Louis-Étienne de Thouvenin

Louis-Étienne de Thouvenin (1791–1882) was a French Army general. He invented the carabine à tige ("stem rifle" or "pillar breech rifle"), based on a method by which muzzle-loading rifles could be easily and effectively loaded.[1]


  1. John Gibbon, The Artillerist's Manual, p.125

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