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    End of a quest

    Last night, I scored a much sought after unicorn. Egyptian contract SAFN-49. The rifle is in excellent condition, and may be unissued. I'll know more when I have it in my hands. It's coming from Colorado, so it should not take too long to arrive. The pictures show an undamaged stock, and probably a 95+% metal finish. Clean and shiny chamber and bolt area....This will be another rifle I will be using in Mil-Spec competition. A few pics from the auction listing:






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    7.92x57, right?

    Preceded the Hakim and Rasheed?
    Student of the ancient Chinese art of Bang Pow.

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    "Civilized men are more discourteous than savages because they know they can be impolite without having their skulls split, as a general thing." Robert E. Howard, "The Tower of the Elephant" (1933)

    Make 2020 the year of MABA- Make Alex Bartend Again.

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    They were delivered by FN between 1949 and 1952. 37,600 rifles. 8mm Mauser.

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    I had a Belgian military one in 30-06. An FN collector paid dearly for it.

    Surprising, the design was sitting there when the Germans took FN, and ignored it. They are great rifles. Not a bad score.

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    Got 'er home today. The guys at the LGS had never seen one before. Very clean, inside and out. Did a complete tear down/inspection. minimal to no wear on all parts. Everything with a number on it matches. 4 digit serial number starting with 2, so it's early in the 37,617 production run. Gas piston was clean, perhaps new...ANYWAY:


    Got it all back together, nothing left over!

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    ​It would go well with my Hakim.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Troll View Post
    Got 'er home today. The guys at the LGS had never seen one before. Very clean, inside and out. Did a complete tear down/inspection. minimal to no wear on all parts. Everything with a number on it matches. 4 digit serial number starting with 2, so it's early in the 37,617 production run. Gas piston was clean, perhaps new...ANYWAY:


    Got it all back together, nothing left over!
    Uber cool! Better stock up on 8mm Mauser ammo.
    Are we there yet?
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    I have a pretty good stock pile. I have a K98K, also. I really like the PPU 198 gr. FMJ. I also have some surplus from the '30's up to the 50's...some of it even goes off!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NativeTexan View Post
    ​It would go well with my Hakim.
    Been looking at those, too...one thing at a time!

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    Had a chance to put 25 rounds down range, today. Good start! Trigger needs a little tlc, and I haven't adjusted the sights or the gas system, yet...just as it was delivered. Started with body shots, then switched to head shots after she settled down.

 

 
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