View Full Version : Bark like an Egyptian.

Helen Keller
06-22-2016, 06:05 PM
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i202/capbustinjon/20160609_173021_zpsi5fp6d0u.jpg (http://s73.photobucket.com/user/capbustinjon/media/20160609_173021_zpsi5fp6d0u.jpg.html)

Hope this damn thing works...posting pics lately has been shit.

1951 Egyptian contract FN49 in 8mm. Got it a few weeks ago locally. Been on my radar for a few years, but never found a nice one.

I've been busy lately but will get to try it out friday.

06-22-2016, 07:15 PM
That's a nice example wood has a good color to it.

06-22-2016, 07:18 PM
What Adam said - beautiful furniture. This makes me miss the Argentine Navy FN49 I had.

06-22-2016, 07:31 PM
Hope it shoots as nice as it looks!

06-22-2016, 08:01 PM
Ditto the hope it shoots as good as it looks. That looks really minty.

Helen Keller
06-22-2016, 08:21 PM
woods good but left rear of receiver has some pitting. that's the game you play when you buy C&R guns.

06-22-2016, 08:30 PM
That is beautiful and interesting! What is it? I see Garand influences in there.


06-22-2016, 09:21 PM
That is beautiful and interesting! What is it? I see Garand influences in there.

BISHOPThat, my friend, is the FN FAL's daddy.

06-22-2016, 10:08 PM
That is beautiful and interesting! What is it? I see Garand influences in there.


The FN 49 as Bishop pointed out the predecessor to the FAL. They came in 8 mm, .30-06 and I think there were even some in 7.62 NATO.

Helen Keller
06-22-2016, 10:48 PM
and 7x57 . Argentine Navy guns had 20rd mags. your hand would get tired feeding that damn ting with 5rd strippers . Theres DSM/Sniper models too.

Nothing near a garand. in fact the system is superior in all senses. Of course its a few years later .

pssssst. skorpion pointed it out......

Helen Keller
06-23-2016, 08:22 PM
The design in itself was ready to go prior to WW2, once things heated up the plans/prints were squirreled away.

Production costs would have bankrupted Germany even if they did get a hold of it.

Aggressive Perfector
06-24-2016, 06:58 AM
Nice rifle, never even seen one in person.

Helen Keller
08-31-2016, 12:41 PM
sun wasn't out today so i got around to shooting this finally.

just dicking around off hand standing/sitting with 50's yugo 8mm this is a decent shooter. everything on target within a 10" ring at 100 yards . Recoil is the same as a FAL .

Tried a few rounds of 80's yugo sniper ammo . definitely felt the recoil difference.

1. it gets hot fast.
2. Using strippers is OK, you just have to be very aggressive doing it .
3. it's hard to shoot good when bullshit like buckflies, mosquitoes and bees are all over the place. Which is why i only like late fall/winter for shooting now. bugs and heat make for a shitty day.

08-31-2016, 05:45 PM
That is a great looking rifle. Sounds like it shoots great, too.

09-11-2016, 06:58 PM
Nice rifle and range report.

Makes me want to take out my Venezuelan