French experimental ctges


#1


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#2

Is the bottom one an 8x50R Lebel necked down to 6mm?


#3

yes
8 x 50R Lebel have been necked down to 5, 6, 6.5 and 7 mm
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#4

8x50R Lebel also necked to 7.5mm = 7.5x51R Berthau


#5

Is the top cartridge (5mm) a new design or something necked down?


#6

Were the necked down versions of 8x50R Lebel developments for use by the military or were they sporting cartridges, or were some military developments and some sporting rifle variations?


#7

the ones I show are military experiments, not sporting ctges.
Check the date of the factory drawings (1891 and 1892) on the right

The two shown are unknown , meaning nobody I know has them in his collection
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