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MAC Mle 50



Overview


Mle 50

Right side view of Mle 50 pistol.
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Origin
France
Type
Pistol
Entered service
1953
Status
Obsolete
Development
Late 1940's
Developer
France - Manufacture d'armes de Châtellerault (MAC)
Production
1953 - 1978
Producers
France - MAC
France - MAS
Number produced
341.900
Designations
Mle 50 / Modèle 1950
MAC 50

Description


Introduction

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 name refers to the year 1950 in which the design was finalized.

Design

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.

Firepower

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.

Users

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.

Details


Mle 50

Left side view of Mle 50 pistol.
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MAC 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.

Facts Mle 50
General
Origin
France
Type
Pistol
Caliber
Caliber
9x19mm Parabellum
Magazine
9 round detachable box
Barrel length
111 mm
Muzzle velocity
315 m/s
Operation
Action
Short recoil, locked breech
Fire selector
0 - 1
Rate of fire
Semi-automatic
Dimensions
Length
195 mm
Height
135 mm
Weight
0.860 kg
Sights
Type
Iron sights