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The first smokeless military cartridge: 8mm Lebel

wikipedia-commons-3-34-lebel-8mm-round-tm.jpgThe 8 mm Lebel (8x50Rmm French) was and first smokeless powder cartridge adopted by the military of any country. It is also the one of the most bizarre looking cartridges I have seen. Photo from Wikipedia It was introduced in 1886 and served through WWI. It was made obsolete in 1929 with the introduction of […]

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