Berthier Lebel band same

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Berthier Lebel band same

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Are the Berthier long rifle and the Lebel long rifle front barrel band the same?????

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They're not even close, because of the tube magazine, the forend on the Lebel is much bigger than on the Berthier. There were some reproduction bands made for the Berthier, but as far as I know, none for the Lebel.

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Thanks
I saw one for a Berthier for sale.
It did look different from the one for the Lebel, but I had to ask.
I have a Lebel, but no Berthier.

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Beside the difference in size of the forend, the location of the locking spring hole is different.

If you browse french "eBay" look for the french term "embouchoir", repro have been made for both.

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That's where I saw it. evilbay.
The one on my rifle looks to have been hand made.
It's doing it's job, but not the best looking thing.
Whoever made it, did their best.
Better than I could probably do.
Any link on where I might get a repo?????

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Did a search in France evilbay.
Nothing.

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