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Old 09-12-2013, 05:34 PM   #1
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This has been driving me crazy for awhile, so hopefully one of you guys can help out. My uncle gave my Dad a FN 49 before he past, but he did not give him any info about the gun. I have one round of ammunition that came with it, and I am not sure what caliber it is. I would like to sell the gun, but clearly cannot without knowing what it's chambered in. The head stamp reads "11" at the 12:00 and "51" at 6:00 with a star at both 3:00 and 9:00.

It's taller than a .308 and shorter than a 30-06
.30-06 Springfield

From what I've researched these are the calibers that the 49 has been chambered in:

857mm IS,
757mm,
7.6251mm NATO,
7.6553mm Argentine

Can anyone name that caliber?
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Old 09-12-2013, 05:39 PM   #2
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Measure the diameter of the bullet, and the length of the case.

That should tell you a lot.

If you don't have a 6" dial caliper for precise measurement, ask a machinist or a gunsmith to take a look.
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That is Yugoslavian 7.92x57.........................
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90% of the Firearms you will ever pick up say the caliber of the gun on the barrel or some part of it That's always a good starting point to
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If nobody's interested in buying it just give it to me I will take good care of it
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7.92 X 57. AKA 8 X 57. AKA 8mm Mauser
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Thanks a lot gents, this really helped.
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