- Watchlord WIS
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Another borrowed pic: https://www.apexgunparts.com/media/cata ... y/FN49.jpg
Hawk wrote:Nice old time stuff. That model had escaped my notice when it was available which I regret. Cosmetically it seems SKS-ish to me. Locally there were FALs aplenty and watching the FN vs. HK debates was grand fun.
One other that performed well beyond expectations were the Swiss K-31s I got a hold of. Whether the credit went to the K-31 or the Swiss surplus 7x55 I couldn't say but they sure shot well. Manual push-pull that looked to be machined like surgical equipment. Note to the larger 21st century version of the human race: no attempt should be made to rapidly cycle the bolt while the weapon is shouldered - it will pop you on the bridge of the nose like a ball peen hammer.
The only thing I've got left from those 03 FFL days is some Czech CZ-52s complete with factory original pot metal shattering firing pins. It seems they're no longer available with full kit for 79.00.
Sounds like a grand time you had.
Hawk wrote:They were grand fun but the 7x55 ammo has become thin on the ground. One of your King Farouk models would be nice especially since I've never used one and 8mm Mauser remains relatively common.
A probably apocryphal tale of the CZ-52: It has been suggested that the Czechs were chaffing under mother Russia and this included having to chamber their service pistol for the 7.62x25 Tokarev. The designers of the CZ-52 put together a stout-as-all-hell roller locked breech arrangement which when loaded with the hot Czech subgun ammo would turn a garden variety Tokarev into a grenade. Shipment of the ammo to the motherland proceeded apace.
Personal experience at an indoor range does not contradict the tale - surplus Czech ammo looks like a fireworks display.
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