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by ikuturso
Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Reloading for the 1900 (35 Rem)
Replies: 16
Views: 5037

Re: Reloading for the 1900 (35 Rem)

Välkommen, Kumpe! I'm afraid my Swedish is a bit rusty, so let's continue in English. I have an FN 1900 as well, and a similar plan concerning moose in your former Eastern provinces. As you may know, we have the same 2000J@100m rule. A traditional 200-grain .35 Rem round-nosed SP has plenty of energ...
by ikuturso
Sat Mar 05, 2016 2:54 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN ammo
Replies: 3
Views: 3467

Re: FN ammo

As you can see, one of the SP's (middle) has a smaller portion of exposed lead in the tip. This one also has a flatter primer cup, so I suspect it's later production. All the rest have old-fashioned dome-shaped primers. It would be interesting to test the penetration of FMJ against SP. But then, I p...
by ikuturso
Wed Mar 02, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN ammo
Replies: 3
Views: 3467

FN ammo

Dear Sirs, Found five rounds of FN-made .35 Rem ammo at a local gun show and thought someone might be interested to see what it looks like. Four SP's and one FMJ. No boxes, no stripper clips. The ammo is old, but in fairly good condition. Now, what should I do with them? Suggestions are welcome. Per...
by ikuturso
Sun Nov 08, 2015 9:06 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: G.A. York Revisited
Replies: 1
Views: 3030

G.A. York Revisited

Gentlemen, Spent a splendid Sunday morning at the impressive Brünig Indoor shooting facilities. Took the FN along and fired a quick group at 100 meters. Ammunition was standard Remington 200-gr SP. As the target only had a black dot in the center, I was holding at 6 o'clock. Some remarks: - The stoc...
by ikuturso
Mon Mar 09, 2015 3:49 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Newcomer with an FN 1900
Replies: 37
Views: 17033

Re: Newcomer with an FN 1900

I'd just like to elaborate a little on the A5 theme. As I said, early (pre-WWII) FN A5's do not carry the Browning brand name, only the patent marking. After WWII, they were sold under the Browning brand. Post-WWII guns feature a crossbolt safety behind the trigger and a two-piece elevator that allo...
by ikuturso
Mon Mar 09, 2015 12:11 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Newcomer with an FN 1900
Replies: 37
Views: 17033

Re: Newcomer with an FN 1900

Wow. That's a fine specimen. Looks like 30's production to me, but I could be wrong. Very similar to my 1937 workhorse, but in far better condition. And that , gentlemen, is what original FN bluing should look like. I didn't even see the usual crack in the fore-end. Later on, they reinforced the thi...
by ikuturso
Sun Mar 08, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Newcomer with an FN 1900
Replies: 37
Views: 17033

Re: Newcomer with an FN 1900

Phyrbird, I wouldn't mind being hijacked with Auto-5 pictures. I was a bit off-topic there with the Luger, too. (Unless this is the same Luger that sir G.A. York acquired while he was briefly posted as Naval Attaché in Switzerland. There's no way to know for sure.) You are right about the downfall o...
by ikuturso
Sun Mar 08, 2015 7:18 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Newcomer with an FN 1900
Replies: 37
Views: 17033

Re: Newcomer with an FN 1900

Phyrbird, in FN (Fabrique Nationale d'Armes de Guerre) Auto-5's there should be the "Browning's Patent Deposé" marking somewhere. Back then, there really was no brand called Browning, just several companies (Remington, Winchester, Colt, Savage, FN, Husqvarna etc.) manufacturing arms under Browning's...
by ikuturso
Sat Mar 07, 2015 7:53 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Newcomer with an FN 1900
Replies: 37
Views: 17033

Re: Newcomer with an FN 1900

Ten Ring, I currently reside in Switzerland. Beautiful country, friendly people, decent gun laws and fine firearms. The Swiss m/1906 Luger is a contemporary of the FN in both design and manufacture. I hope it's not too far off-topic to post this image. Curdog, thanks for the tip, I'll try to find so...
by ikuturso
Sat Feb 28, 2015 4:45 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Newcomer with an FN 1900
Replies: 37
Views: 17033

Re: Newcomer with an FN 1900

Bandersnatch, thank you for an excellent quote from "The Memoirs of G.A. York GBE QC - Part 2: My Anthropological Research and Intelligence Report in The Dutch East Indies, Burma and Punjab" Bloody marvelous! A little update on the FN: Removed the butt plate and found the fore-end screw bushing, wra...
by ikuturso
Sat Feb 28, 2015 3:54 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: FN 1900 History: Easter Rising 1916
Replies: 5
Views: 3616

Re: FN 1900 History: Easter Rising 1916

Great find, sir! Seems to be in a nice condition, too. That was really a state-of-the-art rifle back in 1916. I wonder how many of those are still hidden in some IRA caches. I guess if they ever had any more of them, someone would have written a catchy song about it, rather like the Armalite Song: h...
by ikuturso
Mon Feb 09, 2015 5:50 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Newcomer with an FN 1900
Replies: 37
Views: 17033

Re: Newcomer with an FN 1900

Roger, does your screw/bushing look like the ones on this page? (scroll down to forearms) http://thegreatmodel8.remingtonsociety.com/?page_id=1562 Seems like another turning job just came up. The recess in my forearm looks like there was a bushing with parallel knurling. Presumably, this was to prev...
by ikuturso
Mon Feb 09, 2015 1:59 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Newcomer with an FN 1900
Replies: 37
Views: 17033

Re: Newcomer with an FN 1900

Thanks Roger. I don't even call myself a collector, as I don't have a specified theme. I just get guns that are technically or historically interesting. The FN is fascinating because of the JMB long recoil system, its quality of manufacture and its significance in the history of self-loaders. It's a...
by ikuturso
Sun Feb 08, 2015 6:58 am
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Newcomer with an FN 1900
Replies: 37
Views: 17033

Re: Newcomer with an FN 1900

Yes, the bolt handle is original. Thanks for the tip, Jack. I'll keep an eye on the bushing. Do you think a drop of medium-strength Loktite would be in order here? An old gunsmith's trick is to apply a little honey on fine threads that tend to work loose otherwise. Ten Ring, I know the feeling and t...
by ikuturso
Sat Feb 07, 2015 8:32 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Newcomer with an FN 1900
Replies: 37
Views: 17033

Re: Newcomer with an FN 1900

A range report will be forthcoming as soon as I have established a supply of ammunition in this silly American caliber. Seriously, what's wrong with plain old 9.3x53R and 6.5x54 Mannlicher-Schoenauer? Well... um... Oh, never mind. I also heard an American saying, can't quite remember it exactly but ...
by ikuturso
Sat Feb 07, 2015 6:53 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Newcomer with an FN 1900
Replies: 37
Views: 17033

Re: Newcomer with an FN 1900

Thanks for your comment. It's really too bad that still, in this day and age, we cannot attach live ammunition to our posts. However, I have located a set of reloading dies and some brass in .35 Rem. Would have been a nice investment with Sgt. York provenance. However, I'm sure Sir G.A. York will no...
by ikuturso
Sat Feb 07, 2015 3:20 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Newcomer with an FN 1900
Replies: 37
Views: 17033

Re: Newcomer with an FN 1900

Oh, sorry about the huge images. Will re-size in the future. :oops:
by ikuturso
Sat Feb 07, 2015 3:18 pm
Forum: ~FN 1900 Rifle~
Topic: Newcomer with an FN 1900
Replies: 37
Views: 17033

Newcomer with an FN 1900

Dear Sirs, This is my first entry on this forum and I wasn't quite sure whether I should submit it in the FN 1900 section or here. The moderators are welcome to move it in the appropriate section, if necessary. There was an FN 1900 rifle listed on a Finnish dealer's website, that had been bothering ...