C.S. Arms, Inc.

Cliff Sophia, Proprietor

9150 John S. Mosby Hwy. (Rt. 50)

Upperville, VA  20185

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Item No.: 9157 Price : SOLD
Description :
This is an original Venezuelan FN Model 1949 Rifle manufactured by Fabrique Nationale of Belgium and chambered for the 7x57mm (7mm Mauser) cartridge. The development of this rifle began in the early 1930's. WWII and the German occupation of Belgium halted development, which was resumed after the escape of the rifle's designer to England via Portugal. The design was finalized in 1947 and contracts were sought. The rifle has an adjustable gas port and is therefore not cartridge specific. The first contract of 4,000 rifles chambered in 7mm Mauser was ordered by Venezuela in 1948. They ordered a second contract of 4,000 in 1951 for a total production of just 8,000 rifles. These rifles are marked with the Venezuelan Crest on the receiver ring and used a unique flash suppressor. This rifle is from the second contract. It is in beautiful, like new condition and was obviously never issued. It is the finest example I have ever seen. It retains nearly 100% of its black factory finish. The butt plate is finished armory bright and has a very small area of brown speckling on the heel where it would rest on the ground. The bore and mechanics are excellent. The stock is excellent as well, like new with 100% of its reddish brown finish. There are a couple of very tiny dents on the left side of the butt from storage. The stock has a crisp Venezuelan cartouche on the right side of the butt and an inspector's cartouche ahead of the trigger guard. There are no importer marks visible on the rifle. Included is an original leather sling in excellent, unissued condition. The Venezuelan FN-49 is a scarce rifle, doubly so in this level of condition. Stock no. 24526



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