The Falletans rifle (sometimes misspelled as Faletrans) was a French prototype self-loading rifle.

History[edit | edit source]

The Falletans was developed in the early 1900s. Two prototypes were submitted to the British Army's Automatic Rifle Committee and tested from 1902 to 1905. The rifle encountered stoppages and was not considered reliable for military service. Feedback was sent to the designer, although no subsequent prototypes were ever developed.

Design[edit | edit source]

The Falletans was a recoil-operated self-loading rifle. It was offered as a carbine and as a full-sized rifle, and was chambered in the pistol-calibre 7.63×25mm cartridge, although plans were made to upscale the design for the full-sized 7.92×57mm cartridge.

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