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Re: Rival rifle in 405 WCF [Re: Daryl_S]
      #322083 - 02/12/18 09:31 AM

Daryl, that IS a neat looking rifle!

lancaster, your threads are always fascinating.

I always find sporting arms from the non-anglo/non-teutonic world quite interesting. I have no exposure to them but the French have always been great hunters and have bed some of the finest hounds over the centuries, and of course their vast world-wide empire always lives in the shadow of the British in the English-speaking world.

Quite interesting to think of one of those rivals in the sweltering heat on the spoor of a tiger in Indochina!

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Re: Rival rifle in 405 WCF [Re: lancaster]
      #322086 - 02/12/18 09:37 AM

That Kahles is almost identical to the one on my George Gibbs 303.
Shows that even the Brits were not averse to utilizing a quality design in their own rifles.
Take the Mauser/Rigby scope mounting system - first it was Mauser's and then it became Rigby's.

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Re: Rival rifle in 405 WCF [Re: Huvius]
      #322312 - 09/12/18 06:09 AM

its the post war 10,75x68 but belongs to the rival rifle


1958 catalog



and 1965 catalog



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Re: Rival rifle in 405 WCF [Re: Daryl_S]
      #322317 - 09/12/18 12:02 PM

my neighbor had a kr200 messerschmitt always wanted one like riding in a fighter plane. a real slow one

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Re: Rival rifle in 405 WCF [Re: ducmarc]
      #327269 - 14/04/19 08:16 PM

another 8x50R lebel, SN 592
http://www.collections.musee-art-industr...72xapwci0otkv1z



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Re: Rival rifle in 405 WCF [Re: lancaster]
      #332317 - 14/09/19 04:54 AM

a short Mousqueton Rival Carbine, .405 WIN caliber, SN 521
with 20" barrel sold in Texas for 1700$ last summer what seems me low priced for such a rare rifle.
https://www.proxibid.com/Firearms-Milita...mation/49091738





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Re: Rival rifle in 405 WCF [Re: lancaster]
      #344529 - 23/08/20 03:03 PM

I forgot about these things. Still love em though!

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Re: Rival rifle in 405 WCF [Re: Daryl_S]
      #344541 - 23/08/20 10:24 PM

Lancaster ,
Thank you for the interesting post.
The .405 carbine would be a very compact, handy, and powerful brush and truck gun.
I had to smile when I first saw the slope of the magazine as it is so much like that of my Winchester 1895 .405.


I own a Manufrance-made 12 gauge pump distributed by Marlin many years ago. A well made gun that has broken many clay targets and taken its share of fowl including wild turkey.

Is Manufrance still making guns?

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Re: Rival rifle in 405 WCF [Re: crshelton]
      #344557 - 24/08/20 05:07 PM

Manufrance stopped trading in the early 1980's and was declared bankrupt in 1985; the company, which had specialised in catalog based sales since their creation in 1885 had not anticipated on the market change. Manufrance was the reference for hunting, fishing, cycling and all outdoor/farming life supply; they were supplying all rural France and the colonies and were the larger employer in the city of Saint Etienne in central France, where they were based. I can recall buying their catalog each year when a teenager and spending hours browsing repeatedly through it.
Since the late 80's a 'new' Manufrance re-started trading on a much limited scale and still manufactures shotguns that were previously manufactured by the 'older' Manufrance.
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Re: Rival rifle in 405 WCF [Re: Louis]
      #344564 - 24/08/20 09:32 PM

Thank you Louis for the information. It is good to hear Manufrance is till extant.
It must be challenging for a huge established corporation to handle dramatic market changes.
Sears is one such example in the US.

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Re: Rival rifle in 405 WCF [Re: crshelton]
      #348782 - 03/01/21 03:59 AM

8x50R Lebel , long rifle ,https://www.azurarmes.fr/armes-et-objets-vendus/1893-rare-carabine-rival-8-mm-lebel-categorie-d.html













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Re: Rival rifle in 405 WCF [Re: lancaster]
      #356631 - 07/09/21 05:00 AM

a 405 Win that sold very quickly over the last weekend, SN 525
https://www.naturabuy.fr/Mousqueton-DAUDETEAU-item-8272770.html

























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