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Old February 28, 2021, 12:07 PM   #1
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French MAS 45 .22 caliber training rifle. Thoughts?

I don't know why, but this rifle appeals to me, and from what I've read, it seems as well made and accurate as, say, the Mossberg 44US, which I also like. The US government stamp is a big draw for me, but the MAW still has militaria appeal.

Any suggestions? Which one? Find a minty and safe queen it? Find a "good" condition one and fire it?

I already have a .22 rifle and revolver, but nothing government related.

Thanks!
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Old February 28, 2021, 01:39 PM   #2
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Having had one since `88, it's a superb military form-feel/Mauser trainer.
https://gear-report.com/french-mas-m...-rifle-review/

Get it if available

If going for Best Value/Flex All-Round, also consider the CZ 455-457 series
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Old February 28, 2021, 01:44 PM   #3
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Having had one since `88, it's a superb military form-feel/Mauser trainer.
https://gear-report.com/french-mas-m...-rifle-review/

Get it if available

If going for Best Value/Flex All-Round, also consider the CZ 455-457 series
Thanks. Would you shell out $900. for one which is 100%, unfired, still in cosmoline?
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Ouch.... That's a 'bit' much, even as much as I like the rifle,
Doubly consider the CZ for half that (max) in that light.
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Ouch.... That's a 'bit' much, even as much as I like the rifle,
Doubly consider the CZ for half that (max) in that light.
I'll take a look at the CZ. Thanks!
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Ouch.... That's a 'bit' much, even as much as I like the rifle,
Doubly consider the CZ for half that (max) in that light.
I've been looking long and hard at various gun sales venues, and it looks like $900 and up is par for a used, but excellent example. Mine is unissued, 100%, and is looking like a fair price. Now, that is. Big bucks!
I did look at the CZ. very nice, but I'd like to stick with a government trainer. Mossberg made one which I like as well. Minty ones demand big dollars also.
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