French MLE 1917 Rifle

French MLE 1917 Rifle
French MLE 1917 Rifle

French Mle 1917 Rifle – Caliber 8mm Lebel – Rare W.W.I semi-automatic rifle; the first military semi ever issued for major combat use. Receiver marked “Manufactures Nationales MAT Mle 1917”. Barrel marked at breech “MAT 1918”, showing manufacture at Tulle arsenal in 1918.

Submitted by: Sarco