Rebarrel for MAS 49/56

Discussion in 'Technical Questions & Information' started by Cow Caregiver, Mar 27, 2003.

  1. Cow Caregiver

    Cow Caregiver Guest

    Mar 26, 2003
    6.5x55 looks like it would work through the action so long as I stick with a 140 grain bullet or less. Pressures are spot on for the action, although I will most likely make up a metering gas system for this one like I did for my SKS. Anybody got ideas as to how to do this better?
  2. CountryGunsmith

    CountryGunsmith Guest

    Jan 29, 2003
    My only suggestion would be to look into the McCann Industries receiver conversion for the 49/56. The base rifle is possibly the ugliest rifle ever made (even among the French).

    With the 140's, you should get adequate bolt velocity as well.