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My MAS 36

Les Fusils Militaires Français, Chassepot, Gras, Lebel, Berthier et MAS 36
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My MAS 36

#1 Post by onefouralpha » Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:11 pm

Figured I'd share my MAS 36. From what I was able to look up, this one appears to have been made in 1944 after the re-occupation of France. If anyone has any information regarding how that took place I'd appreciate it. Seems like a pretty interesting time in history.

The stock has a 1958 stamp in it, I assume from some sort of arsenal overhaul. It has the later full-hood sight protector and newer "orange" furniture that I don't believe would have originally dressed the rifle.

I also ran across a 200 round lot of original military 7.5 ammunition, it's brass cased with a silver (coprunickel?) jacket and red sealant on the primer and mouth. The stuff shoots no-where near zero, however. Privi Partisan was shooting in about the right place, this stuff is incredibly high, like POI matches POA at about 400-450yd. The headstamp is in the picture, I'm wondering if it wasn't machinegun ammo or something to produce such a drastic departure from "normal".

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If you can't read it on the picture, "TE 59 D 1"
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Re: My MAS 36

#2 Post by vandle » Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:16 am

Nice Mas

I love shooting mine, they are quite accurate and ugly as.

They are a handy compact rifle.
If you dont need to pull it down, don't, especially if you
are not the patient type :naughty:

The bolt itself though is one of the easiest to strip.
Go figure
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#3 Post by capt14k » Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:58 am

vandle wrote:Nice Mas

I love shooting mine, they are quite accurate and ugly as.

They are a handy compact rifle.
If you dont need to pull it down, don't, especially if you
are not the patient type :naughty:

The bolt itself though is one of the easiest to strip.
Go figure
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They didn't want soldiers messing with taking them out of the stocks because the torque has to be just right. Thus why they have the security screws.

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