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Shotgun693
September 18, 2012, 10:57 AM
I owned one, in 7 mm Mauser, in the early 80's and liked it. If I recall correctly they were in 7mm, .30-06 and 8 mm. I haven't seen one for sale in years.

sgms
September 18, 2012, 08:55 PM
Saw 2 of them in 8m/m(I think 8) 2-3 weekends ago at a gun show. If my mind is working correctly I think they were around $500.00 give or take $50.00. Always liked there looks but never owned one so I look when I see one, someday maybe I'll stick a crowbar in the wallet and get one.

raftman
September 19, 2012, 10:24 PM
I owned one, in 7 mm Mauser, in the early 80's and liked it. If I recall correctly they were in 7mm, .30-06 and 8 mm. I haven't seen one for sale in years.

The Argentineans modified some to 7.62x51 as well, they had 20 round mags.

Webleymkv
September 21, 2012, 10:48 AM
If I recall correctly they were in 7mm, .30-06 and 8 mm.

There were also Argentine contract rifles in 7.65x53 Mauser many of which were later rechambered to 7.62x51 NATO are modified to use 20-round detatchable magazines for the Argentine Navy. IIRC, nearly all the 7mm ones were for the Venezuelan contract, 8mm was for Egypt, and most others were .30-06. If you're looking to buy one, an Egyptian 8mm is about the most affordable variant.

kilimanjaro
September 25, 2012, 11:58 PM
I have an Egyptian and a Venezuelan FN, both are nice classic rifles. Good thing the Germans didn't get ahold of the plans and tooling when they took Belgium in 1940, they would have had a good semi-auto battle rifle in time to at least prolong the war and defeat for another year or so.

Ignition Override
September 29, 2012, 06:15 AM
They are very cool rifles and are considered the best, or among the best military semi-auto battle rifles ever produced. They were expensive to manufacture and must be one of the most underrated military rifles out there.

"Coyote Frank", who owns Coyote Arms in Newnan Ga, south of Atlanta, had an FN-49 with a mounted scope in June or early July at the show in Gwinnett GA. I was there and liked the rifle, though it might have been permanently altered to mount the scope.

He can have a pretty good selection of milsurps, based on what he and his daughter had at the show in early March, near ATL Airport.
She sold me a really nice Enfield #4/Mk. 1 with the bayonet. She is a mortician, and imagine the variety of guns sold when people die....

A private seller at the Southaven MS (by Memphis) show about a year ago offered at least four/five nice original FN-49s, in at least two of the four calibers. I've not noticed the guy at any other shows in this area, though other sellers who frequent those north MS shows might know how to contact him.