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French MAS 44 and 36
« on: November 10, 2008, 03:57:27 PM »
Here they are - They are both in excellent condition - All matching numbers - The 44 has CAI import markings on the barrel - The 36 is pre-war - Still learning about them -














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Re: French MAS 44 and 36
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2008, 10:18:03 PM »
Neat, my MAS36 is post war with a serial # of P225!

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Re: French MAS 44 and 36
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2008, 01:26:52 PM »
This is awesome -

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=115798886


Quite interesting and neat if it is authentic, I have never seen something quite like that, most bringback items from there seem to usually be Tokarev pistols, SKS's, and Chinese Type 53 Mosin Nagants. 

SAigon has been making me more interested in French stuff lately, I am real pissed I missed that $100 Lebel 1886 recently and I want a MAC 50 also among other things. Getting OT, but the movie The Lover set in Indochina/Vietnam is quite good. 

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Re: French MAS 44 and 36
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2008, 07:04:55 PM »
3 of the medals in the case my dad recognized is from the former Rebuplic of Vietnam - He also recogized the signature of the general on the award certificate -

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Re: French MAS 44 and 36
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2008, 03:27:46 PM »
I've been trying to make a screwdriver to fit those funny screws on the MAS 36 -


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Re: French MAS 44 and 36
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2008, 07:26:58 PM »
Found these surplus ammo - They are supposed to be horrible - But I wanted them for my collection - They are Syrian -




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Re: French MAS 44 and 36
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2008, 10:09:48 PM »
I had hangfires with it using it in like 2001.  I'd like a box for collection purposes of course though as well. 

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Re: French MAS 44 and 36
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2008, 02:21:27 PM »
Finally had time to make the screwdriver - The 36 has a 1952 barrel on her - Haven't a chance to look at the 44 yet - Will do that later - Also found some period ammo this past weekend at the show -



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Re: French MAS 44 and 36
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2008, 09:10:10 PM »
I had one of those MAS-36 rifles..  POS!
It had a butchered stock someone had tried to skeletonize..
Ugh..  7.5 French...


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Re: French MAS 44 and 36
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2008, 09:19:25 PM »
Tell me in a little more details please - There was a paratrooper version with a under-folding stock - Could that have been it?

I had one of those MAS-36 rifles..  POS!
It had a butchered stock someone had tried to skeletonize..
Ugh..  7.5 French...



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Re: French MAS 44 and 36
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2008, 11:23:01 PM »
Paratroop had an aluminum buttstock, the CR39 IIRC.  The skelotinized MAS36 may have been a poor attempt at recreating a FRF1 or FRF2 sniper rifle? 

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Re: French MAS 44 and 36
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2008, 11:30:46 PM »
No..  Some bubba took a router or a jigsaw and cut a big lightening hole in a standard buttstock! It was bad. It almost looked unsafe to fire. I wondered if the recoil would shatter the little wood that was left and stuff the sharp ends into your shoulder.

I got roped into buying it on a package deal with some other guns.

Tell me in a little more details please - There was a paratrooper version with a under-folding stock - Could that have been it?

I had one of those MAS-36 rifles..  POS!
It had a butchered stock someone had tried to skeletonize..
Ugh..  7.5 French...




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Re: French MAS 44 and 36
« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2008, 10:40:53 AM »
Good way to ruin a rifle - But then they were cheap enough back then anyways -

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Re: French MAS 44 and 36
« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2008, 03:46:14 PM »
No..  Some bubba took a router or a jigsaw and cut a big lightening hole in a standard buttstock! It was bad. It almost looked unsafe to fire. I wondered if the recoil would shatter the little wood that was left and stuff the sharp ends into your shoulder.

I got roped into buying it on a package deal with some other guns.


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Did you take it to a buyback?

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