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Posted: 3/26/2001 3:20:00 AM EST
Yes, it looks to be a true FAMAS for sale at Gunbroker.com. [img]www.gunbroker.com/pixhost/2001-02-11/shrtrnd_982164149_FAMAS.jpg[/img] [url]www.gunbroker.com/auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=1074433[/url]
Link Posted: 3/26/2001 3:23:01 AM EST
This thread went straight to the 3rd page, again, right after posting it!
Link Posted: 3/26/2001 3:26:08 AM EST
I hope I win the lotery before this auction ends. [:)]
Link Posted: 3/26/2001 3:28:20 AM EST
Zut alors!
Link Posted: 3/26/2001 4:31:23 AM EST
Wow! I've never actually seen one for sale. If you ask me, $7000 seems kinda low of a reserve price. I know I sound crazy, but if there are only 80 of them in the US, I would think it could sell for a lot more than that. I mean, there are about 6 times more SIG550s in the country, and those babies sell for $7000-9000. I'm arguing about the rarity of the piece, not quality, so no "but the SIG is SOOO much better" posts please.
Link Posted: 3/26/2001 5:23:36 AM EST
UGLY!
Link Posted: 3/26/2001 5:46:28 AM EST
Originally Posted By Ticonderoga: UGLY!
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Disgustingly so!
Link Posted: 3/26/2001 7:11:22 AM EST
A french rifle? What are you guys, stupid?
Link Posted: 3/26/2001 8:04:33 AM EST
My mother in law always said, "a stupid is what a stupid buys".[:)]
Link Posted: 3/26/2001 8:14:31 AM EST
My girlfriends cat would keep trying to bury that gun. [:D]
Link Posted: 3/26/2001 3:58:39 PM EST
Merde alors!
Link Posted: 3/26/2001 6:02:07 PM EST
A semi-auto Century Arms sold for $6400!?!?!? Never been fired!?!? One clip only?!?! Good luck Brad.
Link Posted: 3/26/2001 7:02:32 PM EST
Ugly.Sorry,but would still rather have a SIG 550 or 551.Now those are nice
Link Posted: 3/26/2001 7:05:25 PM EST
No! Negative!! That thing is nasty looking! I'll stick to ARs.
Link Posted: 3/26/2001 7:26:10 PM EST
You can always depend on the French to make incredibly ugly cars, motorcycles, and guns...
Link Posted: 3/26/2001 7:32:58 PM EST
i concur wholeheartedly hith the evaluation that that thing is U.G.L.Y.
Link Posted: 3/26/2001 7:49:26 PM EST
Interesting. The picture is of the newer model FAMAS (the "A2" if you like). The big differences are the AUG-like handguard and the ability to take AR15 magazines (instead of the rare and pricey FAMAS magazines). This last change was done in the interests of NATO standardization. All of the 80-100 (I've heard both figures) imported were originally in the "A1" configuration. They got caught in the 1989 weapons import ban. If this one has been modified to "A2" as the picture shows he might actually get $6000. On the other hand, if anyone is thinking of buying it, check it carefully as that is probably not a picture of the actual rifle on offer. FAMAS is a nice little gun. But just a 'little' over priced. Thank you to your government.
Link Posted: 3/26/2001 8:09:45 PM EST
must be the AR board, that rifle isnt pretty enough for some of u guys. [heavy] [;D]
Link Posted: 3/26/2001 9:03:42 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/27/2001 9:38:09 AM EST by oneshot1kill]
Link Posted: 3/26/2001 10:46:19 PM EST
Yes, it is ugly. But I think it is a little too expensive in price. There are only 80-100 Franchi SPAS 15s in the US, and they sell for about 1500-2000 a piece.
Link Posted: 3/27/2001 1:23:23 AM EST
actually the famas is a pretty good bullpup with a decent record of performance. if i was rolling in dough i would be tempted to buy it. looks dont concern me as much as its use. a weapon is a weapon. true you could buy a postban aug for cheaper, but price doesnt have anything to do with looks.
Link Posted: 3/27/2001 2:14:20 AM EST
If you have the money now, I would buy it.
Link Posted: 3/27/2001 6:55:07 AM EST
Originally Posted By libertarian: actually the famas is a pretty good bullpup with a decent record of performance. if i was rolling in dough i would be tempted to buy it. looks dont concern me as much as its use. a weapon is a weapon. true you could buy a postban aug for cheaper, but price doesnt have anything to do with looks.
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You can buy a preban AUG NIB cheaper. French guns suck, all of them. I can't stand anything french except for a few of their whores. And even then on a limited basis. We liberated the wrong country 55 years ago. These are the same Aholes who got us involved in Korea and Nam and then quit and left us holding the ball. Gee they did it in WW2 also. If you got 6K, buy a real gun, or several of them.
Link Posted: 3/27/2001 8:29:14 AM EST
Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:
Originally Posted By libertarian: actually the famas is a pretty good bullpup with a decent record of performance. if i was rolling in dough i would be tempted to buy it. looks dont concern me as much as its use. a weapon is a weapon. true you could buy a postban aug for cheaper, but price doesnt have anything to do with looks.
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You can buy a preban AUG NIB cheaper. French guns suck, all of them. I can't stand anything french except for a few of their whores. And even then on a limited basis. We liberated the wrong country 55 years ago. These are the same Aholes who got us involved in Korea and Nam and then quit and left us holding the ball. Gee they did it in WW2 also. If you got 6K, buy a real gun, or several of them.
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Well said .... I agree on the mistake of 55 yrs. ago. The only thing worth a crap from France is french fries [:D] and Ronald McDonald does them better and he's a friggin' clown.
Link Posted: 3/28/2001 1:49:14 PM EST
Ya know what they say...the Concord crash was the largest group of Germans the French have managed to kill in 200 Years.[:)]
Link Posted: 3/28/2001 1:52:46 PM EST
[:D] ha ha. my love of firearms has nothing to do with its country of origin. i like augs way better than the famas. but i think the famas is an interesting firearm. if it sucks, then clue me in on why it does. no harm in that eh? i dont like communism, but i love ak, draganova, cz pistols, and the su-27 i dont like facist, but i like the mauser, walther p-38, vis p-35 radom , and the stg 44 i dont like socialism, but i like the aug, galil, g3, and the lee enfield i dont like democracy, but i like the m16, rem870, and the 1911a1 russia, germany, china, france, britian, austria, isreal, japan, korea, and the ussa all make or use well made firearms. screw politics. a weapon is a weapon. if you think i'm a nut for not liking democracy, just read what this country's founding fathers said about mob rule. our country is better in my opinion than a lot of other countries, but our government is not better than a lot of other countries. lies, coverups, use of propoganda, etc...
Link Posted: 3/28/2001 2:13:01 PM EST
Originally Posted By libertarian: our country is better in my opinion than a lot of other countries, but our government is not better than a lot of other countries. lies, coverups, use of propoganda, etc...
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Yes, it would be great to have a utopian government. But a government without the parts you describe is impossible to obtain. Only Anarchy would lack those things.
Link Posted: 3/28/2001 7:11:57 PM EST
Originally Posted By libertarian: [:D] ha ha. my love of firearms has nothing to do with its country of origin. i like augs way better than the famas. but i think the famas is an interesting firearm. if it sucks, then clue me in on why it does. no harm in that eh?
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It is half the gun the AUG is at twice the price. Other minor bitches are the cocking handle inside the carry handle is a pain in the ass location. The bipod is poinless in this gun. It is an ungainly horrible balanced thing that is a bitch to carry, unless your foolish enough to use the carry handle. AND IT IS MADE BY FRENCH PEOPLE!
i dont like communism, but i love ak, draganova, cz pistols, and the su-27
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These guns are important to own so when you shoot commies you have a familiar fire signature.
i dont like facist, but i like the mauser, walther p-38, vis p-35 radom , and the stg 44
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These guns were the product of national socialists. Facists were italians. Get your ideological groups right.
i dont like socialism, but i like the aug, galil, g3, and the lee enfield
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I don't consider Austrias Freedom party socialist and while Britain may be socialist for all practical purposes it is officially not, so the Lee Enfield has no business on this list. The Galil is the only firearm that belongs to what MAY be a socialist country. But I consider Israel to be more "fvcked in the head" than socialist.
i dont like democracy, but i like the m16, rem870, and the 1911a1
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We are NOT a Democracy, we are a Democratic Republic.
russia, germany, china, france, britian, austria, isreal, japan, korea, and the ussa all make or use well made firearms. screw politics. a weapon is a weapon. if you think i'm a nut for not liking democracy, just read what this country's founding fathers said about mob rule. our country is better in my opinion than a lot of other countries, but our government is not better than a lot of other countries. lies, coverups, use of propoganda, etc...
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Again the Democratic Republic thing. Please keep in mind that a government is only as good as the people in it. So yes, much of our government is very fucked up. But if we replaced Hillay and all the other losers with good people we would have a good government without changing the government specifically. So rarely do I have to correct, or even disagree with libertarians, that I am a little surprised. Yes, good guns can come from bad countries, but the famas is a POS from France. Two strikes, you're out.
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