Krnka M1869 Rifle
Krnka M1869 (also called M1867 after the year of design) is a Russian battle rifle. It is a conversion of muzzle-loading 6-line (15.2mm) M1857 rifle musket into breech loading rifle, created by Austrian (Czech) gun designer Sylvester Krnka and produced by Tulsky Oruzheiny Zavod. Krnka rifle was created in 1867 and adopted by Russian Army in 1869. There were two slightly different versions, converted from Infantry and Strelkovaya (Sharpshooter) versions of M1857. Krnka rifles were widely used in Russo-Turkish War of 1877–78, and even after it was mostly replaced by more advanced Berdan Rifle, Russian troops in Central Asia still used Krnka until late 1880s while Bulgarian auxillary troops had these rifles as late as 1915.
Trivia: Krnka rifle was known among Russian soldiers under the nickname "Krynka" ("clay jug") due to similar sounding and the difficulty of pronouncing Czech name that lacks vowels.
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- Type: Breechblock rifle
- Country of Origin: Russian Empire
- Caliber: 15,24x40mmR
- Weight: 9.9 lbs (4.5 kg) (10.8 lbs (4.9 kg) with bayonet)
- Length: 51.2 in (130 cm)
- Capacity: 1
The Krnka M1869 Rifle and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:
|Defence of Sevastopol (Oborona Sevastopolya)||A Russian soldier||1911|
|Heroes of Shipka (Geroite na Shipka)||Bulgarian soldiers||1955|
|The Pavilion on the Links (Dom na dyunakh)||Mikhail Yanushkevich||Beppo||Sporterized or converted shotgun||1984|
|Prairie Hunters in Mexico (Präriejäger in Mexiko)||Mexicans||1988|
|In Search for Captain Grant (V poiskakh kapitana Granta)||Yavor Milushev||Talkav||1986|
|Petar Slabakov||Indian chief|
|Sirius the Jaeger||Yuliy||Ep. 03||2018|
- Tulsky Oruzheiny Zavod - A list of all firearms manufactured by Tulsky Oruzheiny Zavod.