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    Default MAS 49/56 Price check

    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.

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    I gave $199.99 about ten years ago when SOG had them. Scopes were $300 extra. I don't have any idea how much more now.

    Dennis Jenkins


    Quote Originally Posted by RaceBannon View Post
    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.

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    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.

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    Default Ballpark $1000

    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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    Default Ouch....Vic ...I had No Idea.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Vic View Post
    I paid 1250.00 for a 49/56.................in 1984.
    OUCH...... That had to Hurt when the 49/56 "Invasion" took place.

    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

    Buddy

    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 10:42 PM.

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    Buddy,

    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.




    kelt

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    Quote Originally Posted by kelt View Post
    Buddy,

    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.

    kelt
    My Type 2 Muzzle Brake 49/56 serial Number is G41178

    Again....purchased WAY Before the 49/56 "Importation Wave"

    also Kelt.......go look at this thread again....>>> K-Var Mas 49/56 Scope Mount ....about early L806 Mounts

    Buddy


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    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.

    kelt

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