MAS 49/56 good deal ??


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s&w 24
May 26, 2003, 09:38 PM
I posted this but is it fair market price? (Need to sell something for Bren gun kit)
http://www.auctionarms.com/search/displayitem.cfm?ItemNum=4370609

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cabinetman
May 27, 2003, 03:40 PM
The price looks attractive but here's where the rub is:

Quote: "Functional rifle minus the grenade sights wich need to be installed before the rifle will cycle and possibly the gas system tuned. " unquote

I'd email this guy and ask him if he has the parts to reinstall. And, one has to ask themselves why anyone would take a perfectly good, robust. semi-auto and turn it into a single shot rifle?

As you may know, the MAS 49/56 was actually made in NATO caliber by the French before it was discontinued. Mine was a CIA conversion but functions as original and perfectly. It is also very accurate and has never, ever ftf or exhibited any other flaws some have noted with other coversions.

In good shooting shape, you can usually find a converted 49/56 for about $250 - 300, and the metal is usually more like 90% and the rifle comes with all the accessories. So, for the price, this one sounds like something I'd look at however only if the parts are all available, the gun hasn't been bubbadized, stock and barrel not cut, etc. I'd want an all original when I if I got it, save the caliber conversion.

You've got a couple of days so why not email the seller and ask he's got the parts.

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