It is the MAS 49
Originally Posted by Bolt Action
There is a smaller version of the MAS-36 that came out in 1949 (At least thats what mine said when I had it) I'm not sure what the official designation is, but I've seen several of them. They are much shorter MAS-36's.
It was the reglementary french army rifle in the 50's and 60's ...MAS-49 rifle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia