Q: In the August 2005 issue Holt Bodinson had an excellent feature on the MAS 49/56. I am interested in finding the right scope and scope mount for my own rifle. Can you help me?
Marvin A. Rogers Jr.
A: Unfortunately, importation of the MAS 49/56 has ceased. There were far fewer scopes than guns and finding one is going to be catch as catch can. The easiest way to find the set up you're looking for is to buy another MAS 49/56 with the whole kit and caboodle on it. A cursory search turned one up at www.gunsamerica.com for $895 and one without a scope for $440. You can...