Original MAS 49/56 French semi-automatic rifles in Cal. 7.5.
These Rifles Are C&R Eligible. No longer includes new stock set.
Surplus Fair Condition
Original MAS 49/56 semi-automatic rifles. These rifles are used and show their history. These are military rifles which have served in France, northern Africa and finally in Ethiopia. You can expect some battle scars and wear.
The guns have seen extensive combat. Stocks have dents, dings, scratches, gouges, and show signs of handling and storage. Further concerning the stocks, most stocks are solid but some may have small cracks and/or in some cases even a little trench art. We have not found any that are broken or unsafe to use as these have all been sorted. You can expect a piece of history which has a tremendous historical and collector value.
The rifles have varies degrees of finish. Some guns have excessive wear, some have up to 80% of original parkerization.
We do offer a hand select in which we will pick the best of 10 from any particular group. There is a $100.00 hand-select fee involved.
Some stocks may possibly have trench art (field carvings). Others may have some silver thumb tags resembling a cross. Remember that Ethiopia’s population is 50% Christian and 50% Muslim.
As a Parts of our pre delivery inspection we cycle the bolt and the trigger is pulled to check for dry fire function. I have no doubt that all of these rifles will function properly. However, as with all surplus firearms, it is important to follow all safety protocols before firing.
Important Safety Warning - Please note, as with any surplus firearm we advise that you have the rifle inspected by a competent gunsmith before firing. In addition, all cosmoline needs to be thoroughly cleaned from the rifle... especially from the bore, the gas system, trigger group and the bolt group and special care needs to be taken to ensure that the firing pin moves freely within the lower bolt.
The positive about of the MAS rifles ...
These guns became very rare over the years. The French destroyed their guns after they ended their use in the 1990`s Actually a friend of mine used this gun in Former Yugoslavia at the French Embassy. He loved it. As original early military rifles, they contain Mil-Spec parts based on the manufacturing protocol in use by that particular military contract factory during the time period that they were produced.
These are C & R Eligible
You will receive a true piece of history which has seen extensive service on various theaters.
They are historically significant and make a fine addition to any collection.....
C&R OR FFL REQUIRED
The Mas 49/56 rifle is an improved version of the original Mas 49 French rifle. The MAS-49/56 was introduced in 1957 and incorporated lessons learned from service in Algeria, Indochina, and the Suez Crisis. The rifle was shortened and lightened to improve mobility for mechanized and airborne troops. The MAS-49 built-in rifle grenade launcher was replaced by a combination compensator/rifle grenade launcher that fired NATO-standard 22mm rifle grenades. The rifle also incorporates an integral grenade launching sight that is attached to the front sight block and a gas cutoff that prevents gas from entering the gas tube from the gas port when firing grenade launching blank ammunition. Chambered in the 7.5MM French ( 7.5 X 54 ) round. This is a very unique and collectible rifle. These have not been available for years. Don't miss this chance to add one to your collection.