M.1892 MD Berthier Carbine Value?

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M.1892 MD Berthier Carbine Value?

Postby 6MM-Intl » Wed Oct 10, 2007 12:01 am

I just picked up what I believe is a M.1892 MD carbine, later it was modified to M.1892/1927 configuration with a new style stock that has no provision for cleaning rod (the cleaning rod channel on the left side of the stock was filled with wood.

The left side of the receiver is marked, "Chatellerault Mle 1892".

The right side of the back of the barrel displays following maker's markings, "MA C 1892". All matching serial numbers (the numbers are stamped on the chamber, bolt, trigger guard/magazine assembly, stock and buttplate; there are no numbers stamped on all the remaining parts of the carbine, which is correct for this model). Receiver has Balle "N" proof.

92% of blue is present on metal. Most of the finish wear is on the barrel muzzle. Some blue (5%) is turning to brownish color. The buttplate is covered by uniform brown patina. The stock is nice and solid with some handling marks, light dings and scratches. There is a very small crack in the tang/recoil area but appears solid. Has an 16.75" long barrel and sling ring/bayonet lug stacking swivel. Missing rear sling swivel but screws are present, dont know why? Barrel is about 80% with some slight pitting.

I was thinking about selling it and can anyone tell its value?

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