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Posted: 12/21/2005 11:41:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/21/2005 11:41:51 PM EDT by AROKIE]
gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=41518370

never seen one here forsale in the US before. anyone fired one before?
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 11:47:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AROKIE:
gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=41518370

never seen one here forsale in the US before. anyone fired one before?

No, but i need one. With the go fast switch. And everyother gun devised.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 11:49:27 PM EDT
semi-auto.......gay
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 11:53:46 PM EDT
Shit, you beat me to it

There's also a nice SIG 551 if anyone is looking.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 12:01:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By LArifleMAN:
Shit, you beat me to it

There's also a nice SIG 551 if anyone is looking.


this one??

sig 550
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 12:10:45 AM EDT
I saw a photo of the FAMAS sales rep at a 1980s trade show. He looked bored as hell and there was a conspicuous lack of people around his booth. The gun sold for $900+ at a time when AR15s were going for $400 and Chinese .223 AKs were $250, so it wasn't exactly a smashing success on the American market.

I think the cost of labor in France makes it all but impossible to for native companies to compete on the open market. Their labor laws are legendary. I examined a set of French-made enamled cast iron cookware two weeks ago. The enamel was shoddily applied and the cheapest piece in the set was $120. But the FAMAS wasn't just overpriced, it was a bullpup. The bias against bullpups was a lot stronger in the 1980s. They were dismissed as a tacky novelty.

Galland
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 12:26:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Galland:
But the FAMAS wasn't just overpriced, it was a bullpup. The bias against bullpups was a lot stronger in the 1980s. They were dismissed as a tacky novelty.

Galland

that and most people would rather have a AUG.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 12:26:58 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/22/2005 12:28:41 AM EDT by cyrax777]
oops double post
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 2:53:47 AM EDT
buddy of mine had one. Unfortunately, he had only 1 magazine for it.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 2:56:29 AM EDT
Never fired. Only dropped once.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 3:04:39 AM EDT

Originally Posted By spartacus2002:
buddy of mine had one. Unfortunately, he had only 1 magazine for it.



Hmm, I thought that the FAMAS used NATO stanag mags?
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 5:56:17 AM EDT
I don't believe any were imported prior to '86, so there aren't any transferrable (or presample) ones in the USA.

Mike
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 6:54:08 AM EDT
It is only missing one accessory.

Link Posted: 12/22/2005 6:57:35 AM EDT
Im sorry but thats just freaking cool.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 7:02:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By julenissen:

Originally Posted By spartacus2002:
buddy of mine had one. Unfortunately, he had only 1 magazine for it.



Hmm, I thought that the FAMAS used NATO stanag mags?



The newer military models have that, the Century Arms imported civilian models took the proprietary mag. I bet his reserve is 8k btw...
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 7:04:21 AM EDT
I saw like 5 semi-autos sitting on the counter of the B&B Guns in North Hollywood CA(near where they had a machine gun shoot-out with LAPD) years ago, and the price tag was something like $1,200, which was too rich for me back then. But I've never fired one either. Pretty rare guns, as only a few was ever imported into the USA.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 7:04:58 AM EDT

Originally Posted By squeezecockerp7m8:

Originally Posted By julenissen:

Originally Posted By spartacus2002:
buddy of mine had one. Unfortunately, he had only 1 magazine for it.



Hmm, I thought that the FAMAS used NATO stanag mags?



The newer military models have that, the Century Arms imported civilian models took the proprietary mag. I bet his reserve is 8k btw...


Im going to say 9 They arent cheap. But hell how cool would that be to own. More M16's floating around. Far more.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 7:05:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Galland:
I saw a photo of the FAMAS sales rep at a 1980s trade show. He looked bored as hell and there was a conspicuous lack of people around his booth. The gun sold for $900+ at a time when AR15s were going for $400 and Chinese .223 AKs were $250, so it wasn't exactly a smashing success on the American market.




The FAMAS was never intended to be a big seller here in the US. No European black rifles could ever compete price wise with the AR. The AUG and HKs were comparitively expensive as well...
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 7:07:43 AM EDT
From the ad:

This rifle is in very good condition and comes with 6 15-round magazine, one very rare 1-shot magazine, cleaning kit, various accessories, and a heavy duty canvas case made specially for the FAMAS rifles


Please explain to me why anyone would ever want a 1 SHOT magazine ??!??!??!??!!
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 7:08:01 AM EDT
On the video game scene, the FAMAS kicks ass, in real life, I'd take an AR
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 7:10:21 AM EDT

Originally Posted By olyarms:

Originally Posted By squeezecockerp7m8:

Originally Posted By julenissen:

Originally Posted By spartacus2002:
buddy of mine had one. Unfortunately, he had only 1 magazine for it.



Hmm, I thought that the FAMAS used NATO stanag mags?



The newer military models have that, the Century Arms imported civilian models took the proprietary mag. I bet his reserve is 8k btw...


Im going to say 9 They arent cheap. But hell how cool would that be to own. More M16's floating around. Far more.



I'm a fucking idiot that passed on one of these for much cheaper (not '89 prices, but mid '90s prices). Oh well, I guess I have my FAMAS porn to keep me company...

Link Posted: 12/22/2005 7:11:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 223-Buckaroo:
From the ad:

This rifle is in very good condition and comes with 6 15-round magazine, one very rare 1-shot magazine, cleaning kit, various accessories, and a heavy duty canvas case made specially for the FAMAS rifles


Please explain to me why anyone would ever want a 1 SHOT magazine ??!??!??!??!!



French suicide mag...
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 7:16:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By squeezecockerp7m8:

Originally Posted By Galland:
I saw a photo of the FAMAS sales rep at a 1980s trade show. He looked bored as hell and there was a conspicuous lack of people around his booth. The gun sold for $900+ at a time when AR15s were going for $400 and Chinese .223 AKs were $250, so it wasn't exactly a smashing success on the American market.




The FAMAS was never intended to be a big seller here in the US. No European black rifles could ever compete price wise with the AR. The AUG and HKs were comparitively expensive as well...



Really? I remember seeing the AUG going for $300-$400 before Bush Sr. started his stupid import ban
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 7:29:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mcantu:

Originally Posted By squeezecockerp7m8:

Originally Posted By Galland:
I saw a photo of the FAMAS sales rep at a 1980s trade show. He looked bored as hell and there was a conspicuous lack of people around his booth. The gun sold for $900+ at a time when AR15s were going for $400 and Chinese .223 AKs were $250, so it wasn't exactly a smashing success on the American market.




The FAMAS was never intended to be a big seller here in the US. No European black rifles could ever compete price wise with the AR. The AUG and HKs were comparitively expensive as well...



Really? I remember seeing the AUG going for $300-$400 before Bush Sr. started his stupid import ban



I don't remember the AUG ever selling for less than 600 new...
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 8:13:54 AM EDT
I would rather move to Switzerland and buy a unneutered Sig 550 or FAMAS for 1/5th or less the price you pay for a semi auto only version here in the states.
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