Watch as Ian from Forgotten Weapons puts this gun to the test, but accidentally gets bitten in the process.
Did you see that little carbine chambered for the diminutive .32 ACP get a piece of Ian from Forgotten Weapons. How was that even possible? Well, the cocking indicator bar projects out the back of the receiver. This pin ended up under Ian’s thumb nail not once, but twice. That certainly looks like a design flaw.
The Dreyse Light Carbine otherwise looks like a fun and quiet little gun to shoot. It would make for a nice small-game rifle. Its real use appears to have been lost throughout history.
Do you like articles about the outdoors? Click here to view more articles by Eric Nestor. You can follow him @ericthewoodsman on Twitter, The Classic Woodsman on Facebook, and @theclassicwoodsman on Instagram. You can view more Nestor Photography photos at Nestor Photography.