Chasseurs à pied (aka riflemen or jaegers) were a relatively late addition to the French army, with the first battalions being officially created in 1839. A new firearm was needed for these chasseurs as future sharpshooters and shock troops. Luckily a new rifled percussion carbine had already requested by the powers that be in 1833 and though the hard work of Mr Delvigne, Mr Brunéel and the Marquis de Pontcharra, the rifled carbine model 1837 is created, France’s first military percussion rifle.
Switzerland’s most popular native-English-language guns & shooting channel! Probably. Maybe. I guess. A somewhat off-the-wall and tongue-in-cheek look at firearms, military history and shooting, and a jolly good tilt at the windmills of fuddlore to go with it. And the odd off-topic vid about Switzerland, or whatever happens to take our fancy. We normally launch “in-series” vids on a Friday (early launch on a Wednesday via Patreon and the FB page https://www.facebook.com/Blokeontherange/ ), out-of-series vids launch precisely… whenever.