Hopkins & Allen Arms Co
Very Good Condition - Rare US Contract Example
The rifle requirements were developed through a process
of lengthy trials and included, most notably, the box magazine that could
be loaded by
FN was the sole manufacturer of the Model 1889 rifle in
the 19th century. Belgian state arsenals started making parts in order
to repair guns.
At the outbreak of war in 1914, the Belgian military was completely equipped with Model 1889 rifles and carbines. The Garde Civique was mostly using the Model 1889 rifle, although some outdated Comblain Model 1882 single-shot rifles were still in use.
The Belgians found a willing manufacturer in Hopkins &
Allen and signed a contract on August 4, 1915, for the manufacture of
At the bottom of the the images there is an archive picture
not of this rifle to show the action & barrel jacket removed