Identification and Markings
of the French Gras Rifle

Above:  Mle1866-74 converted Gras
    Below:  Newly manufactured Mle1874 Gras
    (either may or may not be M.80 modified, some of each were, not all of either were)

Proofs appearing on a Mle1866-74

From a Mle1866-74 Gras

From a Mle1866-74 Gras

Proofs appearing on a Mle1874 Gras

A Mle1874 Gras

From a Mle1874 Gras