8x50Rmm Lebel 4-round clip for the Voilin rifle

Here is a scan of the drawing, by Crane, of the 8x50Rmm Lebel 4-round clip for the Voilin rifle.

Note that this clip is not a Berthier type, it latches into the magazine on the side, not the base. Do any of these clips exist in real life?

gravelbelly

We have to put warnings on scans now ? !!
It is for copyright property ??
JP

J-P, that scan is of the drawing that I possess, the warning label is already on the drawing so it also appears on the scan that I posted. Whether the drawing is still in copyright after thirty years, I don’t know.

gravelbelly

happy Xmas dave.
I was joking.
Never heard of this rifle but I know almost nothing about guns, therefore it is not surprising !
Philippe could help you for sure, he knows a lot about french guns.
jp

Years ago, I owned such a clip with the inscription “VOILIN MECANICIEN”. Also a steel 8 mm Lebel reducer so-headstamped.
As not a military stuff, I did not keep them.

As far as I know, a Mr. VOILIN was a mechanic or armorer working in Paris, at the end of XIXth or beginning of XXth century.

Sorry, nothing else available.

Philippe

Was this a semi-automatic rifle or bolt action? Could anyone give me information about the Voilin rifle? Thanks,