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Lot 625: French MAS St. Etienne "MAS 223" FAMAS Semi-Automatic Rifle

Auction Date: September 10, 2021

French MAS St. Etienne "MAS 223" FAMAS Semi-Automatic Rifle with Accessories

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $18,000 - $27,500

French MAS St. Etienne "MAS 223" FAMAS Semi-Automatic Rifle with Accessories

Manufacturer: French State Arsenals
Model: Famas
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 223
Barrel: 20 inch round
Finish: black
Grip:
Stock: synthetic
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 399
Class: Modern Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in Saint Etienne for Century Arms of St. Albans, Vermont, this is a semi-automatic version of the standard French infantry rifle from 1978 to 2016. Built around 'bullpup' design principles and making active use of composites and alloys, the FAMAS (Fusil d'Assaut de la Manufacture d'Armes de Saint Etienne, Assault Rifle made by MAS) was one of the most distinctive rifles of the Cold War. A limited number were manufactured in semi-auto configuration for the American market in the 1980s, though with limited success. Adjustable blade front and peep rear sights with flip-up night sights, bird cage flash hider, integral carry handle and bipod legs, reversible cheek piece and a rubberized buttplate. Includes an extra magazine (note: the FAMAS uses a proprietary magazine, and is not STANAG compatible), along with a bayonet, cleaning kit, and sling.

Rating Definition:

Excellent overall, retaining 98% plus original black finish with a few minor handling marks around the magazine well. Mechanically excellent.



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