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French M1837 rifled carbine

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.


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