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I've heard about the semi auto BAR's and PKM's. Not the BAR hunting rifles, the first true BAR's. And not the AK style PKM's, the 7.62x54R belt fed PKM's. What else is out there that was made semi auto for a short period of time?
 

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Unfortunately nothing I can afford.
 

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if non-military is ok, look at a Remmington model 81. it is built similar to a BAR and i believe was a JB design. i comes in numerous caliber with the most desired being the .300
 

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Mexican Mondragon, Chinese Liu rifle are the only two I can think of right now...
 

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FN49's weren't produced very long. They were design before WWII in Belgium (by John Browning's assistant) but then war prevented them from going into production. They were eventually produced after WWII but were pretty much obsolete by that point. They were soon replaced by an updated version, the FN FAL.

I have one in 7mm Mauser and as far as I know it's the only semi auto 7mm Mauser.? They were produced in a few other calibers for various 3rd world countries. No one other than 3rd world nations needed a semi auto battle rifle immediately following WWII. The US had a huge surplus of Garands (which we gave to allies) and all the WARSAW nations had to buy from the Soviets. There wasn't much of a market left after that.

It's a great gun though and I would put it up against any other semi auto battle rifle from that period. :)
 

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There is the fairly rare Winchester model 55 single shot automatic 22 rifle. Like a machine gun it fired from an open bolt. The firing pin was a small solid projection on the bolt face. Another interesting thing about the gun was it shared the same model number as the Winchester model 55 lever-action deer rifle(a model 94 variant).
 

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Man, I would LIVE a 7mm FN 49. That would be the icing on my 7mm section.
 

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self loaders.

Meunier A6 M1916 rifle
http://world.guns.ru/rifle/autoloading-rifles/fr/self-loading-rifle-meunier-a6-m1916-e.html
Fucile Automatique Model 1917 8mm Lebel
http://world.guns.ru/rifle/autoloading-rifles/fr/rsc-m1917-e.html
MAS 44 7.5mm
MAS 49 7.5mm
MAS49/56 7.5mm and .308 moded
http://world.guns.ru/rifle/autoloading-rifles/fr/mas-1949-and-4956-e.html
Mondragon self-loading rifle (Mexico / Switzerland)
http://world.guns.ru/rifle/autoloading-rifles/switch/mondragon-e.html

Pedersen T1 rifle
http://world.guns.ru/rifle/autoloading-rifles/usa/self-loading-rifle-pedersen-e.html

Fucile Armagerra Model 39 6.5 & 7.35mm
Italian Scotti X 6.5mm
Breda M1935 PG rifle
http://world.guns.ru/rifle/autoloading-rifles/it/rifle-breda-m1935-pg-e.html

British Farquhar-Hill .303
http://world.guns.ru/rifle/autoloading-rifles/brit/self-loading-rifle-farquhar-hill-e.html

BRNO model ZH.29 8mm mauser
http://world.guns.ru/rifle/autoloading-rifles/chex/zh-29-e.html

Ljungman AG-42 / AG-42B self-loading rifle (Sweden)
http://world.guns.ru/rifle/autoloading-rifles/swed/ag-42-ljungman-e.html

VZ 52 semi-automatic rifle (Czechoslovakia) 7.62x45 Czeh
VZ.52/57 semi-automatic rifle (Czechoslovakia) 7.62x39
http://world.guns.ru/rifle/autoloading-rifles/chex/vz52-and-vz5257-e.html

Rasheed / Rashid rifle (Egypt)
http://world.guns.ru/rifle/autoloading-rifles/eg/rasheed-e.html
Hakim rifle (Egypt)
http://world.guns.ru/rifle/autoloading-rifles/eg/hakim-e.html

Madsen light automatic rifle LAR M/62 (Denmark)
http://world.guns.ru/assault/dk/madsen-lar-e.html

Madsen-Rasmussen M1896 self loader 8mm Danish
http://world.guns.ru/rifle/autoloading-rifles/dk/self-loading-rifle-madsen-rasmussen-m196-e.html
 
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