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I got my affidavit and customs declaration form for the Mle.1886 I was able to ship home. I handpicked this rifle at a bazaar on base they had at the time, I was able to take it apart to look at all the parts on it to see if I wanted it or not. The guy who was selling it was amazed at how fast I was able to take it apart for inspection. He had several there and this one was best of the lot he had. He had no idea I was collector of these firearms till after I purchased it. We haggled on the price of it but I finally got it for a very good price, we both walked away happy. I saw him again later at another bazaar where he was selling other firearms, tons of British firearms.