In 96% very sharp condition, we have an very top example of a 1901 dated French Mle 1892 “Lebel” Service Revolver. This pistol is all original and the bore is mint, what is even nicer is that the double and single action trigger pull are EXCELLENT! this should make a fine shooting pistol with all the new Fiocchi Ammuntion out there on the market.
The Mle 1892 Revovler was the standard French Officer’s Service side arm from 1892 until it began being replaced in 1939 with the new automatic pistol Mle 1935A, however it stayed in front line Service with the French Army well past WWII and well into the 1960’s with the French National Police. These revolvers were heavily used during the WWII era by the French Military, the Resistance, and it was also reissued by the Germans who captured vast quantities in 1940. One could think of no better pistol to represent the French Resistance movement during the time of the Nazi Occupation of France. This is a wonderful example of a French Service pistol at the outbreak of hostilities in 1914 and again in 1939.