Lebel Model 188693 Rifle

Lebel Model 1886/93 Rifle

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Description (Brief)
The Lebel Model 1886 is an 8mm bolt action rifle with an 8 round tubular forestock magazine. It can hold up to 10 rounds with one in the transporter and another in the chamber. It was the first military rifle to use smokeless powder. Solidly built and reliable in the trench warfare, it was the favorite rifle of the French soldiers in World War I.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
rifle
rifle, bolt action
date made
1899
place made
France
Measurements
overall: 51 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in; 130.81 cm x 8.89 cm
ID Number
AF.29994
catalog number
29994
accession number
65029
serial number
68193
Credit Line
War Department. Ordnance Department
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National Museum of American History
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