Deactivated First World War French Military Berthier MLe 1907-15 rifle

Deactivated First World War French Military Berthier MLe 1907-15 rifle

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This is rare, First World War French Army, Berthier MLe 1907-15 rifle, manufactured by French arms company St. Etienne. This model was first adopted for the French Army in 1915 just as the Great War deepened. No sooner was it adopted, though, than a crash program was instituted to increase its magazine capacity to match the 5 rounds used by German Gew98 rifles. The vast majority of this model were modified, however this example was not and still retains the original 3 shot magazine configuration, very unusual. The Mle saw active service in both world wars being used by the French resistance in WWII. Note the armorers repairs to the wood work, a very good indication of service use. It comes with an original cruciform bayonet. Deactivated with a working action it can be cocked, stripped and dry fired.

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Product Code: 1BE85

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