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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 11/12/2003 8:51:40 AM EST
What do you guys think about the Fabrique Nationale Model 49 rifles that SOG is selling in .308 caliber?


Think they are worth spending $695 for one?
How much are these things selling for privately?

Anybody know the history on these rifles?

Link Posted: 11/12/2003 9:06:22 AM EST
An FN-49 in good condition goes for about $400 or more depending on model. 8mm is around $400, .30-06 around $1200.

1) Argentina used their FN-49 rifle in 7.65 Argentine.

2) 30 round mags are Very rare, and they don't look like Fn-49 mags.

I would stay away from this rifle.
Link Posted: 11/12/2003 9:17:22 AM EST
They were also butchered to meet ATFE specs for importation.

I belive there are weld spots on the barrel where the flash-hider was removed and a thread cover was welded on.

A LOT of people report that the welds are pretty bad, lot's of burrs inside the barrel.

Buyer beware.


Link Posted: 11/12/2003 11:26:08 AM EST
The rifle, while over built, in reality suffers from a reciever that becomes very brittle in cold weather. The British had to have theirs removed from Korea in the cold winter.

All models thereafter (1952 I think) were made with softer metal so they wouldn't crack.

The 7.65 Argentine round, while giving .308 performance, is a much lower presure round. I wouldn't trust it with the .308/7.62
Link Posted: 11/12/2003 11:30:52 AM EST
I really appreciate your advice.

I think I'll pass on this one.
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 5:23:55 PM EST
For the most part, the FN49 is a decent rifle. They do suffer from a few faults, (Broken firing pin generating unexpected forays into MBR full auto simulation, loose trigger group screws will do the same..) I've seen a pre ban variant of this rifle, although it was an AFN, not the more common SAFN.. Looked like it used a modded FN/FAL mag..

I would personally want one in 7X57, or .30. Egyptian variants in 7.92 are not that rare if you need to cure your FN jones.

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