Rifles 1854 (striped), 1853 T and the 1857 were transformed

in 1867 for a major part into "tabatière" rifle.

Their initial gauge of 17,8mm fired a projectile from 17.2 when they were with percussion,
following the transformation the ball passed to the gauge de18,3 in the barrel of 17.8 ..... Simple!!!



Same rifle transforms with a "tabatière" breech….in 1867



Seen below barrels and rods of loading and cleaning

Realized with the assistance of old documents.

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