Original French Tabatière Breech Loading Rifle Converted to Shotgun for African Trade c.1880

Regular price $299.95

Item Description

Original Item: One of a kind. Somewhat romantic, this is a French Tabatière, their equivalent of the Snider Rifle of the 1860s. It was converted after Military use to Single barrel half stocked Shot Guns specifically for the African Trade and selling to the ZULUS.

In very neglected and abused condition, from long time storage, this is now JUST A DECORATOR, but may have an interesting history for YOU to create. Tabatière rifles are rare, much more so than Sniders but this was what many a fine French Military Rifle of the 1860's ended up like. Such a pity.


Years of Manufacture: circa 1830 - converted later
Caliber:  about 19mm
Ammunition Type: Centerfire Cartridge
Barrel Length: 32 1/2 inches
Overall Length: 50 inches
Action: Side Action
Feed System: Single Shot hinged Breech block.

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