French MAC Modele 1950 Single-Action Semi-Auto Pistol, MFD 1953-1954 C&R

SOLD FOR: $2037

LSB#: 210909DW16

Make: Manufacture d’armes de Châtellerault

Model: Modele 1950

Serial Number: A 0771

Year of Manufacture: 1953-1954

Caliber: 9mm Parabellum

Action Type: Single Action Semi-Automatic with Detachable Magazine

Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “M.A.C”. The right side of the slide is marked “MODELE 1950 / CAL. 9mm”. The right side of the frame is marked “FRANCE” and “A 0.771”.

Barrel Length: 4 1/2”

Sights/Optics: The front sight is a small serrated ramped blade integral to the slide. The rear sight is a u-notch in a raised boss integral to the slide.

Stock Configuration and Condition: The two-piece serrated plastic grips exhibit numerous handling marks and the smooth areas have light nicks and scuffs throughout. There is a notable loss at the top of the left panel. There are no cracks. Overall, the gripa rate in Good-plus condition.

Type of Finish: Matte Blue

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is gray and the rifling is well-defined. There is scattered light erosion in the bore as well as moderate stubborn fouling.

Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 50% of its metal finish. There is moderate thinning on all edges of the slide which has also scattered spots of light surface oxidation. The frame has light thinning on most edges as well as light nicks and scuffs with the mainspring housing going to white. The screws are lightly tool marked with strong slots. The markings are Clear. Overall, this handgun rates in Good-to-Very Good condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly and features a magazine disconnect safety and a slide mounted cross bolt safety. We did not fire this handgun. As with all previously owned firearms, thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork, and Accessories: The pistol includes one (1) 9-round magazine in Very Good condition and a green canvas holster.

Our Assessment: The MAC Modele 1950 replaced the MAC Modelo 1935 as the French military sidearm. Comparatively few of these pistols are available and collectors watch for them. Notable here is the rather low serial number. Production of the Modele 1950 began in 1953 and batches of 9999 were given letter designations. This pistol, with its “A” designation would have been one of the 1st 1,000 made. This one is in Good-to-Very Good condition, retaining about 50% of its original finish.

French MAC Modele 1950 Single-Action Semi-Auto Pistol, MFD 1953-1954 C&R
French MAC Modele 1950 Single-Action Semi-Auto Pistol, MFD 1953-1954 C&R