French M1916 Artillery Carbine

French M.16 Berthier Carbine (Converted from the Mle. 1916 rifle to "Mousquetons d'Artillerie Mle. M.16"). Cal 8x50R Lebel with good bore.

All matching numbers on stock, bolt, trigger guard, and barrel (receivers were unserialed) and stock has a faint French acceptance cartouche. These can be rather scarce today and this one has numerous dings and scars from years of service and the finish has a fantastic patina that comes only with age. Overall, this one remains in good condition and has a surprisingly nice bore. Import marked on the receiver (old small font CAI Stamp)

REF Number 8485