Episode 009: Mauser C96

Episode 008: German Karabiner 98 AZ

Rifle: French Modèle 1886 M93 “Lebel”


Rifle Fusil Modèle 1886 M93 Manufacturer Various
Cartridge 8x50mmR Lebel Overall Length 51.2″
Action Rotation Bolt Barrel Length 31.5″
Magazine 8 rnd tube mag +1 carrier Weight 9.2 lbs


This is the beginning of the smokeless revolution, the gun that changes military repeaters for generations and gives us the first taste of the truly modern cartridge.  Sadly, the “Lebel” rifle just wasn’t as advanced as its cartridge and would give a middling performance over its rather long service life.

Primer 007: Walther Model 4

Rebranding: Primer


All right, we’ve had a little trouble with SEO and especially with word of mouth thanks to the unspellable “C&Rsenal.”

However, whenever we consider a name change people get upset.

So we’re splitting the difference. From now on the VIDEO series in which we explore one gun at a time is going to be known as Primer.

Otherwise nothing has changed. Carry on.