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French Berthier Saddle Ring Carbine (MAC) M16 rifle 8mm Lebel EARLY MODEL

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French Berthier Saddle Ring Carbine (MAC) M16 rifle 8mm Lebel EARLY MODEL   Guns > Rifles > Military Misc. Rifles Non-US > FrenchMAS

We are offering a French Berthier Saddle Ring Carbine Model 1916 rifle chambered in 8mm Lebel caliber. This is an early version manufactured by Nationale d’Armes Chtellerault (MAC). This rifle has matching numbers in all but one spot; A VERY COLLECTIBLE EXAMPLE!

This rifle has matching numbers on Receiver, Barrel, Stock, Trigger Guard, Front Bayonet Band, Bolt, Bolt Assembly, Ladder sight and Butt Plate. The only place the numbers don’t match Is on the second barrel band. Magazine marked “MAC”.

18 ½” barrel is very good retaining most of its armory bluing with some light wear; loss towards muzzle end. Bore is bright with minor wear and very strong rifling. Receiver, like barrel, retains most of its bluing with some light freckling. One screw appears to be missing on right side of receiver. Bolt assembly looks quite nice and still shines! Action works properly and appears to be perfectly functional. The furniture shows battle wear with dings and dents but no cracks, chips or breaks. Bottom of fore-end shows possible arsenal repair.



Make: French Berthier Carbine

Model: M16

Gauge: 8mm Lebel

SN#: E 84690

Action: Bolt Action

Barrel Length / Condition: 18 ½”; Very Good+ retaining much of original bluing

Ribbing (Y/N): No

Receiver Condition (ie. Bluing, Engraving, etc.): Very Good

Stock Condition (ie.Checkering, Wear, etc.): Very Good; Field wear

Fore-end Condition (ie. Checkering, Wear, etc.): same as above

Kind of Sights (ie. Front, Rear): Front blade sight; Rear ladder sight

Trigger/Grip: Very Good

Recoil Pad: Metal butt plate


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Buyer pays all shipping costs. We only ship to licensed FFL dealers. Once bought the buyer will have to provide us of their preferred dealer and we ship to them. When received the buyer will have 3 days to inspect the firearm and notify us of any desired returns.

Trades Accepted: Sorry, no trades, no layaway

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Condition: Used - See Item Description
Caliber: 8mm (all)
Location: MA
Item #: 993397448
Stock No.: #080A

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Shipping: $35.00 (or Arrange local transfer)
Accepted Payment Methods: Visa MasterCard
Returns: 3 Days
Seller Since: Oct. 2012
Seller Level: Gold Seller +
This seller is an FFL
City: west boylston
State: MA

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