Well, the board is either fixed, or it's going to run terribly. Cross your fingers and hope for the best. I'm at my technical limit right now.

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by kelt
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Berthier Lebel band same
Replies: 5
Views: 790
France

Re: Berthier Lebel band same

Beside the difference in size of the forend, the location of the locking spring hole is different.

If you browse french "eBay" look for the french term "embouchoir", repro have been made for both.
by kelt
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Lebel prices
Replies: 22
Views: 2039
France

Re: Lebel prices

Below 1K you find onlly wrecks, it is worthwile to re-import good Lebel from abroad. Administratively antics are not weapons and can be owned like another piece of furniture.To be allowed by law to .use antics fireams in their owner has to be a registered sport shooter or hunter. Ammunition and hand...
by kelt
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Lebel prices
Replies: 22
Views: 2039
France

Re: Lebel prices

I believe that a few years ago, the Lebels were designated as officially "Antique" in France, reducing the restrictions on owning them, and some of the price increase may be due to rifles being sought to "re-patriate" to France. Berthiers were not classed as antiques, though. Most French rifles hav...
by kelt
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Need Lebel Parts To Copy
Replies: 10
Views: 1532
France

Re: Need Lebel Parts To Copy

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by kelt
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Need Lebel Parts To Copy
Replies: 10
Views: 1532
France

Re: Need Lebel Parts To Copy

Drawning made by Gunboard member SANGLE
by kelt
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Help needed in saving an 1886/93 Lebel
Replies: 55
Views: 9914
France

Re: Help needed in saving an 1886/93 Lebel

Your rifle has a Mle 1886 original bolt body modified to accept the 1893 modification with the riveted part, and the replacement you received is a 1886/93 body built with the 1893 modification included!

kelt
by kelt
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Help needed in saving an 1886/93 Lebel
Replies: 55
Views: 9914
France

Re: Help needed in saving an 1886/93 Lebel

Yes
by kelt
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Help needed in saving an 1886/93 Lebel
Replies: 55
Views: 9914
France

Re: Help needed in saving an 1886/93 Lebel

One of mine, made in April of 1917
by kelt
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Help needed in saving an 1886/93 Lebel
Replies: 55
Views: 9914
France

Re: Help needed in saving an 1886/93 Lebel

I did not check the info provided by me in message #29, the pitch of the thread mentioned herein was wrong, the original thread on new rifles was 5mm dia by 1mm pitch, to be changed to 5,5mm by 1mm for abused rifles when the receiver needed re-tapping. here is an original drawing of the transversal ...
by kelt
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Help needed in saving an 1886/93 Lebel
Replies: 55
Views: 9914
France

Re: Help needed in saving an 1886/93 Lebel

Here are the data you seek

https://forums.gunboards.com/showthread ... 5-question

Warning, the dimensions listed in the link are not correct, the thread pitch is 1mm see drawing with correct measurement #36
by kelt
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Help needed in saving an 1886/93 Lebel
Replies: 55
Views: 9914
France

Re: Help needed in saving an 1886/93 Lebel

Maybe Patrick on the gunboards forum post will help you find parts in France or come up with a schematic in french and he can put English names to the parts. My old GunParts catalogs have no French parts listed. I do not own a Lebel so I can not make actual part comparisons to my Berthiers. I got s...
by kelt
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: French Pistols
Topic: French 1892 revolver
Replies: 10
Views: 4673
France

Re: French 1892 revolver

The holster appears to be genuine, with stamps from raw material supplier and manufacturer.
by kelt
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: 308 MAS 49/56 can you pronounce it Le Mas like LeMans?
Replies: 3
Views: 1477
France

Re: 308 MAS 49/56 can you pronounce it Le Mas like LeMans?

thanks! I will announce my Mas 49/56 with emphasis. just shoot it proudly since it's a very well made French rifle but keep in mind it's been modified to fire .308 Nato by cropping the barrel, mainspring and forearm, its original accuracy may have been reduced by a poor barrel thread re-machining (...
by kelt
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: 308 MAS 49/56 can you pronounce it Le Mas like LeMans?
Replies: 3
Views: 1477
France

Re: 308 MAS 49/56 can you pronounce it Le Mas like LeMans?

The proper name is "24 heures du Mans" and by the way what is "annoying" in a Frenchman ?
by kelt
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: " Cleaned Up" Berthiers
Replies: 43
Views: 12056
France

Re: " Cleaned Up" Berthiers

A few pictures of a Mousqueton M16 issued in September 1918 by MAC, the finish is very similar to CGSteve rifle.

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