Egyptian Hakim & FN49

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Egyptian Hakim & FN49

Postby oldironsights » Tue Oct 20, 2009 4:54 pm

OK, I will try this a third time using Opera. Perhaps Opera won't crash as I try to post this again! :oops: Damn Internet Explorer! :evil:
What a great autumn day to head to the range.
I took two of my favorite milsurp autoloaders that shoot the 8mm round.
Targets were placed 100 yards away from the shooting bench.
The Hakim was aimed at the lower paper plate on the silhouette, while the FN49 was aimed at the upper paper plate. I had to set the rear sight of the FN to 400 meters to get it to shoot to the point of aim at 100 yards. The Hakim shot to the point of aim straight away! :D
I was shooting a batch of Ecuadoran 8mm from 1956 that had been exposed to moisture, but every round fired like new ammo.
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Hakim & FN49 008.JPG
Spent cases eject from this side.
Hakim & FN49 014.JPG
Cheek side for a righty.
Hakim & FN49 012.JPG
This very loud end helps tame the recoil of the 8mm round to a gentle push.
Hakim & FN49 005.JPG
This robust extractor is prone to breaking.
Hakim & FN49 004.JPG
Bolt in battery drops down into receiver slot & locks just like FN49, SKS, Ljungman, FAL, & SVT40
Hakim & FN49 006.JPG
Cup on bolt carrier where gas impacts.
Hakim & FN49 001.JPG
Adjustable gas valve for the direct impingement gas tube.
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Re: Egyptian Hakim & FN49

Postby oldironsights » Tue Oct 20, 2009 4:59 pm

Got the range to myself on a beautiful autumn day along the Mississippi Gulf Coast! :D
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Hakim & FN49 029.JPG
The calm before the storm.
Hakim & FN49 024.JPG
Extra holes are a bonus!
Hakim & FN49 028.JPG
FN49 target
Hakim & FN49 026.JPG
Hakim target
Hakim & FN49 015.JPG
Ecuadoran 8mm made in Argentina in 1956. Old & moldy but surefire & cheap.
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Re: Egyptian Hakim & FN49

Postby oldironsights » Tue Oct 20, 2009 5:05 pm

This FN49 has seen better days. It looks battle worn, but it still functions as intended.
Numbers match.
This rifle looks to have some British influence in its design.
The brass buttplate looks Enfield, & the stock fittings & two piece handguards remind me of the SMLE!
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Hakim & FN49 017.JPG
Was this designed in Great Britain?
Hakim & FN49 018.JPG
The forerunner of the FAL ejects from this side.
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Re: Egyptian Hakim & FN49

Postby dhtaxi » Tue Oct 20, 2009 5:16 pm

Nice
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Re: Egyptian Hakim & FN49

Postby Niner » Tue Oct 20, 2009 5:33 pm

Great photos. The quality is excellent. Looks like the new range is a nice one too. I bet those rifles are fun to shoot as well.
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Re: Egyptian Hakim & FN49

Postby TaosBob101 » Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:03 pm

Your going to faint if you see what FN-49's go for now a days....

Belgian or Lux in 30/06 bring top dollar

Then anything in 8mm

The Columbian in 7mm are about even.

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