Another Mas 36

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Another Mas 36

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Another Mas 36

Manufactured in 1946 N Block, still in its original calibre.
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It has the milled floor plate and trigger guard.
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More pics

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This particular example was imported into the States and then to Australia
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Very nice rifle. I too have taken a liking to the French MAS. I'm still looking for an all matching wartime MAS-36.

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That's NICE, I don't have a Mas 36 YET !...................

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My only MAS 36 is an "M Series" 1946 which looks to have been thru a rebuild.
PPU sell the 7.5 french ammo. Fun to shoot...but NO SAFETY!

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luigi wrote:My only MAS 36 is an "M Series" 1946 which looks to have been thru a rebuild.
PPU sell the 7.5 french ammo. Fun to shoot...but NO SAFETY!

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No need for a safety on a bolt rifle. How many times has anyone ever used the safety on a Mauser or Mosin

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capt14k wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:47 pm
luigi wrote:My only MAS 36 is an "M Series" 1946 which looks to have been thru a rebuild.
PPU sell the 7.5 french ammo. Fun to shoot...but NO SAFETY!

Second from right in pic
No need for a safety on a bolt rifle. How many times has anyone ever used the safety on a Mauser or Mosin

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I don't at the range but if you were hunting with this rifle it could be an issue. Leave the chamber empty and rack the bolt when you were ready to scare the animal off.
Not sure if the french troops accidentally shot anyone? Wonder if they emptied the round in the chamber when the fighting was over?

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capt14k wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:08 am
Very nice rifle. I too have taken a liking to the French MAS. I'm still looking for an all matching wartime MAS-36.

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I like to find one as well
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luigi wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:56 pm
capt14k wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:47 pm
luigi wrote:My only MAS 36 is an "M Series" 1946 which looks to have been thru a rebuild.
PPU sell the 7.5 french ammo. Fun to shoot...but NO SAFETY!

Second from right in pic
No need for a safety on a bolt rifle. How many times has anyone ever used the safety on a Mauser or Mosin

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I don't at the range but if you were hunting with this rifle it could be an issue. Leave the chamber empty and rack the bolt when you were ready to scare the animal off.
Not sure if the french troops accidentally shot anyone? Wonder if they emptied the round in the chamber when the fighting was over?
For hunting safely, the bolt of the Mas 36 can be positioned in the "half cock position" over a live round, or closed on a live round with the firing pin released by pulling the trigger when closing it.

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Kelt

Thanks for the helpful info!! Should have known to ask a real frenchman!

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Very nice example mate... Mind me asking how much you paid? Eyeing one off myself.

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Hi TazzieAzz

I paid $750.00 AUD about 3 years ago when these were thin on the ground.
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