French Modele 1892 Revolver
Calibre 8mm Lebel
Serial No: G39456
Manufacture d'armes de St Etienne (MAS).
The date stamp on the barrel is 1899.
This is the Military & not the Civillian Model
The example still has its original factory finish and straw blued parts
and wooden grips.
They are very robust and reliable revolvers and were used by the French
throughout WWI, many seeing action again in WWII.
It was the first European revolver to incorporate a swing-out cylinder
that assisted rapid reloading.
The Modèle 1892 revolver is a solid frame revolver
with the cylinder on a separate frame swinging right for manual reloading.
The Modèle 1892 was first fielded in 1893 and was prominent among
French military officers during First World War.
A mechanically tight and very well finished handgun, the
Modèle 1892 fires 8mm Lebel rounds.
Suitable for either Section 7.1 or 7.3