Lebel Buffalo rifle

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Lebel Buffalo rifle

Post by joseyclosey » Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:55 pm

Had the pleasure of handling and shooting this .22 RF Lebel trainer today. Its only the second one I have come across and my local dealer was kind enough to let me shoot and photograph it.

It has an unusual bolt system and extractor, a nice foresight protector very similar to that on the War Office Pattern trainer and it shot very well with both CCI and Remington Thunderbolt ammunition.

All in all a delightful little rifle, I love it. :D

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Re: Lebel Buffalo rifle

Post by Dave 101 » Sat Feb 22, 2014 4:46 pm

I have never seen one before , but what a bit of engineering for a .22

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Post by Niner » Sat Feb 22, 2014 5:20 pm

I've never seen one before either. Very interesting design. Looks like you were shooting it pretty good too from the target.
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Post by Aughnanure » Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:32 pm

First for me as well, thanks muchly.
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Re: Lebel Buffalo rifle

Post by DuncaninFrance » Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:43 am

I saw one at a gun fair a few years ago - very expensive :cool: :cool:

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Re: Lebel Buffalo rifle

Post by PeterN2 » Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:17 am

I saw one a few years ago at a dealers. The next time I was there I askd to see it again but it was gone. I should have bought it when I saw it. I have made that mistake more than once with various guns over the years.
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Re: Lebel Buffalo rifle

Post by joseyclosey » Sun Feb 23, 2014 1:14 pm

Good info on the rifles at the HARC-MCRRS site......

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