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15th December 2017 22:54  

Giffard CO2 Rifle


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15th December 2017 22:55  

Giffard CO2 Rifle - Patent Information.

 

With thanks to Peter for this scan of research by Dennis Commins.


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15th December 2017 22:57  

Giffard Air Rifle - CO2 Shotgun.

 

With thanks to Peter for these pics.


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15th December 2017 22:58  

Giffard Air Rifle - CO2 rifle with interchangeable barrels.

 

Giffard, c.1880, 51cm and 65cm long 4.5mm barrels, one 6.5mm barrel

Pic copyright Hermann Historica


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15th December 2017 22:59  

Giffard Air Rifle - 4.5mm CO2 rifle.

 

 

 

 

With thanks to Mick Shepherd of micksguns.com for these pics.


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15th December 2017 23:00  

Giffard Air Rifle - 8mm CO2 shotgun.

 

With thanks to Mick Shepherd of micksguns.com for these pics.


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15th December 2017 23:01  

Giffard Air Rifle - 8mm CO2 rifle.

 


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15th December 2017 23:02  

Giffard Air Rifle - Boxed CO2 Rifle.

 

With thanks to Tim for these pics.


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15th December 2017 23:03  

Giffard Air Rifle - CO2 match rifle.

 

In 4.5mm. This rifle was exhibited in an Italian museum from new.

With thanks to a collector friend for these pics.

 


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15th December 2017 23:05  

Giffard Air Rifle - Another CO2 match rifle.

 

With thanks to Tim for these pics.


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15th December 2017 23:06  

Giffard Air Rifle - stripdown and accessory.

 

With thanks to Jochen for these pics:

 


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15th December 2017 23:08  

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.


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15th December 2017 23:09  

Giffard Air Rifle - 6mm Rifle.

 

With thanks to Paul for these pics.

 

And a target shot with a 4.5mm Giffard


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15th December 2017 23:10  

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."

 


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15th December 2017 23:10  

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


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15th December 2017 23:12  

Giffard Air Rifle - Giffard & Co, London, CO2 rifle.

 

These pics are of a rifle bought from the David Swan collection, sold in September 2015 at Anderson & Garland Auctioneers, Newcastle. Note the built-in shot counter. The calibre is .295.


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15th December 2017 23:13  

Giffard Air Rifle - London Giffard internals.

 


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15th December 2017 23:13  

Giffard Air Rifle - Hammerless London Giffard (long cylinder).

 

With thanks to John A for these pics.

All photos copyright Bob Brisley. London Rifle: J A collection, ex Alan Hamer Collection.


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