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I am already blessed with a Savage built Auto Ordnance Thomson 1928 A1 built around 1941, and a Beretta 93 R (unknown DOB, Beretta HQ won’t reply to my mails).

Now considering adding this SMG made in France.























Looks like an old war horse. Some wear and tear, but the bore seems very nice. Maybe a «carried a lot, shot a little» kind of weapon.

Found two videos abt. this model.

MAT 49: Iconic SMG of Algeria and Indochina - YouTube

Historical Vietnam War Machine Guns S&W-76 VS MAT-49 - YouTube

Every French war movies (post WW II) and any movie with «gendarmes» in it featured this SMG, so it’s been a long time fantasy of mine to own one.
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woah. get it!

ive been devouring everything on the french in indochina and algeria..
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Featured in "The Day of the Jackal" and is what Inspector Lebel uses to kill him at the end. What a neat find.

The Day of the Jackal (1973) - IMDb
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There were a lot of these around during the war in Vietnam. When the French left, most were picked up by the NVA and Viet Cong and used against our troops.

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I am already blessed with a Savage built Auto Ordnance Thomson 1928 A1 built around 1941, and a Beretta 93 R (unknown DOB, Beretta HQ won’t reply to my mails).
How about pictures of these two?
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Featured in "The Day of the Jackal" and is what Inspector Lebel uses to kill him at the end. What a neat find.

The Day of the Jackal (1973) - IMDb


I’ve got to watch this movie now then.
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There were a lot of these around during the war in Vietnam. When the French left, most were picked up by the NVA and Viet Cong and used against our troops.



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I have read that. I imagine they used both the original in 9 mm and the converted one in 7.62 mm Tokarev ?
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I posted them back in 2015. But I just reposted them both in this section, just in case (eye candy MAT 49).
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I’ve got to watch this movie now then.

It's a really splendid film.

BTW. the Jackal had made a rifle that looked like a crutch. I think the caliber was .22 Hornet. Had quite an effect on a melon that he shot in practice. I think it fired explosive bullets.
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I have read that. I imagine they used both the original in 9 mm and the converted one in 7.62 mm Tokarev ?
Yep. The Tokarev ammo was more available to the NVA and VC, so the conversions to that round were quite common. The Tokarev pistols and PPs subguns used that ammo, so it was plentiful.

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Never saw the french SMG, but did have the use of a Sweedish K for a while-liked that 36 round Mag.
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So I bought it, well, traded another weapon for it.

Folded, carry position





Stock at half position, for very close or hip / point shooting





Stock fully extended for firing from the shoulder





Disassembly







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Some details











Magazine release and fore grip folding button





Flip up sight, 100 and 200 meters





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And bonus, it came with two pouches, 4 mags, the original oil bottle and the magazine loader









That’s how they would have been rigged (internet photo)



It did not come with the original sling, so a good old general purpose strap will do for now



(It works well for my Gvt. carbine too)

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Soooooo, how does it shoot????
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Soooooo, how does it shoot????


Haven’t had a chance to shoot it yet.
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