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MAS-49 - 7.5x54mm French
MAS-49/56 - 7.5x54mm French

The MAS-49 is a French battle rifle adopted as the French service rifle in 1949, replacing the earlier bolt-action rifles. The MAS-49 was used by French forces in the Indochina, Algerian and Suez conflicts. The MAS-49/56 is an improved version of the MAS-49 that was shorter, lighter, and had a built-in muzzle brake/grenade launcher. The MAS-49/56 was the standard rifle of the French military between 1957 and 1979.

The MAS-49 can be seen in the following films used by the following actors:


Type: Battle Rifle

Caliber: 7.5x54 mm Mle.1929

Capacity: 10 round box magazine

Fire Modes: Semiautomatic


Title Actor Character Note Date
The 317th Platoon Jacques Perrin Le sous-lieutenant Torrens with APX L806 scope 1965
The 317th Platoon Laotian soldier 1965
The Battle of Algiers French soldiers 1966
The Last Adventure African soldiers 1967
Shock Troops (Un homme de trop) Jacques Perrin Kerk with APX L806 scope 1967
The Day of the Jackal French gendarmes 1973
The Secret (Le secret) French soldiers 1974
Holy Year (L'année sainte) Italian police 1976
Drummer-Crab (Le Crabe-Tambour) French sailors MAS-49/56 1977
The Escape (La carapate) French gendarmes MAS-49/56 1978
The Police War (La Guerre des polices) French police 1979
Operation Leopard (La légion saute sur Kolwezi) French paratroopers MAS-49/56; Some with rifle grenades 1980
Believed Violent (Présumé dangereux) A police sniper With sniper scope 1990
Operation Corned Beef French honor guards MAS-49/56 1991
Goldeneye French Sailor 1995
Straight Shooter French Foreign Legion paratrooper MAS-49/56 1999

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
7554 2011
Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades MAS-49/56 2016
The Walking Dead: A New Frontier 2016
Rising Storm 2: Vietnam Added in an update in 2019 2017

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