Mas M 45

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Mas M 45

Postby joseyclosey » Fri Jan 27, 2006 12:00 pm

Anyone got a Mas M45 .22 trainer? Friend of mine just bought one in "as new" condition. Its a really well made rifle with a light (beech)? stock and parkerised metalwork. I was really impressed with the accuracy of this rifle.

Any info or links would be appreciated.

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Postby Woftam » Fri Jan 27, 2006 1:40 pm

Joe,

were you aware of this thread ?

http://p102.ezboard.com/fparallaxscurio ... 1553.topic

Some nice pics and a little information.
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Postby joseyclosey » Sat Jan 28, 2006 1:19 pm

Thanks Woftam, thats an interesting thread, nice to know that some of the butt plates may have mauser in negative on the inside. I will tell my pal to check his. Heres some pics of his rifle i took at the range today.

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DH Taxi fell in love at first sight! We had to prise the rifle from his sticky little fingers. He reckons he is phoning the owner tonight to make him a offer he cant refuse :lol:

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Postby dhtaxi » Sat Jan 28, 2006 2:28 pm

Unfortunately he refused to part with it.

I need this rifle I havent given up.

Its a beuty the owner was shooting it at 200 yards.
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Postby Brass Rat » Sat Jan 28, 2006 4:44 pm

Is that La Marseillaise I hear playing somewhere in Durham? :D
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Postby joseyclosey » Sun Jan 29, 2006 12:43 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: you could say that Curtis.

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Postby Woftam » Wed Feb 01, 2006 1:08 pm

That is a seriously nice rifle. I think my fingers would get a bit sticky around it too.
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MAS 45

Postby MD » Fri Feb 09, 2007 6:37 pm

I was given a MAS 45 barreled action crudely fitted into a cut down Mauser 98 stock by a friend.

It took me several years here in Canada to locate a correct stock, but I finally did and now I have nearly the complete rifle. I am still looking for a but plate for the stock.

The rifle shoots well, though three to four inches high at 50 yards, when it shoots, but it does not fire consistently nor does it extract reliably.

I don't know if it is a firing pin or ammunition problem yet.

I will try different ammunition next time out, but do you have any suggestions for solving the extraction problem?

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