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harmoniums
11-27-2010, 10:10 AM
I'll put up a video later, I've already got the correct scope, can't wait!

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Dr.Mauser
11-27-2010, 10:20 AM
What caliber did you get it in?? You'll have to let me know how it is, I've been thinking about getting one soon, but havent talked much about it with anyone, so I'd love to know.

offrdmania
11-27-2010, 10:25 AM
Ive always liked those rifles but didnt they have issues with the .308 conversion? Dont you have to run a light load

Dr.Mauser
11-27-2010, 10:27 AM
I thought it came in .308, but I'm not sure, I know some used 8mm Mauser, and 30-06.

hk91666
11-27-2010, 11:25 AM
Original Calibre was 7.5x54 French MAS, ammo is tough to find.

CEDaytonaRydr
11-27-2010, 11:28 AM
I have a MAS-36. I wasn't expecting much for the $89 I paid for it but truth be told, it's a good shooting little rifle! Since then, I've wanted a MAS-49 or 49/56 but haven't gotten around to it.

I've never even shot a MAS-49. Let us know what you think...

slowjonn
11-27-2010, 11:43 AM
I've got a Mas 49/56. Absolutely a fun, over-built rifle. It is very sturdy, simple and a dream to shoot. One of my favorites. Mine is in 7.5 French. As far as I know, the only other caliber was .308 and there were problems with some of the conversions.

When I got mine, I bought a ton of ammo in a heavy grain bullet (don't remember how heavy). It would not cycle in my rifle. Returned it for the lighter 139 grain and that solved the problem.

Ammo can be tough to find and a bit expensive but it's out there (see links).

http://www.palmettostatearmory.com/7.4-54-ammo.php
http://www.aimsurplus.com/catalog.aspx?groupid=82

Interloper
11-27-2010, 12:10 PM
I've always wanted one.
The .308 conversions were hit or miss, at least according to what I've read. The conversion was actually done by Century.

hk91666
11-27-2010, 12:37 PM
Six months ago ammo was a b*tch paid 29.95 per 20 Privi.

Saigon1965
11-27-2010, 12:38 PM
OP - You picking a "49" or a "49/56"? Big difference - Plenty of ammo out there -

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c240/saigon1965/CurioRelics/IMG_2171.jpg

hk91666
11-27-2010, 12:49 PM
Six months ago ammo was a b*tch paid 29.95 per 20 Privi.


it was for a friend who had a MAS 36 and no computer to research ammo.

Saigon1965
11-27-2010, 12:54 PM
Stay away from the Syrian stuff -

it was for a friend who had a MAS 36 and no computer to research ammo.

hk91666
11-27-2010, 12:56 PM
Stay away from the Syrian stuff -

Yeah got him Privi Partisan.

smle-man
11-27-2010, 2:03 PM
Harmoniums

Nice score! Is it the French or Syrian version?

I got rid of the useless grenade launching stuff on my 49/56 and sleeved the flash hider. Accuracy seems to have improved with the changes.

http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff237/smle-man/4956002.jpg

dr_communist
11-27-2010, 2:43 PM
I've got the 49/56 in .308. It likes to jam on the last round sometimes but other than that it works great. I only shoot the brown bear .308 through it. The only reason I don't shoot it more is .308 is getting to expensive to be fun. ( starving college student here)

Rogerbutthead
11-27-2010, 3:25 PM
I attach an article from American Gunsmith May 2005 by Russell Corbitt that may be interesting to those of you with MAS 49-56's.

Rogerbutthead
11-27-2010, 3:26 PM
the rest of the pages.

Anubis Laughed
11-27-2010, 4:07 PM
Saigon1965- Wow! That's the cleanest pair of MAS49's I've ever seen, usually the stocks on those are pretty well used.

Are they Syrian contract, or French Army?

harmoniums
11-27-2010, 4:19 PM
Well I just got back from my FFL.
I'll do a video as soon as the wife takes the kids to the park.
It's a MAS49, not 49/56, it's a Syrian contract in the original 7.5x54 caliber.
she's got great wood good metal nice shiney bore.
Ammo wise, I think I have about 2K of french surplus.

Rogerbutthead
11-27-2010, 4:33 PM
I've got two MAS 49 sniper set ups - never shot them as I only have a few rounds of 7.5 Syrian.

If you are interested in the L806 scope rig, buddyhinton@hotmail.com was the guy selling them a few years ago on gunboards.

harmoniums
11-27-2010, 4:36 PM
I've got two MAS 49 sniper set ups - never shot them as I only have a few rounds of 7.5 Syrian.

If you are interested in the L806 scope rig, buddyhinton@hotmail.com was the guy selling them a few years ago on gunboards.

Ahh yes Buddy Hinton, he is really into his french weapons, wonder if he was in Vietnam or something, I remember his shotgun news ads from the 90s.
I already have the scope (must be a different year of manufacture, it has a leather case and non-corrugated rubber eyepiece), the cheek weld is non existent, I'm going to need one of those MSE stocks.
BTW my serial number is very close to yours!

Haggar85
11-27-2010, 5:48 PM
I used one of the Century arms mas49/56's in .308 So what they did was weld a ring into the rear chamber that accommodates the rear of the .308. Feeding can be an issues but an emery board might help that.
The 7.5 French is a little fatter than the .308. The brass forward of this ring tends to bulge (kind of like a vase.) and some time causes jams. I ran some Brown Bear through it and the extractor tore the rear of the steel casing off. The following round managed to wedge it self about 1/4 inside the spent shell that was stuck in the chamber. So IMHO i think brass cased is a must if its the converted ones and they might need a bit of fine tuning in other way.

nick
11-27-2010, 6:01 PM
Original Calibre was 7.5x54 French MAS, ammo is tough to find.


It's not tough to find at all, any major online store has the Prvi Partizan one.

smle-man
11-27-2010, 9:23 PM
Easy to reload for, run a 6.5x55 Swede case through the sizing die for the 7.5MAS which opens it up to .30; use 150 gr bullets and if you are shooting it through a semi auto MAS, CCI 34 primers are a must to avoid slam fires. You can also buy 7.5 MAS cases from Grafs.

OHOD
11-27-2010, 9:36 PM
Wow!
Please Please post a great video..similar to the wheel gun you showed.

I can't wait!

SVT-40
11-27-2010, 10:03 PM
Century arms just received a massive amount of original French 7.5 ammo. If you have a C&R you can get the ammo at dealers cost. Buy $500.00 and shipping is free.

AM1733: Unfired Brass 7.5x54 MAS (French) 140gr, FMJ, Primed Brass, Berdan, Corrosive, Headstamp: TH 2.60 S 7.5

20rd Box/1000rd Case

$9.87 20rd Box --- $475 for 1000rd Case

*Not listed on the Web*



AMC023: Unfired Brass 7.5x54 MAS (French) Berdan Primed, Corrosive.

Headstamp: LM 3-64 NM 7.5

300rd Box/1200 Case.

$59.87 300rd Box --- $225 1200rd Case

*Not listed on the Web*

Dr.Mauser
11-27-2010, 11:52 PM
Whats so different between the FN49 and FN49/56? As stated early I dont know a whole lot about them.

pullnshoot25
11-28-2010, 2:11 AM
Any scratches from being dropped?

ZING!!

Seesm
11-28-2010, 2:20 AM
I have a 49/56 have only shot it prior to buying from a fellow CGNer... He said it shoot wolf like crap but Brass great. Its in .308

harmoniums
11-28-2010, 7:05 AM
Whats so different between the FN49 and FN49/56? As stated early I dont know a whole lot about them.

Two different rifles.
The FN49 is a gas piston gun made by FN in Belgium, it was the precursor to the FAL.
The MAS49 is a rifle made by the French arsenal for theirs and the Syrian military.
It's a different design that operates on a DI principle.
The MAS49/56 is an updated version with a different grenade launcher and chopped back wood

jamesob
11-28-2010, 9:15 AM
Whats so different between the FN49 and FN49/56? As stated early I dont know a whole lot about them.

mas49 not a fn49

Saigon1965
11-28-2010, 12:32 PM
Top is a 44 then the French 49 -

Saigon1965- Wow! That's the cleanest pair of MAS49's I've ever seen, usually the stocks on those are pretty well used.

Are they Syrian contract, or French Army?


Thanks for the info - Time to stock up again -

Century arms just received a massive amount of original French 7.5 ammo. If you have a C&R you can get the ammo at dealers cost. Buy $500.00 and shipping is free.

AM1733: Unfired Brass 7.5x54 MAS (French) 140gr, FMJ, Primed Brass, Berdan, Corrosive, Headstamp: TH 2.60 S 7.5

20rd Box/1000rd Case

$9.87 20rd Box --- $475 for 1000rd Case

*Not listed on the Web*



AMC023: Unfired Brass 7.5x54 MAS (French) Berdan Primed, Corrosive.

Headstamp: LM 3-64 NM 7.5

300rd Box/1200 Case.

$59.87 300rd Box --- $225 1200rd Case

*Not listed on the Web*

harmoniums
11-28-2010, 4:24 PM
video added

Rogerbutthead
11-28-2010, 4:44 PM
Nice video, understand your desire for Irish firearms now.

Someguy925
11-28-2010, 6:50 PM
Most excellent video

Dr.Mauser
11-28-2010, 6:53 PM
BEAUTIFUL RIFLE!!! Very nice very very nice

TRICKSTER
11-28-2010, 10:24 PM
Very nice. Don't forget to remove that evil sleeve that is mounted on the front barrel. Some DOJ people believe it to be a prohibited item.

harmoniums
11-28-2010, 11:04 PM
Very nice. Don't forget to remove that evil sleeve that is mounted on the front barrel. Some DOJ people believe it to be a prohibited item.

It's actually out of state right now, but yes the sleeve will be removed prior to bringing it in.

CEDaytonaRydr
11-28-2010, 11:36 PM
video added

video deleted?:confused:

dfletcher
11-29-2010, 9:08 AM
Harmoniums

Nice score! Is it the French or Syrian version?

I got rid of the useless grenade launching stuff on my 49/56 and sleeved the flash hider. Accuracy seems to have improved with the changes.

http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff237/smle-man/4956002.jpg

I removed the ranging ring, kept the sight. Sleeved the inside of the FH and held it in place with a small screw that prevents grenade mounting - I like the outer sleeve, how'd you do it?