The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The North Corral > Curios and Relics

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old September 18, 2012, 10:57 AM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: September 3, 2011
Location: Poteet, Texas
Posts: 959
FN 49 Still Around?

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.
Shotgun693 is offline  
Old September 18, 2012, 08:55 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: May 30, 2010
Location: Arizona or Ohio depending
Posts: 986
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.
sgms is offline  
Old September 19, 2012, 10:24 PM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: May 4, 2009
Location: Oregon
Posts: 1,890
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.
"My momma, she done told me, there's heart and then there's hate
If one of 'em's inside of you, the other one, it aint."
raftman is offline  
Old September 21, 2012, 10:48 AM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: July 20, 2005
Location: Indiana
Posts: 10,170
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.
Smith, and Wesson, and Me. -H. Callahan
Well waddaya know, one buwwet weft! -E. Fudd
All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures. -J. Caesar
Webleymkv is offline  
Old September 25, 2012, 11:58 PM   #5
Senior Member
Join Date: November 23, 2009
Posts: 3,963
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.
kilimanjaro is offline  
Old September 29, 2012, 06:15 AM   #6
Ignition Override
Senior Member
Join Date: February 18, 2008
Location: About 20 nm from the Big Muddy
Posts: 2,249
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.

Last edited by Ignition Override; September 29, 2012 at 06:27 AM.
Ignition Override is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:40 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2017 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.11099 seconds with 9 queries