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    Default Syrian MAS 49

    GarandFan43
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    Posted - 05/19/2007 : 08:29:21 AM
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    Hello all, I recently put on layaway a Syrian contract MAS 49. I have read that there was only 6,000 rifles made for the Syrians, is this true? Which MAS 49 is more uncommon, the Syrian or the French? The rifle I purchased is very nice overall. The gray parkerizing is in the 90% to 95% range. The bore is bright and shiny with no pitting but unfortunately, is counterbored. The wood looks like it has had many dings and dents through the years but has been sanded at some point, maybe the same time it was counterbored. The serial numbers on the buttstock and forestock are still very sharp and the 1953 roundel cartouche on the buttstock is still readable as well! However, the grasping grooves are barely there. The rifle has matching serial numbers on the receiver, triggerguard, buttstock and forstock. The only non-matching number I can see on the whole piece is the bayonet. Is the bolt and carrier numbered on the inside where it can't be seen without disassembly? I wasn't really in the market for one of these but the price of $275 was just to good to pass up! I used to have a 49/56 years ago but sold it awhile back. The problem I always had with that particular rifle was that it would go full auto on me. Occasionally, with no rhyme or reason, it would do a two round burst. Is this common with these rifles and is there anything that can be done about it? Lastly, I know these rifles weren't imported in the last few years, but it doesn't seem like Syria is a country we've been on friendly terms with anytime recently. Does anyone know if these rifles were imported directly from Syria or from another country? Thanks everyone for any and all info and help that is provided!

    marysdad
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    USA
    808 Posts
    Posted - 05/19/2007 : 09:49:20 AM
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    Although there were fewer of the Syrian variant produced, they are equally, if not more, plentiful in the USA than the French variant. Your rifle was counterbored when it left the factory and the grasping grooves are very shallow, so your rifle is probably in facrory finish. The bolt and carrier are numbered on the inside. Mine are mismatched, but everything else matches like yours does. $275 is a steal for one of these, so you did well to grab it. These are suseptible to slam firing, the same as the 49/56. There are three approaches to addressing this: adding a spring to the firing pin, flattening the tip of the firing pin, or obtaining a lightened firing pin. Search on this forum and you'll find lots of info.

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    GarandFan43
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    43 Posts
    Posted - 05/19/2007 : 2:29:10 PM
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    Thank you for the info. Just wondering, why in the world would they counterbore the muzzle at the factory? And the shallow grasping grooves are factory too? There is one last question I forgot to ask earlier. I noticed the the F prefix of the serial number on the receiver, triggerguard and buttstock is a block letter F and the s/n prefix on the forestock is a cursive letter F. Is this normal? Thanks again!!


    vonmazur
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    1762 Posts
    Posted - 05/19/2007 : 3:20:09 PM
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    These guns were delivered in 1953/54, just as the Factory and the French Ordnance were converting to Roman Letters, replacing the Cursive Italic Script. All of the original, un-messed with Syrian Rifles I have ever examined were in the 30,000 series and all were typical of that era.

    The grooves are narrow in those days, even the French Mle 49 Rifles are like that. In the 60's, when they rebuilt the French Issue Rifles, they used Beechwood to replace Walnut, and the groove is wider and deeper than in 1953.

    All of the Mle 49 and Mle 36 Rifles made after Jan 1950, have a counterbore at the muzzle, with white metal showing on mintier examples. This was done to reduce damage at the muzzle by cleaning rods and pull thrus. I have a Mle 1936 made in 1949, un-altered, which is not counterbored, a similar gun, made in 1950 is. The official explanation is that the use of the rigid rod, to clean from the muzzle, was required with the semi auto rifles, unlike the Mle 36 that was easily cleaned from the breech, and since the chief cause or barrel replacement was found to be muzzle wear and this was attributed to over-zealous cleaning...I do not know if this is the case or not, just that this is the reason I was given for the C/B in the 50's..

    The receiver cover is stamped inside, by the buffer, and they used an Italic F, later they stamped the rear of the cover, and used Roman Letters. If the receiver cover is cut flat, at a 45 deg angle, it is an Arsenal restamp, if it is round, then it is the original configuration. There are many little details noticed by the collectors on this board that apply to the Mle 49, such as the location and style of serie Number and other little things....(The Nylon bushings on the hammer, etc...)

    Almost all of the Mle 49 Syrian guns were imported by Century Arms and they were well used by the Syrians. Some were imported from Canada, and they were in similar condition to yours.

    Only 265 or so of the FRENCH Mle 49's were sold by AIM in Ohio in the 90's. Several thousand if not most of the Syrian Contract Guns were imported into the US, at various times. The Mle 44 Rifles were all in one batch, brought in by Century in the 1980's, supposedly they brought in 3000 of the 6000 made.....

    Dale

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    kelt
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    2315 Posts
    Posted - 05/19/2007 : 3:59:19 PM
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    The counterboring of the barrel end was carried out at the factory during the barrel machining process on all French rifles designed for launching of the model 1948 grenades.

    Slam fire, or more accurately "uncontrolled firing" is not a curse.

    A Mas 49 or 49-56 rifle properly maintained should never slam fire, I have no memory of a rifle slam firing while I was in the Army in the Sixties, the 49-56 was the main battle rifle then, even the 49.56 dedicated to grenade launching didn't get rattled enough by it to go slam firing.

    Slam fire is not the proper term, as the bolt is already locked when the firing pin is allowed to move ahead or to be striken by the hammer, beside firing on its own the rifle is safe and there are no risks of the cartridge to go off before it is fully chambered and the bolt locked, uinlike other semi autos that may litterally explode.

    The possible causes of slam fire are:
    - soft primers, usually on a correctly maintained rifle, the use of CCI 34 primers should be sufficient to prevent it.
    - bad vertical adjustment of the trigger block, the hammer protrusion inside the receiver should be adjusted between 0.8mm and 1.0mm above the floor of the receiver, the hammer being held back on the auto sear, and not on the trigger sear.
    - excessive wear of the hammer, auto sear, trigger sear.
    - excessive length of the firing pin, pin protrusion in the bolt face should not exceed 0.8mm.
    - incorrect assembly of bolt and firing pin, both should be of the correct type, marked with a "O" on the side.
    - loose stock and/or loose trigger block.


    kelt

    GarandFan43
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    43 Posts
    Posted - 05/23/2007 : 10:48:32 AM
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    Thanks guys for all the great responses! Now that everyone mentions the counterbore, I checked on my MAS 36/51 and it appears to be counterbored as well. Atleast the rifling doesn't go all the way to the muzzle. Its in the F 95,000 range. Is there anyway to determine the date of manufacture of this rifle? Someone mentioned one way to help curb the "slam fire" issue in the 49 series of rifles was to install a spring on the firing pin. What type of spring should I use? Has anyone here tried it and did it work? Lastly, I have a box of the Prvi Partizan 7.5 French, can anyone attest to how it shoots? Guess now I'm going to have to pick up a few more boxes at the next gunshow! Thanks again for all the help guys, it is greatly appreciated!


    vonmazur
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    USA
    1762 Posts
    Posted - 05/23/2007 : 4:08:37 PM
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    To determine the date of manufacture, post the Series number and prefix, or refer to the stick posts above that have the serial data on the French Rifles..

    Dale

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    kelt
    Gunboards.Com Gold Star Member

    France
    2315 Posts
    Posted - 05/23/2007 : 4:34:30 PM
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    Syrian contract Mas 49 if within the F33000 to F39000 range was built in 1953.

    kelt


    vonmazur
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    USA
    1762 Posts
    Posted - 05/24/2007 : 11:49:28 AM
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    A Mle 36-51 F 90,000 would be approxomately 1954/55. By this time, all of the Mle 36 rifles made, used the same, "one size fits all" barrel, with the hole in front of the front sight that allows installation on a Mle 36 or a Mle 36-51.

    I have seen several of the 36-51 Rifles in minty condition lately, they had tags stating that they were in "New" condition, unlike the usually "once rebuilt-like new" models that one sees at gun shows.

    Dale

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    GarandFan43
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    Posted - 05/28/2007 : 08:11:26 AM
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    Thanks vonmazur for the date info on my 36/51. The faint remnants of the roundel cartouche are there on the stock, but it is not readable. Well, this past Saturday I picked up my Syrian contract MAS 49 and can now offer more details! Serial number is F39251 and is matching on the receiver, triggerguard, forestock and buttstock. Mismatched numbers are on the bayonet, receiver cover, bolt and bolt carrier. However, all the mismatched numbers are in the proper Syrian serial range. A block letter F is used on the receiver, buttstock and bolt (electropenciled) and cursive f is on the forestock, triggerguard and receiver cover. The roundel cartouche on the buttstock is still readable and is marked with the date Juille 1953. I'm judgeing by the serial number that this particular rifle was made at the very end of the Syrian contract? It also seems from what I've read on this forum and seen on the auctions sights recently that it is just about impossible to find a MAS 49 with all matching numbers? Are there any other details I should look at more closely on this rifle that will give me any additional info on it? Its a fairly neat rifle and am glad I added it to my collection. I'm interested to try it out at the range one day. I must admit, buying this MAS 49 has given me the hankering for reacquiring a 49/56 for the collection as well. Thanks again to everyone who has helped me out!


    OMalley
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    Posted - 05/28/2007 : 5:10:35 PM
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    I don't really think you could go too far wrong for $275.00. Those a really pretty looking rifles. They aren't making any more of them either.
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    Default French MAS 44 - 49 - 49/56 Survey

    I saved the French MAS 44 - 49 - 49/56 Survey started by DMinFla from the Old GunBoards French Discussion Board......

    The "UpLoaded" pics Didn't make it from the old site


    Buddy

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    Here is the Title from the Old French GunBoard....please note there were 11,304 Views
    So.....you can add the number of Views here on the New French GunBoard and get an over all Grand Total of Views for the Survey

    Sticky: Survey On MAS 44,49 and 49/56 rifles DMinFla Views 11,304
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    Hi there Goose52 had a great idea on the Hakim site about starting a survey on the MAS 44,49 and 49/56 rifles so i am going to start one here now so if you have one of those rifles please post your info here or e-mail me with it thanks.Now as this is my first survey i am going to make it easy on everyone here including me

    MAS 1944 rifles
    Ser#
    Is it painted black or parkerized

    MAS 1949 French rifles
    Ser#
    Does it have the grenade launcher on it still

    MAS 1949 Syria inport rifles
    Ser#

    MAS 1949/56 rifles
    Ser#
    Does it have a open flash hider or a muzzle break on it
    Is the Ser# vertical or horizontal

    Full ser # would be great but if you don't want to post it here you can e-mail me with it if you want to.I will not keep any info on who sent it just the info on the rifles and who knows we may learn somthing new thanks.DMinFla

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    Go here to enter your info for the
    Survey on the MAS 1944,49 and 49/56 rifles
    http://www.gunboards.com/forums/topi...TOPIC_ID=95237

    The Adventure Team 1970-1976



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    Edited by - DMinFla on 03/16/2005 5:43:23 PM


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    I currently own the Following MAS Self Loaders

    also to help the survey....mention if your MAS 44's are Black Painted or Parkerized....

    MAS 44
    F 4 [Yes Serial number 4] Painted Black
    F 975 Painted Black
    F 2191 Parkerized
    F 4857 Parkerized


    MAS 49
    F 39732 Syrian Contract/ Spike bayonet
    F 51315
    F 52581
    F 74344

    MAS 49/56
    G 39929
    G 41178 has Muzzle Break instead of Open Flash Hider [see pic below]
    G 55160
    G 57415
    H 42192

    MAS.223 / Semi FAMAS
    SA 00023B
    My FAMAS Picture Album.....
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/FAMAS/

    Link to my MAS F 4....
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...tipleViews.jpg

    Pic link to serial Number G 41178 Muzzle Break.....Left
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...56_Muzzles.jpg

    Here is a MAS 49/56 with First/Early version Flash Hider....
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...zzleBreakA.jpg

    Link to my MAS Picture album >>> http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/French_MAS/

    Buddy
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    7/30/2006


    Here is a list of all MAS Rifle Info posted in this "string" as of 7/30/06
    And serial numbers that I have seen on the Internet and have pics of the receivers

    I will update list as more Rifle info is posted.....

    Rearsenal Dated are posted in [Brackets]
    GL = Grenade Launcher

    MAS 44

    F 4 Painted Black
    F 35 Painted Black
    F 445 Painted Black
    F 48x Black Enamel
    F 613 Painted Black
    F 63X Black enamel
    F 975 Painted Black
    F 1080 Black Painted
    F 1166 Paint/Park.
    F 1240 Black Painted
    F 143X black enamel
    F 1618 Painted Black
    F 1926 Paint/Park / Anchor on butt plate
    F 2191 Parkerized
    F 3250 Parkerized
    F 3339 Parkerized
    F 3418 Parkerized
    F 3474 Parkerized
    F 3633 Parkerized
    F 3879 Parkerized
    F 3937 - parked - unknown barrel date
    F 4673 Parkerized
    F 477X
    F 4857 Parkerized
    F 5008 Parkerized
    F 5098 Parkerized
    F 5325 Parkerized
    F 5537 Painted Black
    F 5895 Parkerized

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    MAS 49

    F 3879
    F 6910 - GL - horizontal serial - barrel MAS-1962-SEY - [P69]
    F 803x
    F 14970 (horizontal), barrel Mas-1953, GL , parkerized
    F 193XX w/grenade launcher
    F 2364x
    F 2415x
    F 25554 GL park'd
    F 33792 Syrian
    F 36483 Syrian parked
    F 3732x Syrian
    F 37383 Syrian
    F 38586 Syrian Matching Numbers
    F 39732 Syrian / Spike bayonet
    F 39xxx Syrian 1953
    F 68xx Park launcher Horizontal # (This one is sniper grade with white bore and fitted stock)
    F 10xxx " " "
    F 15xxx " " "
    F 25xxx " " "
    F 35xxx " " "
    F 48xxx " " Vertical #
    F 58666 Paint No Launch. "
    F 79079 Park Launcher "
    F 790xx " " "
    F 32360 -Barrel marked MAS 1962 - SEB
    F 33072 Syrian
    F 33642- Syrian GL Barrel-MAS-1953-FY-Parkerized
    F 33792
    F 34310 Parked French No Grenade Launcher Horizontal
    F 35873
    F 37269
    F 37477 Syrian Barrel marked MAS 1953 - FYc
    F 37596
    F 378XX Syrian
    F 38725 Syrian
    F 51315
    F 52581
    F 56014
    F 59790 w/o GL park'd, vertical number
    F 65839 Has grenade launcher
    F 69917 Parked French With Grenade Launcher Vertical
    F 74344
    F 75197 Vertical Number ..like 49/56's
    F 77530

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    MAS 49/56

    Very Rare 7.62N [7.62x51 NATO] caliber No219

    G Series
    G 865 Park second type bbl and flash hider
    G 2457 [P72]
    G 2778 (vertical) with muzzle brake and grenade launcher [P76]
    G 3656 vertical cal 7,62 marked 308
    G 458x Vertical # Rebuild [P-71] Cal .308 Muzzle Break
    G 7459 Vertical Flash Hider
    G 9282 - Muzzle break - Vert Barrel marked MAS-1958 - SEb
    G 12875
    G 13724 Flash Hider-Vertical Barrel-MAS-1972-CSJ-Parkerized-(.308)
    G 14018 [P84]
    G 15939 Converted .308 [ P78]
    G 16215 [P77] [ P92]
    G 17424 [P87]
    G 1781x Vertical # Rebuild [P-70] [P-77] Flash Hider
    G 18962 [P78]
    G 20380 Converted to .308 [ P67]
    G 21709 (vertical), barrel Mas-1971, refurbished 1971, transformed MSE 1975.
    G 21794
    G 23748 This MAS has the Early Open Slot Flash Hider
    G 26350 [P77] Restamp 7.62 / .308
    G 26698, vertical serial #, and open flash hider, barrel MAS 1960 Mft, rearsenal P72
    G 28093
    G 30507 [P78]
    G 32838 [P82]
    G 350XX [P63]
    G 35061
    G 36553 [P78] Restamp 7.62 .308
    G 37329 [P67]
    G 37417 [P76] Converted to .308
    G 38442 [P91]
    G 39929
    G 39707 [P78]
    G 40673 vertical, flash hider, barrel date MAS-1978-MFn - [P83]
    G 4075x Vertical # Rebuild [P-71] Flash Hider
    G 41178 has Muzzle Break
    G 42134 Converted to .308
    G 42172 [P76]
    G 42957
    G 44475 vertical, flash hider, barrel date MAS-1966-SE-h - [P67]
    G 45641
    G 47805 vertical Has muzzle break
    G 48035 [P86] Restamped 7.62 / .308
    G 48880
    G 50247 stamped vertical [ P71] [ P88] [ P92]
    G 50773 (vertical), barrel Mas-1966, refurbished 1970.
    G 51369 Vertical Flash Hider Wide Front Sight [P75]
    G 51825 Converted to .308
    G 525XX not refurbished
    G 54680 [P85]
    G 54986 Converted to .308
    G 55160
    G 55498
    G 57415
    G 57767, vertical on receiver.2 rebuild marks, [P72] and [P85]
    G 59656 Vertical Flash Hider
    G 63569
    G 64094 [P69] .308
    G 65761 [ P86]
    G 71040 vertical, flash hider, barrel date MAS-1960-MFt - no rearsenal
    G 79772
    G 86713 Converted to .308 [P81]
    G 87009 muzzle brake.
    G 87246 vertical, flash hider, barrel date MAS-1982-LMNi - [P88][P92]
    G 880XX not refurbished - like new - AR crown
    G 89337
    G 89430 [P76] Restamped 7.62 / .cal .308
    G 90073 [P70] [ P84]
    G 91372
    G 93473 [P70] [P75]
    G 97608 [P81]
    G 98038 [P66]

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    H Series

    H 01598
    H 06304 -Flash Hider-Vertical Rebuild [P82] Barrel-MAS-1975-LMNg-Parkerized
    H 06596 vertical, flash hider, barrel date MAS-1961-AUb - no rearsenal
    H 07513 Vertical Flash Hider [P77] [P86]
    H 088XX modified MSE
    H 10xxx Park second type bbl and flash hider
    H 10416
    H 10518 Parked French With Flash Hider Vertical
    H 11387 Restamped 7.62 / .308
    H 23379 vertical, flash hider, barrel date MAS-1981-LMNi - [P85]
    Model 49/56 - converted to 7.62 / .308
    H 11387 Converted to .308
    H 1781*, stamped vertically Type 2 flash hider Barrel MAS 1962 Mff Rearsenal stamp: [P71]
    H 17958
    H 22338 [P78]
    H 23187
    H 26590 [P78]
    H 3305x Vertical # No Rebuild Cal. 7.5 Flash Hider
    H 34727 [P72] [P76]
    H 38445
    H 42029
    H 42192
    H 44441
    H 67718
    H 71736
    H 73659
    H 73907 (vertical), barrel Mas-1991, (cal 7.08) no refurbishing stamp
    H 80915 [ P74]








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    Edited by - Buddy on 07/30/2006 11:18:03 AM


    Goose52
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    854 Posts
    Posted - 03/16/2005 : 12:08:17 AM
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    Updated to add barrel and rearsenal data to Mle 49

    MAS 44 # F 3937 - parked - unknown barrel date (don't have tool for band screws)

    MAS 49 # F 6910 - French contract - Grenade launcher - horizontal serial - barrel MAS-1962-SEY - rearsenal P69

    Goose

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    Read a good book lately?
    www.fn49.com

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    Edited by - Goose52 on 03/25/2005 8:07:05 PM


    larry408
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    USA
    306 Posts
    Posted - 03/16/2005 : 12:55:48 PM
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    MAS 49/56 Serial number G 54986 Converted to .308

    Also have a MAS 36 L 16274 Converted to .308

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    Larry Gathright
    USAF 68-72
    NRA Life
    GOA
    C&R


    vonmazur
    Moderator



    USA
    1762 Posts
    Posted - 03/16/2005 : 2:26:48 PM
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    Guys: here is a partial list....

    Mle 1944:
    F 1166 Paint/Park.
    F 1240 "
    F 1926 " Anchor on butt plate
    F 3339 Park
    F 3633 "
    F 5098 " (Just sold)
    Mle 49 Syrian
    F 38586 All matched!
    F 39xxx Not matched, but mint cond! these 2 are dated 1953

    Mle 49 French

    F 68xx Park launcher Horizontal # (This one is sniper grade with white bore and fitted stock)
    F 10xxx " " "
    F 15xxx " " "
    F 25xxx " " "
    F 35xxx " " "
    F 48xxx " " Vertical #
    F 58666 Paint No Launch. "
    F 79079 Park Launcher "
    F 790xx " " "

    Mle 1949-56
    F 465 Park All have the second type bbl and flash hider except F 465
    G 865 "
    H 10xxx " All of these are stamped vertically IIRC

    This is from memory at work, so I could be off a little, I have examined or own all the guns listed above

    Dale in Ala

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    "If those little sweethearts won't face German bullets,then they'll face French ones!"
    General Mireau in Stanley Kubrick's "Paths of Glory" 1955

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    Edited by - vonmazur on 03/16/2005 6:07:54 PM


    DMinFla
    Rest In Peace



    USA
    300 Posts
    Posted - 03/16/2005 : 6:03:39 PM
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    Thanks to Goose52 and Buddy i added some things to the survey. thanks for every one who added theirs to it so far.I am also adding mine here too.DMinFla

    MAS 1944
    Ser# F5537
    Painted black

    MAS 1949
    Ser# F65839
    Has grenade launcher

    MAS 1949 Syria
    Ser# F33072

    MAS 1949/56
    Ser# G47805 and is vertical
    Has muzzle break


    DMinFla


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    Go here to enter your info for the
    Survey on the MAS 1944,49 and 49/56 rifles
    http://www.gunboards.com/forums/topi...TOPIC_ID=95237

    The Adventure Team 1970-1976



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    Edited by - DMinFla on 03/16/2005 6:05:56 PM


    Tembo
    Gunboards Super Premium Member



    USA
    491 Posts
    Posted - 03/17/2005 : 01:59:16 AM
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    MAS 44 F35 - painted black

    MAS 49 F25554 - with GL park'd
    MAS 49 F59790 - w/o GL park'd, vertical no.

    MAS 49/56 G48621 - vertical no.


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    ammolab
    Gunboards.Com Gold Star Member



    USA
    1337 Posts
    Posted - 03/17/2005 : 11:52:12 PM
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    When Century had the MAS 44s We saw three different finished weapons here.
    Grey Park
    Black Paint
    Black Park......the black parkerized guns were the least common. Anyone else seen one of these???


    vonmazur
    Moderator



    USA
    1762 Posts
    Posted - 03/18/2005 : 11:41:12 AM
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    I think the black looking park was "Stoving" a black carbon applied to the park to darken it, sometimes the varnish was worn off, so the park looked black. I have had one in the 80's......

    Dale in Ala

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    "If those little sweethearts won't face German bullets,then they'll face French ones!"
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    ammolab
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    USA
    1337 Posts
    Posted - 03/18/2005 : 5:53:36 PM
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    Varnish worn off?? I have a Mint 44...nothing "worn off" and it looks like Maganeese Phosphate (black) parkerizing to me. Could just be VERY dark grey. It just is a striking different finish when you put it next to a grey Parked 44.


    Tembo
    Gunboards Super Premium Member



    USA
    491 Posts
    Posted - 03/19/2005 : 02:14:41 AM
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    I've never seen a 44 with black parkerizing. Definitely like to see it. Could you post a picture?

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    Edited by - Tembo on 03/19/2005 02:16:29 AM


    kelt
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    France
    2315 Posts
    Posted - 03/19/2005 : 09:19:36 AM
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    very intersting survey.

    It would be even more intéresting to amend your data by adding the barrel manufacture date and eventual rearsenal stamps.

    Will post my own when I get back home.


    kelt


    Goose52
    Gunboards.Com Silver Star Member



    854 Posts
    Posted - 03/19/2005 : 7:05:20 PM
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    Edited my response (3rd post of this thread) to add barrel date and rearsenal code.

    Goose

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    Read a good book lately?
    www.fn49.com


    rogerbutthead
    Gunboards Super Premium Member



    USA
    313 Posts
    Posted - 03/19/2005 : 7:18:49 PM
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    Per your request on the other board. I bought this around 10 years ago - I have no idea what constitutes the difference between a Syrian and a French rifle. Appears painted black. I have no idea what the device near the front of it does - range finder for gl? - best guess - barrel attachment has #26 on it. No muzzle brake.

    Rifle is marked EBF horizontally and F 77530 vertically. Rear of receiver marked on left in circle "MM" on right "D". Buttstock is mismatch number - F 37499. Scope is marked APX L806 OPL No 28.503 No markings noted on mount. (Did not take it off - this rig was put together by me 10+ years ago - I found the scope/mount/carrying case first and later the rifle)

    Hope this helps you.

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    DMinFla
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    rogerbutthead the best way to tell if it is a Syrian or French 49 is the Syrian has a bayonet and the French ones does not.BTW great rifle you got there.DMinFla



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    Per your request on the other board. I bought this around 10 years ago - I have no idea what constitutes the difference between a Syrian and a French rifle. Appears painted black. I have no idea what the device near the front of it does - range finder for gl? - best guess - barrel attachment has #26 on it. No muzzle break.

    Rifle is marked EBF horizontally and F 77530 vertically. Rear of receiver marked on left in circle "MM" on right "D". Buttstock is mismatch number - F 37499. Scope is marked APX L806 OPL No 28.503 No markings noted on mount. (Did not take it off)

    Hope this helps you.

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    Edmond
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    France
    635 Posts
    Posted - 03/20/2005 : 1:23:37 PM
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    The device on the side is the aiming devise to launch grenade, moving the screw adjusts the depht of the grenade allowing to hit according to the distance that appears on the side marks.
    the aiming device can take two different angles 45° and 74 ° if I remember correctly hence allowing full distance or half distance according to the selected angle.
    such devices existed on M1 Garand but without depth adjustement of the rifle grenade and it was a add on device with a gas cut off.

    shooting rifle grenade with a MAS was really accurate.
    the device on 49/56 works with the same principle but much faster to use with its sliding depth adjustment ring and the aiming device allows for direct AT and AP/AV shooting.


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    buckeye fan
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    66 Posts
    Posted - 03/20/2005 : 2:31:42 PM
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    Here are my guns.
    MAS Mle 1944 F445 Black
    MAS Mle 1949 F36483 Parked Syrian
    MAS Mle 1949 F34310 Parked French No Grenade Launcher Horizontal
    MAS Mle 1949 F69917 Parked French With Grenade Launcher Vertical
    MAS Mle 1949/56 H10518 Parked French With Flash Hider Vertical
    Jeff

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    rogerbutthead
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    Went to go talk to an acquaintance with a MAS49 to see if he would give you his info. Ended up buying the rig. I guess its Syrian, #26 on barrel attachment, F 37596 on receiver and stock - scope is APX L806 SOM No11677. He states picked up the scope/mount/booklet/eyepiece all with the case. He bought the rifle from someone else who claimed it was a VN bringback. (no paperwork of course)

    The other rig I posted has a light brown leather scope/mount case.

    Hope this helps.

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    kelt
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    France
    2315 Posts
    Posted - 03/23/2005 : 12:11:33 PM
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    Mas 49
    # F 14970 (horizontal), barrel Mas-1953, grenade launcher, parkerized, condition new, no refurbishing stamp, stock & forend walnut.

    Mas49-56
    # G 21709 (vertical), barrel Mas-1971, refurbished 1971, transformed MSE 1975.
    # G 50773 (vertical), barrel Mas-1966, refurbished 1970.
    # H 73907 (vertical), barrel Mas-1991, (cal 7.08) no refurbishing stamp.

    All three 49-56 are parkerized, and with flash hider.

    logging of barrel date and refurbishing stamp can help to assess rifle past: my G21709 has a barrel dated 71 and refurb stamp 71, as G50773 has a barrel dated 66, it means that G21709 was rebarreled in 71.


    kelt

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    Mogollon
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    MAS49-56
    Serial number is G 57767, vertical on receiver.
    2 rebuild marks, [P72] and [P85]
    Has muzzle break

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    Here are mine:

    MAS 44:
    F63X black enamel
    F143X black enamel

    MAS 49 (French):
    F193XX w/grenade launcher

    MAS 49 (Syrian):
    F378XX

    MAS 49/56:
    G350XX P63
    G525XX not refurbished
    G880XX not refurbished - like new - AR crown
    H088XX modified MSE

    MAS .223 (FAMAS):
    SA 0001XB



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    MAS 49/56 with Serial # G2778 (vertical) with muzzle brake and grenade launcher. The finish is dark Park. There is a "P76" in a box next to the serial #.
    What is the significance of the horizontal vs. vertical serial # and what is the # in the box?
    Thanks,
    GTP Super


    vonmazur
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    1762 Posts
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    Sometime in the early 50's, circa 1953, the MAS authorities began to stamp the number on the receiver vertically instead of horizontally. I believe that all of the 49-56 rifles were stamped vertically, unless an early 49 receiver was used to build a 49-56.

    Dale in Ala

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    kelt
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    It would be very handy to update your data by adding the barrel date, to be found under the hand guard and log in as well the refurbishing stamps.

    kelt


    TuscoTodd
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    1224 Posts
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    Here is what I have on my end:
    Model 1949/56
    G71040 vertical, flash hider, barrel date MAS-1960-MFt - no rearsenal
    G44475 vertical, flash hider, barrel date MAS-1966-SE-h - rearsenal P67
    H06596 vertical, flash hider, barrel date MAS-1961-AUb - no rearsenal
    G87246 vertical, flash hider, barrel date MAS-1982-LMNi - rearsenal P88 & P92
    H23379 vertical, flash hider, barrel date MAS-1981-LMNi - rearsenal P85
    Model 49/56 - converted to 7.62 / .308
    G40673 vertical, flash hider, barrel date MAS-1978-MFn - rearsenal P83



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    Buddy
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    313 Posts
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    Here are some additional MAS Serial Numbers....Updated 5/06/06

    MAS44 F 1080 Black Painted
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...S_44_F1080.jpg

    MAS44 F 1240 Black Painted
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...S_44_F1240.jpg

    MAS44 F 1680 Black Painted
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...S_44_F1618.jpg

    MAS44 F 3250 Parkerized
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...S_44_F3250.jpg

    MAS44 F 3418
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...S_44_F3418.jpg

    MAS44 F 3474 Parkerized
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...S_44_F3474.jpg

    MAS44 F 3879 Parkerized
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...S_44_F3879.jpg

    MAS44 F 5895 Parkerized
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...S_44_F5895.jpg

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    MAS 49 F 3879
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...S_44_F3879.jpg

    MAS 49 F 24879
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F..._49_F24879.jpg

    MAS 49 F 33792
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F..._49_F33792.jpg

    MAS 49 F 35873
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F..._49_F35873.jpg

    MAS 49 F 36375
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F..._49_F36375.jpg

    MAS 49 F 37269
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F..._49_F37269.jpg

    MAS 49 F 38360
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F..._49_F38360.jpg

    MAS 49 F 56014
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F..._49_F56014.jpg

    MAS 49 F 75197 ....Note Vertical Number ..like 49/56's
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F..._49_F75197.jpg
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    VERY RARE 7.62N [7.62x51 NATO] caliber No219
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...7.62NatoSm.jpg
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    MAS 49/56 G 2457 P72
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...4956_G2457.jpg

    MAS 49/56 G 12875
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_G12875.jpg

    MAS 49/56 G 14018 P84
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_G14018.jpg

    MAS 49/56 G 15939 Converted .308 P78
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_G15939.jpg

    MAS 49/45 G 17424 P81
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_G17424.jpg

    MAS 49/56 G 18962 P78
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_G18962.jpg

    MAS 49/56 G 20380 Converted to .308 P67
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_G20380.jpg

    MAS 49/56 G 23748 This MAS has the Early Open Slot Flash Hider
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_G23748.jpg
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...lashHiderA.jpg

    MAS 49/56 G 28093
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_G28093.jpg

    MAS 49/56 G 30507 P78
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_G30507.jpg

    MAS 49/56 G 32838 P82
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_G32838.jpg

    MAS 49/56 G 35061
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_G35061.jpg

    MAS 49/56 G 36553 Restamp 7.62 .308
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_G36553.jpg

    MAS 49/56 G 37329 P87
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_G37329.jpg

    MAS 49/56 G 37417 Converted to .308 P76
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_G37417.jpg

    MAS 49/56 G 39707 P78
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_G39707.jpg

    MAS 49/56 G 42134 Converted to .308
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_G42134.jpg

    MAS 49/56 G 42172 P76
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_G42172.jpg

    MAS 49/56 G 42957
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_G42957.jpg

    MAS 49/56 G 45641
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_G45641.jpg

    MAS 49/56 G 48880
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_G48880.jpg

    MAS 49/56 G 51825 Converted to .308
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_G51825.jpg

    MAS 49/56 G 54680 P85
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_G54680.jpg

    MAS 49/56 G 55498
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_G55498.jpg

    MAS 49/56 G 63569
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_G63569.jpg

    MAS 49/56 G 65761 P86
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_G65761.jpg

    MAS 49/56 G 79772
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_G79772.jpg

    MAS 49/56 G 86713 Converted to .308 P81
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_G86713.jpg

    MAS 49/56 G 90072 P70 P84
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_G90073.jpg

    MAS 49/56 G 91372
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_G91372.jpg
    Closeup Serial Number >> http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...6_G91372_A.jpg

    MAS 49/56 G 93473 P70 P75
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_G93473.jpg

    MAS 49/56 H 11387 Converted to .308
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_H11387.jpg

    MAS 49/56 H42029
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_H42029.jpg

    MAS 49/56 H 44441 ....Note markings on Mag....
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_H44441.jpg

    MAS 49/56 H 71736
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_H71736.jpg

    MAS 49/56 H 73659
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_H73659.jpg

    MAS 49/56 H 80915 P74
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_H80915.jpg



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    mawkie
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    237 Posts
    Posted - 03/26/2005 : 7:39:20 PM
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    Here's mine to throw into the mix!
    MAS 49 - No GL - F32360 - Barrel marked MAS 1962 - SEB
    MAS 49 Syrian - F37477 - Barrel marked MAS 1953 - FYc
    MAS 49/56 - Muzzle break - Vert. SN G9282 - Barrel marked MAS-1958 - SEb
    Mark

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    300 Posts
    Posted - 03/26/2005 : 9:28:08 PM
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    Thanks every one for the info on your rifles so far .DMinFla

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    Railhead
    Starting Member



    5 Posts
    Posted - 03/26/2005 : 9:32:42 PM
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    MAS 49/56
    Ser#G15465, barrel MAS1976 LMNu,-rearsenal P78,Narrow front sight base.

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    Edited by - Railhead on 05/09/2005 7:16:21 PM


    Brad70
    Gunboards Super Premium Member



    USA
    289 Posts
    Posted - 03/28/2005 : 5:07:37 PM
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    Mas 49/56
    ser# G26698, vertical serial #, and open flash hider, barrel MAS 1960 Mft, rearsenal P72


    mndale
    Gunboards Super Premium Member



    259 Posts
    Posted - 04/04/2005 : 10:12:38 PM
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    MAS 49-GL-Bayonet-F33642-Barrel-MAS-1953-FY-Parkerized

    MAS 49/56-Flash Hider-Vertical-H06304-Rebuild P82
    Barrel-MAS-1975-LMNg-Parkerized

    MAS 49/56-Flash Hider-Vertical-G13724
    Barrel-MAS-1972-CSJ-Parkerized-(.308)


    DMinFla
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    300 Posts
    Posted - 04/05/2005 : 8:03:16 PM
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    Thanks for all the new numbers guys.DMinFla

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    sangle
    Gunboards Premium Member



    USA
    108 Posts
    Posted - 04/08/2005 : 5:58:12 PM
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    Sangle's MAS 49/56 info
    Serial Number : H1781*, stamped vertically
    Type 2 flash hidder
    Barrel date: MAS 1962 MFf
    Rearsenal stamp: P71


    mobeachboy
    Gunboards.Com Silver Star Member



    USA
    837 Posts
    Posted - 04/12/2005 : 11:29:25 AM
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    MAS 49/56 Currently black painted 7.5 being converted to
    308. Still has launcher and sites .

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    mauserdad
    Gunboards.Com Gold Star Member



    USA
    2983 Posts
    Posted - 04/12/2005 : 4:04:58 PM
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    Mas 1944,Ser#F3474,Bolt and Bolt Carrier forced matched.Trigger assem.forearm and bayonet do not match.Rifle appears to have been through a rebuild.Exterior and bore are Excellent.Metal is parakarized.

    Mas 49 Syrian,Ser# F38725

    Mas 49/56 Vert,Ser# G87009,muzzle brake.

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    falo308
    Gunboards Premium Member



    140 Posts
    Posted - 05/04/2005 : 4:06:36 PM
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    I have a Syrian Mle 1949 serial #f 33792
    and a Mle 49-56 serial #G 50247 that is stamped vertical also P71, P88, and P92


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    quote:
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    Originally posted by falo308

    I have a Syrian Mle 1949 serial #f 33792
    and a Mle 49-56 serial #G 50247 that is stamped vertical also P71, P88, and P92


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    Thanks for the info on your rifle i have added it to my list.DMinFla

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    Michael Jon Littman
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    4378 Posts
    Posted - 05/06/2005 : 8:54:14 PM
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    MAS 1949/56 rifles
    Ser# H07513
    Does it have a open flash hider or a muzzle break on it: Flash Hider
    Is the Ser# vertical or horizontal: Vertical

    Two rebuild markings:P77 P86
    Phosphated finish


    vis35
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    540 Posts
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    DMinFla was naughty, luring me in here from my usual haunt, the Japanese forum….

    My MAS 49/56 is serial G51369 stamped vertical, has the flash hider, wide front sight base and rebuild mark “P75”. It is in un-issued condition and I have the scope for it as well, I bought that some time after I purchased the rifle. I would like to shoot it more but do not for lack of non-corrosive ammo. It fired three shot bursts (slamfires) with my handloads.

    I also have a MAS36 bolt action that is a Viet-Nam bringback if anyone is interested in data from it. We often wish that our guns could actually tell us stories of where they have been, but I have always thought that this one’s stories would not be very nice.
    Regards from Alaska,
    Jeff


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    There are always two cups on my table.
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    fg42
    Gunboards Premium Member



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    131 Posts
    Posted - 05/16/2005 : 02:09:42 AM
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    As per your request on the Japanese Forum I have 2 Mas49-56s, No 1 is G7459 vertical cal 7.5 It is mint. # 2 G3656 vertical cal 7,62 marked 308 below this. It is abou 90% Both have flash hiders. I hope this helps. Bob Benson

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    Thanks for your info on your rifles so far i have gotten info on 21 44's,25 French 49 rifles,15 Syrian 49 rifles and 49 49/56 rifles.DMinFla

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    M240G
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    2708 Posts
    Posted - 06/09/2005 : 5:44:19 PM
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    Here's one more rifle you can add to your data

    MAS 1949/56
    Ser#G59656
    Muzzle break
    Vertical

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    I got it thanks for your info.DMinFla

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    moulainville
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    211 Posts
    Posted - 06/13/2005 : 10:43:22 PM
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    These are some, but not all of the ones that I have.

    MAS 44 F48x Black Enamel

    MAS 49 French Model

    F803x Grenade Launcher, Stock cartouche of 1951 MAI, with canvas sling and First model APX 806 scope, with a serial# of SOM 62. This type has a straight vertical base, quite like the G43 mount. I've had it since the middle 80's.

    F2364x Grenade launcher, Stock Cartouche of 1952 Juin.
    F2415x Grenade Launcher, New Stock, this one is from AIM.

    MAS 49 Syrian

    F3732x Grenade Launcher & Bayonet. Stock Cartouche "looks Like" 1952

    MAS 49/56

    G458x Vertical # Rebuild P-71 Cal .308 Muzzle Break
    G4075x Vertical # Rebuild P-71 " " " "
    G1781x Vertical # Rebuild P-70 & P-77 " " " "
    H3305x Vertical # No Rebuild Cal. 7.5 " "


    MAS-MSE 49/56

    H1136x Vertical # Rebuild P-86 Cal. 7.5 Muzzle Break
    G3732x Vertical # Rebuild P-67 Cal. 7.5 " "




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    They have been added to the list thanks.DMinFla

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    DaSwede
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    475 Posts
    Posted - 08/03/2005 : 8:19:02 PM
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    MAS 1944
    Serial 3879
    parkerized


    Emir of Schmoe
    Gunboards Super Premium Member



    Canada
    366 Posts
    Posted - 08/12/2005 : 6:21:29 PM
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    MAS 44
    S/N F477X
    Parkerised.


    Big Brother John
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    USA
    135 Posts
    Posted - 08/20/2005 : 02:46:24 AM
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    Mas 49/56
    flash hider
    parkerized
    Re-arsenaled
    Serial No. H 38445
    Vertical


    Tom-M
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    USA
    558 Posts
    Posted - 09/13/2005 : 10:42:51 PM
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    I have 3 rifles for survey.

    MAS M1949, Syrian contract - SN# F37383
    Grenade launcher, bayonet, stock cartouched "Juin, MA, 1953"
    Externally all matching (stock, handguard, bayonet, etc), but has cover for 38954, bolt for F37181, bolt carrier for 33473.

    Did they import these disassembled? Rifle is in excellent condition, and can only guess as to reason for internasl parts not matching.

    MAS 49/56 - SN# G21794
    Vertical SN#, type 2 flash hider

    MAS 49/56 - SN# G97608
    Vertical SN, type 2 flash hider
    Has "P81" also on receiver - is this a rebuild marking?????

    Thanks - Tom


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    Markings from a 7.62N caliber 49/56....

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    Hi,
    MAS 49/56 dark parkerized. Serial number G 98038. P66 before serial number. Eleven hole muzzle brake.

    Thanks,
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    Hi,
    MAS 49/56 dark parkerized. Vertical serial number G 98038. P66 before serial number. Twenty-two hole muzzle brake.

    Thanks,
    Gunnar

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    MUD669
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    mas mle 1949-56
    serial #vertical g64094
    refubish p69
    cal 7.62 then stamp under that ids .308 cal
    22 hole muzzle brake
    granade launcher and sight
    has a internal safety
    barell# 18465
    top of barell where it goes in to reciever is a flat spot it has r5s
    barell date i think is mas1976 LMNp like that
    on the side of the reciever where the scope rail is it says cali st alb vt ts
    it shoot five inch groups at a hunderd yards.


    car
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    MAS Mle 1949-56
    Serial Number Vertical G38442
    Barrel Number Under Grenade Sight 47075
    Late Style Trigger Assembly
    Refubished P91
    Cal 7.5 French
    Grey/Green Parkerized Finish
    Late Style 22 Hole Flash Hider


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    Originally posted by Buddy

    Markings from a 7.62N caliber 49/56....

    Buddy



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    Buddy, did you buy this one from a guy working at GIAT ALM ? ( Western France, Le Mans, ammo factory)

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    Hey!- New to this board, but not to firearms. Presently I own one 49/56 (7.5) did own a Century .308 conversion but traded it away.

    My rifle is in like new condition (rearsenaled 1992) it is very dark parked, and came with all the standard goodies, bayonet, night sight, cleaning equipment, sling, etc.

    I have never had any interest in French Firearms. I bought the rifle because I knew enough about the design to know that much of what you read is false- related to Century conversions, etc. The 49/56 is the surplus auto loader deal of the decade. You cannot find anything comparable in such fine condition, and I appreciate when condition and function are both flawless- the rifle has not disappointed me in either.

    The serial number is G16215 (best I can make out) It shows rearsenaled stamps for 1977 and 1992. The wood is perfect and very pleasant looking. there are no marks on the metal, and only a couple on the finish, which are very small. The slip on butt pad is marked 1962. I cleaned the gas tube very well, never had a single problem with this rifle- but I did with the Century conversion (Yes, I know).

    I have cleaned it very thoroughly, to include the wood, and have shot it extensivley over the past two years. It functions wonderfully with Frontier Brass, Nosler BTip 150s over IMR 4895 (dont have my table here for gr). It's a doll to shoot, dont like the front sight but thats just how it is- and I can still hit what I'm aiming at. I had some trouble at first with soft point bullets not feeding well, hence the Btips.

    I guess its just me, but so many people complain that this rifle is ugly. I rather like the looks of it to be honest.


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    Nice rifle Buddy, to say the least! No Century conversions needed.

    A guy I run into regularly at gun shows here in Northern California claims to have a MAS 44"A". Have any of these turned up anywhere else, or any other 7.62Ns for that matter? Both must be very rare.

    DM,
    Here is another MAS44 for your survey:
    Serial Number F5991 and it's parkerized




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    Mas Mle 1944--F 5008---Butt stock and fore stock has matching #'s--C or G stamped on barrel--leather sling--barrel band looks like black paint--rest looks parkerized

    Mas Mle 1949--F 24879--P66 in block on receiver--parkerized--extras that came with rifle

    Mas Mle 49-56--G 39325--verticle--P74 in box (receiver)--barrel has different ser#--extra stuff came with rifle (clean kit,pouches,night sights Etc..)

    Email if any questions or need more info

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    I have added your numbers to my list thanks.DMinFla

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    MAS Mle 1946-56
    H29864 - vertical
    P85 re-arsenal stamp
    Parked
    Muzzel Brake (?) One group of holes on either side. 4-3-4. 4 closest to the barrel are angled towards the muzzle end of the gun (away from the operator).
    You didn't ask, but the scope has APX L. 806 on a shield type emblem, and OPL No. 1.675 below that


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    Hi there i got your info thanks.DMinFla

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    M1949 Syrian contract: F39005, barrel dated 1953.
    M1949/56: G57443, barrel dated 1976 (no longer have this one, but did at one time).

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    Here is another for you:
    MAS 1949/56
    Ser#H04647
    Muzzle break
    Vertical


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    Mine:
    MAS 49/56 caliber 7.62 mm, serial #G 47659 (vertical), P72 stamp to the right of serial number, 7.5 over-stamped with a 6 over the 5 and a 2 added for 7.62, 308 stamped under 7.62. Eleven hole per side muzzle brake. Finish dark grey. CB over T on bolt. Sorry for the late post I just found this forum.

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    I would like to kick this survey to the top along with some news about the person who began it.

    Dan Mayfield, known here as DMinFL died in July of a heart attack at age 43. He began the work of collecting serial numbers for MAS semi auto rifles and I feel that work ought to go on. Please keep this thread alive with your continual contributions of serial numbers. I will attempt to restart the same thread at Parallax Bill's Place.


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    Michael, very sorry to hear about Dan, my sympathies to his family. Heart problems seem to be prevalent around me lately.
    I bought this about five years ago. The local pawn was nice enough to order from SOG for me. I have kept it in the box and all accessories are still as packed. I always felt it was too ugly to take anywhere. So I've never fired it. The bolt and all parts look as new to me. I tried to find an arsenal mark for rebuild status, but don't see anything other than the AR with an S under it on the front left of the receiver, just visible in the pics. Serial H 30537

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    Originally posted by Michael Jon Littman

    I would like to kick this survey to the top along with some news about the person who began it.

    Dan Mayfield, known here as DMinFL died in July of a heart attack at age 43. He began the work of collecting serial numbers for MAS semi auto rifles and I feel that work ought to go on. Please keep this thread alive with your continual contributions of serial numbers. I will attempt to restart the same thread at Parallax Bill's Place.

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    Want to add my serial # for MAS Mle 1949-56 CAL. 7,62 .308

    G 92132 P82
    I would like to know more about this rifle.



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    A late addition to the survey. MAS 49/56. Parkerized -- finish similar to that of Obsessed's rifle, pictured above. Vertical serial number G 11504. P66. Barrel number under grenade sight 76858. Flash hider.

    I tip my cap to Dan Mayfield.

    McAuslan


    The Stone Master
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    Syrian MAS 49
    Ser.: F32938 (receiver, stock and trigger guard)
    Cartouche reads 1953

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    galilman121
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    I have a MAS 49/56 with the follwing features:

    Muzzle break
    Parkerized finish (green)
    Vertical serial # H2489* (last digit edited for the board)
    [P77] stamped into left side of receiver under rifles designation


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    Here ya go.
    MAS 49 non export,grenade launching sight, parkerized
    serial #F 70114 vertical
    P72 rebuild mark
    MAS 49/56 parkerized,type 2 flash hider
    serial #G 67922 vertical
    no rebuild mark that is visable
    MAS 49/56 parkerized,type 2 flash hider
    serial # G 38103 vertical
    P66 rebuild mark

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    Super_Sockmonkey
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    I would like to add my MAS 49/56

    Ser# G47861 it is vertical
    Parkerized a gray/black color
    Rebuild stamp [P82]


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    MAS 49 Syria import rifles
    Ser# F329xx


    MAS 49/56 rifles
    Ser# G 160xx
    Has the 1963 type muzzle break
    Is the ser# vertical or horizontal: vertical



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    MAS 49/56 ,dark parkerized,muzzle brake with 22 holes.Serial number G 19309,vertical.

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    hi,
    somme serial numbers of MAS 49 and 49-56 I have met these past years:
    F15569 - MAS 49 - Octobre 1951 on the stock rundel- barrel of 1951.
    Bolt and rear sight replaced by spare parts of a MAS 49-56. Last assignation : BT (a Gendarmerie unit) of Carentan. Neutralized weapon.
    F4975X - MAS 49 - 1955 on the barrel. Neutralized weapon.
    F7774X - MAS 49 - August 1957 (stock rundel). Neutralized weapon. Like never been used.
    F7776X - MAS 49 - August 1957 (stock rundel). Neutralized weapon. Like never been used.
    G2713X - MAS 49-56 - P73, barrel of 1971.
    H1543X - MAS 49-56 - Modified in "civilian" caliber.
    It has been written in "la gazette des armes" and repeated by J. HUON that the MAS 49-56 has been produced between 1957 and 1978 for a total of 275240 units : 100 000 of the F serie, 100 000 of the G serie and 75 240 of the H serie. I have some doubts for the 100 000 units of the F serie. I have never seen a MAS 49-56 of the F serie, on any website. As you can see, somme MAS 49 were still produced in august 1947, and we know a MAS 49-56 of 1958, serial number G9282. Despite the events in Algeria, it was a time of peace. And I have doubts about a production of 100 000 MAS 49-56 in less than a year at the MAS in time of peace.
    Does anyone have seen a MAS 49-56 with a serial number under F7776X?
    Best regards
    Alamas


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    I just got me a nice example of a 49/56

    MAS 1949/56 rifles
    Ser# G5463
    It has a muzzle device (flash hider?) w/lots of holes drilled in it...not sure!
    Ser# is vertical
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    Congratulations on getting a neat rifle at a very nice price. If I didn't have one I would be jealous. Since I do I can be sincere.....

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    49/56 G93290 [p78] 7.5

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    Default Pictures

    Hello all, I just noticed that my original post had been stickied to the top of the page. Since I've finally got around to learning how to post pictures online (or atleast this website anyways), I thought I'd go ahead and post some pictures of my MAS. If anybody would like more pictures, or pictures of specifics parts please, by all means, just let me know and I'll do my best to get them up. I've had this rifle to the range on two separate occasions and it functioned flawlessly. I've put 40 rounds of the PrviPartizan 139 gr. FMJ through the weapon and had complete reliability and no slamfires. If I remember correctly, accuracy ran about 3 1/2" to 4 1/2" off the 100 yard bench. I plan on doing more accuracy testing with this, as well as my 36/51, in the spring when the temperature warms up some! This gun is a blast to shoot, my only compliant being the trigger pull is heavy and the front sight blade is way to wide in my opinion. Also, I'll mention that the front sight blade on my rifle has been painted red. I mention this as I didn't know if anybody else has a Syrian MAS with a red painted front sight or not. Not real sure if some Syrian soldier with bad eyes did this, or some American with bad eyes did it? Anyway, I hope everyone enjoys the pictures!
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    MAS 49 french no GL horz # 15224 not sure on barrel could not get handguard off as this rifle looks unfired.not 1 scratch until I tried to remove the HG it's stuck,very pissed am I! this rifle was imported by CAI it now has cheekpiece and scope but I need a tool for it.Richard

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    49/56 Survey Input

    49/56
    Vertical s/n H12187
    Beech buttstock and handguard, ?oak? forestock (definitely not beech)
    Slip-on buttpad "1951"
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    Default I'll add my collection

    MAS49/56 Vertical s/n H11632, Parkerized, Flash Hider, Looks unfired - accessories still in bubble packs (bayonet, sling, tool kit, 4 mags, oil bottle)

    MAS44 s/n F4184, Parkerized, all numbers match, Very Nice

    Questions - How rare are the MAS44 ? How many made? How many left?

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    I had the MAS 49/56 N° 213 in 7.62 NATO. I sold it in 1989 because my quota of firearm certificates was reached and I bought a Delta H BAR AR 15....
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    Default My MAS 1944

    Just purchased F 4077 (as was pointed out its a number made famous by the TV series M*A*S*H*!)

    Dark gray parkerizing. All numbers match. Excellent original condition. G is marked on the front of the barrel. I have not taken the handguard off to see the date. Super nice rifle - can't wait to shoot her!

    E

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    Default two more to add! One is an MSE!

    I have two Mas 49/56:


    MAS 46/56: 1974 rebuild date, parkerized, (pristine), S/N H 0734(X),

    MAS 49/56 MSE: 1968 Rebuild date, 1968 date on Barrel, Parkerized, excellent shape, S/N G 5210(X) M (Vertical), Serial Number also on trigger guard, Deep target crown on Muzzle, (hidden by the muzzle brake /flash hider). MSE Pistol grip stock and cheekpiece. (Was once in the private collection an employee (now deceased) of Century International- the importer)
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    Have a Syrian with GL F32911 matching stock

    Have a MAS49 with GL F25031 matching stock.

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    Default Buddy ,here is another for the survey.

    MAS Mle 1949-56 Century converted to 7.62/.308 .Serial # is H 149XX . P77 .Barrrel # MAS 1971-CSH with an A in a square overstamped with a 2.There is another number on the barrel in front of the gas-block of 41572. Hope this helps. Russ
    Last edited by ncredleg; 11-14-2008 at 05:31 PM. Reason: spelling

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    I just purchased a Syrian MAS 49 from a local dealer. Mine also has red paint on the front sight post. It also has all matching numbers except the bolt as well.

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    I have a Syrian MAS 49 serial F-39285

    Regards, ARG
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    MAS Mle 1949-56 Century import in 7.5. SN G928XX w/ 12205 on the barrel forward of gas block. P78.
    כד יְבָרֶכְךָ יְהוָה, וְיִשְׁמְרֶךָ. The LORD bless thee, and keep thee;
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    1949-56 CAI import, 7.5. SN G707XX, 00727 on the barrel forward of gas block. P81.

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    My new to me 49/56, Vertical G 74725, 26336 under grenade sight on barrel, haven't seen under the handguard yet. Threaded barrel w/flash hider, parkerized (85% remaining), re-arsenaled P76 in the box. Nice looking wood not sure what it is...don't think it's beech but not sure how to tell. Tiny CAI import stamp on receiver. Packed in a box that had an old SOG packing slip...must be from SOG years ago! No accessories just 1 mag. Appears to have the front band electro penciled with H21912 and H10875. Looks to me to be a mixmaster?
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    Default 44

    MAS 44
    serial # 424X
    Parkerized
    CAI import

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    Default Mas 49

    Mas 49
    No GL
    Parked
    Verticle #
    F71XXX

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    I am the SOB that invented the conversion that ruined so many good rifles. Sorry but not my fault. Century did not do it right, so they did not have to pay me. They are not ever to be trusted.
    My guns are numbered
    H41748 7.5 french
    vertical numbers
    black park
    chrome lined barrel
    received unfired.(not like that now!!!)
    reliable as the sun coming up in the morning.

    syrian contract mas 49
    sial number f33057
    used condition
    wood dinged, metal excellent, with worn finish, black park
    horizontal number
    top cover number is 35852
    chromed barrel
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    MAS 44, F2303, March 1954, Parkerized, # matching, looks unissued/new.

    MAS 49, F7998, most# matching except:

    Bolt Cover F8712

    MAS 49 Syrian, F37861,
    Most# matching except:

    Bolt Cover F39955
    Bolt F33507.

    MAS 49/56, G31706 vertical, P76, almost zero finish on receiver/barrel (almost white), APX 806.
    Last edited by WilyB; 05-14-2009 at 04:25 PM.

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    MAS 49/56
    H20388
    Flash Hider
    Vertical

    Another Century .308 conversion

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    Default Good to finally meet you

    Quote Originally Posted by gunsmith View Post
    I am the SOB that invented the conversion that ruined so many good rifles. Sorry but not my fault. Century did not do it right, so they did not have to pay me. They are not ever to be trusted.
    My guns are numbered
    H41748 7.5 french
    vertical numbers
    black park
    chrome lined barrel
    received unfired.(not like that now!!!)
    reliable as the sun coming up in the morning.

    syrian contract mas 49
    sial number f33057
    used condition
    wood dinged, metal excellent, with worn finish, black park
    horizontal number
    top cover number is 35852
    chromed barrel

    As the Chinese say, do not settle for the one who says he knows, go to the one who knew first.

    Besides the occasional slam fire , my MAS .308 does not horribly malfunction, and I have been to the Wolff site and did not see a catagoy for the MAS. I would like to get the recoil spring, and also ask, would it help if I lightened up the handload a spot?

    Could you post a link, should/can I call them? I love this rifle, and do want to "settle" into thinkin it cannot be done right.

    A long time Enfield collector, I find myself strangly drawn to the the MAS, what a rifle! Thanks ahead of time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunsmith View Post
    I am the SOB that invented the conversion that ruined so many good rifles. Sorry but not my fault. Century did not do it right, so they did not have to pay me. They are not ever to be trusted.
    My guns are numbered
    H41748 7.5 french
    vertical numbers
    black park
    chrome lined barrel
    received unfired.(not like that now!!!)
    reliable as the sun coming up in the morning.

    syrian contract mas 49
    sial number f33057
    used condition
    wood dinged, metal excellent, with worn finish, black park
    horizontal number
    top cover number is 35852
    chromed barrel
    Where did you get your barrels chromed?, the barrels made by the French arsenals were not chromed.

    kelt

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    Quote Originally Posted by drtoolz View Post
    As the Chinese say, do not settle for the one who says he knows, go to the one who knew first.

    Besides the occasional slam fire , my MAS .308 does not horribly malfunction, and I have been to the Wolff site and did not see a catagoy for the MAS. I would like to get the recoil spring, and also ask, would it help if I lightened up the handload a spot?

    Could you post a link, should/can I call them? I love this rifle, and do want to "settle" into thinkin it cannot be done right.

    A long time Enfield collector, I find myself strangly drawn to the the MAS, what a rifle! Thanks ahead of time.
    Numrich had some new recoil springs last I checked:
    http://www.e-gunparts.com/product.as...SKU=914320&MC=

    They also say they have firing pins if you want a spare to try blunting the tip for slam fires. Now if I can just get some specific guidance on mod'ing the gas block, my Century convert might be all right after all

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    Quote Originally Posted by boozoo View Post
    Numrich had some new recoil springs last I checked:
    http://www.e-gunparts.com/product.as...SKU=914320&MC=

    They also say they have firing pins if you want a spare to try blunting the tip for slam fires. Now if I can just get some specific guidance on mod'ing the gas block, my Century convert might be all right after all
    I have heard good and bad about installing an adjustable gas system, but to be honest, if I can just lighten up the firing pin with the titanium pin and beef up the recoil spring, I would be very happy to not put any more drills and saws to this rifle than I must. There was some talk of a guy in PA who did it well, but I have no luck finding him. Ill take it from Gunsmith, he seems to know whats going on from day one. I also am shopping for an original in 7.5

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    MAS 49 Syrian Contract
    Ser # F38068

    Messed up when I first posted as I did not have my rifle, only the receiver and stock match, everything else is a mix
    Last edited by AtomicYJ; 10-28-2010 at 10:22 PM.

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    The MAS is a fine rifle. My personal favorite. Mine will deliver 1/2 inch groups at 100 yards all day long, as long as I do my part.(I am not as reliable as the gun unfortunatly).
    Wolff springs have to be made up custom. Send them the original spring, and ask them to make one 3 links longer, and with heavier wire. This will increase the spring rate to an acceptable level.
    The best test is to fire your gun wth the gas block on, single shot. See where the bullets impact the target. Then fire in semi-auto. They should go into the same group. If they impact below the group, your spring is too weak, and the brass is being ejected while the bullet is in the bore of the gun. By increasing the spring tension, the dwell time of the bolt will increase, allowing the bullet to leave the barrel, pressures to go to zero at the case, and easy extraction.
    The extractor has to be altered so it holds the 308 round tight when the bolt comes to the rear. This is one of the reasons for the rim getting ripped off, as the extractor is made for a cartridge of larger diameter. It is fixed easily by filing material off the extractor where it meets the bolt.
    By doing these things, and firing 168 to 190 grain bullets, you will have a rifle that is fantastically accurate, and reliable.
    Do not clean with Windex. All that is is colored water with alcohol in it. Ammonia D has no ammonia in it...
    I use 10 percent ammonia,from tru hardware, followed by Rem oil. Some of the new foaming cleaners have promise, but I do not use them in the MAS because I do not want foaming action in the gas tube.
    Once again, lighten the firing pin by taking metal off the sides of the pin, and keep all tool marks running front to back. You will have no problems with slam fires.
    Enjoy my toy.
    P.S. the 308 that I made, now belongs to my son. I fire one in 7.5, and make brass from 30-06. It bulges a bit at the base, but 10 loading later, with no problems seem to indicate this is no big deal.

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    oh I may be the guy from Pa, as that is where I am at. There was one other guy, Toth was his name, but he faded out into the mist when he talked to me at the PGCA show one time.

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    Default Cia 49/56

    A Century Arms masterpiece!

    MAS Mle 1949-56
    Cal 7.62
    .308
    G89642


    22 hole flash hider.

    Gary

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    MAS 49/56 serial H21150. Can't supply much history beyond being purchased from SOG International in late Jan. 2002. Received in like new/unissued condition and has only fired a few rounds since to ensure proper functioning. Sorry forgot to include the little brown plastic oiler that also came with it in the photo. br

    "qui vit sans folie n'est pas sage qu'il croit" - - La Rochefoucauld

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    Default Syrian MAS 49

    I have 2 of these and neither has a red painted front sight.

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    Red Paint on Le Guidon

    Guys: I have seen some painted and some not...I do not know why, IIRC; they were all on guns from Syria and Lebanon...(Mle 49, and Mle 36 LG 48.)

    Dale
    "If those sweethearts won't face German bullets, Then they'll face French ones!"

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    The front sight on mine is painted red.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vonmazur View Post
    Guys: I have seen some painted and some not...I do not know why, IIRC; they were all on guns from Syria and Lebanon...(Mle 49, and Mle 36 LG 48.)

    Dale
    interesting...
    I got a MAS 49/56 because of their use in Lebanon, and I will try to get info on whether or not it was a marking that the Syrian army or the Christian Phalanges added to the guns.

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    Default More Serial Numbers added..... 1.31.10



    Link to my French MAS Photo Album >>>> http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/French_MAS/

    Here are More Serial Numbers......

    MAS 44

    F 452 Painted
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...AS_44_F452.jpg

    F 6307 Parkerized
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...S_44_F6307.jpg

    F 3146 Parkerized
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...S_44_F3146.jpg

    F 2303 Parkerized
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...S_44_F2303.jpg

    F 3788 Parkerized
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...S_44_F3788.jpg

    F 3958 Painted
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...S_44_F3958.jpg

    F 4077 Parkerized
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...S_44_F4077.jpg

    F 4193 Parkerized
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...S_44_F4193.jpg

    F 4816 Parkerized
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...S_44_F4816.jpg

    F 4918 Parkerized
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...S_44_F4918.jpg

    F 5464 Parkerized
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...S_44_F5464.jpg

    F 5782 Parkerized
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...S_44_F5782.jpg

    F 6307 Parkerized
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...S_44_F6307.jpg

    ================================================== ==

    MAS 49

    F 25031
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F..._49_F25031.jpg

    F 31125
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F..._49_F31125.jpg

    F 33069
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F..._49_F33069.jpg

    F 33152
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F..._49_F33152.jpg

    F 33540
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F..._49_F33540.jpg

    F 35224
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F..._49_F35224.jpg

    F 36559
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F..._49_F36559.jpg

    F 37188
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F..._49_F37188.jpg

    F 37251
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F..._49_F37251.jpg

    F 37606
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F..._49_F37606.jpg

    F 39285
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F..._49_F39285.jpg

    F 39553
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F..._49_F39553.jpg

    F 44110 Vertical Serial Number
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F..._49_F44110.jpg

    F 60549
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F..._49_F60549.jpg

    F 67276
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F..._49_F64276.jpg

    F 70565
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F..._49_F70565.jpg

    F 74763
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F..._49_F74763.jpg

    ================================================

    MAS 49/56

    G 1965 .308
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...4956_G1965.jpg

    G 7921 [P78]
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...4956_G7921.jpg

    G 13025
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_G13025.jpg

    G 13362
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_G13362.jpg

    G 15620 .308
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_G15620.jpg

    G 17551 [ P81]
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_G17551.jpg

    G 20819 . 308 [ P78]
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_G20819.jpg

    G 22124 . 308 [P81]
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_G22124.jpg

    G 26661 .308 [P83]
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_G26661.jpg

    G 29089 .308
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_G29089.jpg

    G 36817 [P87]
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_G36817.jpg

    G 37917
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_G37917.jpg

    G 39024 [P85]
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_G39024.jpg

    G 39024 [P82]
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_G39024.jpg

    G 39579 [P81]
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_G39579.jpg

    G 41672 [P71]
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_G41672.jpg

    G 50645 [P73]
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_G50645.jpg

    G 54653 [P78]
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_G54653.jpg

    G 67450 [P84]
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_G67450.jpg

    G 70048 [P92]
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_G70048.jpg

    G 70776
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_G70776.jpg

    G 70988 [P71] [P87]
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_G70988.jpg

    G 77590 French Civilian Market 7.08 Caliber
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_G77590.jpg

    G 80546 [P71]
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_G80546.jpg

    G 84475 [P84]
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_G84475.jpg

    G 99892 .308 [P71]
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_G99892.jpg

    H 00488 [P80]
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_H00488.jpg

    H 01420
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_H01420.jpg

    H 03982
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_H03982.jpg

    H 04508
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_H04508.jpg

    H 15808 [P77]
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_H15808.jpg

    H 18012 [P77]
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_H18102.jpg

    H 18184 [P74]
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_H18184.jpg

    H 24866 .308
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_H24866.jpg

    H 25206 .308
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_H25206.jpg

    H 32247 [P92]
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_H32247.jpg

    H 32344 .308 [P78]
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_H32344.jpg

    H 35614 [P77]
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_H35614.jpg

    H 41932 .308
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_H41932.jpg

    H 44301
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_H44301.jpg

    H 44326
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_H44326.jpg

    H 55160 [P74] [P91] / Mine
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_H55160.jpg


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    49/56
    G33678 [P84]
    7.5 x 54
    Flashhider
    Parkerized
    Have not removed wood to check date (yet) Did'nt know it was under there.

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    49/56

    G58919 [not refurbed]
    Flashhider
    Parkerized
    Barrel dated 1960

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    49/56
    G 33808 [P76]
    7.5x54
    Flash hider
    Parkerized, though none is left except under the handguards on the barrel.
    Barrel date is 1972.

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    New Serial Numbers added.....11.26.10

    MAS 44

    F 596
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...AS_44_F596.jpg

    F 4698
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...S_44_F4698.jpg

    __________________________________________________ ______________

    MAS 49

    F 11697
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F..._49_F11697.jpg

    F 14142
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F..._49_F14142.jpg

    F 37556
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F..._49_F37556.jpg

    F 38077
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F..._49_F38077.jpg

    F 77765
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F..._49_F77765.jpg

    __________________________________________________ _____________

    MAS 49/56
    G 1965
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...4956_G1965.jpg

    G 8677
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...4956_G8677.jpg

    G 8845
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...4956_G8845.jpg

    G 10198
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_G10198.jpg

    G 21088
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_G21088.jpg

    G 34388
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_G34388.jpg

    G 35568 Restamped .308
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_G35568.jpg

    G 35583 Restamped .308
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_G35583.jpg

    G 37919
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_G37919.jpg

    G 49539
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_G49539.jpg

    G 55083
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_G55083.jpg

    G 62675 Restamp .308
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_G62675.jpg

    G 65012
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_G65012.jpg

    G 87698
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_G87698.jpg

    H 06950
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_H06950.jpg

    H 26661
    http://www.sturmgewehr.com/bhinton/F...956_H26661.jpg



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    Toth is the correct guy, he was an attorney in Pgh and moved his practice to Colorado IIRC. he did great work but no longer dabbles.

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    MAS 44
    F 6000
    Parkerized

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    MAS 49/56
    G 91146
    P82
    Parkerized

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    MAS 1949
    SER# F40913
    Grenade launcher
    Parkerized/ MAS scoped

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