M1873 French Service Revolver

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Post by ARMARIN » Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:20 am

M1873 French Service Revolver

I like these European revolvers, they are usually well built. They sure did go in a different direction with their guns then they did in the states.

The gun is not exempt from light pitting and corrosion on a few spots, unfortunately, but the photo does wonders to hide that! : The accuracy is quite good at 25 meters with a 13 grams conical bullet over just a little bit more than 1 gram (16 to 18 grains) of FFFg black powder, using H&C brass. Shooting the revolver double-action doesn't give good results unless you are at point blank range, because the trigger pull is really heavy. There is definitely some potential to get excellent accuracy with this weapon, but that would mean fine-tuning the revolver, which I am not willing to do.

As far as tightness, about half of my revolvers are absolutely dead tight, the others vary up to 1m/m or a couple of degrees of rotation.
In my totally biased opinion I believe that at their inception, those revolvers were the best that could be obtained, and nowadays still one of the most beautiful pieces of weapon engineering. If the price and the condition are right you should buy it. Unfortunately, the price of that revolver is constantly rising.

(From own collection plus some details lent from - SHOOTERS BIBLE -)
Have a big cigar and rgds from ARMARIN
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Post by Cranky » Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:37 pm

Are you a collector, ARMARIN?

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Post by ARMARIN » Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:33 pm

I am a gun trader
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Post by 556NATO » Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:09 pm

ARMARIN wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:33 pm
I am a gun trader
Isn't that kinda the same thing? :D

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