- The Fusil Mle 1886 M93 "Lebel" is an 8mm bolt action infantry rifle which entered service in the French Army in April of 1887. It is a repeating rifle that can hold eight rounds in its forestock tube magazine plus one round in the transporter.
- – Official Verdun Weapons Guide
The Lebel, or 1886 Lebel, was a revolutionary bolt-action rifle developed by the French shortly after the Franco-Prussian war. It was the first widely issued smokeless powder rifle, which revolutionised small arms tactics – no longer would your fire at obscure targets of the enemy and with hotter and more powerful propellants, the range of small arms fire greatly increased.
The depiction of the weapon in Verdun is realistic, in that it shows many of the problems of the Lebel's early and compromising design. With a tube magazine, it can only be loaded one round at a time, though it has a capacity of eight rounds. Its bolt action is also relatively slow compared to many of the carbines and short rifles that would come later.
|Rifles and carbines||Central Powers||Gew. 88/05 • Gew. 98 • Kar. 88 • Kar. 98AZ|
|Entente||Berthier • Gew. 89 • Kar. 89 • Lebel • MLE • Mousqueton (M16) • P14 • P17 • Ross • SMLE (Sawn-Off) • Springfield • RSC 17 • RSC 18|
|Machine guns||Central Powers||Madsen • MG08/15 • MG08/18 • MP18i|
|Entente||BAR • Chauchat (CSRG M18) • Hotchkiss • Lewis|
|Handguns||Central Powers||C96 • Luger (Artillery) • Reichsrevolver|
|Entente||FN1900 • M1892 • M1911 • Ruby • Webley • Webley-Scott|
|Melee and grenades||Central Powers||Boker Knife • Eierhandgranate • Feldspaten • Geballte Ladung 6x • Geballte Ladung 9x • M15 • M17|
|Entente||F1 • Mills • Trenchclub • Venguer Knife • Egg Grenade|
|Other||Wex • M1897 • TankGewehr • Binocs|
|Call-ins||Artillery • Plane • Gas • Heavy mortar • Smokescreen|