I dont know what happened, my answer is in a new post!
I am starting to get old I think.
Anyway Ray, just let me explain you someting about French ctges.
- all the commercials ones and military ones have a big problem : the primer !
After a few years it doesn’t work, even if properly stored.
And this about any caliber : handgun or rifle.
- the military 9 para ctges are very hot. They break all the handguns if you shoot a lot (including the MAC 50) because they were designed for a submachine gun
- the handgun ctges (like 32 ACP and 7.65 Long) juste made after WWII are terrible because of the powder. They used a mix of German powder captured after the war.
Never shoot that if you don’t want to have a bullet stuck in the barrel.
It is all.(perhaps a lot, but only that).
Now, when people shoot ctges not designed to be shot in a gun they use (because the ctges don’t match the chamber), excuse me, but they have either no knowlege or are idiots.
It is the case for example with 8 mm Lebel.
The French surplus ammo you find in the US must not be shot in the old guns. But only in guns (machine gun, rifles, carbines) with a N on the barrel and on the receiver .
These ctges (Mle 1932) have a neck diameter bigger than the 1886 one and the profil of the ctge is different.