First adopted in 1936 by France, the MAS-36 is a short, carbine-style rifle with a two-piece stock and slab-sided receiver. It is chambered for the modern, rimless 7.5x54 French cartridge, a shortened version of the 7.5x57mm MAS mod. 1924 cartridge that was introduced in 1924. The rifle was developed based on French experience in World War I and combines various features of other rifles used, like the British SMLE rifle (rear locking lugs, resistant to dirt), the US M1917 Enfield rifle (turned down bolt, peep sight), and the German Mauser (five-round box-magazine), to produce a roughly made, but immensely strong and reliable service rifle. The MAS-36 bolt handle is bent forward in to bring it into a convenient position for the soldier's hand. This rifle features a fixed front sight, a tangent leaf rear sight, and a cross-bolt safety. Its wood, metal, and bore are all in good condition.