A Rare French 40-Bore Manceaux Patent Breech-Loading Percussion Military Rifle

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Lot 47*
A Rare French 40-Bore Manceaux Patent Breech-Loading Percussion Military Rifle
By J. Manceaux A Paris, Circa 1870/71

Sold for £ 717 (US$ 869) inc. premium
A Rare French 40-Bore Manceaux Patent Breech-Loading Percussion Military Rifle
By J. Manceaux A Paris, Circa 1870/71
With rebrowned sighted barrel retained by two spring-held barrel bands and with a bayonet lug on the right side at the muzzle, calibrated folding adjustable back-sight, octagonal breech, bright bolt-action with sprung operating lever securing the action when closed and also incorporating the back-sight, signed flat lock stamped with maker's mark (Neue Stockel 7844), figured full stock, reblued regulation steel mounts, and sling loops (in refurbished condition, cartridge-extracting rod missing)
85.5 cm. barrel [P. 173]

Footnotes

  • Jules Manceaux was granted two patents for this system in 1856 (Manceaux-Viellard) and 1858. A group of weapons incorporating the system were made for the Garde Nationale between 1870 and 1871
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