Needle-Fire Carbine
Lot 224
A French Chassepot 11MM 1866 Model Breech-Loading Needle-Fire Carbine
Sold for £1,062 (US$ 1,720) inc. premium

Lot Details
A French Chassepot 11MM 1866 Model Breech-Loading Needle-Fire Carbine
No. X640, Dated 1866
With bright barrel rifled with four grooves and retained by three spring-held barrel bands, the forward one pierced and also forming the ramrod-entry, octagonal breech and bright bolt-action, the former with blued folding adjustable back-sight calibrated to 1000 metres, the latter etched 'St. Etienne Mle 1866' along one side and with downbent lever, figured full stock serial numbered on one side of the butt and with circular mark below a crowned 'M' on the other, regulation brass mounts struck with inspector's marks, sling loops, original ramrod, and in fine condition
68.2 cm. barrel
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