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Morocco FN Mauser M1950 308 Win + Grenade Launcher

This is one of the very scarce Moroccan M1950 carbines made by FN in 7.62X51 NATO (380 Win) that was fitted with a unique grenade launcher at the factory. It’s felt that only a few hundred were produced at most and this one bears a serial number of 059 which is also on the bolt (no other parts are numbered). These were purchased for the national police and bear no crest or other markings identifying Morocco. Robert Ball in his definitive Mauser Military Rifles of the World devotes almost no ink to these rifles and other sources are hard to find. Needless to say; they’re scarce. It features a 17.5” barrel, grenade launcher, sights graduated to an optimistic 1400 meters, cleaning rod and sling swivels with original sling. We’ve read the launcher was ordered to facilitate the projecting of gas grenades (gas becomes necessary for populations that have been ruled by the same dynasty since 1631 in spite of superficial governments that have come and gone). It is in excellent condition with all metal basically being pristine but for a 2” area straddling the sight base on the left side of the barrel where there is some finish loss and slight pitting which obviously happened in storage. The bolt is 98% bright with gray patina on the handle, some dried preservative and a few oxidation spots. The bore is smooth, bright and shiny with strong, sharp rifling and the stock is completely sound with average handling marks for an arm such as this. The sling is sound and supple with no cracks. There a small dent and matching shallow chip on the left toe that looks far worse in the photo than “in person” and there are tiny import marks on the barrel. If you have questions please email us at tangoyankee_llc@yahoo.com This will be listed for auction on Gun Broker the evening of March 4th. Please go to the top of the page and click on the Gun Broker button to see all our listings there. 02-26-19A--19-08-15