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gun, needle

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  • Other titles
    Chassepot Model 1866 bolt action needlefire gun (model name)
  • Description
    needle gun, Chassepot, Model 1866 rifle
    Chassepot bolt action needlefire gun; Model 1866; 11mm cal.; breech loading; bayonet boss has rail; two barrel bands; sling swivels on rear barrel band and under butt; comes with bayonet and cleaning rod
    on action: Epreures / des Manufactureres de l'Etat / St. Etienne - 1873;
    Commission d'Armement / Commerce' 1870-71 Mle 1866
    on left hand side of chamber, stamped: E
    left hand side of barrel, on clearing rod, and bayonet boss rail: X 48542
    on top of receiver, markings worn: [French eagle] / Chassepot / 48542
    bolt marked twice on left hand side: X48542
    bolt marked twice on right hand side: 3 R 142
    left rear of butt: X 48542
    right hand side of butt: manufacturer's marks and stamped logo: M REPARONS DE STE[...]J. / 1873 / MA
    Belgium black powder proof marks under barrel: “3R142” “E” “E” “E / IC /[star]” inside oval “Liege”
    bayonet: X10348 (Feb. 1868)
    on left hand side of trigger: 617
  • Place
  • Other Number
    5/11, 48542, W1464, 1951.211.4
  • Accession number
  • Accession date
    9 January 2006
  • Collection area
  • Item count
  • Record richness
gun, needle, 1951.211.4, W1464, 5/11, 48542, Photographed by Richard NG, digital, 20 Mar 2017, © Auckland Museum CC BY
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  • Credit
    Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, 1951.211.4, W1464
  • Production
    Impériale de Saint Étienne Arsenal (gunmaker)
    St. EtienneFranceEurope
    Napoleon III (1852 - 1870), French reign
  • Consists of
  • Dimensions
    • 0 - Whole length : 1300mm
      (overall length: 1300mm barrel length: 820mm calibre: 11mm)
    • 0 - Whole length : 820mm
    • 0 - Whole height : 145mm
    • 0 - Whole width : 90mm
  • Classification
    military (Level 1)
    › arms & armaments (Level 2)
    › firearms (Level 3)
    › gun, needle (Level 4)
  • Record created
    9 January 2006

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