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Mannlicher Berthier model 1892 carbine

Article about: I picked up a nice example of the French Berthier carbine the other week. This one still has its original three-shot magazine, although it did have the post-1927 conversions as well. I remov

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    I picked up a nice example of the French Berthier carbine the other week. This one still has its original three-shot magazine, although it did have the post-1927 conversions as well. I removed the strip of wood which filled in the channel for the cleaning rod, and for the moment I am using an old K98 rod until I make up a copy of the brass-tipped type which these carbines had. On stripping the weapon down I discovered the receiver was without the lug at the rear underside - which would point to this being of pre-1909 manufacture. The original date of manufacture has been worn away, so this was a good pointer to how old the weapon actually was. Generally speaking, the weapon, although deactivated, is in fine collectible condition. And there are not that many of them around with their original three-shot magazine.
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    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.

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    Nice, used by cavalry and after the war by the Gendarmerie.

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    Great find Steve, i'd be very pleased with that!..
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



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    Nice one,me likey..........Pete.
    JEDEM DAS SEINE

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    Very nice! I've always thought the Berthier was a very dapper looking weapon. Good luck with recreating the cleaning rod. I believe there's a fellow here in the States who makes them from time to time. Too bad about the deact but then you're safe from the havoc wrought by roving gangs armed with obsolete three round carbines. Thanks for posting.

    Len

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    great looking carbine Steve!! Good to see you back on the forum.
    Happy Holidays mate!!


    John
    I specialize in M1 carbines and Lugers.

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    Hi John,

    I trust you enjoyed the book. The new one will be out in the first part of 2015. Lots more information in it, and about 15 former army friends have contributed. Merry Christmas.
    Cheers,
    Steve.
    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.

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    "safe from the havoc wrought by roving gangs armed with obsolete three round carbines"

    Hahahaahahahaaa great comment!...
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



    I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...

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    Quote by Gunny Hartmann View Post
    "safe from the havoc wrought by roving gangs armed with obsolete three round carbines"

    Hahahaahahahaaa great comment!...
    if they break in here its the spears and the OC they need to worry about!
    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.

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    Quote by HARRY THE MOLE View Post
    if they break in here its the spears and the OC they need to worry about!
    The OC!....
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



    I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...

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