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 SWIHARTMARK
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Lebel prices
Replies: 17
Views: 443
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Re: Lebel prices

Oh, the Legion is carrying Berthiers in the top picture. I believe the Bertheir was issued outside of France in large numbers while the Lebel stayed home so to say.

Best Regards,

Mark
by SWIHARTMARK
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Lebel prices
Replies: 17
Views: 443
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Re: Lebel prices

Basically the same rifle but with black powder. Strong enough for smokeless I read though.

Best Regards,

Mark
by SWIHARTMARK
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Lebel prices
Replies: 17
Views: 443
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Re: Lebel prices

You know, a cheaper way to acquire a rifle of this era is to get a Mauser 1871/1884 or a Kropatchek by Steyr. While both are black powder cartridge rifles, they do have a similar type tube magazine. Cases, bullets and reloading tooling aren't as easy to come by though. I have had to make my own more...
by SWIHARTMARK
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Need Lebel Parts To Copy
Replies: 4
Views: 124
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Re: Need Lebel Parts To Copy

Working on the magazine piston stop tube using some 303 stainless steel now. The bore isn't complete, but it does slip fit into the fore arm just right. Hope to CNC the bottom piece to exact size and then epoxy them together. I'll file in some notches to give the glue a place to hold. Solder doesn't...
by SWIHARTMARK
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: French Pistols
Topic: 7.65 French Long.
Replies: 22
Views: 3565
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Re: 7.65 French Long.

I think I am using a RCBS #12 shell holder that works. I do have the CH4D reloading set and their shell holder apparently does not work. That is rather sad. Also, the Lee #7 for 32acp is a no go.

Best Regards,

Mark
by SWIHARTMARK
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Military Bolt Action Rifle General Topics
Topic: Gun Shows: When Did Our World Go Nuts?
Replies: 43
Views: 15368
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Re: Gun Shows: When Did Our World Go Nuts?

I think a 91/30 scale would be easier since there are more of them around. I would bet all the deals are on AR-15s now.

Best Regards,

Mark
by SWIHARTMARK
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: French Pistols
Topic: 7.65 French Long.
Replies: 22
Views: 3565
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Re: 7.65 French Long.

The Lee Precision #7 for 32ACP definitely does not work. The CH4D M1 does not work either. The RCBS#12 does apparently work though. I still like my brass better since it works in all three. I have no idea how this stuff ejects yet. We shall see. Mine does work though. It is shameful that the CH4D sh...
by SWIHARTMARK
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Lebel prices
Replies: 17
Views: 443
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Re: Lebel prices

Check out prices starting in November. Usually you can get a deal before Christmas if you look long enough. Now is a good time to confirm pricing.

Best Regards,

Mark

BTW, I stayed away from pistols since they were so expensive as compared to military surplus rifles.
by SWIHARTMARK
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Lebel prices
Replies: 17
Views: 443
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Re: Lebel prices

Get a real authentic non-matching Lebel as what served in the field..... Mine went to the arsenal 3 times. I look for a good bore more than matching numbers. While mine is somewhat of a mutt, the bore is excellent.

Best Regards,

Mark
by SWIHARTMARK
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Need Lebel Parts To Copy
Replies: 4
Views: 124
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Re: Need Lebel Parts To Copy

Mercy. That's exactly what I needed. Hope to begin work on making them soon.

Best Regards,

Mark
by SWIHARTMARK
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Need Lebel Parts To Copy
Replies: 4
Views: 124
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Need Lebel Parts To Copy

I somehow misplaced some metal parts from a Lebel rifle's fore end while I had the fore end's wood professionally repaired. I'm a machinist by trade and think I can make those parts from scratch if I had originals to go from. I need the front and rear band springs as well as the cartridge guide that...
by SWIHARTMARK
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: French Pistols
Topic: 7.65 French Long.
Replies: 22
Views: 3565
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Re: 7.65 French Long.

I just started reloading some of the Starline brass I bought and it is coming out of the shell holder since the ejector groove was cut way too large/long. I tried some of the cases I personally made with my own tooling and quickly noticed the difference in how the cases were held in by the shell hol...
by SWIHARTMARK
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Books and Literature
Topic: Alvin C York dissertation, battlefield archaeology
Replies: 6
Views: 4968
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Re: Alvin C York dissertation, battlefield archaeology

Got a synopsis on the article for us non-archeaologists? Any words on whether he had an M1917 or a Springfield 1903 when he earned his MOH? He must have had nerves of steel to shoot that accurate under fire.

Best Regards,

Mark
by SWIHARTMARK
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: 1917 Movie
Replies: 6
Views: 367
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Re: 1917 Movie

The pictures from the Atlantic were most welcome. I liked the memorial from Vimy Ridge which still shows all the craters to this day. I can only imagine the mud and lack of vegetation when the craters were first made. This is usually followed up with more ghastly features as time went by. They tende...
by SWIHARTMARK
Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: 1917 Movie
Replies: 6
Views: 367
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Re: 1917 Movie

Thanks for reminding me of the title. I managed to see it recently. I read a French account of life in the trenches and it seems civilians and military not assigned to the front did not act like there was a war going on when the soldiers got their leaves and returned back to their homes. The best of...

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