DUTCH BEAUMONT 11MM
Guns International #: 101194709 Seller's Inventory #: ANTIQUE
Category: Military Rifles - Antique - Military Rifles - Non-US
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Seller: Carolina Sporting Arms
Company: Carolina Sporting Arms
Member Since: 9/18/07
First Name: Phillip
Last Name: Reynolds
State: North Carolina
Country: United States
Phone: (704) 554-9511
Fax: (704) 554-9551
Number of Active Listings: 63
Total Number of Listings: 6659
Seller: FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
Payment Types Accepted: VISA,MC,,DISCOVERY,BANK CHECK, however AMERICAN EXPRESS IS (3%) ADDED FEE
The Beaumont rifle is the first purpose-built cartridge rifle to be used by the Netherlands. The Dutch briefly used percussion firearms converted using the Snider breech loading system but this was only a temporary measure while the trials for the new rifle held. The rifle presented here is a Beaumont-Vitali model 1871/88 as it has been retrofitted with a 4-shot Vitali box magazine. This rifle was manufactured by P. Stevens of Maastricht which was contracted to produce the majority of Beaumont rifles.The rifle chambers the 11x52R Beaumont cartridge . A more powerful version of the cartridge was introduced in 1878 with a heavier bullet, which resulted in the need for a new rear sight for longer ranges. The rear sight was designed by the French army captain P.J in de Betou and sighted up to 1800m. The rear sight elevator has a small sliding tab which when pushed forward prevents the sight from being set below 250m.
THIS ONE IS COMPLETE WITH CLEANING ROD AND BOLT MATCHES.WOOD IS SOLID AND BORE IS GOOD,SHOOTABLE... ANTIQUE,SOLD AS IS!