C&R French MAS MLE 49/56 7.5 French 20″ Semi-Auto Rifle w/ Grenade Launcher

SOLD FOR: $855

WOA#: WY220920FM004

Make: MAS

Model: MLE 49-56

Serial Number: G94046

Year of Manufacture: 1956-1979

Caliber: 7.5 French

Action Type: Semi-Automatic

Markings: Left side of receiver marked “G 94046” and “MAS MLE 1949-56 CAL. 7,5”. Proofmark of “P72” and “P91” in a square outline also stamped on the left side of the receiver. The right side of the receiver is marked, “7.5 France C.A.I. GEORGIA”. Receiver back cap stamped “G 94046”.  Top of the barrel is marked with intervals “9-19” and the top of the rear sight is marked from “2-12.” The barrel is marked “059642”.  The top of the Bolt is marked, “DB” with a proof.

Barrel Length: 20.5” with muzzle device.  20” without.

Sights / Optics: The front sight is post sight with protective ears along with a grenade launching sight. Has an adjustable elevation peep rear sight.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is wood with a nylon handle on the bolt carrier. The three piece hardwood stock has a straight grip, shallow finger grooves, barrel band with sling ring, sling well with sling bar in the buttstock and a metal buttplate. The LOP measures 12.50” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttstock. Has some minor surface wear including some minor impression marks. Side of the receiver has rails for adding accessories. The stock rates in about Fine overall condition.

Magazine Quantity & Condition: None.

Type of Finish: Parkerized

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is little to no visible erosion in the bore.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 93% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows minimal wear with light scratches on the receiver and some operational wear. The screw heads are sharp and the pins are unmarred. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Leather Sling

Our Assessment:  Oh la la! A mil-surplus that some might call the ugly step-sister of the M1 Garand or M1 Carbine, this rifle offers flexibility with its lightweight build, ability to take detachable magazines, and rifle grenade launcher. The MAS 49/56 was adopted in 1957, and over 275,000 units were produced until the model was replaced by the bullpup FAMAS in 1978. Don’t discount this Cold War era semi-auto rifle! These are sturdy, versatile, and easy to maintain in less-than-stellar environments, which are three key things gun owners want in their firearms and three things that the MAS MLE 49/56 offers. Whether you’re a military historian buff, reenactor, or just a firearms fanatic, don’t miss this chance to add this MAS 49/56 to your collection!

C&R French MAS MLE 49/56 7.5 French 20" Semi-Auto Rifle w/ Grenade Launcher
C&R French MAS MLE 49/56 7.5 French 20″ Semi-Auto Rifle w/ Grenade Launcher