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FN-49 RIFLE....

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Loyac, Mar 17, 2008.

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  1. Loyac

    Loyac Member

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    What is it that makes the FN-49 a great rifle (if in fact it is so). Historical value? Workmanship? Design? Please elaborate. Thanks. John
     
  2. mike b.

    mike b. Member

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    Unfortunately it was not a great rifle. Google it and you'll see history. Did not do well in combat conditions(sand , dirt, etc.)and firing pin had breakage problems resulting in full auto fire. Due to WW2 it was made years after it was designed and therefore was a obsolete design from the beginning. (FAL outclassed it in 1953) I believe only 160,000 were made. I own the Egyptian 8mm version.
     
  3. spritc

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    John, I've not owned a FN-49, but was asked to evaluate one for a dealer. A customer bought the rifle and returned it as it would not load the 2nd round. I found the gas valve was put in backwards. Once I re-installed it the rifle shot like a house on fire. I shot a number of rounds through it and it seemed to have very little perceived recoil and it was very accurate. I would put that rifle on par with my 1942 Springfield M1 Garand, which will put 8 rounds in a five inch circle.

    Steve
     
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