This was delivered by my girlfriends Father, who has a collection of several Lebels (among other things). Its a Lebel Mle1886/M93. Apparently built in 1917. This specific rifle is from the Verdun area, which is where he grew up as a kid. Before he brought it to me, I didn't really know much about them, but apparently the Lebel was a pretty historically significant firearm, pretty technologically advanced. My one question is this: How do the pointed projectiles work in the tubular magazine? I have read that the casings had something to prevent the point from hitting the primer and setting off all 8 shots in the magazine, but how does that work? The cartridges we have are modern Prvi Partisan factory loads, but they look like standard ammo to me. I'm worried to load anything into the tube magazine and fire it. How does this work? Regardless, here's some pics.