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Does anyone know this huntingrifle
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 11:25 am    Post subject: Does anyone know this huntingrifle Reply with quote

It's imported by Firearms Int. Corp. from Washingto DC.
Looks like a Mauser. It's a kal. .270
The marking on the barrel says s3301 F. I. C.
Is 600 dollars a fair price?:? Confused
To my opinion the gun is over 30 years old because Firearms Int. Corp. was taken over by Garcial Arms Comp. in 1970.
Please help with some relevant information.
www.huntingnut.com/ind...3&pid=1124 Confused Confused
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 12:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Does anyone know this huntingrifle Reply with quote

I don't think I'd pay $600 for it, but that's just me. I don't like to fork out over $500 for a used gun. You could check out some of the auction sites and see if you could find a similar one for sale. What kind of scope is on it? Here's some auction sites if you don't already know about them:

www.gunbroker.com
www.gunsamerica.com
www.auctionarms.com

Hope this helps you out

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 12:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Does anyone know this huntingrifle Reply with quote

Thanks Cody for the sites and the advice not to pay over 500 dollar for a used rifle. My problem however is that I live in Belgium Europe and the rate of the EURO is very high at this moment. Rifles are genarally quite expensive over here. I think I'll stay with small game hunting. I'm going to finish my champagne and smoked goosebreast. It's New Years Eve and the bells will ring within a few hours. Is there anyone online with more info?
Thanks again and a happy New Year!!

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 1:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Does anyone know this huntingrifle Reply with quote

Try this link oldguns.net/ they deal with Antique and Collectables. If ya can't find it send them a E mail with your Info and maybe someone can help ya.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 2:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Does anyone know this huntingrifle Reply with quote

I'm sorry I didn't realize that you weren't in the states. I would defiantly do some searching around before I bought it. I don't really know a lot about older rifles, so it may actually be a hell of a deal. Have a good new year!!

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 8:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Does anyone know this huntingrifle Reply with quote

Does it hav 2 triggers?

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 6:26 am    Post subject: Re: Does anyone know this huntingrifle Reply with quote

No need to appologize Cody!
Yes it has two trggers( excelleration trigger)
Thanks for your reaction and tip Joe.
I'll send them an e mail rightaway.
I wish you all a very happy and huntingfull New Year and like they say in Europe: Waidmannsheil!

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 6:48 am    Post subject: Re: Does anyone know this hunting rifle Reply with quote

everkhof,

Welcome to the Forum.

I believe I have the same rifle and it was made by F.N. in Belgium. I got mine off a used gun rack in the late 1970s and still have it. It is a long commercial action and my rifle is now a .280 Remington. As for paying $500.00 for a used rifle, it depends because some may be worth it like a pre-64 Model 70 Winchester. I have paid that much a few times. All the best...
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 8:08 am    Post subject: Re: Does anyone know this huntingrifle Reply with quote

Gil,

Thanks for your reaction.
Nice to know you have the same kind of rifle.
Mine is a .270.
Wether it's an imported Sako from Finnland or a FN from Belgium I'm trying to figger out. The marking only says F I C s330X
Maybe you can email a picture of your rifle to me so I can compare?
ev.kerkhof @ quicknet.nl
Are you still hunting with this rifle? Sniper
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 10:18 am    Post subject: Re: Does anyone know this huntingrifle Reply with quote

"F I C" stamped rifles at least in Canada & the US is a importers mark meaining "Firearms International Corp." They sold commercial FN Mausers.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 3:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Does anyone know this huntingrifle Reply with quote

Thanks Dimitri

How come a company imports FN mausers to U.S and Canada and this rifle is turning up in The Netherlands?
Do you have any idea when F I C stopped importing? That might give me an idea of how old the showed rifle is. Or is ther a differend way to find out the age of a weapen? The marks and stamps are unknown to oldguns.net
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 4:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Does anyone know this huntingrifle Reply with quote

Late 1960's or early 1970's perhaps.

As for it getting in the Netherlands perhaps its simply a contract overrun that FN had to sell in Europe ?? Confused

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