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Lot 238: A c1843 Imperial Russian Brunswick Percussion Rifle or Model 1843, Luttich Carbine

Danielle Elizabeth Antique & Estate Auctioneers

August 7, 2022
Southport, Australia

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Description

A c1843 Imperial Russian Brunswick Percussion Rifle or Model 1843
Luttich Carbine

The Russians adopted a copy of the British Pattern 1837 Brunswick Rifle
as their first rifled arm for limited issue to rifle regiments in 1843.
They chose long time Belgian maker P.J. Malherbe & Cie. Liege to
manufacture the 10000 rifles that would be issued to the Russian rifle
sharpshooters' regiments. The rifle was adopted in Russian service as
the Model 1843 Luttich Carbine. The word "Luttich" is the German name
for the city of Liège.
This is a 70 Cal, 30" Barrel, p bore, Std Sights and sword Bayonet Bar,
marked P.J. Malherbe A Liege to back action lock, bolster stamped 532,
there is a mellow finish to the brass and a numbered hinged brass patch
box in the stock, butt tang is engraved with the Imperial Russian Eagle
& 532, brass oval wrist escutcheon with the small oval brass disk is
also located on the wrist of the gun engraved with the Imperial Cypher
of Czar Nicholas I "H1" (who ruled Russia from 1825 to 1855) there is a
nice brown patina to the barrel, lock and fittings. original stock with
minor bruising (conducive with use in battle) completes with rod,
swivels and in very good condition c1843.
This Rifles were rare and special weapons during their time of use with
the Russian army, served well in the Crimean War and today only a
handful of these rifles are known to exist. This is an extremely rare
and scarce Crimean War Percussion Rifle.

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