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hey guys :D a buddy has a french mas rifle he wants to know what it is worth. it is one of the .308 conversions. looks in excellent condition and he says functions well. ive seen them around but never really paid much attention to them. what are they going for?>???
 

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No Idea now??????????? I know that when they were available I think they ran around a 125 bucks but not sure on that as it has been a while since they were available so I have no idea what they are selling for now. Went to a gun show today but there was not much milsurp stuff there. Not like there was a year ago or so. Jim
 

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Is this a MAS 49/56? I've seen people asking $350 for those with accessories. I haven't seen the conversions fetching much more than the originals, I assume because some of the conversions were reportedly done poorly.
 

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I have seen the CAI 49/56 308nato conversion selling for around $200 to $275 if you shop around. But i have seen them hitting $500 too. There's no set price on anything surplus its Condition vs. Price and how bad you want it. If it is a 49/56 I would put many rounds thru it first before i would buy it because i have heard when these get hot they can maulfunction too its too hot(308 round) for the 49/56 7.5 gun it fails on extraction sometimes on some of them. Too much gas is the problem if you reload for it on the lower part of the 308 specs it will be fine. If i had a finiky 49/56 i would reload and bring the load up just enough slowly till the gun cycles properly. Or you need an adjustable gas valve. All i'm trying to say is some of these had problems when they were redone and some are ok so i would hammer it first if i was going to buy it to make sure its ok. Century Arms International farms their work out to vendors and some of them cut meat too sad but true. Its a great little gun I have 2 in 308nato that function fine and their accurate too. BB

I let my son shoot mine(49/56 in 308) at the range when i first got it and thats the last i seen of it I had to get another one for me to shoot. All i said was you have to try this one its really neat to shoot!! Everytime he sees it he just smiles now. Its a cross between an FN49 and an sks its short like an sks and has a hefty solid reciever of an FN49. Even the orginal 7,5's are fun to shoot too and now with FNM making the new affodable ammo in 7,5 no one should be without one the Frenchies sure can make great rifles.

One of the last great deals on the French MAS 49/56 Commando Rifle in the orginal 7,5 french caliber was from SOG a few years back they were $189 with all the accessories in Unissued/rearsenaled condition these were awesome and we will probably never see a deal like that again. This is where it paid off to have your C&R FFL. Stuff like this you have to move quick on it for they sold out quickly once the word got out how good a deal they were. I really doubt it if we'll ever see any deals like that again in the future. These C&R guns must have been dirt cheap in the 50's & 60's??
 

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BigBill said:
. These C&R guns must have been dirt cheap in the 50's & 60's??
From what I have seen the prices were are paying now in some cases are actually cheaper than back in the 60's and 50's or about the same, considering what a buck buys these days compared to back then.
 
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