Rare Lebel model 1886 bolt action that first used smokeless powder for the French military!This is chambered for the 8mm Lebel cartridge, and has a tubular magazine under the barrel that holds 8 shots. Action works good, and the bore on the 31" barrel is very good, with sharp rifling. This model had no upper handguard, but two barrel bands, no import markings!. Serial number on the frame, stock, and forend is: 57801. The bolt is numbered : 38356, the floorplate is numbered: 83033. The right side of the barrel is stamped: MA T1923 N.Barrel and frame has most of original blue , but has surface frost from storage.Good rear sigth, and sling swivels.This model made by the Tulle Arsenal! Unsual gun in overall good condition!
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