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Veritas_223
05-24-2006, 4:19 PM
Should be Cali legal. Unlike the MAS 49/56 this does not have the evil grenade launcher!

http://gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?item=49484472

Evil Gun
05-24-2006, 6:25 PM
Should be Cali legal. Unlike the MAS 49/56 this does not have the evil grenade launcher!

http://gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?item=49484472
Uuuuuugleeee. JMHO.

fal_762x51
05-24-2006, 6:56 PM
If it went for $450 I would get, but $800 damn......

icormba
05-24-2006, 7:21 PM
If it went for $450 I would get, but $800 damn......

$800?

$599.00 + $35 = $634

but still... even for $634... it is too ugly for that price too!! haha! :) ;)

fal_762x51
05-25-2006, 11:53 AM
Well I'm blind.

icormba
05-25-2006, 8:39 PM
Well I'm blind.

blind? the ugly part? or the price part? haha!!! j/k :)
that's ok, I was worried I couldn't add... I actually had to use a calculator, twice! no... really! ;)

EBWhite
05-26-2006, 12:01 AM
pretty ugly id say

fal_762x51
05-26-2006, 2:17 AM
Explain to me why it's ugly. Why because it doesn't have a tactical light and spoon on it or are people jealous that it fires a real bullet?

icormba
05-26-2006, 11:05 AM
Explain to me why it's ugly. Why because it doesn't have a tactical light and spoon on it or are people jealous that it fires a real bullet?

It's French! ;) just kidding!

Anyway... I do think it's ugly, but I think the SVT 40 is ugly too! but I still wish I had one.


p.s. Well, we could always duct tape a tactical light on there ;)

CALI-gula
05-26-2006, 1:03 PM
Explain to me why it's ugly. Why because it doesn't have a tactical light and spoon on it or are people jealous that it fires a real bullet?

I think it and the 49/56 are quite attractive and uniquely well-made. The MAS 49 and 49/56 have one of the most durable, heavy walled receivers for a semi-automatic ever made. I think it is because too many people have read articles or magazines from "authorities" on the subject, and would find themselves embarrassed to be found in disagreement with said "authorities". Yet the "authorities" prove themselves lacking an eye for art or design, especially when you find their opinion, comments, or collections of other "art" of this world borders on the low-end of kitch, clutter, and white trash trinkets.

The Browning Auto-5 (A5) has always been touted as the favorite semi-auto shotgun of all time. I like it too! Yet, with its hump-back and very square receiver, cutting an abrupt silhouette between two wood ends, well in that respect, the design lines for the MAS 49 and 49/56 closely resemble the aesthetics of the A5.

People have limited view, and often can not see beyond what is presented before them. A true purveyor will consider multiple possibilities. In any case, if you wish to "beautify" your French MAS 49, to look like all the other "non-ugly" rifles of the world, see the following link:

http://www.gokart.net/shop-utopia/mccann/rifles/mas/mas.html


http://www.gokart.net/shop-utopia/mccann/rifles/mas/Mas.jpg


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VeryCoolCat
05-26-2006, 2:28 PM
Theres a problem with the .308 Mas conversion, the company that did the majority of them did a bad job and the rifles were said to be not reliable. I don't know the name but I heard of it, I was looking at one of these earlier in the year.

Just for clarification.

MAS 36 = Bolt
MAS 49/56 = Semi

CALI-gula
05-26-2006, 9:41 PM
Theres a problem with the .308 Mas conversion, the company that did the majority of them did a bad job and the rifles were said to be not reliable. I don't know the name but I heard of it, I was looking at one of these earlier in the year. Just for clarification.
MAS 36 = Bolt MAS 49/56 = Semi

That is true; they were done overseas and I think they were brought in by Century Arms for a short while. Turner's even used to sell them at one time. Century also brings in the converted MAS 36 which Turner's still carries every now and then. I am not a big fan of the MAS36 but I do think the potential of the MAS 49 and 49/56 guns are underrated and overlooked. In any case, I had not heard of any complaints from the conversions as the 7.5 French and the 7.62x51 are very close in case size, for both diameter and length. There is not a whole lot to "convert".

However, the company I noted for the link within my last post definitely does top-rate conversions on MAS 49s and MAS 49/56s. They don't just ream out the barrel as was being done with the Century conversions, they install a completely new barrel and reengineer the gun. Check out the link.


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Boomer1961
05-27-2006, 12:52 PM
Did anyone see where the drop mark on this is? Maybe it is on the otherside of the rifle.

I know with French Rifles we look for the drop mark (as in only dropped once being more valuable than say being dropped 3 or 4 times) instead of the arsenal markings/cartouches/etc.:eek:

I bet this one has only one drop mark, maybe even dropped really gently else be heard and shot at by the Germans/British/VC/Arabs/etc so maybe it is hardly noticeable.:D

I guess we should have bought those $79/36's and $189/49's that everyone passed on because they were French and shot that hard to find and really expensive ammo!

glen avon
05-27-2006, 1:23 PM
ask a vet of the 1967 or 1973 war how the Syrians fought. nobody dropped anything.

xenophobe
05-27-2006, 3:39 PM
Great rifle. Very rare.. you don't see straight 1949's out there. I had one without import marks, a Veitnam trophy without paperwork, and I sold it quick for $550. It was pretty beat too. That's a fair price for the 49. I sold it cause I like my 49/56 better.

CowtownBallin
05-29-2006, 11:53 PM
Explain to me why it's ugly. Why because it doesn't have a tactical light and spoon on it or are people jealous that it fires a real bullet?

That ruled. Thanks you for making my night :D

SVT_Fox
06-01-2006, 8:31 PM
its beautiful