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Military Rifles in the Age of Transition
(Non-U.S.) Black Powder, Metallic Cartidge, Military Rifles
1865 to 1890
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Rifles utilizing the Kropatchek tubular magazine system
This page is not complete yet and hopefully will be finished soon!
M1878 French Kropatchek
M1884 French Kropatchek
M1885 French Kropatchek
M1886 Portuguese Mauser-Kropatchek
GENERALLY: The Kropatschek tubular magazine system was designed and developed by the Austrian Feldzeugmeister Alfred Ritter von Kropatschek (born Mar 30, 1838).
Page first sketched March 28, 1998
Revised September 21, 1999
Updated: Nov 23, 2021