a breech-loading rifle used by the French army between 1866 and 1874
Origin of chassepotafter A. A. Chassepot (1833-1905), French inventor
A breechloading rifle introduced into the French army in 1866.
Origin of chassepotFrench, after Antoine Alphonse Chassepot, (1833–1905), French gunsmith.
Surname of the French inventor.