FN-49, The (The Last Elegant Old-World Military Rifle)
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Manufacturer part number: 0-9707997-2-1
The results of years of meticulous research, and written with the cooperation of FN Herstal, this is the most comprehensive book yet published about the FN Model 1949 self-loading rifle. Covering not only the production rifle, it also provides information about the rare experimental and prototype rifles that preceded the FN-49, as well as information about all of the major FN-49 production contracts. Also included is an overview of the history of FN; a biography of Dieudonne' Saive, the inventor of the FN-49; a chapter covering the proofs and markings found on the FN-49; coverage for all of the known FN-49 sniper rifle configurations; and much more. Profusely illustrated, many of the photographs and most of the textual information have never before been published. A centerpiece of the book is a comprehensive, photo-illustrated parts breakdown chapter that documents information for, and identifies all known variations of, every component part of the FN-49. This chapter provides authoritative information that can be used to verify the originality of a collector-grade rifle or to restore a rifle that has been subjected to parts substitutions. Much of the information in this book was derived from the author's international FN-49 survey that has collected data on more than 1,200 FN-49 rifles, representing all of the nine major contracts. This survey revealed the existence of more than 20 distinct variants of the FN-49, all of which are discussed. Out of print from the publisher, 200pp.
NOTE: THIS BOOK IS OUT OF PRINT FROM THE PUBLISHER AND WE DON'T EXPECT TO GET ADDITIONAL COPIES AT THIS TIME.