Where Can A Guy Find Fn49 Parts Kits?
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Walter "Karamojo" Bell used a number of rifles on elephant, but his favorite was a .275 Rigby - the old 7x57 Mauser - firing a 173-gr. steel jacketed solid bullet at a modest 2300 fps. With it, he shot a great many of his 1000-plus elephants.
SAFARI RIFLES by Craig Boddington 1990
In Botswana late1998, I used a Searcy .577 Nitro Double rifle throwing a 750-gr. solid at 2050 fps. I'm not sure I was undergunned, but it DID get the elephant. Photos on request.
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I bought a nice supply of 1970's FN 7mm Mauser ammo in Spanish marked 100 round boxes for my Venezualan contract FN-49. It's a joy to shoot, with superb accuracy and no recoil to speak of. It's the most controllable automatic rifle I ever fired, but weighs even more than the .30-06 and 8mm '49s. Glad I don't ever have to carry it very far! It was only recently when I read an article in American Rifleman that I realized that the 7mm Mauser cartridge had the .275 Rigby pedigree. If I did more hunting, I'd certainly consider a custom rifle in 7mm Mauser. BTW, my 7mm '49 was a brand new contract overrun gun, which I couldn't resist firing.
The AL marked .30-06 '49 from Luxumbourg was likewise unfired, but had been used evidently for drill or ceremonial purposes and had some battering to the butt plate. It is likewise great to shoot, with a little less recoil than a Garand.
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as indicated above Sarco has parts, they used to have the full auto components. google them they has a lot of parts
I always wanted one in 8mm
Posted 18 November 2009 - 11:44 PM
DO you guys have a 1 piece or 2 piece firing pin?