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System Kuhn: A Novel Single Shot Breechloader

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This is an interesting single-shot breechloading system built by Kuhn of Besançon – a city near Switzerland in eastern France. It is clearly a sporting rifle, firing an 11mm black powder cartridge and probably dates to the 1870s or 1880s. It automatically ejects an empty case when opened and automatically cocks the hammer when the action is closed, making it a cleverly efficient system to shoot. The trigger is also not actually operable until he lever is fully closed, rendering it safe from out of battery firing. I don’t know anything about the maker, however…

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