French MLE 1917 Rifle
French Mle 1917 Rifle – Caliber 8mm Lebel – Rare W.W.I semi-automatic rifle; the first military semi ever issued for major combat use. Receiver marked “Manufactures Nationales MAT Mle 1917”. Barrel marked at breech “MAT 1918”, showing manufacture at Tulle arsenal in 1918.
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