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rhunter
09-19-2009, 9:11 PM
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MAS 1949, syrian contract
No GL, just the sight. Can't wait to take to the range.

Roger.
03 FFL are always broke!

POLICESTATE
09-19-2009, 9:22 PM
Has this one seen service? If so how many times has it been dropped?

VegasND
09-19-2009, 9:31 PM
Has this one seen service? If so how many times has it been dropped?
Maybe they tied the French flag (white background with a blazing white cross) to the barrel of this one and greeted their conquerors.


rhunter: Cool, please provide details. For some crazy reason I've started looking at French rifles lately; mostly 49/56 rifles. I've got a feeling I'll have one soon.

TRICKSTER
09-19-2009, 9:37 PM
That's the Syrian contract model. The French model didn't have the bayonet.
Nice rifle.

smle-man
09-19-2009, 10:02 PM
Much better looking than the one that I had for awhile. Nice rifle!

socomIInato
09-19-2009, 10:14 PM
only half a picture?

knucklehead0202
09-19-2009, 11:58 PM
nice, gotta get my pics up. my 36/51 i'm pretty sure was unissued, looks brand friggin' new.

rhunter
09-20-2009, 8:39 AM
only half a picture?

Scroll over to the right! =====>>>>

rhunter
09-20-2009, 8:54 AM
Maybe they tied the French flag (white background with a blazing white cross) to the barrel of this one and greeted their conquerors.



rhunter: Cool, please provide details. For some crazy reason I've started looking at French rifles lately; mostly 49/56 rifles. I've got a feeling I'll have one soon.

Like someone said below, it is a Syrian contract rifle. All matching #'s, including Bayo. I had the seller remove the GL before shipping (two screws and it pops right off). Tilting block, direct gas impingement; like a FN 49 but no op rod. I still need to take it to the range but everything checks out fine! I have all the dies, brass and extra ammo from when I bought the MAS 36. I've been looking for a decent deal on a MAS 49 for about 6 year now! As for the 49/59, stay away from the 7.62 converts some are spotty on quality only problem is finding ammo 7.5 x 54,

socomIInato
09-20-2009, 3:48 PM
Scroll over to the right! =====>>>>

ha,ha, forget about that, thanks for waking me up:Dbut that rifles is so clean deserves more then ONE photo. more detailed photos of the rest of the rifle would be some nice eye candy;)

joefrank64k
09-20-2009, 5:20 PM
...only problem is finding ammo 7.5 x 54,

Buffalo Arms has some, but it ain't cheap...$17.00 for 20.

http://www.buffaloarms.com/browse.cfm/4,851.html

Beautiful gun, BTW!!!

smle-man
09-20-2009, 7:54 PM
Super easy to reload this cartridge; run 6.5x55 Swede cases through the 7.5 sizing die to neck them up or use .284 winchester cases. Either will make nice 7.5 MAS cases. Uses .308 diameter bullets.

knucklehead0202
09-20-2009, 9:05 PM
...or just buy Prvi ammo for about 13-18 bucks a box, it's all good boxer-primed stuff, and works well, i've used it in many of my milsurps. their brass is good-quality, reloads well, and their loaded ammo has shot well in everything i have so far.

odysseus
09-20-2009, 9:16 PM
Nice rifle.

Another French Beauty:

http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/2760/deneuve432423.jpg

rhunter
10-13-2009, 6:16 PM
Wideners has it for 12.95 a box. Just had 500 rounds delivered!

http://www.wideners.com/itemdetail.cfm?item_id=8504&dir=18|830|860

PP7.5FRF PRVI 7.5X54 FRENCH 139GR FMJ $12.95 / 20


Buffalo Arms has some, but it ain't cheap...$17.00 for 20.

http://www.buffaloarms.com/browse.cfm/4,851.html

Beautiful gun, BTW!!!

Mike A
10-13-2009, 8:22 PM
MAS 49s saw a lot of action in Africa in the 1960s thru the 1980s, some with the Foriegn Legion, some with French "clients," some with whoever bought them for bottom dollar. A few showed up in the hands of the VC, too.

rhunter
10-13-2009, 9:45 PM
MAS 49s saw a lot of action in Africa in the 1960s thru the 1980s, some with the Foriegn Legion, some with French "clients," some with whoever bought them for bottom dollar. A few showed up in the hands of the VC, too.

That, Sir, is why I wanted one; or at least a authentic copy of one.

Thank you,

Roger

Rogerbutthead
10-14-2009, 10:08 AM
There was a guy on the gunboards selling the french mount and scope for these rifles - I bought one for my MAS that was missing one, the other one I had already had a mount/scope rig.

5hundo
10-14-2009, 10:18 AM
She's a beauty. If you don't mind me asking, where did you get it and what did you have to give?

(I think my safe needs another Semi-auto C&R in the near future :43: )

I got a "product notification" form Midway a while back saying that the Privi was now available in 7.5 French. I'm not sure if they still have it, though...

glennsche
10-14-2009, 12:14 PM
what's it look like with the bayonet out?

Saigon1965
10-14-2009, 1:04 PM
My boys - Missing the 36/51 in this picture though -

Butthead - I bought a scope off the guy too - Nice package -



http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c240/saigon1965/CurioRelics/IMG_2170.jpg

Super Spy
10-14-2009, 1:27 PM
Nice Rifle! How much do those go for?

5hundo
10-14-2009, 2:22 PM
what's it look like with the bayonet out?

A javelin... :D

Rogerbutthead
10-14-2009, 2:27 PM
Saigon - Everytime I see the wood on your French rifles, I think I see perfection.

socomIInato
10-14-2009, 7:38 PM
My boys - Missing the 36/51 in this picture though -

Butthead - I bought a scope off the guy too - Nice package -



http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c240/saigon1965/CurioRelics/IMG_2170.jpg

i`m not impressed easily, but those french babies are hot!

Dr. Peter Venkman
10-14-2009, 7:41 PM
Saigon - Everytime I see the wood on your French rifles, I think I see perfection.

Give my MAS' stock a chance:

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d123/WiseBobo/Firearms/th_IMG_0043.jpg (http://s34.photobucket.com/albums/d123/WiseBobo/Firearms/?action=view&current=IMG_0043.jpg)
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d123/WiseBobo/Firearms/th_IMG_0045.jpg (http://s34.photobucket.com/albums/d123/WiseBobo/Firearms/?action=view&current=IMG_0045.jpg)
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d123/WiseBobo/Firearms/th_IMG_0047.jpg (http://s34.photobucket.com/albums/d123/WiseBobo/Firearms/?action=view&current=IMG_0047.jpg)

reidnez
10-14-2009, 8:25 PM
Did you hear about the new French tank? It has 7 gears...but they're all reverse.

But seriously, nice rifles!

Steyr_223
10-15-2009, 2:46 PM
Those are very pretty!


Here is a MAS 49 Syrian contract for sale for $750..Not mine.


http://gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=142844245

French contract Mas 49.

http://gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=143327384