Here is one I forgot I had, a parts dog or odd ball that I got years ago at 80 bucks. It is a non N marked, civilian contractor Continsouza, Berthier , 5 shot marked Mle-M-18. No
parts match and the stock has two serial numbers stamped on it with a good number of small wood patch repairs. It headspaces and shoots great even though the bore is only fair. I think this was the first long rifle I picked up; definately not my best purchase, but back then I wanted a shooter. This one is in rusted blue and the wood a dull original used finish. After looking at it 20 years later, a perfect example of what not to buy.
This must be one of the put together parts rifles sold in the 1980s, but still no IMPORT mark???? I think this one was from Hunters Lodge, it has been so long ago I can not remember...
So this would be a nice buy for parts at $100 at todays crazy prices. Maybe for a WW I French reenactor, you certainly can fire blanks and beat this one around without any worry.What do they say, PATINA sells? Kind of reminds me of how dumb I was at picking up rifles 30 years ago, hence the need for buyers to do some reading & research prior to a purchase
Now that I re-found it out in the shed, I am going to fire it after the thin blanket of snow melts.
To old to fight and to old to run, a Jar head will just shoot and be done with you.