7.65mm French Long cal., 4.3 in. barrel, 8 shot, fixed sights, checkered wood grips, locking mechanism similar to U.S. M1911A1, blue finish, Designed and mfg. for the French military (about 10,000 were issued). Approx. 24,000 were mfg. under German occupation. Mfg. 1935-1945.
.380 ACP or 7.65mm cal., enlarged version of the Model C (similar to Browning Model 1922 in size), steel (early versions) or alloy (later versions) frame, lanyard loop, longer grip area, intended primarily for police use. Mfg. 1933-1964.
7.65mm French Long cal., 4.1 in. barrel, 8 shot, distinct raised area at rear of slide, uses a slightly modified locking system similar to the M1935A, enamel finish, 26 oz. Approx. 85,000 were produced between 1939 and 1953. Issued to the French foreign legion fighting in Indo China 1953-1954.
7.5x54mm MAS rimless cartridge, 21 3/4 in. barrel, adj. sights, military stock, bayonet in forearm, distinguishable by forward bolt handle, housing machined from one-piece forging, integral box. mag., loaded with stripper clips, no safety, 8 1/2 lbs. Mfg. 1936-1949.
8mm Lebel cartridge, based on the Models of 1890 and 1892 carbines. Designed especially for the Indo-China troops. Contained a long bolt and one-piece stock with straight grip. French artillery personnel were issued a variant as the model 1892 Artillery Short Rifle.
8mm Lebel cartridge, similar to Model 1907, except for a straight bolt action design and 31.5 in. barrel. Some were made by RAC-UMC under a 1914-1915 contact. Manufacturer marking on the left side of the receiver.
8mm Lebel cal., primary French Service revolver used through WWI until replaced by the M1935-A. Chambering similar to the smaller U.S. .32-20 cartridge, blued with checkered walnut grips and a lanyard loop on the frame.
9mm Para. cal., blue or grey phosphate finish, French five pointed star proof located on right side of slide, some parts may contain E/WaA135 Garman acceptance stamps, ser. no. range approx. 1g-4500k. Mfg. by Mauser, late 1945.
9mm Para. cal., grey phosphate finish, French five pointed star proof located on right side of the slide, some parts may contain E/WaA135 German acceptance stamps, pressed steel grips are common, ser. no. range approx. 4501k-9999k. Mfg. by Mauser, 1946.
9mm Para. cal., black/blue finish, French five pointed star proof located on right side of the slide, ser. no. located on left side of slide (early) or under the rear tang of the frame, pressed steel grips common, ser. no. range 1L-500L. Mfg. by Mauser, 1946.
7.5x54mm MAS cal., gas operated (direct impingment), 20 1/2 in. barrel w/NATO standard 22mm rifle grenade launcher and adj. grenade sight on top of barrel, gas cut-off, provision for 7.9 in. blade bayonet, 10 shot detachable mag., scope rail, two-piece military stock with shortened forend, gray finish, approx. 8.6 lbs. Estimated total production of 275,240. Many MAS 49/56 rifles were imported to the U.S. by Century Arms International (CAI) and rechambered to 7.62x51mm NATO and marked 308 on the receiver.
7.54mm MAS, gas operated (direct impingement), 22.8 in. barrel with grenade launcher and adj. grenade sight on left front side of forend, no provision for bayonet, 10 shot detachable mag., scope rail, two-piece military stock, gray finish, approx. 9 lbs. Estimated total production of 20,600.
a variety of 7.65mm (.32 ACP) unlocked blowback pistols were produced in Spain during WWI for the French government. The basic design was an enlargement of the FN Model 1905/1906 automatic pistol. Approximately 40 different manufacturers made approximately 1 million Ruby pistols. Although a general design format was followed, there was little standardization leading to numerous variations in size, weight, and quality. Ruby pistols accepted by the French were stamped with a star or set of stars on either side of the magazine release which indicated acceptance of a foreign weapon. Also, manufacturer codes (one to two capital letters in an oval), were stamped on the frame on the rear left side and base of the magazine.
Approximately 27,500 Model 1907 pistols were sold to France during WWI. The French contract model is known to colllectors as the Model 1907-13 Modification No. 3 which included a unique wire lanyard ring and the addition of "7.65. M-M" below the "CAL.32.".