Manufacture d'armes de Châtellerault (MAC)
1953 - 1978
France - MAC
France - MAS
A total of 341.900 Mle were produced.
- UNIT COST
Rugged and reliable
Limited magazine size
The Mle 50 is an early Cold War era pistol of French origin. It was developed in the late 1940's and became the standard French police and military sidearm. The Mle 50 is short for Modèle 1950, or model of 1950.
The design of the Mle 50 is based on the earlier Mle 35S pistol. It is a single action pistol that uses a Browning-like short recoil system. The pistol is fully made out of metal with the exception of the plastic grip plates.
The Mle 50 is a semi-automatic pistol. It fires the 9x19mm round from a single stack 9 round magazine. The effective range is a few dozen meters.
The Mle 50 was adopted by the French police and military. The Mle 50 was used during several conflicts involving French forces and was exported to French allies, mostly former colonies. Most users have replaced the Mle 50 with more modern designs.
Mle 50: The Mle 50 is a single-action pistol that fires the 9x19mm round from a 9 round single stack magazine. It uses a Browning-like short recoil system. The pistol is fully made out of metal with the exception of the plastic grip plates.
- Mle 50
|Operation||Short recoil, locked breech|
|Rate of fire||Semi-automatic|
|Barrel length||111 mm|
|Muzzle velocity||315 m/s|