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50 Freak
05-30-2006, 2:08 PM
I have an 8mm Egyptian and wow, what a hoot to shoot. Plenty accurate too. Overall very impressed with this gun.

Anyone in CA have one they are thinking of selling?

Pthfndr
05-30-2006, 6:35 PM
If you're looking for another 8mm, then get a Hakim. If you're looking for another FN49 then get a Venezuelan in 7mm. It's even better than the Egyptian.

ETA: There's a Vene 7mm for sale on Gunboards. Price is on the high side, but I haven't seen pics of it yet. I haven't inquired because I already have a Vene.

http://www.gunboards.com/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=166720

Limited10
06-02-2006, 3:52 PM
Sand Rails in Riverside has a Egyptian 8mm, that I saw yesterday. I believe they are asking $500.

VeryCoolCat
06-02-2006, 4:37 PM
Be careful with hakims. The bores are usually in relatively good condition, but the wood stocks are usually in deplorable condition as the area they came out of is pretty dry.

The FN49s are usually pretty beat from what I've heard and the good condition ones fetch a pretty penny if you can even find one.

JPglee1
06-02-2006, 4:39 PM
Sand Rails in Riverside has a Egyptian 8mm, that I saw yesterday. I believe they are asking $500.


FN-49 in 8mm for $500?


JP

whatever
06-02-2006, 10:54 PM
There is a beautiful FN49 at Imbert and Smithers in San Carlos on the consignment rack. It looked like a new gun. Can't remember what the asking price was. I can't remember the caliber but I do remember it had some sort of crest on the receiver.

eviioiive
06-05-2006, 7:37 PM
im hoping to find one in 7.62 some day.....

Geoff C
06-07-2006, 10:03 AM
I think I made the buy of my life when I found an Egyptian FN-49, all numbers matching, with a mirror bore for $300. The stock was in good but used condition (superficial wear only), and I can't rave about it enough.

It shoots better than I do. :o

Having said that; I'm sorry, but I don't think I could ever sell it.

50 Freak
06-07-2006, 3:12 PM
Damn!

The one at Imbert & Smithers is gone. Sold for $800. Man those prices just are going up.

jvcomet
07-12-2006, 5:57 PM
Sand Rails in Riverside has a Egyptian 8mm, that I saw yesterday. I believe they are asking $500.

where this place at?

pogo
07-12-2006, 11:25 PM
I think I made the buy of my life when I found an Egyptian FN-49, all numbers matching, with a mirror bore for $300. The stock was in good but used condition (superficial wear only), and I can't rave about it enough.
It shoots better than I do. :o
Having said that; I'm sorry, but I don't think I could ever sell it.

i keep waiting to find a similar deal, what kind of 8mm do you run through it, Yugo surplus, Romanian, handloads, or?

50 Freak
07-13-2006, 9:54 AM
In the FN-49

ONLY USE 196 GRAIN BULLETS. It doesn't do well with the lighter stuff like the Romanian (157gr). It seems to like the Yugo 196 grain a lot. Pretty accurate for surplus ammo. I was keeping a 1.5-2 MOA with iron sights using that stuff. Bet if I had it scoped I could do better.

DO NOT USE TURKISH AMMO...HAS BEEN KNOW TO BLOW UP FNs. Crappy ammo, don't trust your gun to that crap.

Lastly,...one word of advice...

BUY SPARE BARRELS...you will find them new for $35 if you look hard enough. Shooting surplus ammo is very corrosive. Nice to have some spare barrels lying around. Plus at that price, why not.

Geoff C
07-13-2006, 3:30 PM
If I ever saw another deal like I got on mine, I'd definitely go for it again. I initially used Czech 8mm surplus (196gr), but got tired of hassling with corrosive ammo.

Now I use Sellier & Bellot 8mm Mauser Bulk Ammo (http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/product/standard-item.jsp?_DARGS=/cabelas/en/common/catalog/item-link.jsp_A&_DAV=MainCatcat20712&id=0024228215332a&navCount=1&podId=0024228&parentId=cat20839&navAction=push&catalogCode=XG&rid=&parentType=index&indexId=cat20839&hasJS=true) from Cabela's.

It has less power than the surplus, but it's a great deal, shoots nicely, and is non-corrosive. This past weekend it turned in some nice groups (better than surplus rounds). I'd definitely recommend it to an 8mm shooter that doesn't want to use corrosive.

-Geoff

pogo
07-18-2006, 8:10 PM
Saw one at Rettings in Culver City today, marked "Venezuelan FN49 7mm arsenal refinished, $850." Didn't look it over too closely but it seemed to be in very nice shape.

footdoc
07-18-2006, 8:31 PM
Auctionarms.com has several listed... Expensive.

Rogerbutthead
08-02-2006, 5:40 PM
FYI

Goose52 who posts on the Gunboards Semi-Automatic site wrote a book on FN49s. He says to replace the one piece firing pins with a later designed two piece firing pin. Since I don't shoot my FN49s, I haven't even checked to see what type of firing pins I have. You shooters should probably look into this.

http://www.gunboards.com/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=125573&SearchTerms=fn49+firing+pin