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An ad for this rifle is posted on pafoa, which I have no connection to or affilliation with whatsoever.

I am posting this because the owner posted at least a two dozen pictures of the rifle, both fully assembled and completely taken down / with all of its components.

I thought some here may enjoy checking this out, looking at the pictures, as I did. The ad also includes a brief synopsis of its historical pedigree.

If inappropriate to link to a classified ad posted on another forum, then I would be happy to remove the thread.

Regards,

Rob
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Posts: 2316 | Location: Lehigh Valley, PA | Registered: March 27, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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That is a very nice condition rifle (although the stock looks as though it may have been sanded/refinished). And .30-06 Belgian and Luxembourgian rifles are some of the most desirable FN-49s.

FN-49s are one of the best-looking military rifles IMO. (One author describes them as "The Last Elegant Old-World Military Rifle".)

They represent the closing chapter of the old school wood-and-steel battle rifles of the WW2 and immediate postwar era, and the transition to the more modernized Cold War battle rifles like the FAL and G3.


If you'd like to know more about the FN-49, I highly recommend the Collector Grade Publications book "The FN-49: The Rifle That Ran Out of Time".

 
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To me the FN-49 is the perfect example of a "missing link" between wood stocked military rifles and the Cold War fiberglass/plastic clad rifles with detachable magazines. Not only that, but it's proportions and lines are uniquely excellent imo. I have a decent Egyptian, and am always on the look for a 7.62 or .30-06 that isn't outrageously priced.
 
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Originally posted by RogueJSK:
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I highly recommend the Collector Grade Publications book "The FN-49: The rifle that ran out of time


Rogue, does this book cover the British SLEM rifle also?
 
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I believe so.

I know the SLEM-1 is covered in at least one of the Collector Grade books, but that may have been in "The Last Enfield". (Or both.)

I'll double-check later.
 
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I enjoyed this FN-49 thread, although it is locked now.

http://sigforum.com/eve/forums...0601935/m/5130071514
 
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MDS thanks for posting my old thread. I still have them and they are incredible rifles.
That looks like a good deal.
 
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Thanks for posting that. I’m FN crazy!
 
Posts: 4956 | Location: Southeast Tennessee | Registered: February 12, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Big giant mistake: I was once offered an FN 49 in 30-06..... for $100.
I passed.
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Big giant mistake: I was once offered an FN 49 in 30-06..... for $100.
I passed.
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I was once offered one for $95.00. I bought it, about 1975 or 76. I still have it. Also have an 8mm Egyptian one.
 
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