Rare semi autos?????

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Big-Nasty, Jun 10, 2012.

  1. Big-Nasty

    Big-Nasty New Member

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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?
     
  2. Garadex

    Garadex New Member

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    Unfortunately nothing I can afford.
     

  3. jismail

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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
     
  4. Trez

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

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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. :)
     
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2012
  6. hiwall

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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).
     
  7. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    That's an oxymoron isn't it? :D :p
     
  9. 303tom

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  10. therewolf

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    Check out the SVT-38 and SVT-40. 7.62x54R semi-autos from

    WWII...
     
  11. Big-Nasty

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    The SVT-40 is my favorite WW2 rifle
     
  12. Rex in OTZ

    Rex in OTZ Well-Known Member

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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