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Old November 22, 2014, 11:37 PM   #151
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Looks like it's ok to keep this thread going after months off, right? I came away from the most recent gun show with a couple rifles, one of which is a Luxembourg FN-49 in 30-06. It looks to be in great shape, the numbers on the metal all match (although the number on the stock doesn't). I'm looking forward to taking it out the next time I go shooting. A couple questions:

1. What loads are ok to use in the FN-49? I know the M1 Garand is somewhat sensitive to heavier loads, is the FN-49 similar in that regard? Will I be safe using my M2 ball ammo from my M1 stash in the FN-49?

2. I see a guide for stripper clips. I've read this evening that M1A/M14 stripper clips work well; does that work out well for everyone else?

Thanks in advance!
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Old November 23, 2014, 11:43 PM   #152
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If my memory serves me, the FN49 has over 140 parts. For your sake I hope buying parts for the 49 is not like buying parts for a car. Taking one down for cleaning must be a labor of love.
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Old November 24, 2014, 12:20 AM   #153
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Modeler, M2 loads will work just fine in your FN-49. If I recall correctly, they are a pretty middle of the road loading. Your advantage is the adjustable gas system. Dial that in with your ammo to prevent your rifle from taking a beating
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Old November 24, 2014, 02:11 AM   #154
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Modeler, M2 loads will work just fine in your FN-49. If I recall correctly, they are a pretty middle of the road loading. Your advantage is the adjustable gas system. Dial that in with your ammo to prevent your rifle from taking a beating
Awesome, thanks!
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Old November 24, 2014, 06:48 AM   #155
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See Post #3 this same thread.
If/when reloading, stay w/ mid-fast powders.

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Old November 26, 2014, 11:55 PM   #156
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See Post #3 this same thread.
If/when reloading, stay w/ mid-fast powders.
Thanks. I have a bunch of CMP M2 ball right now, I'll probably end up reloading it all eventually once I run out.
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Old November 30, 2014, 07:28 PM   #157
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Not sure if the Luxembourg model is the same as the Argentine model in regards to the stripper clips, the M14 clips do not fit in my Argentine bolt but they do work in the Fal charger I use to load my magazines.

If you find they do work or want to try some in your Lux, shoot me a line, I have a thousand or so.
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Old April 5, 2016, 03:13 AM   #158
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So I want to use a suppressor on my Lux FN-49. From everything I've read the muzzle thread is 15x1 RH. I have an appointment tomorrow with a shop to have an endcap for my Silencerco Harvester threaded to 15x1, so tonight I got everything out and put together. Just for fun I decided to see how close the 5/8-24 endcap is. It slid over fine. I started to screw it on and it went. A little loose at first, but it tightened up as it went until it hit the shoulder and stopped. I unscrewed it and it came off easily. I put it on and took it off a couple more times just to be sure I wasn't losing my mind. Finally I put the suppressor on the endcap and tightened the whole assembly down; everything looks right. The suppressor is concentric to the bore, everything locks down like it should but still comes off easily.

Are the threads on the rifle really 15x1? Are 15x1 and 5/8-24 actually the same thread by some miracle of Imperial/Metric conversion? Have I lost my mind? Was it all a dream?

Any thoughts?
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Old November 16, 2016, 01:03 PM   #159
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FN49 Springs & things

Just won an auction on a very crisp Lux FN49 and was looking to find extra springs etc. Its on its way and should be here in a couple of days. I went ahead ordered new FP springs from Numrich Arms but didn't see and other springs in their parts lists. Anyone know of any sources. I'm not sure if this rifle has the old one piece FP or the newer two piece. From what I have seen the replacement two piece rear pins don't appear to have the safety slot in them. Guess a gunsmith could cut the fp safety slot if needed.

Thanks for any suggestions
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Old September 4, 2018, 07:44 PM   #160
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Anyone ever seen one of these with a 17” barrel?

I recently acquired this Egyptian contract 8mm Mauser. It appears to have been sporterized as it has a 17.25” barrel with an overall length of 39”. It is missing it’s unit disc but the receiver stamp is a crown indicating it was a complete rifle at time of sale. Numbers match between the receiver stock and barrel. Shortened barrel seems to have been properly crowned. The bore is clean and the barrel is bright. Finish on the receiver is not perfect but no rust and honestly the honest wear is an asset.

I made this album on Flickr, it is not for sale, but if anyone familiar with these rifles would care to share impressions I would be grateful. With the brass buttplate and the short barrel she has been christened Thumper.

This is an old thread so I expect no responses, but I figured I would drop a line where the big fish have been.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/157551...57697739015912

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