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Author Topic: French MAS 36 rifle, captured from the Viet Cong, US Army Bringback  (Read 1407 times)

Offline Rakkasan187

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This is a MAS 36 French Rifle that was captured from the Viet Cong by a US unit and the rifle was given to a US Soldier as a souvenir from the Vietnamese people. Included is the certificate that was awarded to William Rail, who worked as a logistics Sergeant Major in Saigon. Since he was not a field soldier and did not have the opportunity to go out on missions, several of these trophies from the field were brought to rear echelon soldiers and given as tokens of appreciation by the South Vietnamese government. Included with this rifle was the spike bayonet and some rounds..



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Re: French MAS 36 rifle, captured from the Viet Cong, US Army Bringback
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2016, 09:11:47 PM »
That is really cool 8) Love the paperwork with it! ;)
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Re: French MAS 36 rifle, captured from the Viet Cong, US Army Bringback
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2016, 10:54:43 PM »
Very cool...what a great bring-back!
« Last Edit: July 14, 2016, 10:55:14 PM by Tom E. Gunn »
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Re: French MAS 36 rifle, captured from the Viet Cong, US Army Bringback
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2016, 05:31:11 PM »
Fantastic items, great story.  Thanks for posting.

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Re: French MAS 36 rifle, captured from the Viet Cong, US Army Bringback
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2016, 10:42:19 PM »
Love the bring backs.Few and far between

I have a 36 with a brass plaque from the 4th infantry division.Also s t53 chicom carbine with the paper from the 101st and a Nagant sniper with paper from a area vet.Couple SKS too but no paper.One is the star and number 1 maker(North Vietnamese).

I passed on a papered 98k years ago...was $100 also passed on a early pre 1900 French Lebel with papers.
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