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Verdun Lebel rifle found

Article about: Didnt the US buy 25,000 of those or something? Nice find by the way!

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    I found this rifle a couple of years ago in the woods in Verdun.
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    Can the bolt still be moved? nice relic also

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    Quote by theotherhomer View Post
    Can the bolt still be moved? nice relic also
    No the bolt can not be moved,it would be nice but no luck.

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    Maybe some WD40 will let the bolt be moved again

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    Quote by theotherhomer View Post
    Maybe some WD40 will let the bolt be moved again
    I did try that .but it is rusty 90 years in the ground will do that.

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    maybe if it was a German one, as their quality was better than the French ;-)
    A friend of mine found one that can still move

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    Quote by Shenkie View Post
    maybe if it was a German one, as their quality was better than the French ;-)
    A friend of mine found one that can still move
    The other one that I have also still move.A friend found a chauchat in the river and was in perfect condition like it was put there yesterday .

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    Could we see pictures of that too Chris?

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    Quote by theotherhomer View Post
    Could we see pictures of that too Chris?
    I did not take any pictures of it but will next time I am down in Meuse Argonne I will also take pictures of tank tracks that my friend has found from ww1 I did not see those but I really do not think the track are from ww1.

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    Nice find. Do you plan on restoring it? The chauchat are really cool looking light machine guns, but were horribly crude and were prone to many jams. I still like the look of it.
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