Bulgarian Cartridge Conversion Rifle ID help


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AethelstanAegen
January 4, 2012, 04:38 PM
Howdy all,
As I was reading the news today, I saw that the BBC had a picture of men parading in Sofia, Bulgaria celebrating 134 years of independence (ie the end of the Russo-Turkish War. I was intrigued to see what appears to be either breech loading or cartridge conversion rifles they hold in the picture.
http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn100/AethelstanAegen/_57687216_013629294-1.jpg
The original picture is in this series of pictures from the BBC "Pictures of the Day" (it's about the 6th one in or so) (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-16407999)

I'm not really very familiar with the pre-1900 rifles from area of the world, and so I was curious if anyone had more information about them. I thought it could be a Russian Krnka rifle (the M1867), but was curious if those with more knowledge coulkd confirm that and perhaps provide some better pictures/info on it. I'm guessing the gents in the picture must be reenactors of some kind...are there reproduction Krnka rifles for sale out there that can be fired? I'm guessing ammo would be rare/nonexistant?

Many thanks!

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Carolina Kalash
January 5, 2012, 11:46 PM
might have better luck with this on the firearms research board...

AethelstanAegen
January 6, 2012, 08:21 PM
You are probably right. Could a moderator move this to the Firearms Research forum?

Carolina Kalash
January 6, 2012, 09:22 PM
yeah, if you ask one probably...

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