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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Simmons View Post
    Yes really. That's what they take, 3 or 5rd clips.

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    Berthier clip on left in link above.
    Aha, I sit corrected. Pierre weel only shoot 3 today.
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    Not lately as the weather has been sucking hard.
    Maybe this weekend I'll run down and try out my 25rd mags and new loads.



    I have a Golden State arms "Santa Fe" Mas 36 to pick up from the one shop. Thing looks unfired.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Simmons View Post
    Good deal. What Berthier? I've got an 07/15 Mlle 16 which is basically the 07/15 that has been upgraded with the five round magazine. I've only fired a few rounds through it that I made with new Graf & Sons Lebel brass and bullets from some Turk 8x57 that had cracked necks. I didn't put it on paper but at 100yds it was hitting right on a chuck of dirt/mud that was about 12" square. Don't have any clips so I just fed it one at time.

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    I ngotta know. What is that screw system shown here. For grenades? Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMrMitch View Post
    I ngotta know. What is that screw system shown here. For grenades? Thanks.
    Yes. The MAS-36/48 was kind of the father, so to speak of the MAS 36/51. In the case of the 36/48 they took the grenade launching system that they added to the MAS 44 to make the MAS 49 and added it to the MAS 36 to get the 36/48. Mine in the photo you posted is missing the flip up grenade launcher site.
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    Update:

    After a little more than 7 years since my original post I can say I still have the same French firearms that I had in August of 2010. On the flip side I don't think I've had any of them to the range over the last 7 years. Still need clips for my Berthier 07/15 mile 16. Need to load some more 8x50R. My MAS 36/51 remains unfired. Really need to make the time for my older guns.
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    yep, my 36/51 is still unfired too.
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