Northern FN49 fan
Thanks for starting the thread/owner's room. I'm a huge fan of the FN49, and have been since I saw it profiled in vintage magazine. It looks like it means business and I finally got my hands on one a year ago. 8mm Egyptian contract - a late production three-swivel with the scope dovetail cut. (see pix).
It's great fun at the range. I'm running a bunch of steel-cased Romanian surplus through it these days, though not right now because it's -30 outside. Corrosive, so need to spend some time cleaning up afterwards, but it's nice not having to chase brass (or in this case steel) too far once you get the gas system set up.
They're popular here in Canada too. It's funny but there were a few of them floating around for sale a year or so ago, but they don't seem to come up all that often any more.
I look forward to hearing how well yours works when you've got it done. It looks like you've done nice work.