When I was 12 in the Sixties, and getting my first deer rifle, my dad bought a very used mil surplus from Big 5 for dirt cheap. It was a laContessora, leContassoura or something similar. It was supposed to be a French Foreign Legion from the early 1900's. Or maybe that was just the model year: 1907 or 1909. It was a 7 or 9mm. with a cartridge the size of a carrot. It was wood all the way to the front sight and looong. We tied it to a tree and pulled the trigger with a rope the first time we fired it, in case it exploded. It had seen some very hard use. I used it a few times before trading up to a .303Enfield MK4. Can anyone ID what I'm talking about? Just the right name will get on track.