Front sight height for a Berthier 1907/15 long rifle?

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Front sight height for a Berthier 1907/15 long rifle?

Postby Z71 » Sat Nov 10, 2007 9:00 pm

I've been un-bubbizing a 1907/15 Berthier rifle.

Got it cheap at a gunshow. Guy I got it from had found some barrel bands, but couldn't find a stock to finish the project.

I bought it and couldn't find a stock either, so I grafted on a replacement forearm. Have managed to do a pretty decent job carpentering up the stock and fitting the bands.

Managed to scrounge up a few missing bits such as band springs and a rear sling swivel. But have had no success finding a front sight. Also need to do something with my rear sight, as it has a lot of side to side play.

Since I have never before seen a Berthier in real life, have been doing my "research"(basicaly looking at pics of 07/15 rifles) online.

Since I can't find a front sight, I will just fabricate myself a sight.

I need somebody that actually owns an 07/15 rifle to measure the height from the bottom of the dovetail to the top of the blade. Inch, metric, I don't care. Just would like a measurement to start with.

If anybody has a 1907/15 long rifle and could measure the front sight height and post it for me, I would be extremely grateful!

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Postby PeterN2 » Sun Nov 11, 2007 6:02 pm

Here is a pic of the front sight of my Berthier 07/15. I hope it is helpfull.

The rear sight on my rifle has some sideways play. What is the best way of fixing this? A new pin?



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Postby Z71 » Tue Nov 13, 2007 8:55 pm

Thanx! Definately a help.

I'm thinking that possibly the rear sight got clobbered while extended, maybe bent the pin or oblonged the pin hole. Looks ok externaly, but has a lot of movement off to the left side, but not excesive to the right.

I probably better find my skinny pin punch! Much as I hate driving out sight leaf pins, I guess it needs fixed.

Maybe I better start looking for a bayonet too.

Again, Thanks.
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Postby ccmsd » Sun Jun 01, 2008 2:44 am


here is a blue print




Berthier 07-15 Guidon 1.jpg
Berthier 07-15 Front sight
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Postby ccmsd » Thu Jun 05, 2008 11:41 am

je sais,

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