British P-1841 Brunswick Rifle Smooth-Bore with Bayonet: Cleaned & Complete

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Original Item: The British Brunswick Rifle with back action lock was officially adopted in 1837 with a 36" barrel incorporating two groove rifling for a belted ball. Trials continued to experiment with multiple grooved rifling and eventually, in 1841, a smooth-bore version was experimentally developed. In effect an inane trial in that the whole point of the adoption of the Brunswick was the increased accuracy of a rifled barrel. (Conceivably these trials were for comparison purposes for accuracy and rate of fire). The "manufactured" smooth Brunswicks were soon abandoned and now are only a footnote to military firearms history. Now from our royal Nepalese army purchase we have discovered a very limited number of these manufactured smooth-bore Brunswicks. Conforming to standard Brunswick Rifles dimensions these were made without the traditional brass patch box in the butt, making them very distinctive. Fullstocked with a substantial sword bayonet bar on the right side of the barrel. Showing only Gurkha regimental marking poses the question of how these European quality weapons ended up in Nepal. A rare opportunity to add an important stepping stone in military firearms development to any collection. Comes complete with Bayonet but NO scabbard.

NOTE: "Cleaned and Complete" antique guns are often cleaned to order, so these may not be available for same-day expedited shipping. International orders of antique firearms MUST be shipped using UPS WW Services (courier). USPS Priority Mail international will not accept these.

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