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Old 03-15-2018, 9:36 PM
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"L" prefix MAS 36. Can't wait to try it. This was one of the ones from Shooter's Pro Shop in Roseville. Has a Chatellerault 1970 rebuild stamp.
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Very nice, I have one as well. Awesome rifles!
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Good looking rifle-well done sir!
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I finally got my M1916 Berthier, now I'm on the hunt for a MAS36! It's beautiful.
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Pretty rifle. Don't those slings have a unique finish?
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That's a nice one. Congrats!
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Those are getting harder to find nowadays
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Pretty rifle. Don't those slings have a unique finish?
Aye, it is very unusual.
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Nice score on a good looking set up. PAX
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Nice thing is, I have 300 rounds for it, so I may actually be able to feed it for a bit!
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Nice rifle! I wish I had ammo and a bayonet for mine! Slightly off topic, but I would like to reload for mine. I inherited mine, and I do not know if it was ever fired since coming into the country. I would like to headspace it and shoot it. Short of buying headspace gauges is there a way to check the headspace? I want to reload for this gun.
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I've never seen 7.5 gauges. I have some 7.5 rounds, if you want I can give you a couple and you can try them.
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Nice rifle! I wish I had a bayonet for mine!
You might, its usually hidden away in the tube under the barrel. Unless you have an empty tube, you've got the bayonet :-)
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You might, its usually hidden away in the tube under the barrel. Unless you have an empty tube, you've got the bayonet :-)
Nope not there unfortunately. Are MAS 36 bayonets serialized? I would like to pick one up.
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Well, had to show it off I guess..



"L" prefix MAS 36. Can't wait to try it. This was one of the ones from Shooter's Pro Shop in Roseville. Has a Chatellerault 1970 rebuild stamp.
Nice!!!

These Mas 36 rifles are actually real nice and accurate shooters. Most which were imported back in the 90's were new after factory refurb.

If you would like I can post a few scans of the Century Arms sales fliers about these rifles from back then...



How close is your "L" to my "L"?

This is the one I will be selling, and talked to you on the phone about after you bought yours!!

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I've never seen 7.5 gauges. I have some 7.5 rounds, if you want I can give you a couple and you can try them.
Thank you. I may just buy some brass, bullets and dies. Do you think I could get away with firing a light charge and measure the headspace from shoulder with a Hornady headspace comparator? My rifle is somewhat of a mystery rifle. no prefix to the serial number and only stamped in two places, the receiver by the barrel on the left side and on the bolt handle. I researched it and it appears this my rifle was made between September 1944 and February 1945.
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Nope not there unfortunately. Are MAS 36 bayonets serialized? I would like to pick one up.
Most bayonets you will find now will have the last two numbers of the SN on the end which sticks out of the mount under the barrel.
Finding a un-marked bayonet is pretty rare, but they are out there.

Most of the factory refurbs will have mismatched bayonets as well as a slight counter bore. This was done during the refurb process, and is not a detractor for value.

Most will have matching bolts though. A mis-match bolt would be a detractor as to value.
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Thank you. I may just buy some brass, bullets and dies. Do you think I could get away with firing a light charge and measure the headspace from shoulder with a Hornady headspace comparator? My rifle is somewhat of a mystery rifle. no prefix to the serial number and only stamped in two places, the receiver by the barrel on the left side and on the bolt handle. I researched it and it appears this my rifle was made between September 1944 and February 1945.
Having the SN on the receiver and bolt only isn't unusual. Most refurbs will be the same.

Not having an alpha prefix... Don't know ..
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Here is another thread where I posted pictures. I can't find the pictures on my computer right now.
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s...sterile+mas+36
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Thank you. I may just buy some brass, bullets and dies. Do you think I could get away with firing a light charge and measure the headspace from shoulder with a Hornady headspace comparator? My rifle is somewhat of a mystery rifle. no prefix to the serial number and only stamped in two places, the receiver by the barrel on the left side and on the bolt handle. I researched it and it appears this my rifle was made between September 1944 and February 1945.
May have been assembled from parts laying around since it was so soon after the liberation.
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May have been assembled from parts laying around since it was so soon after the liberation.
I need to check the date on the barrel, but I cannot get the front sight band off. The screw won't budge. I don't want to try anymore as it appears an earlier attempt at this scratched the band.
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Thanks everyone. I am really stoked to have this one. Would love to get an MAS 36/51 next
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Nice!!!

These Mas 36 rifles are actually real nice and accurate shooters. Most which were imported back in the 90's were new after factory refurb.

If you would like I can post a few scans of the Century Arms sales fliers about these rifles from back then...



How close is your "L" to my "L"?

This is the one I will be selling, and talked to you on the phone about after you bought yours!!

Mine seems to be 13804
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Congrats, very nice Looking MAS. I got to fire one at one of our C&R shoots and it was a very accurate rifle.
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Congrats, very nice Looking MAS. I got to fire one at one of our C&R shoots and it was a very accurate rifle.
I remember that. Of course the shooter was excellent, but that MAS36 was a laser.
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In the event that you wish to reload for your MAS and can't lay your hands on 7.5 MAS boxer brass, an easy conversion is running 6.5x55 Swede brass through the 7.5 sizing die. Lube up the inside of the case mouth before you run it through and you'll end up with perfectly serviceable cases. I've done a couple hundred such cases and reloaded them multiple times for my 49/56. After about 5 reloads the case mouth splits but if you anneal them after the sizing they'd most likely last even longer.

Someone suggested to me about using .284 cases for the conversion but doing so cracked my RCBS die. .284 cases work great for 7.5 Swiss but not 7.5 MAS
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Nice looking 36. I have one just like it....it is VERY accurate, but I had to switch up the rear sight leaf so it wouldn't shoot 2 feet to the right at 50 yds.
These are not easy to sight in. The rear sight is not adjustable for windage, and the front blade is often soldered in place.

PPU makes regular runs of 7.5 French loaded ammo as well as brass. An Ammoseek search shows 5 retailers (including SG) having the ammo in stock at this moment.

I bought 200 new brass cases from Grafs a couple years back.

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I still shoot the French corrosive stuff through mine. I finally sold off the last of my 36 rifles. Nice looking rifles, but they have usually the trigger from hell. They are built like tanks though.
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That's a beaut that you found - I regret making you wait -

Enjoy her!
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