Greek alteration of a Berthier rifle to carbine

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Greek alteration of a Berthier rifle to carbine

Postby rayg » Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:24 pm

In the early 1930's the Greeks altered about 3,000 M1907/15 Berthier Rifles to Carbines and also altered bayonets for these Carbines.
Here is one of the altered rifles that was made into a carbine. It still retains it's straight bolt and there is a different number #3226 stamped on the right side of the barrel as well as the serial number on the left. I had no idea what it was when I bought it but had posted it on another forum and it was I'd as a Geek conversion. Ray

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Berthier carbine-2.JPG (29.03 KiB) Viewed 1555 times
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