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Bought a matching Lebel 1886 M93. Nice rifle. Disassembled for cleaning purposes and discovered the barrel had been cut underneath the rear band. Based on the amount of debris and condition of the barrel, this was done a very long time ago.
Now I have a nice parts gun for anyone needing anything other than a barrel, like wood, it's real nice.
Was there a history or a reason for this?
 

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No I don't think the seller was aware of it. It was a fair amount of corrosion both low the wood line which sort of anchored the barrel in place. It would have taken a really long time for that to build up in such a way that when I took the band off I pulled the barrel away from the wood, to loosen up the barrel to action from the wood and that's when the barrel piece that was cut off came off in my hand. I imagine the look of my face was priceless... sad but priceless
 
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