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French Berthier Carbine

bullet Nation: France
bullet Adopted: 1892
bullet Design: Andre Bethier
bullet Caliber: 8x50R Lebel Mle 86, 7.5x54mm Mle 29
bullet Capacity: 5 shot mag.
bullet Action: Bolt Action
bullet Mfg. by:  Tulle, Chatellerault, and Saint-Etienne


Berthier Mle 1892

The unusual looking magazine on this rifle is the result of a design modification to allow 5 shots instead of three, largely in response to the German mauser's 5 shot capacity.  

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