Dutch Beaumont Mod. 1871/88 (Black Powder Cartridge)

by RussianBerdan, Sunday, November 25, 2007, 20:52 (2580 days ago)

I hope that this tread will not boring for some of the mebers but, if i can, i would like to post, in the future, some of the BP rifles in my collections and to make possible more learning about this wonderfull pieces of art.

For Fabian23

BEAUMONT Mod. 1871/88

The repeating version of the sigle loaded Model 1871 with an italian Vitali box magazine. There are other differences with the past model: the bolt now incorporates an ejector as well as an extractor, and the receiver is fitted with gas escape vents in the event of a split case, much like the M1874 Gras. A unique feature of the Beaumont (Copied by the Japanese Murata Meiji 13 and carried forward in the Murata Meiji 18) is the striker spring housed in the bolt handle.

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The modification year is printed on the buttplate of the rifle.


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Where the rifle was made

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And for people that like ammunition a 11x52R Beaumont m78 and a esercitation version.

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Nxt week photos of the creatin of the ammunition.

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by Fabian23 ⌂, Switzerland, Friday, December 19, 2014, 08:56 (16423 days ago) @ RussianBerdan

It is a very nice rifle, I see a few 71s and 71/88s during competitions here. I have (and shoot) a Swiss Vetterli 69/71 converted to center-fire, which is of course closer to the Vetterli-Vitali than the Beaumont.

Something that irritates me here in NL is that if a rifle has a magazine system (tube or box type), they never use it!!!! They always just load one at a time. Half the fun of using these old girls is working the action properly...grrrr :angry: The only exception I make is loading pointed ammunition is a tube magazine of course (ala Lebel 1886).

I get astonished looks when I send spent Vetterli casings flying back over my shoulder at the range :-D

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by tommy303 @, Arizona, Monday, November 26, 2007, 21:43 (2579 days ago) @ Fabian23

Maybe they have some kinship with the US Army Ordnance Dept that adopted the 30-40 Krag for US service--They insisted on a magazine cut off so that soldiers would normally fire the weapons as single shots and keep the magazine rounds for emergencies. One presumes the reason was to keep from expending ammunition too fast.

However, I am with you--if you have a magazine rifle, use it as intended.

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by RussianBerdan, Friday, December 19, 2014, 08:56 (16423 days ago) @ tommy303

I agree with you boys: but you know the accademic shooting mentality is, unlukly, also in this kind of competition. I don't undestand, for example, the use of shooting dress in the PB categorius or competition.

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by tommy303 @, Arizona, Tuesday, November 27, 2007, 00:12 (2579 days ago) @ RussianBerdan

I suppose some of the use of forms of outmoded shooting dress is a matter of ambiance and tradition, if I understand your statement correctly.

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They stood, and earth's foundations stay;
What God abandoned, these defended,
And saved the sum of things for pay.

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by RussianBerdan, Tuesday, November 27, 2007, 07:54 (2579 days ago) @ tommy303

Sorry my bad english. No i'm speaking about the use of modern shooting dress, like you see in ufficial competition as the Olympic games, in ufficial BP competitions. Form watch a shooter with a old and origial Swiss Federal carbine Mod.1851 dressed like he is shooting with an Anchutz cal,22 make me depressed:-D


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by Fabian23 ⌂, Switzerland, Tuesday, November 27, 2007, 09:19 (2579 days ago) @ RussianBerdan

Oh don't get me started on those idiots :angry: Luckily, in the last Dutch BP nationals, I don't think anyone wearing modern support jackets won anything :lol3:

I think period dress should be encouraged during competitions though, would be fun.

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by tommy303 @, Arizona, Tuesday, November 27, 2007, 20:07 (2578 days ago) @ Fabian23

I think period dress should be encouraged during competitions though,
would be fun.

Period clothing does lend something to the occasion in my opinion and is frequently seen in the US during BP shoots.

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Their shoulders held the sky suspended;
They stood, and earth's foundations stay;
What God abandoned, these defended,
And saved the sum of things for pay.

A.E. Housman

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by RussianBerdan, Tuesday, November 27, 2007, 21:12 (2578 days ago) @ tommy303

Period clothing does lend something to the occasion in my opinion and is
frequently seen in the US during BP shoots.

Well i have see dome images of competitions on USA. Is another world :-D The nation of second emendament is a little different from the rest of the world.

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