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Refurbished Like New MAS 49/56 Rifle, 7.5×54 French


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New to RTI!

We now have beautifully restored MAS 49/56 rifles in stock!

These rifles have been completely disassembled, refinished, reassembled, and function tested! All stock hardware was refinished and properly installed. These rifles have brand new stocks that are an exact copy of the original stocks that were used on these guns from when they came out of the factory. Also features a brand new charging handles made to the exact specs of the original ones. The rifles are 100% restored and function checked (firing pin, safety, etc.). At this time, we do not guarantee any bore condition, bore condition may range from poor to excellent. Each rifle comes with one 10 round magazine. Rifles may have some very minor pitting in some small areas but are generally cosmetically fine, all wood parts are brand new. Please note: we do not test fire these rifles before they leave our warehouse, so the bores on some of these rifles still need cleaning in some cases. There also may be some leftover oil or grime in small areas inside the action and/or in the gas tube. We recommend doing a brief field strip and wipe down of the internal parts and bore.

These rifles are historically significant and make a fine addition to any collection. These are military rifles which have served in France, across northern Africa, Ethiopia, and have finally made it to the U.S.!

These Rifles Are C&R Eligible. Please send a copy of your C&R or FFL to along with your order number attached.




CALIBER/GAUGE: 7.5×54 French

ACTION: Semi Automatic


CONDITION: Refurbished Like New


Basic Info on the Rifles:

The Mas 49/56 rifle is an improved version of the original Mas 49 French rifle. The MAS-49/56 was introduced in 1957 and incorporated lessons learned from service in Algeria, Indochina, and the Suez Crisis. The rifle was shortened and lightened to improve mobility for mechanized and airborne troops. The MAS-49 built-in rifle grenade launcher was replaced by a combination compensator/rifle grenade launcher that fired NATO-standard 22mm rifle grenades. The rifle also incorporates an integral grenade launching sight that is attached to the front sight block and a gas cutoff that prevents gas from entering the gas tube from the gas port when firing grenade launching blank ammunition. Chambered in the 7.5MM French ( 7.5 X 54 ) round. This is a very unique and collectible rifle. These have not been available for years. Don’t miss this chance to add one to your collection.


No sales to CA, CT, DE, DC, HI, IL, MD, MA, NY, NJ and WA due to state laws.

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6 reviews for Refurbished Like New MAS 49/56 Rifle, 7.5×54 French

  1. William

    Just had my 49/56 arrive today and I was extremely impressed with it. The new furniture looked great and the metal refinish was very nice. I know these rifles had a rough life, but the refurbishment hides a lot of that abuse. The gas block on my rifle even looked like it was a new piece. I shined a light down the chamber and it looked pretty good, as did the rifling. There was some gunk and grime inside the gun, but it was fairly easy to clean out.

    The only issues I ran into were, the roll pin for the charging handle was a bit loose and backing out. Not a big deal, and the bolt hold open was stuck in place. I was able to get it apart, and the the channel for the bolt hold open assembly was full of some crud and grit and was being held up. Once I got it cleaned out, it functioned properly. Havnt fired it yet, but manually cycled some surplus cartridges through it and it fed and ejected just fine. Cannot wait to shoot it!

  2. Jeff Dukes

    The rifle looks awesome! The stock looks awesome and the blues parts look great. Am glad I bought it. The only negative is that while the barrel has good landings, it is the dirtiest barrel I have ever seen, full of decades of tan dust collected in North Africa. Spent over an hour running patches through it and still have a ways to go. Wish it had been cleaned during the restoration process.

  3. Jesse Scott

    Received my MAS 1949-56 refurb yesterday. Some comments: beautiful new furniture. Metal parts refurbed and in great shape. Appears to dry function fine. Performed total disassembly (there is a YouTube video for this). Findings: parts all looked OK except nick on the feed ramp (ground and polished it out). Gas tube had rust inside but appears to flow. Cannot tap gas tube pin out so it will be difficult to clean in place. Bolt and carrier had dirt in nooks and crannies. Extractor heavily dirty, probably would not have been functional until cleaned. Cleaned up nicely after sonic cleaning. Barrel interior heavily dirty and rusted. Took lots of cleaning/decarbon/decopper/polishing. It still has rifling but heavily pitted (as disclosed on the RT website). Overall not bad, but be prepared to pull apart, check parts, clean, and re-lubed prior to any firing.

  4. Bruce

    This rifle is everything advertised, and more. The metalwork and woodwork are nearly flawless, certainly as good as the rifle would have been when it left the factory in the 1950s. Additionally, RTI’s customer service is the best, and I will certainly be purchasing from RTI in the future.

  5. Gerald

    Looks great on the outside but on the inside not so much. Pulled magazine out and there was rust under the clip. Gas tube going into the bolt was rusty as well as the bolt face . The bore is so dirty no light could penetrate and after half an hour cleaning you can see the rifling but still no where near clean. Also when trigger is pulled it sounds like sand paper with all the dirt jammed in it. Should be good after a thorough cleaning so like new only applies to the outside on mine.

  6. EdwardLane

    The first rifle had a bent barrel. Sent some pica and got an RMA #. Got the replacement about 3 weeks ago. It was similar to the prior one, great new wood, nice parkerizing, super dirty barrel and rough trigger pull. Cleaned bore and bolt, firing pin channel was filled with grit. At 50 yards first 5 about a 4″ tall string left of point of aim. Second 5, 2 holes touching, still low and left. Third group had 2 touching all in about 2.5″ x 2.5″. The barrel will need another cleaning as well as the gas tube.

    On problem is the pin for the cocking handle fell out and I couldn’t find it.

    If the knob hadn’t fallen off it would have been a 5 star review. Very happy this second rifle worked out, thanks RTI and Candice in Customer Service!!

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