Giffard CO2 Rifle
Giffard CO2 Rifle
Giffard Air Rifle - Junior Type?.
With thanks to Lawrie for these pics.
In .177 calibre.
Lawrie says: "It is a small rifle, but looks a bit crudely made. It is marked as a London-made gun. My theory is that someone in the Giffard workshops made it up as a 'homer' - a word used to describe something made unofficially at work - for his son or wife, due to it's size.
It didn't work when I got it but I modified the valve and now it works very well.
Giffard Air Rifle - Cased Set.
With thanks to Joe for these pics. The set includes, in Joe's words:
"The original rifle is an 8mm. It has an additional original
Giffard barrel, sleeved to .22. It also has a modified old Mossberg
peepsight. The filling adapter enables you to fill the resevoir using
a standard 88g CO2 canister. The case is a modified Brady shotgun
case and the instruction booklet in the lid is a modern repro."
Giffard Air Rifle - CO2 tap loader.
With thanks to Sean Campbell, imaging manager of the Buffalo Bill Centre of the West in Cody, Wyoming, for permission to post these pics of a gun held in the Cody Firearms Museum. The blurb accompanying this gun follows.
Accession Number: 1988.8.1029
Date : 1890
Dimensions: L: 42.75 in, Barrel length: 24.75 in, H: 7.5 in
Credit Line: Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection
Remarks: writing engraved with gold
Inscription: [top of barrel:] PAUL GIFFARD INVENTEUR BREVETS; [gas chamber:] 57 PAUL GIFFARD INVENTEUR BREVETS [underside of barrel:] 44 [underside of frame:] 44 [bottom of trigger guard:] RIVOLIER & FILS/ ST. ETIENNE
Synopsis: firearm- breech-loading- air rifle- airgun- single shot- carbon dioxide powered- Rivolier and Fils (sans), St. Etienne, France- Paul Giffard- wood- steel- [top of barrel:] PAUL GIFFARD INVENTEUR BREVETS; [gas chamber:] 57 PAUL GIFFARD INVENTEUR BREVETS [underside of barrel:] 44 [underside of frame:] 44 [bottom of trigger guard:] RIVOLIER & FILS/ ST. ETIENNE- .32- 44 (5.31.91 catalog sheet lists serial number as 57)- 57- writing engraved with gold