French service revolver M 1873

Field stripping of the French revolver Model 1873
Advanced disassembly of the French revolver Model 1873 (I)
- Dismounting the ejection rod
- Dismounting the catch of the barrel axis pin
- Dismounting the cover plate
Advanced disassembly of the French revolver Model 1873 (II)
- Dismounting the main spring
- Dismounting the hammer and sear
- Warning about the wrong reassembling of the stirrup
- Dismounting the trigger guard
- Dismounting the trigger assembly
- Dismounting the sear and trigger springs
Advanced disassembly of the French revolver Model 1873 (III)
- Dismounting the right side grip plate and lanyard ring
- Dismounting the main spring lock lever
- Dismounting the loading gate
- Index of the parts
- Particulars of the Model 1874
- Model 1874 intended to civilian market
- Military 1873 revolver modified to civilian standards
The markings of the French revolver Model 1873 (I)
- The markings on the barrel
- Modified revolver devoted to the French Marine
- Standard Model 1873 intended for the French Marine
- Approximative production of the Model 1873/74 by year
- The X marked series
- The prefix letters endowed to Manufacture of Saint-Etienne
- Initials of the directors of the MAS
- List of the main controllers
- List of the main French steel providers of the time
- The French military proof mark
- The markings found on the frame
- The assembly marking characteristics
The markings of the French revolver Model 1873 (II)
- The markings found on the cylinder
- The trigger guard markings
- Markings on the cover plate and its screw
- Markings on the cylinder axis pin
- Markings on the ejection rod
- Markings on the cylinder axis latch
The markings of the French revolver Model 1873 (III)
- Markings found on the hammer
- Markings found on the sear
- Markings found on the trigger
- Markings found on the hand
- Markings found on the strut
- Markings on the main spring and its bolt
- Marking on the lanyard ring
- Markings on the grip plates
- Markings found on civilian versions of the French Model 1873 revolver
The lock mechanism of the French revolver Model 1873
- Comparison with the lock mechanism of the Colt Dragoon
- The lock mechanism of the Chamelot Delvigne 1873
- Lock with not rebounding hammer
- Swiss revolver Model 1882 fitted with a rebounding hammer
Functioning of the French revolver Model 1873
- Functioning in single action mode
- Functioning in double action mode
- Strut articulated on the hammer
- Perfect alignment of the chambers with the barrel
- Gases loss at the cylinder-barrel junction
- Head of the hand with area of wear
- Lateral play of the hand in the breech aperture
- Trigger cam entering the stopping notch
Replacement of the firing pin and barrel
- Replacement of the hammer firing pin
- Modified firing pin for rimfire percussion
- Replacement of the barrel
- Service tool to dismount the Model 1873 barrel
- Separation line between the barrel and frame
- Brand new barrel for Model 1874
- Chart of dimensions and weights
The remaking of some parts
- Remaking of a new hand by Philippe Cholez
- Details of the operating mode
- Some French military repair procedures
- Replacement of the trigger spring
- Replacement of the cylinder
- Finish of the steel on French service 1783-74 revolvers
Shooting with the Chamelot Delvigne 1873
- Early vintage French 11mm 1873 cartridges
- Comparison chart of the 11mm 1873 cartridges
- Longitudinal section of the cylinder chamber
- The French 11mm cartridge of recent make
- The danger of using smokeless powder
- Current modern reloading kits
Reloading a French 11mm 1873 cartridge (I)
Instruction for reloading with H&L kit
Reloading a French 11mm 1873 cartridge (II)
- Reloading kit by Spalek
- The making of your own cartridge components
- Bullet mould by the US firm NEI
- 44-40 modified case
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