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French 1892 revolver

Les Révolvers et Pistolets de Militaires Français, Mle.1873, 1892, 1935, Unique, Ruby, et alia
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French 1892 revolver

#1 Post by lamontagne0527 » Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:24 pm

Just bought this revolver at auction and it came with a holster. Is the holster an original issued item or is it some reproduction?

Revolver looks like its in good condition. I'm going to reload for it.
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#2 Post by SWIHARTMARK » Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:58 pm

I hope to shoot mine when the weather gets better. I love those sights. Nice looking gun BTW.

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#3 Post by kelt » Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:12 pm

The holster appears to be genuine, with stamps from raw material supplier and manufacturer.

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#4 Post by SWIHARTMARK » Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:46 pm

Lucky you. Mine was redone either during or before WWII. No holster at all.

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#5 Post by lamontagne0527 » Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:11 pm

kelt wrote:
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The holster appears to be genuine, with stamps from raw material supplier and manufacturer.
Are the holsters considered rare and or uncommon? If so then I might have not overpaid for the set that I initially thought

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#6 Post by lamontagne0527 » Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:27 pm

Got the revolver in today and looks absolutely fantastic. Gave it a thorough strip and clean with ballistol. Unfortunately the revolver survived at least 1 world war but couldn't withstand the fury of husky and labrador fur haha.

Hornady dies are coming in tomorrow along with a mould to make bullets, a sizer, lubricant and a 32-20 shell holder. Brass is already cut down and ready to go. Whenever I can get out to the range I'll post a report.

The ammo will be 32-20 brass over a 120gr lead bullet over trailboss. Fingers crossed for great results.

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#7 Post by SWIHARTMARK » Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:54 pm

Wow, you got a mould for that thing. I am not worthy. Where did you get it? Those aren't easy to find. Those pistols definitely have character few others have.

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BTW, Next you will want a Ruby pistol.

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#8 Post by les1234 » Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:02 pm

Accurate molds makes 2 different molds, and I believe NOE also has one. But no, there's no $20 Lee mold for them.

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#9 Post by lamontagne0527 » Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:50 pm

SWIHARTMARK wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:54 pm
Wow, you got a mould for that thing. I am not worthy. Where did you get it? Those aren't easy to find. Those pistols definitely have character few others have.

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BTW, Next you will want a Ruby pistol.
I bought a mould from accurate I believe it was. Unfortunately I cant have a ruby in canada. The barrel length on the ruby is too short so its clasped as prohibited and those classifications haven't been issued in quite some time to your average collector/shooter in canada. That's the reason why I had to wait to find an artillery luger instead of a off the rack nazi marked or imperial marked p.08 luger. Barrel is too short at 4 inches. Cut off is 4.17 inches or above to make it to restricted.

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#10 Post by SWIHARTMARK » Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:12 pm

Ummh, might have to invest in a mold. Send some details from Accurate if you can since I found their website harder to use than most.

Sorry to hear about not being able to get a Ruby. I went out shooting with a buddy who had some modern semi-auto pistols and he loved that Ruby more than his stuff. All that steel in such a little gun firing .32ACP was a hoot.

Can you get a French M1935A or M1935S? Those might be too short as well. Nice pistols though, but the ammo is a pain to make. I had to modify 32 S&W long cases, which required custom tooling to cut a new ejector groove in the case, not to mention thinning and shortening the rim and then the case. Not exactly easy work, especially the groove. Lucky for me I'm a machinist and have access to a real lathe.

I think you will like the revolver. They have so much character and the sights are terrific for a pistol that old.

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#11 Post by lamontagne0527 » Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:44 pm

SWIHARTMARK wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:12 pm
Ummh, might have to invest in a mold. Send some details from Accurate if you can since I found their website harder to use than most.

Sorry to hear about not being able to get a Ruby. I went out shooting with a buddy who had some modern semi-auto pistols and he loved that Ruby more than his stuff. All that steel in such a little gun firing .32ACP was a hoot.

Can you get a French M1935A or M1935S? Those might be too short as well. Nice pistols though, but the ammo is a pain to make. I had to modify 32 S&W long cases, which required custom tooling to cut a new ejector groove in the case, not to mention thinning and shortening the rim and then the case. Not exactly easy work, especially the groove. Lucky for me I'm a machinist and have access to a real lathe.

I think you will like the revolver. They have so much character and the sights are terrific for a pistol that old.

Best Regards,

Mark
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That's the mold and then I use a .329 sizer from lee. The 1935 I believe is available here. I've seen a few for sale bother the S and A models. Hopefully starline starts making brass for that so people can really shoot them without having to set up a metal shop.

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