HELP! FN-49 .. My springs got spanked!


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silverlance
November 12, 2006, 02:43 AM
I have 3 springs to make up the recoil spring assembly:

Outer spring: 30cm
Long inner: 17cm
Short inner: 12.5cm

My outer is fine and straight.
My short inner is fine and straight.
But my Long inner is crooked badly and about 4cm in there's a horrid bend. It looks like the long end of the inner recoil springs guide (the long end is also 4cm) bent the spring during recoil. Is this a toasted spring?

I have no idea where to get another in that case.

I just got this FN49. I fired 8 shots. All 8 did not cycle, no gas at all, I had to pull back and chamber manually each time. On the 7th shot the bolt handle would not extract. Used to my mosins, I promptly stomped on the handle with my boot and popped that case out. When it did it again on the 8th shot, I stopped shooting, cleared the gun with another stomp, and went home.

Now I've detailed everything, but I am not certain of the proper way to reassemble the recoil springs assembly.

Can someone help me?

Kev

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Mr. Bruce
November 12, 2006, 03:50 AM
Obviously, you weren't wearing French boots, that's your first problem...

From http://www.gunboards.com/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=183260&SearchTerms=fn,49,parts

>>Posted - 09/11/2006

Below are the URLs to all of the FN-49 parts vendors - keep shopping ....

http://www.sarcoinc.com/fn49.html
http://www.northridgeinc.com/I_fnfal_fn49_parts.htm
http://www.e-gunparts.com/productschem.asp?chrMasterModel=1410z1949
http://www.ssporters.com/FN49.htm
<<

Goose52 is a moderator over there, seems to really know his FN-49s. Good luck!

gezzer
November 12, 2006, 09:06 PM
Gas plug in wrong position?

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