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#1 JimB

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Posted 28 November 2021 - 02:56 PM

Extremely nice, untouched piece

0riginal sling, the fellow is looking to maybe sell it

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#2 colt21a

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Posted 28 November 2021 - 03:13 PM

Whatever you think i could never stand those a Madsen would be better or a Mat 49. but hey everybody likes something someplace.  have fun with it. nice wall hanger and maybe a war story behind. used by the french underground in the Nam.

 

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#3 Haenelistklasse

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Posted 28 November 2021 - 04:34 PM

Had a chance to buy one at 7.5k and took a hard pass. Mostly a wall hanger door stop I would say. The one I saw was also converted to 380 but also took original French Long. I would say NO MORE than 5k if you REALLY want it. I'd rather buy a Sten to be honest.
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Posted 29 November 2021 - 06:34 AM

I looked hard at one of these a few years ago. I really like the design. But the lack of 7.65 long ammunition caused me to pass. Now fast forward to today. The 7.65 long is back in limited production at Steinel Ammo Co. The mags are available at Sarco. 

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Posted 29 November 2021 - 11:06 AM

Probably the least ergonomic gun I have ever fired. Very controllable though. No recoil from the anemic 7.65 round.

 

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Posted 29 November 2021 - 01:55 PM

French Army surplus: "Never fired, only dropped once."


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Posted 29 November 2021 - 02:41 PM

STENs LOL

know an old timer who sold his near new Amnesty registered C&R Long Branch MkII for nearly 15K several years ago

nearly a flat new gun his grandfather bought in Manitoba.  Never dewatted

minty original gun

 

MAT49's?

well just what is the buy right now for a C&R MAT?

30K+ on a beater when and if you can find one

 

MAS get no love from the younger pull trigger crowd however they are a prewar SMg, superbly controllable and rather accurate

most are rewatts

ammo is a legitimate point,  Have boxes of .32 French, it's just not trustworthy surplus

that said, boxer brass is available, reload, used to carry a French 32A

 

they are a machined prewar gun, pretty much 1st generation

about no recoil or climb, perfect for our gals and even children

damn' accurate as well

5/6K is serious Gun boi pricing

 

it boggles me that anyone would load far less value on a MAS than a ChauChat


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Posted 29 November 2021 - 06:22 PM

I am haggling in the process of buying a MAT-49 myself. Expensive but its rare and unusual
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Posted 30 November 2021 - 11:07 PM

I took possession of a MAS38 in early 2020. Got a Youtube video of me shooting it here:  http://www.youtube.c...h?v=3OXDT5g8-nU.  Steinel manufactures reliable but expensive ammo.  And no one else loads it!

 

Nearly zero recoil and very fun to shoot.   Old school pre-WW2 machined receiver with off axis barrel.   The French build guns like no one and no one builds guns like the French.


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Posted 01 December 2021 - 01:54 PM

I would be interested.  It would mostly be a safe queen.  I only take out my mg's for special occasions with my boys and buddies.  Easy way to put a smile on my/their face without alcohol.))


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Posted 01 December 2021 - 06:24 PM

STENs LOL
know an old timer who sold his near new Amnesty registered C&R Long Branch MkII for nearly 15K several years ago
nearly a flat new gun his grandfather bought in Manitoba.  Never dewatted
minty original gun
 
MAT49's?
well just what is the buy right now for a C&R MAT?
30K+ on a beater when and if you can find one
 
MAS get no love from the younger pull trigger crowd however they are a prewar SMg, superbly controllable and rather accurate
most are rewatts
ammo is a legitimate point,  Have boxes of .32 French, it's just not trustworthy surplus
that said, boxer brass is available, reload, used to carry a French 32A
 
they are a machined prewar gun, pretty much 1st generation
about no recoil or climb, perfect for our gals and even children
damn' accurate as well
5/6K is serious Gun boi pricing
 
it boggles me that anyone would load far less value on a MAS than a ChauChat


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#12 Haenelistklasse

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Posted 01 December 2021 - 06:27 PM

I had a chance to trade into an MAT49 plus cash for one of my MP40s. Had to take a very hard pass on that one too. Just looks like an even uglier MAC to be honest. Also passed on a Lanchester. Just snagged a Beretta 38/42 which is much cooler than both these guns put together I think.
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Posted 01 December 2021 - 09:32 PM

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