I also have this cabinet,great pics and I will admit I had never seen one. So I when out on the WWW and found that this rifle came along about a decade after the M1. There are folks in both camps. I do not owned either one. I have one of those terrible things called the Armalite A10.
The only 7mm I ever owned was 7mm mag which was a loud sob. I was offered more than I paid for it and let it go down the road.
I do not know anything about 8mm.
Very nice wall rack. I tried that once the wife put up with it for a few years and then it came down. Then she went away.
I've had a couple over the years, my experience is that the Vennies, Luxies and Belgians are the best, Egyptians so-so mainly because some importer years ago put cheesy stocks with plastic buttplates on them. Great for burning thru the surplus 8mm Mauser ammo that was imported by the shipload from Eastern Europa after the Iron Curtain opened up. Better in some ways than the Garand- 10 round mag and doesnt need an en bloc clip to operate. Unlike the Garand, there is a gas adjustment so firing different lots of ammo generally isnt a problem. The march of firearm technology has left the FN49 far behind, but it was advanced for its day, and while it's no AK, would still serve as a reasonable "Going To H*ll" rifle.Hi Fellas,
Just picked up a Lux FN49 that I traded 3 SKSs for. It's in decent shape and on the rack with an SVT, 7mm Venezuelan FN49, 8mm Egyptian FN, and a Winchester Garand. I'm a happy camper. PAX
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