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Interesting rifle for sale on Gunbroker

I generally do not spend a great deal of time at Gunbroker, stopping in once a week or so, as time is my enemy. However, with that said I did come across a

FRENCH MLE 1917 SEMI AUTO RIFLE 8MM LEBEL

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=558327170&trk_msg=BKIS0BOUB8VKLDPRMTGHQFBKI8&trk_contact=2BLJ1JOAB0FJ6MUOEMC38IJ37G&trk_module=sca&utm_source=Listrak&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=Product&utm_campaign=Bid+Abandonment&utm_content=Bid+Abandonment2b

rifle. Not having one in my reference collection I am always on the look out for the 1917 or 1918 French semi-automatic rifle.

This is the write up of the weapon on the auction site.

RARE FRENCH MLE 1917 SEMI AUTO RIFLE. SHOOTS 8MM LEBEL. BEFORE THE FRENCH GOVERMENT WOULD SELL THEM . THEY TOOK OFF THE SEMI AUTO PARTS AND LEFT THEM AS SINGLE SHOT RIFLES. PARTS MAY BE FOUND OR MADE.

Here are the pictures posted of the rifle.

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pix941794619This would be an interesting rifle to own because this is what the French government did to them.

I have a couple of line drawings of the parts in a 1917 rifle

picture 1 smallpicture 2 smallThis picture shows all the views of the rifle

Fusil M1917 semiauto France croppedI found this close up of the magazine housing on the internet

magazine areaBest of luck getting this rifle. It would be an interesting addition to a collection.

 

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