More M1853/67 and M1873 Albini-Braendlin:

My deepest thanks to my Belgian Correspondent for the notes
below relating to the Belgian Albini
 


Above is depicted the standard infantry rifle sights for the Mle 1841/53/67 and Mle 1853/67.  In 1880, the HALKIN-modification was fitted consisting of the sights being altered (extended to the right side) to allow indirect shooting.   (i.e., volley sights were added with corresponding "button" sight affixed to the right side of the center barrel band, Next two photos below)


 The 1880 HALKIN-modification of the rear sight.
 


Volley sight corresponding "button" forward sight affixed to the
right side of the center barrel band
 
 
 
 
 
 


-The GB in a circle above means "property of the Belgian Government"
(Gouvernement Belge).
- the K on the chamber and on the buttplate (see photo below)
is a letter representing the regiment: K = 11th Line Regiment
 


 


 


- the "JH 58" on the lock: Lock made in 1858 wich means that the
Albini rifle illustrated is a 53/67, the 41/53/67's having dates before 1853.
 
 


 


 


K = 11th Line Regiment
 


 

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