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Mas 36-51

Les Fusils Militaires Français, Chassepot, Gras, Lebel, Berthier et MAS 36
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Mas 36-51

#1 Post by lamontagne0527 » Wed May 30, 2018 5:18 pm

I've had a mas 36-51 for years and i believe it was once an original purpose made mas 36 that was upgraded to the 51 designation. The marking on the receiver looks more like a 36_51, the dash is definitely not centered and looks more like an underscore and the serial number itself isnt one of the double letter prefixes along with still being a cursive single letter prefix. It was definitely upgraded/refurbished since it looks practically brand new and the buttstock doesnt have the typical MAS stamp.

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#2 Post by vandle » Wed May 30, 2018 5:56 pm

Do you have any pics to share?
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#3 Post by kelt » Wed May 30, 2018 7:08 pm

The Mas 36-51 were numbered separately from the standard Mas 36 series, a total of around 150.000 were made starting with F prefix in 1953 and with the highest known number G 49xxx in 1959.

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#4 Post by S.B. » Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:13 am

Please. explain the -51 designation?
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#5 Post by kelt » Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:09 pm

S.B. wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:13 am
Please. explain the -51 designation?
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Year of adoption.

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#6 Post by S.B. » Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:29 pm

Thank you.
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