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GUNS Magazine May 2010 - Page 35
out to an astonishing 2,000 meters! We have shot this relic having great fun and amazing results. Art Clark III Battle Mountain, Nevada You have the French Mannlicher Berthier, which was designed in 1890 to replace the Mle 1874 Gras carbines then in service with the French cavalry and others. The French never successfully made a carbine version of the tube-fed Mle 1886/93 Lebel and chose the more modern clip-fed system of the Mannlicher. A rather good story on the Mannlicher Berthier by John Sheehan appeared in the February 2006 issue. In it, he notes the vast majority of Remington Berthiers contracted for in 1916 were never issued for reasons unexplained to this day, as both the French and Remington records are missing. A: it has enhanced my ability to get off a much faster second shot. My question is: Does having a pistol ported add or take away from the resale value of the gun? Mark via e-mail PS: The folks at Mag-na-port are great and the work they have done for me is nothing but top notch! I think you’ll find the addition of the Mag-na-port (41302 Executive Drive, Harrison Township, Michigan 48045, (586) 469-6727, www.magnaport. com) enhances the retail value of the pistol if you ever decide to sell it. At the very least, it adds “salability” because Mag-na-port’s workmanship is of high quality, the system works and it’s a very clean modification. Now, if you had ported a mint WWI German Artillery Luger, that would be a different story! Due to the volume of mail received, GUNS cannot offer a personal reply. Please e-mail your question to ed@ gunsmagazine.com or snail mail to: GUNS Q&A, 12345 World Trade Drive, San Diego, CA 92128 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS • Jeff John • A: Q: I have a French Mle 1907-15 with Remington markings on the left Not A Lebel side of the action. There was no mention of Remington making this rifle in the article on Lebel rifles in the February 2010 issue. My oldest son found a bayonet at the Reno, Nevada Gun Show, pictured second from the top on the top picture remington-madeMle1907-15 on page 58, same issue. Berthierswerecontracted When I first found ammo forin1916,althoughfew for this gun the cartridge wereeveracceptedforissue reminded me of the new bytheFrenchforareason WSM cartridges, short and unexplainedtothisday. fat. The sights are ranged Photo:JohnSheehan Q: I recently had my Kimber Pro CDP ported at Mag-na-port International. There is no doubt in my mind this added to my gun’s value as a shooter. Not so much the reduction in recoil, but Value LIGHT ‘EM UP WITH THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY. LaserLyte leads the way in laser innovation. This year we’re unveiling the world’s ﬁrst Rear Sight Laser for handguns as well as the incredibly accurate and affordable K-15 for rifles. Plus much more. See it all at LaserLyte.com.