Can anyone help me ID this rifle?


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MNestor
January 27, 2004, 10:54 AM
Single shot, soild wooden stock, metal butt-plate.

On the back of the stock (near butt pate) rifle has:

(see attached picture)

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FPrice
January 27, 2004, 10:56 AM
A picture of the entire rifle might help more.

MNestor
January 27, 2004, 10:58 AM
Next, it has Manufacture D'Armes St. Etienne Mlr 1866

(see attached picture)

MNestor
January 27, 2004, 11:00 AM
Here's a shot of the entire rifle (rifle on bottom):

(see attached picture)

MNestor
January 27, 2004, 11:06 AM
I would like to find some authentic accessories to go with this rifle, if anyone can give me any info on this rifle, it would be GREATLY appreciated! :) Thank you.

-Mike

AJ Dual
January 27, 2004, 12:20 PM
Hmm. No magazine floorplate...

Does it have a tubular magazine under the barrel, like a lever action, but loaded through the open bolt?

Otherwise looking at the "hammer" or "safety" right at the end of the reciever tang, I think it's a single shot Chassepot.

Here's a pic of a Artillery carbine that was sold at Butterfields..

http://www.butterfields.com/lib/images/7414/7414A-5371.jpg

Comparing to yours, it looks like you have the full-length infantry rifle.

Spieler
January 27, 2004, 12:53 PM
MNestor,

Looks like your rifle is a French model (MLE) 1866 Lebel, made by the French National Armory at Tulle.

Check out the info on this link:

http://pub113.ezboard.com/fparallaxscurioandrelicfirearmsforumsfrm32.showMessage?topicID=857.topic

MNestor
January 27, 2004, 01:05 PM
Link didn't work. Thanks for the info though.

-Mike

Spieler
January 28, 2004, 07:27 AM
Ok, link is fixed.


http://pub113.ezboard.com/fparallaxscurioandrelicfirearmsforumsfrm32.showMessage?topicID=857.topic

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