French BOLT ACTION

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FRENCH BOLT ACTION RIFLES

Carbine Mle 1886 M93-R35. This short carbine version of the Lebel, called the Mle 1886 M93-R35, was assembled in large numbers (about 50,000) at Manufacture d'Armes de Tulle (MAT), beginning in 1935. It used all of the Lebel's parts except for a newly manufactured shorter barrel of carbine length.Since the new carbine's tube magazine had to be shortened as well, its magazine capacity was only three rounds. Cal. 8×50mmR.