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    I got three more mags for her and have all the reloading components ready to go. The grooves in the bore still have some gunk in them - but I think shooting will loosen that up some and allow me to clean it more thoroughly. I remember that this really helped with my old Turk mausers... which were even worse - and cleaned up eventually to pretty nice bores - and good shooters.
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    Nice


    I had a NIB one last year with a pile of Mags/accessories.


    Dunno why I sold it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Helen Keller View Post
    Nice


    I had a NIB one last year with a pile of Mags/accessories.


    Dunno why I sold it.
    Got one myself; love it! Don't rekon I'll ever sell it. It being a true Mil Spec MBR, it's alot of gun for the $$$$.

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    And I think it's all about the caliber. The 7.5 is a great round but it's really a handloading proposition.

    If they'd of chambered this for the non-existant at that time 7.62x51 NATO, then these would be cloned and cost $1200 or more.

    Yeah, you can get them converted.... but for the money, I say just get the M1A1 or even a Saiga.
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    i got one many years ago from SOG and it's still on the grease

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    Well, I'm looking forward to getting the milsurp ammo that I posted about over on the ammo forum - berdan primed which means that I won't be feeling the need to pick it up. And that means no brass catcher. I also want to see how it shoots with its original food...
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    I got one and am tickled pink. Not gonna reload. Just grab what I ca. One hellofa rifle!
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    Nice! You can still find milsurp ammo if you look around... but the steady supply would be from Grafs I guess or maybe Fiocci?
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    FYI, all surplus is corrosive primed. Clean accordingly. Nice looking example O.S.O.K., the fish scale pattern in the stock is classic.

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    i got another one bout 2 months ago.




    Been rolling my own ball/tracer loads. Probly my favorite MBR I've ever had.

    have 25rd mags in the works for it as well.
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    25 round mags, now that would make it very formidable.

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    Some very nice rifles guys. I need to get some pics of mine. France only made about 250 chambered in 7.62x51 and I've never seen one that was imported. The only ones I know of here have been converted, usually by Century and poorly at that. The rechambering part doesn't seem to be that much of an issue, it's incorporating an adjustable gas system to get it to run right with the 7.62x51, something Century didn't do that causes problems. That and cutting really rough chambers make getting a good conversion pretty hard.

    France did make some prototype/test models on a larger receiver in 30.06 (7.62x63). I'd love to have one of those but the chances of that are pretty much slim to none and the price would be out of sight.
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    7.62 NATO convert. of MAS 49/56

    There was a guy who worked on my MAS 49/56 named "Bill Toth" of a company called "Design Systems" .He installed a new gas system that cured the feeding problems of those Century conversions.That was 8+ years ago and now I"ve been having problems contacting him to do another MAS that I found.No replys to phone messages and no e-mail address so I don't know if he's still around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walletscared View Post
    There was a guy who worked on my MAS 49/56 named "Bill Toth" of a company called "Design Systems" .He installed a new gas system that cured the feeding problems of those Century conversions.That was 8+ years ago and now I"ve been having problems contacting him to do another MAS that I found.No replys to phone messages and no e-mail address so I don't know if he's still around.
    Welcome to the forum WS. I've heard Bill mentioned before with regards to the 49/56 conversion and I think something about converting the 49/56 to use FAL mags or maybe he modified the mags to work in the 49/56, something like that. Also seem to recall he was out of Pennsylvania. Last report I heard was several years ago that he was no longer doing the conversions.
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    IIRC go over to 1919a4.com theres info if you dig on the conversion fixes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Simmons View Post
    Welcome to the forum WS. I've heard Bill mentioned before with regards to the 49/56 conversion and I think something about converting the 49/56 to use FAL mags or maybe he modified the mags to work in the 49/56, something like that. Also seem to recall he was out of Pennsylvania. Last report I heard was several years ago that he was no longer doing the conversions.
    Thats too bad, he did a fine job with my 1st gun .He made his own gas system that worked great.I've got 2 MAS' in 7.62 and 1 in 7.5. Their the lightest 30 cal battle rifles that I own other than the SCAR.

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    walletscared... indeed! good nom de plume

    And to the board! Stick around and post some more - we'd love to see your MAS
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    Quote Originally Posted by whos2kno View Post
    i got one many years ago from SOG and it's still on the grease
    I fired mine a few times but the only ammo I could get back then jammed and I never tried again. The thing still is like new.

    I wish I had bought one I found while working in Washington State at a Pawn Shop. IIRC, he wanted $200 or $225 because he could not get ammo from his usual sources.

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    Quote Originally Posted by O.S.O.K. View Post
    walletscared... indeed! good nom de plume

    And to the board! Stick around and post some more - we'd love to see your MAS
    Yes,several months later and my wallet is nearly healed, except now I can't find spare mags unless Im willing to spend about $100 bucks apiece on auction sites

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    Quote Originally Posted by walletscared View Post
    Yes,several months later and my wallet is nearly healed, except now I can't find spare mags unless Im willing to spend about $100 bucks apiece on auction sites

    $100 for MAS mags???

    THey can be had for under $25 on most sites.
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