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Berthier Rifle, mle. 1907-15/1916, matching numbers, vet bring back


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I just picked this up at a recent gun show. It is a Berthier Rifle, model 1907-15/1916. It has matching serial numbers on the stock, barrel and trigger guard, which is unusual because these are usually thrown together from different parts. It was manufactured in 1918. It has the extended 5 round magazine and an upper hand guard (not on the 07-15). It is in overall nice condition with a nice bright bore. The neatest part is it is a WWII us vet bring back. It is carved on the stock "Canady 4-8-1945". (kind of an odd date??) It is also "duffle cut" about 6 inches from the end of the stock. It was modified in the 30s in a French arsenal to take the "ball N" level 8mm cartridge which makes sense for a battlefield pickup. It also makes it possible to fire now, but I doubt I ever will.

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