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

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by silverlance, Nov 12, 2006.

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  1. silverlance

    silverlance Member

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    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
     
  2. Mr. Bruce

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    Here's what I found...

    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!
     
  3. gezzer

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    Gas plug in wrong position?
     
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