Posted July 5, 2016 4:30 pm by Comments

By Alex C.

The legendary French Lebel rifle was a revolution in small arms design: It introduced smokeless powder, which gave the rifle double the power and effective range of its competitors like the Mauser 1871/84 or American Springfield Trapdoor. The French Lebel and its new cartridge (usually called 8mm Lebel) set off a chain reaction in the […]

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