Name these Rifles

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Brady
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Name these Rifles

Post by Brady » 09 Nov 2021 18:44

Are these Russian Riffles ? Mosin–Nagant ?


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Re: Name these Rifles

Post by LineDoggie » 09 Nov 2021 20:03

Going by the bayonets, likely Lebels Mle 1886
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Re: Name these Rifles

Post by Brady » 09 Nov 2021 20:32

LineDoggie wrote:
09 Nov 2021 20:03
Going by the bayonets, likely Lebels Mle 1886
O, right, ok, Thanks

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Re: Name these Rifles

Post by Poot » 15 Nov 2021 08:00

Correct, Mle. 1886. I'm a bit surprised the bayonets haven't been shortened, like many surviving examples. There was an order specifying how short they were to be, along with modification of the scabbard.

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