Bolt Action Rifles

The Berthier After World War One

July 31, 2017 Ian McCollum 36

In the aftermath of World War One, France would face the need to replace virtually all of its small arms, because nearly everything it had been using was either a wartime stopgap (like the Ruby, […]

Bolt Action Rifles

Modele 1892 Berthier Artillery Musketoon

July 19, 2017 Ian McCollum 20

The original 1890 Berthier carbine was designed for cavalry, but a slightly modified version was produced (in small numbers) with a bayonet lug, for use by the Gendarmerie. In 1892, the French military would adopt […]

Bolt Action Rifles

Modele 1890 Berthier Cuirassier Carbine

July 17, 2017 Ian McCollum 12

When the Modele 1890 Berthier carbine was adopted for the French cavalry, the decision was made to produce a special version for the Cuirassier troops. These were the elite heavy cavalry, equipped with steel breastplates […]