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MAB modele D

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MAB modele D

#1 Post by MustangHowie » Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:02 pm

Another one of my 32acps.
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#2 Post by SWIHARTMARK » Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:29 pm

Been looking at one myself. How do you like it?

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#3 Post by MustangHowie » Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:14 am

I like it. Teardown is a little different. After removing the bushing you rotate the barrel to remove. I enjoy all my 32s, I reload so it is cheap to shoot.

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#4 Post by SWIHARTMARK » Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:25 am

32ACP is pleasant to shoot. I have begun casting my own bullets for it as well. Too bad 32ACP cases do not litter the range like 9mm ones. Looks like I might look for one again.


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#5 Post by MustangHowie » Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:15 pm

32acp brass is definitely not found often. Once in awhile you find someone else selling it. Once you have it you have to keep track of it. A glorious never ending battle of fun.

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#6 Post by SWIHARTMARK » Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:02 pm

You can mark your stuff with red steel rule die like I do for 7.65mm French long brass, an even rarer bird.

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#7 Post by 72 usmc » Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:10 pm

. 32 ACP is cheep about 32-35 cents per round, cheeper if you buy buy the thousands. Buy some and shoot the sucker and just enjoy it. I do not waste my time reloading .32 ACP. Too had to find the cases in the grass at the range. At least almost every store has some on hand. Harder too find in the grass is the .25 auto cases, another I do not bother to reload. I guess I am too old to bend over and see the little buggers. You young guys can see better and have fun picking them up. Now .32 french longs at a buck a case, I go to a range with paved surfaces so I can find every one. I am still thinking about reloading more for a year. Now its 14 degrees and too cold for my hands and feet. :naughty: I waited too long.
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#8 Post by SWIHARTMARK » Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:19 pm

You can lay out a cheap tarp on the ground that will collect the brass for you. Sometimes Harbor Freight gives them away just to get you in the store to buy something if you got a coupon. I usually use a tarp when shooting 30 cal carbine since it spits out in 360 degrees as the front of the range is grass so that is where the tarp goes. You might not get all your cases, but you get more than looking in the grass. When I shoot 7.65mm French long, I have my pistol real close to the range's brass catchers, which catches a good 90% of the cases. Planning, planning, planning.....

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#9 Post by Rapidrob » Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:43 pm

an interesting pistol that looks Browning, but has thee twist barrel like an ASTRA. Pretty cool.
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#10 Post by vandle » Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:09 pm

Does anyone know of a good website to determine the date of manufacture of these pistols.

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#11 Post by Airforce1 » Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:29 pm

That is a later one with the "bayonet" style barrel bushing. Earlier ones had interrupted threads with a spring loaded catch. Yours is post war.

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#12 Post by vandle » Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:50 pm

Airforce1 wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:29 pm
That is a later one with the "bayonet" style barrel bushing. Earlier ones had interrupted threads with a spring loaded catch. Yours is post war.
Do you know when they changed the barrel bushing from spring loaded to bayonet?
I'm looking at one at the moment and trying to determine year of manufacture.
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