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In August of 1916 that contract was cancelled, with just 9,440 rifles sent to France for use.
The remaining 5,000-10,000 that had been made by Remington were sold on the commercial market in the US.
You find an M1C or M1D sniper rifle at a gun show or a gun shop? M1Cs fall into a distinct range of serial numbers and their telescopic sights and mountings possess distinct characteristics. Original M84 Telescopic Sights and their mounting are identified, photographed and compared to after-market reproductions.The Remington company in the US also took a contract to make 250,000 Berthier rifles, but was unable to meet the terms of the contract.Remington had taken on more wartime production work than it could handle, and failed to meet French quality and scheduling requirements.Etienne arsenal, which build between 1.0 and 1.2 million of them by the spring of 1917.The Chatellerault arsenal produced another 436,000, and the Delauney Belleville automobile factory retooled its workshops to make rifles, producing another 170,000 of them.