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French Lebel

Les Fusils Militaires Français, Chassepot, Gras, Lebel, Berthier et MAS 36
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French Lebel

#1 Post by nrobertb » Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:37 pm

Here are some photos of my French Lebel, cal. 8mm Lebel. It is a good shooter and I like it a lot but it is a heavy old clunker.
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#2 Post by vandle » Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:23 pm

That looks to be in great condition.

Alot of the ones I see at shows if any, are in ordinary condition that come with extortion prices.
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#3 Post by indy1919a4 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:00 pm

I love those 1886 lebels, there is a real nice short French training film showing the change from the 1886 to Berthier rifles.. I love the Dancing clip scene, Reminds me of something that George Melies would have directed.. You have wonder if he or one of his students did this film..


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwFQH1NmtqA

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#4 Post by SWIHARTMARK » Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:16 am

The great lady should never be called a clunker. Shame, shame, shame.

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#5 Post by butcharoot » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:01 am

A Lebel is on my wish list. Butch

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#6 Post by Smokey » Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:08 pm

I used a Lebel for nearly a year as a utility rifle, and really liked it. It handled well, shot as well as it's contemporaries, functioned reliably; and was plenty powerful for my bad neighbors.
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#7 Post by lamontagne0527 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:51 pm

One day I hope to find a nice one to purchase up here in canada. Sadly I've only ever seen 2 for sale in 7 years of looking. I must look harder haha. Love the rifle. You got a nice one :)

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#8 Post by indy1919a4 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:01 pm

lamontagne0527 wrote:
Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:51 pm
One day I hope to find a nice one to purchase up here in canada. Sadly I've only ever seen 2 for sale in 7 years of looking. I must look harder haha. Love the rifle. You got a nice one :)
May I be nosey as ask how much they sell for up there in Canada..???

To be honest with you, they only ones I have seen around here in years have been on gunbroker... I do not see a lot at shows.

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#9 Post by lamontagne0527 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:29 pm

indy1919a4 wrote:
Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:01 pm
lamontagne0527 wrote:
Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:51 pm
One day I hope to find a nice one to purchase up here in canada. Sadly I've only ever seen 2 for sale in 7 years of looking. I must look harder haha. Love the rifle. You got a nice one :)
May I be nosey as ask how much they sell for up there in Canada..???

To be honest with you, they only ones I have seen around here in years have been on gunbroker... I do not see a lot at shows.
of course you can ask :P I saw the private sale at around 500 canadian but then ive seen a gunshop ask for 800 for a fair-good condition.

I understand these rifles were beat to hell, used and abused but they are hard as hell to find, go fast when they are available and damn pricey here.

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