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Chassepot Fusil Gras MLE 1874 Rifle
Chassepot Fusil Gras MLE 1874 Rifle

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Our Price: $349.99

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Product Code: GRAS0001

Complete W/ Rear Sight [Add $250.00]


Original French Chassepot Gras rifles have finally arrived from Africa!

The rifles are in fair to good condition. Metal has some patina and/or minor rust pitting. The wood is all there but has some dents, dings or minor cracks. Please look at detailed pictures and the video below.

Many of these rifles and carbines have the rear sight missing. We do have several grades available. We have 4 variations available: the full length infantry rifle, cavalry carbine, Gendarmerie carbine, and artillery carbine.

Bolts are all functioning and trigger mechanism works as well. These rifles are about 130 to 140 years old. The firearms are considered an Antique and no FFL is required. The $399.99 is for rifles without the rear sight. Rifles with the rear sight are $599.99.We do offer a best of 20 Hand-Select fee for an additional $50.00.

The Chassepot (pronounced "shas-poh"), officially known as Fusil modèle 1866, was a bolt action military breechloading rifle, famous as the arm of the French forces in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870–1871. It replaced an assortment of Minié muzzleloading rifles many of which were converted in 1864 to breech loading (the Tabatière rifles). A great improvement to existing military rifles in 1866, the Chassepot marked the commencement of the era of modern bolt action, breech-loading military rifles. Beginning in 1874, the rifle was easily converted to fire metallic cartridges (under the name of Gras rifle), a step which would have been impossible to achieve with the Dreyse needle rifle.

RT-Imports Video on the Chassepot-Gras Rifle Variations

Average Rating: Average Rating: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 2 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Gras 1874 Standard Length August 8, 2020
Reviewer: Neslen from Dallas TX  
I am very happy with what I got, I was expecting to get a rusty pitted rifle that would be a wall hanger at best. I actually received a Gras that would make a good shooter(if you could find Ammo). The bore is in pretty good condition, only a bit worn with minor pitting. I got one with the original 31 inch barrel, not cut down, rear sight even though I ordered one without it, and it doesn't have the m80 cut, these are all features I wanted. I got exactly what I what I wanted, so I would recommend it for the price, though these can vary so there is no guarantee you will get exactly what you want, I just rolled the dice and won.

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
4 of 5 Gras 1874 June 9, 2020
Reviewer: Jared from Fort Laramie, WY  
Interesting rifle.  Looks like it was shorted at some point and bayonet lug braised back on a bit offset.  Bolt is not matching but works well.  The sights looks to be reconfigured for the "repair/reconfiguration" for the barrel length with a new notch ground in rear sight.  Stock is in remarkable good shape but all of original French marks are worn off.  Bore is not bad at all. A piece of history.

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