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 kelt
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Help needed in saving an 1886/93 Lebel
Replies: 55
Views: 5307
France

Re: Help needed in saving an 1886/93 Lebel

Your rifle has a Mle 1886 original bolt body modified to accept the 1893 modification with the riveted part, and the replacement you received is a 1886/93 body built with the 1893 modification included!

kelt
by kelt
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Help needed in saving an 1886/93 Lebel
Replies: 55
Views: 5307
France

Re: Help needed in saving an 1886/93 Lebel

Yes
by kelt
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Help needed in saving an 1886/93 Lebel
Replies: 55
Views: 5307
France

Re: Help needed in saving an 1886/93 Lebel

One of mine, made in April of 1917
by kelt
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Help needed in saving an 1886/93 Lebel
Replies: 55
Views: 5307
France

Re: Help needed in saving an 1886/93 Lebel

I did not check the info provided by me in message #29, the pitch of the thread mentioned herein was wrong, the original thread on new rifles was 5mm dia by 1mm pitch, to be changed to 5,5mm by 1mm for abused rifles when the receiver needed re-tapping. here is an original drawing of the transversal ...
by kelt
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Help needed in saving an 1886/93 Lebel
Replies: 55
Views: 5307
France

Re: Help needed in saving an 1886/93 Lebel

Here are the data you seek

https://forums.gunboards.com/showthread ... 5-question

Warning, the dimensions listed in the link are not correct, the thread pitch is 1mm see drawing with correct measurement #36
by kelt
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Help needed in saving an 1886/93 Lebel
Replies: 55
Views: 5307
France

Re: Help needed in saving an 1886/93 Lebel

Maybe Patrick on the gunboards forum post will help you find parts in France or come up with a schematic in french and he can put English names to the parts. My old GunParts catalogs have no French parts listed. I do not own a Lebel so I can not make actual part comparisons to my Berthiers. I got s...
by kelt
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: French Pistols
Topic: French 1892 revolver
Replies: 10
Views: 3835
France

Re: French 1892 revolver

The holster appears to be genuine, with stamps from raw material supplier and manufacturer.
by kelt
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: 308 MAS 49/56 can you pronounce it Le Mas like LeMans?
Replies: 3
Views: 1058
France

Re: 308 MAS 49/56 can you pronounce it Le Mas like LeMans?

thanks! I will announce my Mas 49/56 with emphasis. just shoot it proudly since it's a very well made French rifle but keep in mind it's been modified to fire .308 Nato by cropping the barrel, mainspring and forearm, its original accuracy may have been reduced by a poor barrel thread re-machining (...
by kelt
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: 308 MAS 49/56 can you pronounce it Le Mas like LeMans?
Replies: 3
Views: 1058
France

Re: 308 MAS 49/56 can you pronounce it Le Mas like LeMans?

The proper name is "24 heures du Mans" and by the way what is "annoying" in a Frenchman ?
by kelt
Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: " Cleaned Up" Berthiers
Replies: 43
Views: 9106
France

Re: " Cleaned Up" Berthiers

A few pictures of a Mousqueton M16 issued in September 1918 by MAC, the finish is very similar to CGSteve rifle.
by kelt
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: " Cleaned Up" Berthiers
Replies: 43
Views: 9106
France

Re: " Cleaned Up" Berthiers

Too bad about the missing or erased circular reception stamp, the SN stamping on the left cheek of the stock is very crisp, the circular reception stamp was stamped just as vigorously and may have been erased on purpose.
by kelt
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: " Cleaned Up" Berthiers
Replies: 43
Views: 9106
France

Re: " Cleaned Up" Berthiers

A well preserved example! The original stowed paint finish (Parkolac) may have been enhanced by a coat of varnish (the wood furniture looks varnished on the pictures). The original finish of the furniture was linseed oil. The receiver was provided by MAT arsenal (Tulle) but the rifle was assembled b...
by kelt
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: " Cleaned Up" Berthiers
Replies: 43
Views: 9106
France

Re: " Cleaned Up" Berthiers

BD 4161 was made in 1926/27, one of the highest known SN.

Is there a circular reception stamp on the right side of the stock?
by kelt
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Non-refurb MAS 49/56
Replies: 8
Views: 2555
France

Re: Non-refurb MAS 49/56

The absence of a refurbishing stamp does not guaranty you rifle was not refurbished. Since the rear sight winding adjustment screw hosting the peep sight of your rifle is not original to a standard rifle but looks like its from a MSE setup, the accuracy of your rifle may surprise you favourably. Bew...
by kelt
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: French Rifles
Topic: Non-refurb MAS 49/56
Replies: 8
Views: 2555
France

Re: Non-refurb MAS 49/56

Careful if tinkering with the night sight dots, it's tritium, best not inhaled or ingested even when old!

The French Armourers erased or crossed over the old electrical pencil SN before writing the new one.

kelt

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