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My first FN-49!

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Re: My first FN-49!

#16 Post by echo1 » Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:37 pm

KneverKnew wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:14 am
Any suggestions on which milsurp Ammo is best (safe) to use in the FN?
I can't give you any specifics, but I know it's not unusual to run across mil surp that's for machine guns. It's too hot for the FN49. PAX

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Re: My first FN-49!

#17 Post by KneverKnew » Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:14 pm

I think that might be certain Turk surplus. Not sure. Why I’m asking.

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Re: My first FN-49!

#18 Post by KneverKnew » Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:16 pm

I did just recently purchased 200 rounds of PRVI’s 200 grain Match Ammo. We will see how that performs.

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Re: My first FN-49!

#19 Post by incognito » Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:04 am

I was watching this one as well but I decided I just did not want to have to deal with the muzzle issue and I really was wanting a 30-06 variant.

I wonder if you could sleeve the end and then re-thread it? I don't know if there would be enough material on the sleeve for threads but its not like those threads would be holding anything critical. Other than that I think cutting it off and re-threading it would be the next best cheap option. Getting a new barrel would of course solve everything. I'm glad you got a good price on it. Other than that one issue it looks like a good one.

I wonder why in the hell anyone would ever want to cut those threads off in the first place? Especially on such a beautiful rifle as an FN49.

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Re: My first FN-49!

#20 Post by KneverKnew » Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:18 pm

My guess is they had to do it to get by which ever state regulations they were dealing with. That’s only a guess though.
Here’s a close-up of the muzzle.
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The Only other Noticeable Issue I would like to address is that the left rear sight dog ear is slightly bent in towards the peep sight, due to a drop or something. Any suggestions on bending that dog ear away from the peep site slightly without breaking it off? Or should I leave as is and not risk it. It doesn’t interfere with rear sight adjustment really. Just cosmetics.
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Re: My first FN-49!

#21 Post by incognito » Sun Mar 08, 2020 4:13 pm

Living in Kansas myself, did not think about the laws governing our communist states. You are probably correct about that. what a shame. As for the rear sight, I cannot say for sure that it would not break, but I would attempt to straighten it. I'm sure it is not hardened so I think it very unlikely that it would break. A nice strong rod with a notch cut in it slightly wider than the thickness of that ear would probably work. Shoot, a good pair of vice grip might would do it but you would want to cover the metal so that it would not get chewed up.

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