Deactivated Berthier Mle 1890 Carbine. 190? dated and in good deactivated condition. The Berthier Mle 1890 Carbine was the standard issue carbine of the French army and Foreign Legion from 1890 until 1937, though many were used by second line units throughout WWII. They were well made and accurate, whose only real disadvantage was the three round magazine capacity, which at longer ranges was manageable. All deactivated weapons sold by D and B Militaria are deactivated in the United Kingdom and hold London or Birmingham proof marks and a certificate stating that the weapon has been deactivated correctly and is legal within the U.K.