Become our sponsor and display your banner here
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 17

M1916 Berthier Carbine

Article about: Hello Friends It has, as usual been too long since I had time to post, but I came across this last week in a local auction, now carbines are not usualy my cup of tea, but Im airing to collec

  1. #1
    Reg
    Reg is offline
    ?

    Default M1916 Berthier Carbine

    Hello Friends

    It has, as usual been too long since I had time to post, but I came across this last week in a local auction, now carbines are not usualy my cup of tea, but Im airing to collecting things from the great war of late and this seemed to grab me, and its was not a bad price so I fell for it, after a bit of looking it seems thse have a reputation as being somewhat wanting in looks.....But I think its rather aesthetic in a barberous sort of way.

    Cheers
    Reg
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Berthier.jpg 
Views:	1087 
Size:	252.9 KB 
ID:	150393   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	23102010150.jpg 
Views:	3094 
Size:	249.1 KB 
ID:	150394  

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	23102010149.jpg 
Views:	760 
Size:	251.5 KB 
ID:	150395  

  2. #2

    Default Re: M1916 Berthier Carbine

    Hello-I think they are quite elegant little weapons that served long and hard all around the world-I have a Model 16 Berthier carbine but it doesn't have the 5 round extended mag-is yours rendered inoperable and do you have the long knife bayo for it?

  3. #3
    Reg
    Reg is offline
    ?

    Default Re: M1916 Berthier Carbine

    Hi Lithgow

    Yes, its an old style UK deact, I did get a quilioned bayonet with it in a battered seath, Ill try and post a photo. How do you fare getting ammunition for yours?

    Cheers
    Reg

  4. #4
    Reg
    Reg is offline
    ?

    Default Re: M1916 Berthier Carbine

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	23102010151.jpg 
Views:	572 
Size:	256.2 KB 
ID:	150398

  5. #5

    Default Re: M1916 Berthier Carbine

    I don't shoot -I collect-I scrounged a representative Lebel round from an ammunition collector friend but they are near impossible to find now in Australia-a bayo for the carbine was given to me some 25 odd years ago but it is not a very good example-yours is better-both feature the black plastic grips of the earlier model.

  6. #6

    Default Re: M1916 Berthier Carbine

    Looks nice. Too bad it is deactivated. I hear these are fun to shoot.

  7. #7

    Default Re: M1916 Berthier Carbine

    Hi Reg, you don't see too many of these around, so I think it was a good buy. You will have to bring it over so I can have a look in person.

    Cheers, Ade.

  8. #8
    Reg
    Reg is offline
    ?

    Talking Re: M1916 Berthier Carbine

    Yep, its certainly nicely balanced and quite pointable I bet it was rather easy and satisfying to shoot, though I bet it kicked well with those big bottled rimmed lebel rounds. Ill start the search for a few deact rounds for it but theyre rare over here, ive seen quite a few incorporated into trench art but few loose, ild really like a Lebel rifle too but ive only found one so far and its not cheep lol.

    Ade, ill get it to you sometime, hopefully before xmas lol.

    Lithgow, could you post a picture of yours please? I understand the three round model is more original and has a cleaning rod.

    Cheers
    Reg

  9. #9
    ?

    Default Re: M1916 Berthier Carbine

    Hi Reg
    Try R D & A Mills Services for display ammo.He usually has all sorts of stuff from pinfire to modern day and everything in between!!

  10. #10
    Reg
    Reg is offline
    ?

    Default Re: M1916 Berthier Carbine

    Cheers, ill have a look. )

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Mannlicher Berthier

    In World Firearms
    07-02-2012, 11:55 PM
  2. M1916 German Helmet What Bn is This? Help Please

    In Imperial Germany and Austro-Hungary
    02-22-2012, 01:52 PM
  3. 09-24-2010, 04:15 PM
  4. 308th F.S.Bn. Help Please- M1916 Helmet

    In WW1 Allies: Great Britain, France, USA, etc 1914 - 1918
    01-11-2010, 04:54 AM
  5. chromed M1916 Norway

    In Bayonets and trench knives of the world
    07-21-2009, 12:41 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •