What Model Berthier Is This?

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What Model Berthier Is This?

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This carbine looks different than the other carbines I have seen. Check out the lack of a stacking hook and the different band that looks like it is for a sling. Thanks, Butch

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Pictures are small but it looks like a Mle1890 carbine that was updated by having the ramrod slot filled in and the extended magazine added. The front band looks like it came from a M1 carbine or something like that.

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Maybe....somebody had a Berthier carbine missing the front band, and since they're hard to find they just found something else that could be made to fit.

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The stock with short forend is of the Mle 1892 Mousqueton type, the 5 shot magazine is of the Mle M16 type, the M1 carbine front band is a clever replacemnt for a hard to find part.

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