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Mle 1886 & 1886/93 Lebel years of fabrication

Les Fusils Militaires Français, Chassepot, Gras, Lebel, Berthier et MAS 36
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Mle 1886 & 1886/93 Lebel years of fabrication

#1 Post by kelt » Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:14 pm

Datas collected by French expert ALAMAS:

MAC built per year:
1887 : 58500
1888 : 146200
1889 : 245300
1890 : 286850
1891 : 115000
1892 : 54910 (provisionnal end of production, restarted during WWI)

MAC serial number prefix/year:
1887-1888 :A
1888: B
1888 - 1889:C
1889: D
1889 - 1890: E
1890: AB-AC
1890 - 1891: AD
1891 - 1892: AE
1892 - 1902: BC

MAS built per year:
1887 : 73200
1888 : 200636
1889 : 389887 1890 : 426000
1891 : 160000
1892 : 105000
1893 : 70000
1894 : 30000
1895 : 14000

MAS serial number prefix/year:
1887 - 1888: F
1888: G
1888 - 1889: H
1889: J-K-L
1889 - 1890: M
1890: N-P-Q
1890 - 1891: FG
1891: FH
1891 - 1892: FJ
1892 - 1893: FK
1893 - 1899: FL
1899 - 1900: FM


MAT built per year:

MAT serial numbers prefix/year:
R 1887-1888
S 1888-1889
T 1889-1890
RS 1890-1891
RT 1892-1893
ST 1894- at least 1896 (1904?)
SR 90% made in 1915-1916
TR 1916-1917
TS 1917-1920?

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