We now have original M1871/79 Dutch Beaumont rifles in stock! These rifles are in very good to excellent overall condition. These rifles have been in storage in Ethiopia for at least a century. They are surplus so expect small dents, dings, scratches and general wear. May have a minor crack in the stock. These rifles were manufactured "in the white", meaning they were never blued or finished from the factory. These rifles saw service with the Dutch military and were sold off at a later point to Ethiopia. This is shown by the Lion of Judah stamp on the left side of the chamber. This particular configuration of rifles is quite rare as most Beaumont rifles were converted to the M1871/88 pattern with the Vitali type magazine.
Check out the Forgotten Weapons video below on these exact rifles!
Don't miss this opportunity! Limited supply available.
We offer a hand select option for overall condition for an additional $100.00.A Brief History of the Beaumont:
The Beaumont M1871 (Dutch: Beaumontgeweer) was a Dutch breech-loading single-shot bolt action rifle designed by Edouard de Beaumont in 1868 and produced by various manufacturers from 1869 to 1880. Designed as a replacement for the Dreyse needle fire rifles the Dutch were using at the time, the Beaumont was one of the first major European metallic cartridge rifles to see any sort of adoption.
The Beaumont is a single-shot breech-loading bolt-action rifle. The rifle uses a split bridge action with a single-lug rotating bolt. The rear end of the striker is smooth and as such the rifle cannot be easily decocked and can only be cocked on opening the bolt. The bolt head is fitted with an extractor, but not an ejector. The bolt head is made of two pieces and is screwed into the bolt by a single screw fitted on the top of the bolt body.
Early versions of the Beaumont feature a trigger-shaped safety which locked the bolt in position; it was mounted on the side of the receiver. When rotated, a spring-loaded pin fit into the detent of the bolt when it was half-open. This safety system was abandoned on later versions, such as in the 1871/79 update. The mainspring arrangement of the weapon is said to be quite distinct. The rifles had provisions for a bayonet.
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Forgotten Weapons Video on the Dutch 1871/79 Beaumont Rifle