[quote=“WBD”]Peter, here are those images. The MEN was sent to me by Otto Witt in 2007 as being a 8x50R but he may have been wrong and it could well be the 8mm Lebel Rev. Does it match your Rev hs ?
Neither the 2003 MEN catalog or The DWJ 6/1991 MEN article by Günter Frères, lists either Lebel case type. Someone else may have more MEN catalogs or production lists ??
Fede, thanks for the info on the GRAF - the images seem to show what you have stated; The PPU font size, position etc is very similar to the GRAF and I would agree it is most likely produced by PPU than MAST or BeLL who generally produced Graf cases.[/quote]
Yes, thats exactly the hs which I have on a M1892 Revolver-Model round, and the same as shown from Chassepot here. So at least the list of the Lebel-Rifle Cartridges has to be corrected :-)
I have unfortunatelly no idea, who initially got the Lebel-Revolver cases from MEN, maybe Rivollier, the old Distributor from MEN-Products…but i am not sure, as nobody at MEN ist left, who may still knew this…It was never in a catalogue of MEN and may only a favour for someone in France involved in selling MEN-Products. The Cartridge itself was categorized in Categorie 1 and by that not very much distributable in France, I think. But Chassepot maybe knew better…
Thanks for the pics…