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Chassepot Fusil Gras Calvary Carbine

Chassepot Fusil Gras Calvary Carbine

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Our Price: $399.99

Quantity in Stock:9
Product Code: GRAS0002

Hand Select - All Matching Numbers [Add $200.00]
Hand Select - Best Rear Sight Condition [Add $200.00]


Original French Chassepot Gras rifles have finally arrived from Africa!

New to RTI! We now have All Matching Serial Number Chassepots 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!

The rifles and carbines 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. Please note: the rear sight may be missing on the standard price Chassepots. We do offer a Hand-Select fee for an additional $200.00 to get the most intact rear sight assembly we have available.

Many of these rifles and carbines have the rear sight missing at the base price. Hand select option rifles will have a rear sight. 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

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.

RT-Imports Video on the Chassepot-Gras Rifle Variations

Average Rating: Average Rating: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 3 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
4 of 5 Nice Condition May 29, 2022
Reviewer: Dan from South Carolina  
Rifle arrived very well packed.  It cleaned up exceptionally well.  Finish, along with most original French date/proof markings. were wire-wheeled off (which is common for these Ethiopian rifles).  Rifle originally was a long rifle and cut down at some point.  The only reason I did not give 5 stars is that it did not come with rear sight or cleaning rod, which in fairness to RTI. are not guaranteed

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5 of 5 History lesson for range January 27, 2022
Reviewer: Todd T from Texas  
Finally found ammo after purchasing in 2020 from Buffalo Arms in ID.  Took it in to my gun shop and turned into a history lesson with a couple employees in there as they took turns firing.  Beautiful rifle after some TLC, only problem with mine is failure to extract due to improper barrel spacing not worth shimming as the cleaning rod pops them out.  
Love it, thank you RTI for all the great customer support over the years.

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Great piece of history, very happy w/ my purchase! November 22, 2020
Reviewer: Chris from GA  
What an interesting rifle with so much history, I am very happy I got one and would recommend highly to others! Thank you for bringing these in!

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