French MAS MLE 1949/56 7.5 French 20″ Semi-Auto Rifle & Grenade Launcher

SOLD FOR: $8118.88

WOA#: WY230321WW002

Make:  Manufacture d’Armes de Saint-Étienne (MAS), France

Model: MLE 1949-56

Serial Number: H 04011

Year of Manufacture: 1956-1979

Caliber: 7.5 French

Action Type:  Semi-Automatic with Detachable Magazine. The front of the bolt body has an integral stripper clip guide for loading the magazine while inserted.

Markings:  Left side of receiver marked “H 04011” and “MAS MLE 1949-56 CAL. 7,5”. Proofmark of a crowned AR stamped on the left side of the receiver for St. Etienne proofing house. Left, rear side of the receiver marked “MADE IN FRANCE CAI GEORGIA VT”.  Receiver back cap stamped “04011”. The right side of the front sight base is marked “FC”. Top of the barrel is marked with intervals “9-19” and the top of the rear sight is marked from “2-12.” Underneath the grenade launcher sight is marked, “21139” on the barrel.  The BCG is marked “DN 72 / TT”.

Barrel Length: 19”. 20” with Flash Hider/Grenade Launcher

Sights / Optics:  The front sight is a tall post, set between two protective ears. The rear sight is an aperture attached to a sliding escalator. A screw on the right rear allows for adjustment for windage. It is marked from “2-12”. The left side of the receiver has a scope rail machined into it.

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The stock is wood with a nylon handle on the bolt carrier. The three piece hardwood stock has a barrel band with sling ring, sling well with sling bar and a metal buttplate. The LOP measures about 12.75” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. Side of the receiver has rails for adding accessories. The stock rates in about Excellent overall condition.  There is scattered light and few compression marks and scratches that are almost unnoticeable.

Magazine Quantity & Condition: 1X 10rd magazines in Very Good Condition.  The spring is strong and the leading edges are sharp.

Type of Finish: Parkerized

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is semi-bright and the rifling is dulled. There is light to mild erosion in the bore.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 95% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows some wear around the muzzle device and where the magazine clips in. There are some light scratches.  The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. There is corrosion present of the gas port for the action just above the chamber and in the blow back hole in the BCG.  Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good condition. The screw heads show some use but remain sharp.  Please see photos for a better understanding of this rifle’s 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: This rifle comes with a total of one original magazine and its attached leather sling.  The leather is cracked in some places but there are no tears and it rates in about Good condition.

French MAS MLE 1949/56 7.5 French 20" Semi-Auto Rifle & Grenade Launcher
French MAS MLE 1949/56 7.5 French 20″ Semi-Auto Rifle & Grenade Launcher