Hans Larsen??? (General)

by Øyvind F. ⌂ @, Bergen, Thursday, May 02, 2019, 07:56 (429 days ago) @ lixonn

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Jan Mayen is Norwegian island in the Arctic Ocean and such a marking may indicate that the rifle has been used by seal hunters. From the 1850s, Norwegian and Scottish seal hunters were equipped with rifles from Larsen. First kammerlader rifles, but later also metallic cartridge rifles. These rifles were used in rough conditions and can explain the military-style configuration. If it was a true military rifle however, it would have had a bayonet lug.

The original poster's rifle is marked with #12. Is your rifle numbered?

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