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1948 Turkish Forestry Carbine modified from a St. Etienne Mle 1907/15 rifle. Bolt and receiver were given a new serial number by the Turks. Stock shows a good bit of wear from use, with a few cracks and some missing wood from the handguard. Came with an original sling that I have since taken off and stored as it was starting to crack from age. About 5000 of these carbines are believed to have been converted for use by the Turkish forestry department to protect their forests from illegal logging. Very happy to have an example of one in my collection.
Very nice example. The 3 round clips are hard to find.
"When an empire dies, you are left with large monuments in front of which illiterate peasants squat to defecate"