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FN 49 S-Auto Rifle

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Deles136, Feb 23, 2006.

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  1. Deles136

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    I found and ordered an 8MM new barrel for an FN 49. I have an FN 49/56. The 8mm barrel is close to the 49/56 but not the same rifle. I searched this list and got nothing. Any ideas where I might find info on the FN 49?

    Many thanks,
     
  2. Deles136

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    I typed FN 49 in the search space and got lots of info including this list. Don't know why my first try showed nothing. Has anyone seen any of these rifles listed for sale recently as I would like to have one if I can afford it.

    Many thanks,
     
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    1. Our search function has been goofy of late.

    2. Short terms will be excluded. I think anything under 3 characters, which is really convenient when you're looking for anything related to AKs or ARs. Le sigh.

    Try FN49 or FN-49 or SAFN

    Mike
     
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    If the search function has been "goofy" it should work well with my PC. <G>
    Thanks for the links from Yahoo search. I found that the FN 49 is very well thought of and not cheap. $450.00 and up if you can find one.

    Many thanks to you both,
     
  6. Cosmoline

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    It's one of the finest semi-auto battle rifles ever made. Better than the Garand, actually. Fully adjustable gas port, excellent machined parts, simple and durable gas system, rugged and elegant. The main reason FN stopped making them was because production costs were too high to make much profit on them. The SAFN also came in rather late in the game. Saive had come up with the concepts before WWII but had to flee to the UK, where the hidebound military wasn't interested in developing a semiautomatic rifle for the troops. So the whole thing got delayed until late in the war and by the time it started getting sold in the '50's the selective fire rifle came into play.
     
  7. 50 Freak

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    Ditto on that. Get one in 8mm. Plenty of cheap ammo out there. Only problem I have with them is the fact that mounting a scope is expensive and the barrels aren't chromed lined (and 8mm is very corrosive).

    Other than that, accurate rifle, cheap ammo...what's there not to love.
     
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    Does your money grow on trees? FNs are expensive. I envy whoever has one.
     
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    What burns me is they used to be pretty cheap. I had one I sold for $350. I still kick myself over that one.
     
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    I got one recently when I sold a Garand to a buddy. He gave me $500 and a 8mm FN 49 with a spare new barrel. The FN looks great. I'm going to have a gunsmith buddy put on the new barrel and go shoot it.

    As far as the Garand, I still have several, so no big deal selling it.
     
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    The problem you may encounter when rebarreling an FN49 is that there is no source of locking shoulders to set headspace with.Lots of barrels,no shoulders.I have a Century Egyptian refurb in 8MM,great rifle.Try to find one with a good barrel.
     
  12. Deles136

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    Numrich and Sarco have new 8 mm barrels for less than $60.00. What is a locking shoulder ? The barrel I bought has a shoulder just past the threads that I would think goes up against the receiver when the barrel is tightened.
     
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