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Old 07-15-2007, 10:04 PM
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What's the word on the FN 49? I saw one the other day and it looked unique. How do they shoot? Collectibility? Average price?
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Old 07-15-2007, 11:16 PM
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The triggers are prone to breaking. The Eqyptian models are the least exspensive to buy.
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Old 07-15-2007, 11:51 PM
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I've had one for a while. The Egyptian version in 8mm is most common and I paid $600.00 for mine a few years ago.

There are all sorts of variations and in different calibers such as 7.62, 7mm Mauser, 30.06 and I believe a few Argentines in 7.65 Mauser, some converted to 7.62 Nato.

I'd say the Egyptians are about $750.00 or so with the others going to up around $1,200.00 depending on condition. There are some sniper versions around for some much bigger $$$. City Arms has a few of them for about $1,100.00 or so I think.

Mine's dependable and accurate, handles well. Haven't had any problems although I've heard of the one piece firing pins being prone to breakage, not the triggers. All in all I think it's a good gun.
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Old 07-16-2007, 7:40 AM
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I've had .30, 8mm, and 7.62 versions. The only problem I've ever had was an extractor spring and a gas piston return spring break. I currently have an 8mm with another one coming in about 2 weeks. Watch out on the 8mm version for badly pitted gas cylinders and pistons. Apparently the Egyptian NCOs failed to check the gas system for proper cleaning after firing corrosive ball ammo.
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I have an Egyptian 8mm with no problem at all.
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any pics of one?
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Old 07-16-2007, 9:01 PM
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Egyptian 8mm, Venezuelan 7mm, Belgian (AL) 30-06, Ljungman 6.5x55, Hakim 8mm, SVT 40 7.62x54r

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Egyptian 8mm, Venezuelan 7mm, Belgian (AL) 30-06, Ljungman 6.5x55, Hakim 8mm, SVT 40 7.62x54r

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Great guns, especially when 8mm was cheap and plentiful.

They are considered the "last of the elegant battle rifles".

They have definitely shot up in value. Used to sell for $300 - $400. I picked up a decent one for $650 a few years ago. And nowadays I see them going for $800-$1000.

They are the granddaddy of the FALs. Battle proven and accurate.
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They look pretty. Kind of like a cross between a Garand and... I don't know, something bulkier. The grip felt big. The one I handled was pretty and about $800, looked near new. The wood felt "hollow" though. I should've inspected more closely for country of production.
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oberfield over at THR has had one for sale for almost ever; it even comes with a bayonet, you might want to check his out
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