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Lot 2508: French MAS Model 1938 Class III/NFA C&R Submachine Gun

Auction Date: May 6, 2017

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,500 - $5,500

French MAS Model 1938 Class III/NFA C&R Submachine Gun

Manufacturer: French
Model: MAS 1938
Type: Machine gun
Gauge: 7.65 mm French Long Auto
Barrel: 8 1/2 inch round
Finish: phosphate
Stock: walnut
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Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 241
Class: Class III

Developed in the period between the World Wars, the 1938 submachine gun was part of a complete overhaul of French small arms. Accepted by the Germans during the occupation as a secondary arm, the '38 saw use by both the Vichy and Free French Forces. Notched blade front and a set of 100 and 200 meter flip-up rear sights, with dust covers for the ejection port and magazine well, integral "flip-forward" trigger safety, a sling ring on the left side along with the markings "CAL, 7,65L MAS Mle 1938 F11815", smooth grip and stock with an un-numbered steel buttplate.

Rating Definition:

Fine. 60% arsenal thinning phosphate finish remains with scattered dings and scratches, high point and edge wear, and areas of a thin brown patina. The grip and buttstock have small dings and pressure marks throughout, mostly clear markings, and a 3 1/4 inch crack on the left side behind the receiver junction. Mechanically very good. NOTE: This item is restricted as a National Firearms Act (NFA), fully transferable Class 3, which is registered with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, (BATFE) that is classified as a "Curios or Relic" as defined in 27 CFR, 478.11. These weapons are still subject to the provisions of 18 U.S.C. Chapter 44 and 27 CFR part 478.

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