In this video Matt takes a look at an early breech loader made by gunsmith Durs Egg, based on Giuseppe Crespi's action. We examine how the action worked, the weapon's unusual bayonet and some of the history behind the weapon.
Check out our website for an indepth article looking at the context, origins, history and development of the Durs Egg Carbine! - https://armourersbench.com/2017/08/13/crespi-breech-loading-carbine/
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