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Higgins
November 29, 2001, 11:39 AM
Does anyone have any information - written, pictures, websites, manual - on the French FA-MAS bullpup rifle?

I am most interested in its method of operation; namely, its use of a "lever-locked" two piece inertia bolt (delayed blowback) system.

This method of delayed blowback used in the FA-MAS is similar to the bolt system used in earlier rifles/smgs such as the Dominican Cristobal .30 rifle, Hungarian 39M smg, and the Sig MKMO Neuhausen smg, and even the French AAT 52 MG.

If you have any information on any of these firearms, please share it with me. Thanks.

p.s. I've read that the FA-MAS was imported by Century Arms in a sporter version some years ago. If anyone has any information on the availability, cost, location of any such civilian versions, I'd also appreciate hearing about that.