Jeff sent us this photo of his Papillon (a French breed) and his French Berthier rifle. The Berthier was chambered in the 8mm Lebel, the world’s first smokeless cartridge, and introduced in 1890. It remained in service for over 50 years and a few were still in use during the 1980s with the French Compagnies Républicaines de Sécurité (riot control and reserve police).

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  • Anonymoose


    What should I pair with my basset hound?

    • Zachary marrs

      An old winchester shotgun

      • USMC03Vet

        Labs are the best!

  • S O

    Google the words / dog maxim Belgian /. That’s what I expected when I read the title of this post!

    • M.M.D.C.


  • iksnilol

    Papillon? Now I am thinking of the movie with Steve McQueen.

    And now I am sad.

  • dp

    Oh, Berthier, lovely puppy (gun).

  • DiverEngrSL17K

    Ah, absolute classics both — many thanks to Jeff and TFB!

  • Secundius

    I wonder how many time this Rifle got “Baptized” before the perfect photo was shot. No pun intended!!!