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    Argentine Navy FN-49 followed me home today

    I was conducting a random local gun store visit when I saw an FN-49 on consignment hanging on the wall. Upon further inspection, I found it to be an Argentine Navy 7.62x51 NATO conversion model with the 20-round removable magazine, bayonet, and all matching numbers. $450 lighter and she was mine. Now, to find some magazines for it. Any suggestions? Liberty Tree Collectors used to carry them for $35, but are currently out of stock, probably thanks to the current buying frenzy. I doubt they will get more in any time soon, if ever.

    From my recent reading, I understand around 5,000 of this type of FN-49 were made and 2,000 were imported, making these not-too-common.





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    Very nice find!!! Enjoy!

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    Congrats. IIRC El Duce has or had one of those (could be mistaken). If so he might have an idea on the mags.
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    damn thats sweet. Im jealous. Good for you bro.

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    Thanks, guys. It's too bad mags aren't widely available for these like I thought while I was buying it, or I'd call it a good poor man's battle rifle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skorpion View Post
    Thanks, guys. It's too bad mags aren't widely available for these like I thought while I was buying it, or I'd call it a good poor man's battle rifle.
    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=327563993

    63 bucks buy it now

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    Quote Originally Posted by nitewatcher View Post
    Thanks. Found some for $25 at Centerfire Systems of all places and ordered six. I had no luck after conducting a thorough Google search, then I randomly decided to try Centerfire. I'm debating whether or not to order even more, as I'm sure these mags won't be easy to find again in the future once they're gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skorpion View Post
    Thanks. Found some for $25 at Centerfire Systems of all places and ordered six. I had no luck after conducting a thorough Google search, then I randomly decided to try Centerfire. I'm debating whether or not to order even more, as I'm sure these mags won't be easy to find again in the future once they're gone.
    Thats a score. All set now. I say order what you can afford.

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    Somebody has stripped all the finish off that stock. You need to oil that sucker it looks dry as a bail of hay. Nice acquisition.

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    That is a nice looking gun. Let us know how is shoots.
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