Berthier 1892/M16 at the range.

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  1. Sharpie443

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    I've been interested in French firearms for a long time and finally got into reloading 8mm Lebel recently. So I took my M16 carbine which is just a few years away from its 100 year anniversary out and did a video on its history and some of the more paractical things about owning a reloading for one.

    Overall I like the rifle a lot and I lucked on mine as it has a perfect bore. Shoots a bit high right but always has good groups. Just wish it didn't expand the cases so bad.

     
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    Good video thanks for sharing!
     
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    Good video.
    I'm not big on French guns, but a few have found their way into my collection.
    I picked up a Remington 1907-15 Berthier in excellent condition.
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    I can't tell you how good it shoots because I've never fired it. But I have others I haven't fired.

    In your video you mentioned the 1886 M93 Lebel. I had two but sold one to a friend.
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    If you lived close by, I would be more then happy to play with them.
     
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    Very nice guns! Not surprising as they were never fired and only dropped once! :D
     
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    Well if you're not a fan of French rifles I wouldn't mind buying those off of you. Especially that 1886 bot the 1907 is on my list. If the bores are good I would definitely give you a fair price.
     
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    What am I missing here? That statement makes absolutely no sense to me.
     
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    It's an 1892 berthier Model M16 AKA 1892/M16. So it's a 92 berthier with the 1916 modifications and it was produced in the early 1920's. So it's nearing 100 years old.
     
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    I sold the top 1886 in the photo to a friend that I owed a favor to.
    I let him have it for $550. He thought I was crazy for selling it to him for that price. The rifle is all numbers matching in unissued WWII refurbished condition. The action was still full of cosmoline.
    I have another friend that called dibs on the 1907. He's been trying to get me to sell it for over two years now.
     
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    That's to bed but if you feel like passing on that 1886 I would give you a good price on it. They normally go for about $600.
     
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