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Old May 13, 2009, 09:43 PM   #51
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Two different guys at my gun club are selling FN 49's. One is in 8mm, arsenal refinished, for $450. The other is in 30-06, excellent original condition for $500. I've always wanted one but the only one I had seen was at a local pawn shop 5 years ago for $900. I might just buy both.
$450 is a fair price for an Egyptian 8mm, not fantastic but fair. $500 is an excellent price for a 30-06. I paid $900 for my Luxembourg '06 a few years ago and that seems to be about the going rate.
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Old May 21, 2009, 11:12 PM   #52
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I have the book...

Hey J-Framer.

I have Wayne's book and refer to it all the time. It's a must-have for fans of the FN-49 in my view. I only have one of the rifles, an Egyptian in 8mm, and the book has made me smarter about that rifle and about the other ones I'd love to have some day.

Get the book.
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Old June 18, 2009, 04:33 PM   #53
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A new Guy

I'm happy to be part of this elite club. I own 4 FN-49's, 2 in 7x57 and 2 in 8x57, all in nice condition and good shooters. They have their good points just as the Garand does but the FN-49 doesn't have the M-1's battle record. I have 2 M-1's, one in .308 and a 30-06. I would not want to be on the receiving end of either. I do not know if anyone is aware of this but SPRINGFIELD SPORTERS, INC. has an extensive list of spare and replacement parts for the FN-49. It is difficult to find a gunsmith who is up to speed on the FN-49. I found that out when I needed some adjustments on the gas tube of one of my 7mm's. It was literally ripping the brass casings out of the chamber. It is fixed now. Oh, Northridge International has bayonets and frogs for the FN-49. I got canvas M-1 slings from Cheaper than Dirt that clip right on the swivels. Y'all take a look if you need some goodies for your weapons.
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Old September 5, 2009, 03:05 PM   #54
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Springfield Sporters

Thanks Oldsargemedic for the Springfield Sporters info.

Glad to be part of this group, looking for a decent 8mm Egyptian that will take some time to track down.
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Old September 14, 2009, 04:59 PM   #55
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New kid in the room. Just won on gunbroker for an Egyptian. Has the century stock but the word is it has been strictly a safe queen. She is coming out of retirement with me. Case of yugo m75 just waiting on her.

I'll be back
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Old September 14, 2009, 11:07 PM   #56
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I have been wanting a FN49 for a while, a Luxembourg 30-06 one, but it seems everytime a good one comes up on gunbroker, I have recently spent on something else- depleating the fun money . One day I shall have one. Till then I look longingly at the Book.
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Old September 15, 2009, 07:32 AM   #57
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Luxembourg 30-06

They are showing up on gunbroker maybe 1-2 a week, they want a lot of loot for the Luxembourg and the ammo is pretty darn expensive now at Sportmans Guide. Takes all the fun out of shooting. If anyone has found a place for cheap 30-06 ammo that is decent please let us know. Thanks
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Old September 15, 2009, 09:20 PM   #58
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If anyone has found a place for cheap 30-06 ammo that is decent please let us know. Thanks
Outside of the CMP, AIM has about the cheapest 30-06 that I'd shoot out of my Luxembourg FN-49.

http://www.aimsurplus.com/acatalog/30_06.html

The nice thing about these rifles in 30-06 is that unlike the Garand, the adjustable gas system allows them to work well with both M2 Ball and Commercially loaded ammo.
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Old September 30, 2009, 10:13 PM   #59
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Argentine FN49 in .308, the most accurate semi-auto surplus rifle I have ever owned.



Currently working on a duplicate stock to keep the original from more damage (arsenal repairs).
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Old October 9, 2009, 08:34 PM   #60
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Figured this would be a good spot for my First post. I have a FN 49 in 8mm (thank god it is not one that CIA touched). it is in great condition. It came with 1200 rounds of Crap ammo that has bad primers (90% failure rate).....So I took up the challenge to keep this rifle shooting. I have been Forming 30-06 brass into 8mm brass and using the powder and bullets from the surplus. this is working great so far. I also picked up a 308 version for my boss, who has yet to shoot his.
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Old November 7, 2009, 08:53 AM   #61
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I will have an Egyptian FN-49 by the end of the week. I just hope that the same thing doesn't occur with FN-49s that occurred with Garands, 1903s, and FALs.
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Old November 7, 2009, 11:25 AM   #62
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FN-49

Had a 7X57 when I was a teen ager. I believe it was Venezuelan with compensator/flash hider. Shot like a .22lr. Everyone liked it but good cheap ammo was hard to come by so I traded it. There was cheap 7mm but it was not good.
Had the same trouble later with a mauser short rifle that I liked. Only ammo I could find was from the 1920s and was fmj round nose with many misfires and tumbling flyers when they did. There were some yellow burning tracers in one bunch I got that were not marked. That was an unpleasant surprise. Seems like there is more 7X57 available now but I am off that band wagon.
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Old November 7, 2009, 02:51 PM   #63
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I just hope that the same thing doesn't occur with FN-49s that occurred with Garands, 1903s, and FALs.
And, That would be?

Just curious.
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Old November 7, 2009, 11:54 PM   #64
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What would that be? They multiplied in the gun safe (as if by magic).
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Old November 8, 2009, 03:21 PM   #65
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Oh, I get it, I don't really have that problem due to the fact that I have yet to figure out how to get my money to multiply as if by magic.
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Old November 12, 2009, 09:10 PM   #66
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FN49s

I have been collecting these for awhile. Here's a pic
7mm Ven
30/06 Lux
308 Arg
8mm Egyptian
30/06 Colombian

I put HK flash hiders on the 30 cals as is and one on the 8mm bored a little

Someone had enquired about the FN49 book, I have it also. If there's something someone wants to reference, let me know via PM.
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Old November 13, 2009, 07:53 PM   #67
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Do any of you reload for your Egyptian FN 49s? If so, have you worked up an 8 x 57 load with the PRVI 198gr FMJBT ?
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Old November 24, 2009, 01:48 PM   #68
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FN-49 in 6.5X55...

Hey guys...How much is a FN-49 in the rare 6.5X55 worth? From what I have read there were only 5 or so of these ever produced...
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Old November 24, 2009, 06:04 PM   #69
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Fn 49 6.5 x 55

Are you talking about the one listed on Proxibid?

I almost bid on that one until I did my homework and common sense kicked in. I seriously doubt it was an original 6.5x55 and based on the sale price I don't think anyone else believed it was the real deal either. Only 5 - 6.5x55's were ever made and they were all delivered to the Swiss so they would most likely be in much better shape then the one listed which was in so so condition with only 50% black paint and 80% finish left. My guess is it's a 7mm Venezuelan.

BTW, the same company also auctioned lot # 227 which they claimed was a genuine Smith & Wesson Model-13 Aircrewman. A real S&W M-13 Aircrewman would sell for $4000-5000. Their gun only sold for $705.00.

Think about it, what are the chances a company would be auctioning 2 holy grails in one auction with no reserves on either.
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Old November 24, 2009, 06:25 PM   #70
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Auction houses sell guns that are "missed" by the so-called experts all the time as I've bought a cpl myself that ended up being worth 3X what I paid for them...
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Old November 24, 2009, 06:50 PM   #71
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BTW, yes, I did purchase the rifle and here's why...IF it's not what it's advertised as being I end up with a nice shooting rifle, or I sell it locally for what I have in it..BUT..if it happens to be what is advertised, then I'm laughing my ass off...so it's a win-win for me!
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Old December 1, 2009, 11:35 AM   #72
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FN-49 Scope Mount at Cheaper Than Dirt

New to this Forum, but own a couple of FN rifles and think they are awesome! Was going to buy one of these:

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/SKM2065-34.html

Anyone had any experience with this mount? Thanks for any info!
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Old December 1, 2009, 09:43 PM   #73
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I am brand new to forum. Have Egytian FN49. Have heard that you can create detachable mags. Does anyone know where directions are, or can rifle be legally converted to accept a detachable mag like the South American ones?
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Old December 25, 2009, 10:31 AM   #74
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Dapenko

Can you post pics of your 6.5x55? Would love to see the crest on the receiver.
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Old December 25, 2009, 10:36 AM   #75
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Egyptian FN-49

They vary in price, with the low end being the receiver builds by century to the intact original contract rifles.


Do you have any pics to post?

You can via the message box, just look at the icons on the top and mouse over them. The one that is yellow and looks like a pic of a mountain will allow you to add a pic
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