Turns out Golden State Arms in the 50's and 60's imported a whole bunch of mas36's, cut the barrel down and inch or so, reinstalled the front sight and put on new front furniture. . I know I know some of you are cringing but when these mods were made they were done by professionals and there are quite a few of them out there. I was hunting around and they, because of the history, have some collectability.
I took it home and cleaned it up and the bore is bright and has well defined grooves. The ole codger I bought it from said he had it sitting in the corner for 50 years. Never really used it. I paid him $110 for it so I dont feel bad about the buy. I have seen them on various sites with price tags anywhere from $225-$375.
May be my only chance to say I've shot a mas36 so for now it'll have to do. Now to find out if its still chambered in the 7.5 or not and then find some ammo!!
Heres a pic of one looks like. Its not mine, I got it off a site but mine looks the same. Cheers!
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