Some time back, at a gun show, I chatted with a young guy about old military rifles. When he mentioned that he had quite a few older French pieces, I indicated that if he ever wanted to part with any that were of WWI vintage he should give me a call. It paid dividends yesterday when he got in touch with me and let me know that he was preparing to sell off a Berthier Mle. 07/15 M16 and a Berthier Mousqueton d'Artillerie Mle. M. 16, along with some ammo and some once-fired brass. I asked if he'd take a Spanish Oviedo Mo. 1893 and a small amount of cash for the pair. He seemed stoked about the idea.
If all goes well, I'll be an octagonal-receivered Mosin and an uncut M.95 Steyr-Mannlicher away from having an example of the issue longarm of every major combatant in WWI and WWII. W00t!