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by kelt
Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: French Model Berthier 1907-15/34 find
Replies: 12
Views: 736
France

Re: French Model Berthier 1907-15/34 find

The French designation of the Berthier Mle 07-15 M 34 was fusil d'infanterie. According to the serial numbers, around 65.000 were made. A small quantity was also made for the Cavalry with the same barrel length, a bent bolt handle and a rear side sling attachement located on the left side for back c...
by kelt
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: French 1884 rifle
Replies: 3
Views: 842
France

Re: French 1884 rifle

This is a precursor of the Mle 1886 Lebel! This Mle 1884 rifle originally in caliber 11mm is an improved version made by MAS and MAC for the French Army of the Model 1878 Kropatschek built at Steyr for the French Navy (25.000 pieces) who had not bought in the Gras system. About 52.000 rifles Mle 188...
by kelt
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Hood for Front sight Mas 45
Replies: 3
Views: 319
France

Re: Hood for Front sight Mas 45

Check this, pictures of front sight "protector" here:
http://armesfrancaises.free.fr/CR%20Mau ... %2045.html
by kelt
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Mas 36-51
Replies: 5
Views: 1216
France

Re: Mas 36-51

S.B. wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:13 am
Please. explain the -51 designation?
Steve

Year of adoption.
by kelt
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: French Rifles in German hands
Replies: 10
Views: 840
France

Re: French Rifles in German hands

You raise a good point, and I had read that Vichy made ammo for Germany.. Does anyone have any idea how much ammo was made??? The Vichy administration had no control over the French military factories, They were under Nazi administration. At least three ammunition manufacturer were tasked with prod...
by kelt
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: French Rifles in German hands
Replies: 10
Views: 840
France

Re: French Rifles in German hands

The thing that always got me was the resupply of this French ammo to those german units, The Germans captured like 60 days of combat ammo for the guns. But from everything I have read, when the ammo was gone, there was no allowance to make more.. And the Germans figured those units would be destroy...
by kelt
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Another Mas 36
Replies: 20
Views: 2349
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: 5
Views: 1216
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: 2726
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: 3310
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: 4880
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: 3043
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: 3217
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: 3217
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: 3043
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.

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