Deactivated Austrian Chassepot Mle 1874 6.5mm Rifle by Steyr, in very good original condition with a strong action and re-chambered bore. The Chassepot Fusil modèle 1866 was adopted in 1866 by the French Army and was revolutionary, for its time. The single shot breech loader could fire up to fourteen aimed shots a minute and the 11mm round had a range of up to 1200 metres and was very powerful. It made every other weapon obsolete overnight. It was first used in combat in 1867 where the French decimated the Italian Army – mainly due to the superior firepower of the Chassepot. An important historical weapon in firearms evolution. All deactivated weapons sold by D and B Militaria are deactivated in the United Kingdom and hold London or Birmingham proof marks and a certificate stating that the weapon has been deactivated correctly and is legal within the U.K.