I have what looks to be an unfired MAS 49/56 with sling, bayonet, nite sites, French Army scope, mount and case. I'm sure the rifle is arsenal refinished. I'm not interested in selling, but I need to put a value on it. I'd appreciate any help.
I think that's what I paid or close to it. I know the scope was more expensive than the rifle. It's a nice combo but I've never got around to firing it. It has a P78 in a box which is I believe is the year rebuild stamp.
The MAS 49/56 in the condition you speak are in the $550-700 range in my part of the woods.... (Alaska) with all accessories and scope add $500 more.
So ball park price figure $1000.00
I paid $550 for mine in the same condition with all accessories (sadly without scope) in 2007..... (Anchorage, AK)
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I paid 1250.00 for a 49/56.................in 1984.
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I had a local friend that "teased" me with a 49/56 back around that time....83/84
I wanted it......he let me "fondle" it....even take it home....Knowing I would take it apart and clean it for him.
If I remember correctly ....he wanted about $700 ....I agreed...by phone.....
A few days later....he now wanted about $1200 ..... Perhaps he found you vic ;-)
I declined......ran lots of Wanted ads in SGN....finally snagged one in 1985 for $500 .....still have that one.......has the RARE Closed end Muzzle Brake/Type 2 below......instead of the Common Open Flash Hider....Type 3
Ahhhhh .....The Good Ol' Days
PS......Vic...did many deals like yours.........
1984 paid $850 for a Hakim
1982 traded a Steyr AUG for a really Nice Vz52....yeah 7.62x45 .....OUCH !
1983 traded a Colt SP1 Carbine and $800 cash for a Vz52/57....Mint...No Importers Marks
Luckily....most of my Collection was purchased LONG ago......WAY Below Current Value
Last edited by Buddy; 08-05-2009 at 09:42 PM.
What is the serial number range of your 49-56 with the type 2 muzzle brake? there is a controversy here about when MAS switched to flash hiders.
I didn't notice before the specks of lint lodged in the holes of the type 2 muzzle brake, it's a good reminder to always brush the nook and crannies before taking a closup picture.
Thanks Buddy, and done.
As for the type 2 muzzle brake, they appear to have been fitted on up to the early H serie and were replaced by the open flash hider around H20.000, and retrofitted on all refurbished rifles.