Original French Gras rifles have finally arrived from Africa!
The rifles and carbines are in fair condition. Metal has some patina and/or minor rust pitting. Most of the finish is worn on these rifles. The wood is will have the typical dings, dents, scratches, etc of military used firearms. The stocks may be cracked in some spots such as the wrist area, but generally they can be repaired with some effort and time. Don't miss this chance to get a Gras carbine at a huge discount! Please look at detailed pictures and the video below.
Please note: the rear sight may missing on the standard price Gras carbines.
The firearms are considered an Antique and no FFL is required. Photo ID required for age verification. Please send a photo of your ID to firstname.lastname@example.org along with your order number. Thank you for your business!
New to RTI! We now have All Matching Serial Number Gras carbines available! All metal parts will be numbers matching with this option. We only have a select few rifles in this rare condition, get yours today before it's too late!
We do offer a Hand-Select fee for $599.99 total to get the most intact rear sight assembly we have available.
Bolts are all functioning and trigger mechanism works as well. These rifles are about 130 to 140 years old.
A Brief History of the Chassepot Fusil Gras rifles:
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.