Rare test percussion rifle Cordier Minié, Model 1862, second type, invented in circa 1861 by major MINIE (Ecole de tir de Vincennes) and made by gunsmith CORDIER. The rifled barrel for ball shooting is equipped with a backsight adjuster with board and sight, backsight adjuster graduated from 400 to 1100 metres, 12mm calibre minié ball, total length: 125 cm, barrel length 40 cm.
The impact is made via a relay rod located on the side of the barrel. Only part of the barrel is needed for precision. Perfectly registered and punched by the inventors: ‘C. C’ in an oval and no. 999 on the top of the breech trigger, ‘MINIE BREVETE SGDG’ no. 999 under the barrel, ‘999’ on the internal screw of the barrel ; lovely stock and mechanism in superb condition, mechanism is perfectly functional, powerful percussion, lovely rifling on the barrel, a superb weapon for a collector or for a casual shooter of old weapons.
This rifle is the result of ballistics studies of the caliber/length/rifling ratio, conducted by Commander Minié and adapted by Charles Cordier, in that a barrel of a length of 33 calibres was the ideal size for the best compromise of power/precision with the powders available in 1860.
weapon in exception condition and very rare!
- Land van herkomst
- Cordier Minié
- Exceptionnel fusil d'essai modèle 1862
- Type wapen
- balle minié 12 mm
- Fabricage jaar
- Het trekken van de loop
- Totale lengte
- 125 cm
- Loop/lemmet lengte
- 40 cm