FN 49's?


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digex
June 20, 2004, 11:44 PM
I was at Cabela's today and they've got these for about 269$. Is this a reasonable price? Is this a reasonable firearm? I thought I read some good stuff about these awhile back, but wasn't sure. Any info would be appreciated. The search function won't let me search on FN.

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natedog
June 21, 2004, 12:20 AM
Very very good price. Usual going rate is $5-700, depending on condition, caliber.

mephisto
June 21, 2004, 01:07 AM
FN-49= rifle
FN forty-nine= a very underated auto pistola

digex
June 21, 2004, 09:57 AM
Maybe I've got the wrong name...
Here's a pic.

Snark
June 21, 2004, 04:00 PM
The picture looks like an FN High Power Compact, but i could be totally wrong. The latest CDNN catalog had them for 299.99 (DAO) and 339.99 (S/DA), so that sounds like a great price if thats what it is. The catolog can be dled at www.cdnninvestments.com

natedog
June 21, 2004, 04:05 PM
My bad. I guess on the pistol the name is supposed to be spelled out like "FN Forty-Nine", and the rifle is just called the FN-49. Confusing....

Ant Mod
June 21, 2004, 05:28 PM
This is what I thought you were talking about.

http://images.gunsamerica.com/upload/976448317-1.jpg

digex
June 21, 2004, 06:00 PM
Ant Mod - They have one like that too. About the same price.

So are these guns any good? Any feedback on their reliability or performance?

mephisto
June 21, 2004, 06:23 PM
its a very nice gun. the one thing that was a big hangup on this model is the HEAVY trigger pull, like 10lbs. its a great shooter though. if your looking for a gun in the same price range go for the Steyr m-9,40. you cant beat these guns for the price. Oh i love the CZ-40 too.

ceestand
June 23, 2004, 10:23 AM
I have an HP-DA compact (http://www.fnhusa.com/contents/hg_hpda_compact.htm). I'm very happy with it.

The trigger is not great, but far from poor. The DA pull is a bit heavy and then stacks when it reaches the firing pin safety. Still, it's better than the trigger on the RAP, which noone complains about. I think the trigger gets so much abuse on the HP-DA, because you handle the gun, and you think "Damn, but this is about the nicest gun I've ever held", and then you pull the trigger, and think "***."

It's my primary carry, and I plan on buying another in the future. The thing is a tack driver. They come in DA/SA and DAO varieties, I would never buy a DAO model. If you're considering buying it, bring some snap-caps to the store and see if you can live with the trigger pull.

digex
June 23, 2004, 10:33 AM
I guess I don't know why, but I was afraid to buy one because the prices were so low. I mean, $269 for a pistol usually indicates a piece of crap. But if you guys say so, I might pick one up.

chevrofreak
June 24, 2004, 03:58 AM
The trigger is heavy on the Forty-Nine, but it is short and doesnt feel spongy. I liked it.

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