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Kropatschek Rifle

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Fusil Kropatschek d'Infanterie Modèle 1884 - 11x59mm Gras
Portuguese Kropatschek Model 1886 - 8x60mmR

The Kropatschek rifles were designed by Austo-Hungarian weapon designer Alfred von Kropatschek and adopted in late 1870s - 1890s by several powers, including Austria-Hungary (M1881 Gendarmery carbine and M1893 Naval rifle in 11mm caliber), France (Mle 1878 Naval rifle and Mle 1884 and 1885 Infantry rifles in 11x59mm caliber, the same as in Gras Model 1874 rifles), and Portugal (numerous Infantry, Cavalry and Artillery rifles and carbines in 8x60mm caliber; also known as Steyer-Kropatschek as they were at first produced by Steyer in Austria). During the Second Boer War, Boers purchased rifles from Portugal, and Russian Imperial Army purchased about 105,000 Kropatscheks in France in 1916. The subsequent improvement of von Kropatschek's system in France produced the famous Lebel Mle 1886.


(for Portuguese Kropatschek Infantry rifle Model 1886)

  • Cartridge: 8x60mm R
  • Weight: 9.5 lb (4.3 kg)
  • Length: 48 inches (1.219 m)
  • Barrel length: 21.3 inches (0.54 m)
  • Action: Bolt-action
  • Feed system: 8-round integral tubular magazine

The Kropatschek Rifle and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:


Title Actor Character Notes Date
The New Babylon Parisian Commune members Most likely French Mle 1884 1929
Sniper Soldiers of several armies Most likely French Mle 1884 1931


Title Actor Character Notes / Episode Date
Sherlock: The Russian Chronicles (Sherlok v Rossii) (uncredited) "Kat"'s henchman With sniper scope 2020
Maksim Matveev Sherlock Holmes

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