M1880 Bulgarian Berdan:
 

GENERALLY:  The Russian Berdan was apparently adopted by the then newly autonomous Bulgaria.  Any additional information would be appreciated.

PHOTO:  The rifle shown is a M1870 Russian Berdan II manufactured by the Imperial Arsenal in Tula.

DISTINGUISHING CHARECTERISTICS:  Stamped with the "Crown A" cypher of Alexander I.

MISC NOTES:

FURTHER READINGS: (I would like any information which any reader might have.
                                               Thank you)



 

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