• Arms & Armour auction at Christies

    Sale 5863

    Arms & Armour

    30 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 70

    A RARE BELGIAN PERCUSSION TAPE-PRIMING UNDER-HAMMER SERVICE RIFLE BASED ON THE HEURTELOUP KOPTIPTEUR ACTION

    NO.60, DATED 1838

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    A RARE BELGIAN PERCUSSION TAPE-PRIMING UNDER-HAMMER SERVICE RIFLE BASED ON THE HEURTELOUP KOPTIPTEUR ACTION
    NO.60, DATED 1838
    With browned sighted barrel, octagonal breech struck with a series of marks, including AR crowned (Neue Støckel 1512), rifled with six grooves, retained by three iron bands, and fitted with leaf back-sight, concealed action with priming channel incorporating a toothed wheel for moving the priming-tape, hinged brass cover locked by a lateral bolt, full stock, iron and brass mounts, original ramrod, and much original finish
    36 5/16in (92.9cm) barrel


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    See W. Reid The Fire-arms of Baron Herteloup The Journal of The Arms & Armour Society, volume III 1959.

    J. Sigrist patented his self-priming underhammer action in Belgium on the 28th March 1843; it closely resembles that of Baron Herteloup's British patent of 1841.

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