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by kelt
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Another Mas 36
Replies: 19
Views: 617
France

Re: Another Mas 36

My only MAS 36 is an "M Series" 1946 which looks to have been thru a rebuild. PPU sell the 7.5 french ammo. Fun to shoot...but NO SAFETY! Second from right in pic No need for a safety on a bolt rifle. How many times has anyone ever used the safety on a Mauser or Mosin Sent from my XT1585 using Tapa...
by kelt
Wed May 30, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Mas 36-51
Replies: 2
Views: 480
France

Re: Mas 36-51

The Mas 36-51 were numbered separately from the standard Mas 36 series, a total of around 150.000 were made starting with F prefix in 1953 and with the highest known number G 49xxx in 1959.
by kelt
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: FN 24/29 mags in MAS semis
Replies: 2
Views: 1115
France

Re: FN 24/29 mags in MAS semis

Author of one such thread was WVchuck.
by kelt
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Adding a little French flavor to the collection
Replies: 7
Views: 2164
France

Re: Adding a little French flavor to the collection

The Scope system Mle 1953 for semi auto rifles Mas 49 & 49-56 was designed to be easily removed and safely stored in its carry case when not needed and to retain its zero .
by kelt
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: French Pistols
Topic: Disassembly/assembly video French 1873 ordnance revolver
Replies: 3
Views: 4307
France

Re: Disassembly/assembly video French 1873 ordnance revolver

The chamber recess is not altered by the reaming to 45 ACP case dimensions, and an orignal round would load and be held by its rim as originally.
Negative point is the side of the case would not be supported by the chamber wall and if fired would suffer from excessive expansion and poor accuracy.
by kelt
Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Scoped the MAS 36
Replies: 9
Views: 2070
France

Re: Scoped the MAS 36

The sharpshooter rifles FRF1 and F2 were built on a stronger receiver than the Mas 36, and there was no compatible components. The scope for thes rifles was also different from the one used on the FSA with finer adjustment clicks and a three claws top mount. IT is feasible to fit an APX L 806 side m...
by kelt
Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: MAS 36
Replies: 12
Views: 2219
France

Re: MAS 36

Guys, we are discussing military rifles and how they were handled by seasoned soldiers on the frontline where one extra cartridge meant a lot! The military ammunitions in 7,5x54 had a very strong primer system to work safely in machineguns (LMG 24-29, MAC 31) and FSA. I am not advocating doing it no...
by kelt
Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: MAS 36
Replies: 12
Views: 2219
France

Re: MAS 36

Depending on the situation, need for instant fire or not, the bolt could be closed on an empty chamber with the firing pin released, or on loaded chamber with still the firing pin released in which case only a flick of the handle was needed to arm the firing pin.
by kelt
Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Scoped the MAS 36
Replies: 9
Views: 2070
France

Re: Scoped the MAS 36

Great idea!

The standard Mas 36 was never officially scoped, However fitting a male dovetail to the left side of the receiver of an accurate Mas 36 to pair it with an APX L 806 scope was easy task for an armorer and a good stopgap if there was no accurate FSA to use with an available scope.
by kelt
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: MAS 46-51
Replies: 3
Views: 1131
France

Re: MAS 46-51

The barrel of the MAS 36-51 has the same length as the standard barrel, the grenade launcher assembly is secured to the barrel by the big screw located just ahead of the front sight.
by kelt
Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: French Pistols
Topic: .32 French Long ammunition
Replies: 16
Views: 5043
France

Re: .32 French Long ammunition

RWS is German, If the name doesn't ring a bell as is, the full name won't either (Rheinisch-Westfälische Sprengstoff-Fabriken),they may not be distributed in the USA, they are part of the RUAG group with Rotweill. 7,65 long steel cases don't stand well to reloading, they split at the 2nd or 3rd shot...
by kelt
Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: French Pistols
Topic: .32 French Long ammunition
Replies: 16
Views: 5043
France

Re: .32 French Long ammunition

Correct hole for small pistol boxer cases is given by the diameter of the decapper pin.

RWS still produces berdan primers of correct size for the old 7,65 Long surplus steel cases its reference #4506.
by kelt
Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: French Pistols
Topic: Linking To Another Forum?
Replies: 1
Views: 2172
France

Re: Linking To Another Forum?

I believe the pre-order list is closed.
by kelt
Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Matching Numbers on French MAS Rifles
Replies: 4
Views: 6508
France

Re: Matching Numbers on French MAS Rifles

On the semi auto rifles MAS 44 and 49 the numbered parts were the receiver, the stock, the trigger guard, the bolt cover plate and the bolt, all other parts deemed interchangeable without loss of efficiency did not get marked, on the MAS 49-56 the stock and trigger guard markings were left out, the...
by kelt
Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Rear Sight Base on A Remington Lebel Berthier 07-15
Replies: 3
Views: 6687
France

Re: Rear Sight Base on A Remington Lebel Berthier 07-15

The rear sight base is silver soldered to the barrel all along its base and its four claws.

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