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Please identify this FN-49???

Thread in 'Curios & Relics' started by chris015, Nov 5, 2018.

  1. chris015

    chris015 Outdoorsman

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    Alright. Never owned one. Came across one at a shop that has it on hold for me until i can figure out what this thing is from etc. Its 8mm,Seems to be in really good condition.
    Here is some pictures. Tell me what i have here. Maybe what its worth. Thanks!!!!!!
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    palmettomoon The Hen that laid the Golden Legos

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    Egyptian contract in 8mm Mauser. Value around $800 and up in good condition.
     
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    Yep, Egyptian.

    Check the bore well, lots of corrosive 8mm in that part of the world.............
     
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    So its just your standard Egyptian? Some of the writing looks Arabic? I can get this for a really good deal. Kinda thought about buying it and keeping it for a while and shooting it and maybe flipping it later. Not sure on bore yet Granite il have the check. Thanks again!
     
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    bulletpaluza The Hen that laid the Golden Legos Supporter

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    Well how much can you get it for?
     
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    GunCat Danced with the Devil in the pale moonlight. Supporter

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    The official language of Egypt is Arabic, after all.... :thumb:
     
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    The original stock on yours is getting harder to find. I have an Egyptian model, with I think a nice Century replacement stock...wish I had the original.
    Providing your bore is good (mine is excellent), these guns are reasonably accurate, reliable, and very fun to shoot. They are very nicely crafted rifles, good machine work, and in my opinion, in the same class as a Garand.
    I would not part with mine, but if I were, I would ask 700 minimum.
     
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    I believe the writing on the receiver and sights is called Farci?? I think? My Egyptian has the same but it’s been colored filled bright yellow and green....for some reason. And century beechwood stock but does sport brass buttplate instead of the plastic century buttplate. Just a little advice though...don’t try to bend the little arm on the gas adjustment collar! There very hard and BRITTLE. I can’t find a replacement. Great rifles and not terribly common.
     
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    You mean this part?
    https://www.gunpartscorp.com/products/51000
     
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