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French Mousqueton
Mle 1892 Berthier Artillery Carbine made at Chatellerault
Serial No 42196
Calibre 8mm Lebel
£550

The main production facilities were the Manufacture d'Armes de St Etienne or MAS and the Manufacture d'Armes de Chatellerault or MAC

The first Berthier carbine came into production as the "Carabine de Cavalerie Modèle 1890", which was officially adopted for service on March 14, 1890.

A second version was specifically produced for artillery service, the "Mousqueton Mle 1892" which could mount a short blade bayonet and thus
had a re-designed forend stock. However it continued to feature the 3-round En-bloc clip of the Model 1890 carbine.

This is a nice example of the artillery carbine that was refurbished post war in 1934 at MAC

These were still used in the 1970s by the French Police & other Goverment Agencies

Very Good Condition with a Good Bore