The Lebel Model 1886 rifle (French: Fusil Modèle 1886 dit "Fusil Lebel") also known as the "Fusil Mle 1886 M93", after a bolt modification was added in 1893.
The Lebel rifle entered service in the French Army in 1887
Featuring an oversized bolt with front locking lugs and a massive receiver, the Lebel rifle was a durable design capable of long range performance.
In spite of early obsolete features, such as its tube
magazine and the shape of 8mm Lebel rimmed cartridge, the Lebel rifle
remained the basic weapon of
3.5 Million Lebel rifles were produced by the three French state factories between 1887 and 1916
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