View Full Version : MAS 49/56 ....7.5 French

February 21, 2000, 05:53 PM
Would anyone have a source for Assembly/Disassembly instructions, as well as recommended cleaning procedures for this semiauto rifle.
Also, Is there a difinitive procedure on what is the best way to handle corrosive ammo like the Surplus French 7.5.

I've heard recommendations to use Windex-(Ammonia,ditergent,alcohol).
I do use it on my muzzleloaders to prevent corrosion, and clean up black powder residue. So I was already thinking about that.

Thanks for any help you can give,

Al Thompson
February 21, 2000, 07:02 PM
Not sure about the Windex - new one on me. I do know that the approved "solution" (pardon the pun) is hot water. Dissolves the offending crystals.

Harley's out of pocket - I'm sure he can give you better guidence when he gets back.


Steven Mace
February 22, 2000, 01:12 PM
WOLF, try visiting http://www.netaphore.com/guns/french_4956_home_us.html for information on the MAS 49/56. Hope this helps!

Steve Mace

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