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Discussion in 'Firearms Research' started by wolfe48961, Jul 15, 2009.

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  1. wolfe48961

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    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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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  5. wolfe48961

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    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.
    Thanks
     
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    For a 100 bucks you did not do wrong. I had one of those a few years back, and it was the most scary accurate milsurp rifle I have ever owned. And I am pretty old, so I have owned a lot of them.
     
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