1840-1842 French Carabines (879)

The new French carabine’s were all manufactured with 32 5/8" rifled barrels. The 1840 model had the separate breech as did the musket. Both models used the shouldered breech design by Delvigne. These rifles used a folding rear sight with openings for up to 550 meters.

1846-1853-1859 French Carabines (879)

In 1846, the French adopted the “tige” breech which was a stud projecting from the breech plug face to allow the ball to be rammed hard against it and swell it to bore size without crushing the powder. These were called Carabine a Tige. The 1853 model’s breech was widened as in the musket. When the new minie bullet was adopted in 1857, most of the tige breech guns had the breech plug projections removed. The 1859 model’s were produced just for the new bullet. The barrel length of the 1846, 1853 and 1859 rifles is 34 3/16" and had a .708 caliber. There is a Belgian version of this rifle that was made in .58 caliber.

879 Set of Lock Castings  $99.95  
879 AS Assembled Lock  $295.00  
879 LP •Lock Plate $19.95  
879 H •Hammer $24.95  
879 T •Tumbler $18.95  
879 S •Sear $12.95  
879 B •Bridle $12.95  
879 STR •Stirrup $12.95  
879 MS •Main Spring $19.95  
879 LSS Lock Screw Set $14.95  
879 BP Butt Plate $29.95  
879 TGB Trigger Guard Bow $19.95  
879 TP Trigger Plate $19.95  
879 TR Trigger $9.95  
879 SLSW Side Lock Screw Washer $9.95  
879 SLSX Side Lock Screw $4.95  
879 RSSW Rear Sling Swivel $12.95  
879 RSSWB Rear Sling Swivel Base $19.95  
879 RBB Rear Barrel Band  $24.95  
879 FBB Front Barrel Band  $29.95  
879 RBBS Rear Barrel Band Spring $12.95  
879 FBBS Front Barrel Band Spring $12.95  
879 BRS Breech Section $29.95  
879 BA Barrel $295.00  
879 ST Stock $245.00  
879 RR Ramrod (Steel) $49.95  

Included in a Set of Lock Castings.