The same time had invented the first full-metal-jacket rifle bullets. The lead core of a bullet was a also transformative event in firearm history. Eduard Rubin was followed soon in Switzerland by Hebler. The Firstly 11mm Gras cartridge case was redesigned into a transformation into an 8mm case. The most useful improvement was a modification of the bolt head. This short carbine version of the Lebel called the Mle, 1886 M93-R35. France finished rearmament program in 1889 with the Lebel, s Wonderful Rifle, Great War Masterpiece.
The German Army's Rifle Testing Commission had introduced in a completely new turnbolt magazine rifle in response, switched to small-bore infantry rifles. This new weapon was the Meunier rifle was adopted after an extensive competitive process in 1912. The altered ballistic trajectory of the new cartridge necessitated a replacement of the Lebel. 8mm Lebel ammunition ranked slightly higher in muzzle energy. The chief negative characteristic of 8mm Lebel ammunition was the geometry. Austria and Germany adopted new 8mm infantry rifles in 1888. The early years of the twentieth century was sold for the protection of civilians in the French overseas colonies. This particular version featured a shorter barrel, a turned-down bolt. The difference was the Lebel's larger magazine capacity in an emergency. World War I remained the standard rifle of French infantry whereas the Berthier rifle. Functional Lebel rifles have been brought back from the mountains of Afghanistan in recent years. This volume contains production statistics and the detailed technical history as detailed technical accounts for the Lebel rifle, describes primarily all French semi-automatic rifles provides a detailed description.
An illustrated chapter reviews in Berthier rifles and the Lebel in depth.