View Full Version : MAS 49/56 needs some glass. Need some help!!

August 15, 2012, 01:35 PM
Okay, I've done the searching. I am not in the big leagues, so the original APX L.806 is out of the question. I already have an illuminated 50mm (read: gigantic) scope that, of course, just won't do on this rifle. I have been exhaustively searching for the specifications on the APX, but to no avail. If I did read something, it was probably in the wee hours of the morning and in French. That doesn't help me.

I have this tickle in the back of my head that says it is a 4x fixed scope, but I can't be too sure. My question is: what are your recommendations on a specific scope (or style - you see, I don't have the measurements) for my MAS 49/56?

Your help will be much appreciated!

August 15, 2012, 03:59 PM
Specific scope recommendations would depend on YOUR specific needs/uses.


August 15, 2012, 08:47 PM
Not so much interested in customizing it to my needs, more so in just getting something comparable to the original APX. I will be content to use it just how it was intended if it's possible. I'm really excited to have this nice old rifle.

August 15, 2012, 10:02 PM
Try S&K Mounts.. no drilling or tapping required


August 20, 2012, 05:54 PM
I have a K-Var scope mount. Good luck finding one - out of production I guess. I found that a Barska 1.25x4.5x26 EURO-30 was the ticket on this rifle. Has the german 4a reticle. The scope clears case ejection nicely. Its a perfect fit for a 49/56. The scope cost me $89 from SWFA. The mount was about the same price , but high quality and tight lock on. Your zero wont wander if you remove and replace the mount and scope. Works very well for me.

August 20, 2012, 10:10 PM
KROIL - that's EXACTLY the information I was looking for. Thank you!!!