I just got a MAS 1936 . It says 7.5 french. looking for ammo i see 7.5x54 french is this the same?
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July 15, 2009, 04:08 PM
No, not even close :), The pistol cartridge is based on the WWI Peterson cartridge and is called either the 7.65 French Long or the 7.65 MAS. Unless one of the european makers has started making it again, it is expensive when you find it. Google 7.65 French Long
July 15, 2009, 05:49 PM
If the gun you have is a bolt-action rifle, then, yes, the ammo you're looking for is 7.5x54 French (which is getting rarer, and almost all corrosively-primed Syrian). But MAS (Manufacture d'Armes St. Etienne) made a whole bunch of different guns, including pistols that were made in 1936, and which took the 7.65 French Long pistol cartridge. So, we'd need a bit more info, and preferably pictures to be able to say for sure.
July 15, 2009, 06:35 PM
As usual, SDC is correct, I was reading too fast and not thinking your question out. The 7.5X54 is for a shoulder arms ( MAS 36) and the 7.62 French Long is for the handgun.
July 16, 2009, 11:20 AM
It is a Rifle. (sorry). When I got this thing it had some ammo with it. At $100.00 I didn't think i could pass it up. Now I start to wonder did i do the right thing.
http://world.guns.ru/rifle/rfl13-e.htm. go to this site and see a pi8c of it. It is in almost new condition.