View Full Version : mas 49/56 just came in from sog
February 27, 2002, 13:09
the rifle looks very nice, i'd say very good + on the outside. the inside looks good too except for the barrel-it was full of gunk. i scrubbed for a while making little progress, then i chucked up a piece of rod in my drill and ran the brush up and down for a bit. it has cleaned up alot, but is still a bit dark. the rifling looks good though. overall, i happy with it. it should shoot just fine, and i'm hoping the barrel will clean up some more as i use it.
February 27, 2002, 13:21
It will. There was a batch of rearsenaled 49/56 which had the bores parkerized. That's what you are seeing. The more you shoot, the shinier it gets.
What caliber did you get?
Originally posted by T2:
<STRONG>the rifle looks very nice, i'd say very good and i'm hoping the barrel will clean up some more as i use it.</STRONG>
February 27, 2002, 19:28
i got the original 7.5 french caliber. i didn't think they were selling the .308 animals anymore.
i'm glad to hear about the parked barrel-i couldn't understand how such a good looking rifle on the outside could have such a dark bore. (like i've never seen that before!) thanks for the info.
February 27, 2002, 21:03
whats the ammo situation for them 7.5's ??
(not that I really want a french pos rifle, just the fact that it's a rifle is enough!) :D
February 27, 2002, 22:30
sog has new production fnm portuguese ammo for 8.95 a box of 20. (the same brand of port surplus 7.62 we all love)
i bought mine from cole's though and paid way more for the same stuff. it's reloadable which is a plus.
wg&a has some mg surplus on links. i think it's about 100.00 for 200 rounds including shipping. it's not reloadable.
March 01, 2002, 17:02
you can make the cases from 6.5x55 brass by running it into Lee's 7.5 french dies, trimming and then loading. Use 30 caliber
147 gr bullets. I downloaded the powder recipe from Assault Web that someone else had posted but I am at work and can't get to it. Good luck with your rifle- they are the size of an SKS, detachable mags, in a larger caliber- rugged as hell. YOu'll like it.
March 01, 2002, 17:46
the ammo situation is why im building a fal.i still have a couple of hundred rounds of the military stuff but i only plan to bring her out for special occasions.i may try some of the 7.5 from sog though.
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