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The MAS-36 is a French bolt-action rifle. It was the Medium-Range weapon of the French Foreign Legion.

Specifications[edit | edit source]

Weight: 8.2 lbs (3.7 kg)

Length: 40.2 in (102 cm)

Barrel Length: 22.6 in (57.5 cm)

Cartridge: 7.5x54 mm

Action: Bolt-action

Muzzle Velocity: 2800 ft/s (853.6 m)

Effective Range: 350-400 yds

Feed System: 5-round internal box magazine, clip fed

Uses[edit | edit source]

The MAS-36 was adopted by France in 1936 to replace the earlier Berthier and Lebel series of rifles. However, budget constraints initially limited production and the MAS-36 was usually reserved for front-line infantry units. Captured MAS-36 rifles would be used by the Germans, under the designation of Gewehr 242(f), and later would be used by the Viet Minh and Khmer Rouge.

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