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Old rifle

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by cottonmouth, Jun 9, 2009.

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  1. cottonmouth

    cottonmouth Member

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    My team discovered an old bolt action rifle and I have no ides what it is. The lettering is faint but it looks like the name Chalellera is atamped on it and 1866-74 and M 80 also. It's a smooth bore with a graduated rear flip up sight with a brass butt pad. And from looking at it I'd say in the 45-70 range. No telling where it came from, here in Afghanistan nothing supprises me anymore.

    J.B.
     
  2. vanfunk

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    Hmm... Prolly a Chassepot made at the Chatellerault armory in France, 1866-74. Does it look like this?:
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    Wll, I can't get the image to display correctly. Click on the link below.

    HTH,

    vanfunk
     

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  3. cottonmouth

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    I think that is it, but this one has a shorter barrel. Thanks, I'll let the guys know.

    J.B.
     
  4. .45Guy

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    Close, it would be a Gras. The cartridge conversion of the Chassepot.
     
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