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Mousqueton Berthier Mle 1892 M16
Type Carbine
Users France
Free France
Vichy France
Firing mode Bolt action
Magazine size 5

The Mousqueton Berthier is a French carbine.


The Berthier design consisted a series of rifles and carbines, with the Mousqueton Berthier Mle 1892 M16 being the most successful and longest serving variant of all. Originally developed to equip cavalry, artillery, and gendarme troops, the carbines would also appear on the front lines as their compact size was appreciated over the Lebel modèle 1886. Although new successor rifles were developed, the slow modernisation of French equipment meant the older rifles like the Lebel and the Berthier soldiered on to World War II.

In Battlegroup42 the Berthier carbine is the primary weapon for the French engineer class. The Free French and Vichy French also share the same weapon, with the exception of the Free French forces in Northwest European theatre.

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