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Lebel prices

Les Fusils Militaires Français, Chassepot, Gras, Lebel, Berthier et MAS 36
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Re: Lebel prices

#16 Post by indy1919a4 » Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:20 pm

Yeah, I do not know about getting a Kropatcheck to replace the 1886s.. Could not imagine joining the French Foreign Legion and fighting off the Arab armies with Kropatchecks..
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#17 Post by SWIHARTMARK » Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:38 pm

Basically the same rifle but with black powder. Strong enough for smokeless I read though.

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#18 Post by SWIHARTMARK » Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:39 pm

Oh, the Legion is carrying Berthiers in the top picture. I believe the Bertheir was issued outside of France in large numbers while the Lebel stayed home so to say.

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#19 Post by indy1919a4 » Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:13 pm

SWIHARTMARK wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:39 pm
Oh, the Legion is carrying Berthiers in the top picture. I believe the Bertheir was issued outside of France in large numbers while the Lebel stayed home so to say.

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Yeah, but the photos From March or Die are just not as sexy cool..... Well they are cool, damnit.. But they make me long so for a hotchkiss and Lewis gun.. after seeing those I lay in bed and weep bitter tears quietly because of my failures for not having them yet.
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#20 Post by jcwallace84 » Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:24 am

There are at least two Lewis Guns auctioned at Morphys currently. One currently at $9k and one for $12k

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#21 Post by jcwallace84 » Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:35 pm

Hello again all! Thanks to a very nice individual selling on GB, I am the proud owner of a Lebel finally! Fantastic looking bore (1916), a thousand times better than my Berthier. The price was much less than some other auctions that I worried about.
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#22 Post by SWIHARTMARK » Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:20 am

Time to shoot it now. I just finished restoring one this week. Just ordered a new magazine spring from Brownels today. Mine is all mismatched and has three arsenal stamps on it from repairs from war time damage I presume. The butt stock and fore end are even different shades of brown. Wouldn't trade it for the world now.

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#23 Post by indy1919a4 » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:34 am

jcwallace84 wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:35 pm
Hello again all! Thanks to a very nice individual selling on GB, I am the proud owner of a Lebel finally! Fantastic looking bore (1916), a thousand times better than my Berthier. The price was much less than some other auctions that I worried about.
Beautiful Rifle... congrads

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