Wednesday, March 01, 2006

D'oh! On shot number six, my friend experiences a bit of difficulty. My bet is that the ammo he was using was old and that the primer fired, but not the powder. But I am no gunsmith, and a gunsmith is where he will be going to fix this little problem. An interesting find, but none too valuable. One of these in perfect condition goes for around $400-$500 approximately. Always interesting to wonder for a while just what path this fella took to get to Madison, Wisconsin over the last 110 years. Posted by Picasa

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dan, There must be millions of French guns in such good condition.
The picture of the slug in the barrel is how Bruce Lee got killed.

Anonymous said...

Not to be picky, but actually it was Brandon Lee, Bruce's son.

Anonymous said...

Very true, grasshopper.

Dan from Madison said...

I am curious - did the slug stick in this gun because of bad ammo, gun wear or wrong ammo? Any ideas?

Anonymous said...

Any chance that Bugs Bunny was holding a finger in the barrel at the time?
Just a thought.

Jonathan said...

Interesting gun. You don't see machine work like that on many modern products. Thanks for sharing.