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French Lebel

Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:37 pm
by nrobertb
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.

Re: French Lebel

Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:23 pm
by vandle
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.

Re: French Lebel

Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:00 pm
by indy1919a4
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

Re: French Lebel

Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:16 am
by SWIHARTMARK
The great lady should never be called a clunker. Shame, shame, shame.

Best Regards,

Mark

Re: French Lebel

Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:01 am
by butcharoot
A Lebel is on my wish list. Butch

Re: French Lebel

Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:08 pm
by Smokey
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.

Re: French Lebel

Posted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:51 pm
by lamontagne0527
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 :)

Re: French Lebel

Posted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:01 pm
by indy1919a4
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.

Re: French Lebel

Posted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:29 pm
by lamontagne0527
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.