Deactivated Lebel M1886 R35 Carbine
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Deactivated Rare French Lebel M1886 R35 8mm Carbine in good deactivated condition with 1936 date stamp. Latest EU spec, so moving bolt, but non firing action. The Lebel M1886 R35 Carbine was made between 1935 and 1940 and only 50,000 were made before the Nazis invaded. They were issued to Foreign Legion and colonial cavalry, police and artillery units, as well as engineers and signallers. The Lebel rifle had the distinction of being the first military rifle to use smokeless powder ammunition and served the French armed forces until the late 1930s, although units of the French Foreign Legion were still using them in Indochina and North Africa until well into the 1950s. An important piece of firearms history. All deactivated weapons sold by D and B Militaria are deactivated in the United Kingdom and hold a London or Birmingham proof mark and certificate stating that the weapon has been deactivated correctly.