Ethan Worlin from Merrill, WI United States
I opted for the B-grade, trusting the description when it said it'd be completely functional. When I received the rifle, it had some of the issues I was expecting. The inside of the receiver and front end of the bore had a good deal of rust, but 0000 steel wool worked fairly well on that. After cleaning the bore is dark, but I was pleasantly surprised to see strong rifling still. I have put 20 rounds through it thus far and can verify it functions, with a 2 to 3 inch group at 50 yards. The only real issue I've had is the horizontal receiver screw that goes through the action. The threads on the tip are almost completely gone, so the screw tends to fall out when cycling the action. However, considering the age, I just happy that was the only real issue I've had. In short, the rifle is as advertised.
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December 23, 2020
ZACHARY SCHMIDT from Defuniak Springs, FL United States
I picked up my 1886/93 lebel today. With the research I have done and the previous reviews on other firearms other people have bought, i was very nervous on what i would receive. After opening the box and looking inside i couldn't be happier. The rife had no damage or missing parts that I could find so far. The packing job was a lot better then what I had received on my smle that I got several months earlier. I can see they took the advice on better packaging.The condition of the wood and the finish on the metal was far better than I had expected. All parts move with no issue. I would recommend this rifle if the others are at or near the same condition. When I called the customer service number to change my order they were very helpful.