MAS 49/56 manual

Not a huge addition for you today, but we do have two slightly different versions of the French 1974 MAS49/56 manual. The French have had a thriving experimental arms program for decades, and the MAS49 is one of the production rifles that came from it (see also, the MAS 1955 and MAS 62).

MAS 49 disassembly

It was a very successful design, although about 15 years behind the times. It was equipped with a 10-round magazine, but had a good safety and good aperture sights. You can find the manuals and a link to a good collection of photos on the MAS 49 rifle page in the Vault (we’ll flesh that page out more in the future).