Rifle was manufactured during WWI. Many were converted to straight pull configuration & issued to Colonial troops. This is a nice example w/ bottom receiver plate numbered F25988. Stock set, bbl., operating slide are numbered “F55565”. Receiver marked on left side “MANUFACTURES NATIONALES / MA T MLE 1917”. Bbl. marked on top right over chamber “MA T 1917”. Has 5 rd. internal mag. Gas operated turning bolt action. Bbl. 31 7/16″ w/ ladder rear sight graduated to 2,400m & stud type front sight having sighting groove. Cal. 8×50 (8mm Lebel). S# F25988.