1886 Lebel Rifle: The Gun That Changed The World
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 […]
Source:: The Firearm Blog