New image drawn in Painter 12 (old image was a sketch of a MAS49 based rifle OR SOMETHING LIKE IT)
Souzousha / Firearms / Rifle / Original Design.
ERA - 1960s
Model - R.C.J.R - Jonson-13 Rifle
Nationality - American
Category - Semiautomatic Battle Rifle
Caliber - 7.62x51mm NATO
Feeding Operation - detachable box magazine or stripper clips
Operation - Gas operated
Real World Counter Parts - M-14 & S.M.L.E
A NICE ROBUST RETRO LOOKING m-14 Based rifle.
just renewing older submissions, Trying to redeem myself of half baked submissions from back then.
Its the cap locks, I F**king hate the cap lock button, I write like 2 pages and realize there swapped, So some times I say F it leave it that way :3 and I do.
it's kewl that you know much about fairly unkown (to amercians) guns. the MAS-49 isn't my favorite semi-auto rifle, i prefer something russian (SVT or an SkS), but you're right: it's certainly eye candy!
The thing weighs a ton, the gas system is weak and fouls very easily( and is a pain to clean)...resulting an failure to extract & cycle.
But, it's a nice looking gun, the built in grenade launcher is cool, and when it does work it's a good, fun shooter.
Very lovely gun it is But I dont think Id get one anytime soon unless its almost free ^-^
About how many rounds can you go through before any issues start and cleaning is required ^-^ (is that fireing steel case rounds or brass case round )
cus like my SKS it would crap up with steel rounds quick and fail to eject properly
Making sure everythings clean, lubercated, and not over heated fixed it *that and if it has a valve to use during grenade launching Make sure its in the correct position so gas can channel back into the weapon*
Usually I avoid steel cased rounds like the plauge, especially former East Bloc makes, and double so for old DDR(East German) ammo. Way too often they will split the case and get stuck in the breach...and in the worst case you will need a broken shell extractor to get it out!!
I was thinking 20 - 40 rounds ^-^ How much did it cost BTW
But that was back in 1999, and from a dealer I knew.
Sometime I'm going to have to take it out to the range and see if the ammonia treatment suggested by my gunsmith has worked.
It's a handsome gun, and even with the issues I like it in my collection.
Eh $350 in 1999 There about $450 or so now IDK if thats normal or converted as well
In fact they are easier to find at gun shows than the original 7,5mm model, thanks to the importers having the conversions done thinking that a .308 rifle would sell better.
Really...you cannot swing a dead cat in a Dallas/Fort Worth gun show without hitting at least one .308 MAS!!
So the price will be not at all much different between the two models.
Do look out for a good deal on the MAS if the seller includes it's kit with it!
I got mine sold to me with two ammo pouches, the sling, a rubber butt stock extender/cover, barrel cover "night sights"(luminous paint), manual, bayonet and a simple cleaning kit with pouch.
resembles the soviet SKS most
or a BAR and a Grand mixed together