8mm Lebel - ID help


#1

Hello,
I have a WWI 8mm Lebel that I need some help to ID please.

S20180626_0002

I believe that the VE = Cartoucherie de Valence, France but I cannot find any reference to the other letters. I’m assuming that 4 14 = April 1914.

Thanks,
Darren


#2

ART = Directorate de Artillery, D = Balle D (Copper alloy bullet)


#3

Mayhem,

“4 14” should be for the 4th quarter of 1914.

Dave


#4

Thanks guys.


#5

A.VE.D = Atelier (A) de Valence (VE), metal supplier (D)=“Société d’électro-métallurgie de Dives”


#6

So if Google translate is to be trusted the case was manufactured by a government factory their Valence factory?


#7

yes that is.

Domi