FAMAS stands for
"Fusil Automatique, Manufacture d'Armes de St.
FAMAS copies, as
with most military copies, have been made and/or
imported by more than one company. Some are much
better than others. Most of their parts seem to
interchange pretty well, some perfectly. The photos
and notes at the bottom of the page will help you
tell some of them apart. It appears that Mitchell has
imported both types of copies, so examination of
Mitchell types is important if quality matters to
you. Here are some of the brands, importers, and
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Manuals & Parts
If you need
accessories, manuals, and parts for these guns, also
check the resources on the main page of this
site. Also, some particularly useful sources for
these models are shown below.
Specifications & Values
If you want more
information than I have here, also check the
resources on the main
page of this site.
Italy by Mitchell Arms as the MAS-22 (ore M.A.S. .22
or similar names.
barrel length 450mm (17.75"), overall length
710mm (28"), magazine capacity 30 rounds, weight
3.4kg (7.5 pounds), blowback operation.
of Fortune" magazine,
July 1987, "Assault Rifle Look-Alikes"
by Peter G. Kokalis:
procedures are the same for the AK-22, Galil-22
and MAS-22. Remove the magazine and clear the
chamber. Make sure the hammer is cocked. Push in
the bolt stop/cover latch and lift off the
receiver cover. Push the cup-shaped,
recoil-spring holder forward about an inch and
lift off the bolt stop/cover latch. Relieve
pressure on the recoil spring and withdraw the
recoil spring assembly to the rear. Retract the
bolt fully rearward and lift up and out of the
receiver. No further disassembly is required.
Reassemble in the reverse order"
The retail values
shown below are from the Blue Book of Gun
based on the NRA formula for percentage finish
condition. These values usually vary from actual
market prices. For market prices, you can do searches
at various gun auction at classified ad sites via our GunSearch Page.
Remember - value
is often defined as what someone will pay for it!
(MSRP stands for manufacturer's suggested retail
18-1/2" barrel, 10-round magazine (15-round mag
discontinued), mahogany stock & forearm, 7 lbs.
NRA Condition Retail 100% 98% 95% 90% 80% 70% 60%
Retail Values $215 185 155 130 110 90 80 75
Present Manufacturers, Importers & Distributors
Here are some
photos, in no particular order. I may have some of
them labeled incorrectly, but it's the best I could
do with the smattering of information I have.
first two photos are from: http://home.nc.rr.com/neverneverland/famas.htm
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AK22 AK-22 AMT A.M.T. AM180 AM-180 Armscor Armscorp
AK47 AK-47/22 Calico American 180 Auto-Ordnance
Ordinance CAR-15 Feather AP74 AP-74 Bingham .22LR
.22-caliber Galil-22 Federal Engineering Corporation
FEC F.E.C. AP80 AP-80 EMF E.M.F. M1 M-1 carbine
Mitchell Assault 22 Erma M116 M-116 U.S. Arms AT22
AT-22 Jaeger M16 M-16 CAR15 CAR-15/22 K.B.I. M1600
M-1600 Lightning Kassnar M1600R M-1600R LW22 LW-22
Mitchell M16R M-16R M100 M-100 Squires-Bingham
M1927A3 M1927-A3 M100FS M-100FS MAK22 MAK22F MAK-22
M100P M-100P MAK-22F M100S M-100S M.A.S. F.A.M.A.S.
MAS FAMAS M105 Sporter M-105 PPSh41 PPS-h41 PPSh1941
PPS M110 M-110 PPS30 PPS-30 M16A3 M-16A3 PPS50 PPS-50
SAR180 SAR-180 XC220 XC-220
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