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Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by forrestdweller, Jul 17, 2007.

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  1. forrestdweller

    forrestdweller Member

    Mar 6, 2007
    I recently saw a picture of a SAFN-49 8mm with converted BAR 20 round magazine.
    Anyway know how this was done?
    I have a good working non matching parts SAFN-49 8mm that I would like to make one up for . From teh picture I looks like no conversion to the gun is required.
  2. Langenator

    Langenator Member

    Jul 30, 2003
    Ft Belvoir, VA
    To convert an 8mm rifle to use M1918 mags might be more work than to convert a .30-06 version, for the simple reason that the .30-06 (7.62x63mm) is longer than the 8mm Mauser (7.92x57mm).

    Actually, what you probably saw was a version made for the Argentine Navy, which was built to take detachable mags. It was chambered in 7.62 NATO. SOG had some for sale a few years ago. Took 'em a while to sell them all because the mags were mostly in bad shape, and replacement mags were hard to find.
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