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French MAS 49/56
« on: October 21, 2008, 09:22:52 AM »
Found one in .308 flavor - Please shed some lights on it - Read about not functioning properly, gas issues, ect. Thanks in advance.

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Re: French MAS 49/56
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2008, 11:48:33 AM »
Found one in .308 flavor - Please shed some lights on it - Read about not functioning properly, gas issues, ect. Thanks in advance.
The French can't get anything right.

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Re: French MAS 49/56
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2008, 12:51:30 PM »
Found one in .308 flavor - Please shed some lights on it - Read about not functioning properly, gas issues, ect. Thanks in advance.

The French can't get anything right.


Wasn't the French, the importer, Century Arms converted some and some of the MAS36 bolt actions to this caliber. Most people report the conversions suck. 

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Re: French MAS 49/56
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2008, 03:35:05 PM »
French did converted some over to .308 themselves -

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Re: French MAS 49/56
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2008, 04:01:19 PM »
French did converted some over to .308 themselves -


Very few or prototypes I believe, not general issue.  Some(few) of the MAS36 rifles were converted to a sniper rifle in 7.62x51 as well, the FRF2 IIRC. 

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Re: French MAS 49/56
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2008, 09:27:07 AM »
Well - Found a MAS 36 meantime - She's in excelletn condition -

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Re: French MAS 49/56
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2008, 12:57:21 PM »
I have an Numrich catalog from around the year 2000 or 1999 and you wouldn't believe how much they were selling the MAS 36's for. IIRC they were going for $36.99 still in the mummy wrap.

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Re: French MAS 49/56
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2008, 01:10:24 PM »
Thru my research - Yes, they were selling for that little - I'll get some pics up later -

I have an Numrich catalog from around the year 2000 or 1999 and you wouldn't believe how much they were selling the MAS 36's for. IIRC they were going for $36.99 still in the mummy wrap.


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Re: French MAS 49/56
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2008, 10:16:48 PM »
I got one in the wrap from Turners in 2001 for $50. 

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Re: French MAS 49/56
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2008, 11:37:53 AM »
I got one in the wrap from Turners in 2001 for $50. 


You can make a pretty profit selling it in today's market.

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Re: French MAS 49/56
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2008, 02:46:49 PM »
I don't mind paying what I did - Normal course of things. Now to look for an 49/56 next. Anyone have one for sale before I spend money elsewhere?

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Re: French MAS 49/56
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2008, 07:49:54 AM »
I think MAS 49/56 has a grenade launcher that has to be removed in CA, I'd like to have a MAS 49, missed one around $200 in 2005.  If I see a MAS 49/56 I will let you know.  I'd stay away from the Century Arms converted .308 versions. 

As with most milsurp items, if you miss buying them during the time they were imported, they tend to get expensive later.

French milsurp is not particularly popular though compared to US items so you may do ok.

Saigon, I reccomend you check out the sale forum and French forum at gunboards.com

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Re: French MAS 49/56
« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2008, 09:57:39 PM »
I've been checking out the Gunboards for awhile now - Thanks for the tips.

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French MAS 49/56
« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2015, 01:08:45 PM »
HAHAHA  "They are all in pretty good shape because they havent been used much."  Imagine that from a French rifle

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Re: French MAS 49/56
« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2015, 08:21:48 AM »
HAHAHA  "They are all in pretty good shape because they havent been used much."  Imagine that from a French rifle

yeah- these Frenchies don't need rifles anymore-



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