By Randy Rick

The French 11mm Gras M1874

Manuf by Steyr



Steyr made a contract of Gras rifles for Greece. A Greek cartouche is on the left of the stock. Carbines, Musketoons, and rifles were made.

Steyr also made bayonets for the French rifles. They will bear the enscription on the right side of the blade Usine de Steyr 1876

A correspondant from Chile has one of these guns which was used by Chile. These rifles were used in the "Guerra del Pacífico", the war between Chile, Peru and Bolivia in the 1879-1883 period by the Army. After the war, some were converted into shotguns.