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Martini Carbine M1878 Cutaway, Francotte Patent

  • $ 85000

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Standard M1878 carbine SN: 641. Cal: .450/.577 with a 21” barrel, fixed front sight and ladder rear sight, marked from 6-20. Hexagonal chamber. Standard Martini action with usual proofing and furniture to include cleaning rod and two swing swivels. Extensively cutaway to show first 2.5” of muzzle, a 5” section of mid barrel/cleaning rod, and a small section behind the receiver to show its attachment to the buttstock. The receiver has been cutaway on each side to best display the operating mechanism. Likely performed at an armory or arsenal level as the gun was proofed in the usual fashion and at least partially refinished prior to cutaway whose sectioned areas have been both highlighted and protected by red paint. Very interesting Martini cutaway, absolutely unsuited for shooting, that would make an excellent display piece or educational tool. The machining alone would probably cost more than the price of this carbine. Antique/Cutaway. NO FFL. A HISTORIC INVESTMENT

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