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Belgian Modele 1924
« on: October 01, 2018, 09:36:03 PM »
Went over to the wet side with my wife two weeks ago for a couple of days and I found this fairly scarce Mauser lurking in a shop south of Seattle.

This is a post-WWII Fabrique Nationale Mauser, or Model 1950 (collectors term) but known in the Belgian military as the Modele 1924 (confusing, I know). Anyhow, it's an FN Mauser contract for the home country. Only 24,000 were made. Belgium ordered these bolt action Mausers because they needed more arms quickly and they were less expensive than the FN-49 that the Belgians were then ordering to slowly rebuild and modernize their army. The Belgians commitment to participate in the UN response to the Korean conflict necessitated a more rapid rearmament, hence the Mausers. Both the FN-49 and the FN Mauser were chambered in .30-06 as the de facto cartridge of the US allies immediately after WWII and to utilize the free/cheap surplus US ammunition.

This Mauser comes with two different years and two different crests, for three variations (yes, that violates the matrix rules). L for King Leopold III who abdicated in favor of his son King Baudoin in 1951 (but actually stepping aside after a transition period in July 1952). So L 1952 is the rarest, L 1951 next, and B 1952 is the most common. Mine is the "common" variation accounting for perhaps 50-65% of the total production.

They were Parkerized then painted with hard black paint, as was FN practice on small arms post-war. This one has obviously worn extensively with little black paint remaining (you can see it on the rear sight slider). The marks near the front sight were from sighting in at the refurbishment facility on two occasions. The heel repair is another sign that it went through a refurb facility. Anyhow, enjoy!


































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Re: Belgian Modele 1924
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2018, 10:42:54 PM »
FN... Fricken Nice thumb1

My FN 1950 was converted to 7.62 NATO from .30-06, by Colombia. Kind of a bummer I guess, but at least it's easier to find than 8x22mm Nambu rofl
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Re: Belgian Modele 1924
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2018, 10:55:19 PM »
Thanks  :)

Iíll take care of your Colombian for you. I donít have any Colombian Mausers...

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Re: Belgian Modele 1924
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2018, 11:02:59 PM »
Thanks  :)

Iíll take care of your Colombian for you. I donít have any Colombian Mausers...

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Re: Belgian Modele 1924
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2018, 09:17:36 AM »
nice! thanks for info too.  thumb1
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Re: Belgian Modele 1924
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2018, 09:26:35 AM »
nice! thanks for info too.  thumb1

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Re: Belgian Modele 1924
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2018, 12:08:15 PM »
Man, you're certainly trying to outgrow that tiny gun room you've got pretty quickly aren't you?!  Nice pickup P32!  thumb1
      

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Re: Belgian Modele 1924
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2018, 12:23:55 PM »
Man, you're certainly trying to outgrow that tiny gun room you've got pretty quickly aren't you?!  Nice pickup P32!  thumb1

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Re: Belgian Modele 1924
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2018, 12:53:01 PM »
If the Mauser doesn't fit in the gun room, I have an overflow area for Belgian guns.

This one saw a lot of  handling.   Nice score

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Re: Belgian Modele 1924
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2018, 01:29:49 PM »
If the Mauser doesn't fit in the gun room, I have an overflow area for Belgian guns.

This one saw a lot of  handling.   Nice score

Don't let P32 fool ya.... he says he ships it to you, but oddly, it never shows, the package gets abducted by aliens, sinks on a ship or some other really out there story. Maybe the sasquatch in Washington gets them.... rofl2

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Re: Belgian Modele 1924
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2018, 01:32:56 PM »
If the Mauser doesn't fit in the gun room, I have an overflow area for Belgian guns.

I appreciate the generous offer. Next time the Pony Express rider passes through I'll ship it east  thumb1


This one saw a lot of  handling.   Nice score

Thanks. Yeah, no doubt. Not much black paint left.

It lacks an import mark, which does not seem uncommon on these, but it makes me wonder where it traveled before arriving in the US. Vanderlinden states that they weren't surplussed by the Belgian Army until the 1970s. Either he's mistaken or some were shipped elsewhere, from whence they were imported into the US previous to the 1968 GCA  think1

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Re: Belgian Modele 1924
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2018, 01:36:17 PM »
If the Mauser doesn't fit in the gun room, I have an overflow area for Belgian guns.

This one saw a lot of  handling.   Nice score

Don't let P32 fool ya.... he says he ships it to you, but oddly, it never shows, the package gets abducted by aliens, sinks on a ship or some other really out there story. Maybe the sasquatch in Washington gets them.... rofl2

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Re: Belgian Modele 1924
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2018, 05:10:28 PM »
If the Mauser doesn't fit in the gun room, I have an overflow area for Belgian guns.

This one saw a lot of  handling.   Nice score

Don't let P32 fool ya.... he says he ships it to you, but oddly, it never shows, the package gets abducted by aliens, sinks on a ship or some other really out there story. Maybe the sasquatch in Washington gets them.... rofl2

I've lost more shipments to them little green people and hairy apes... everyone else has no issues..

It's the dang Pony Express riders. They always get drunk at the Salacious Saloon in Missoula, Montana and misplace the darn things hurry1  didnt do

If there were a Salacious Saloon...I would know about it...and likely would have my picture on the wall. I live about 14 miles east of Missoula...and almost all the bars betwixt here and there have closed...probably due to missing postal employees and their steeds.... :-X

When rearranging the gun room (bedroom) (I am actually doing this right now)...I always leave a blank spot for more, it seems to be working with the wife. Only six years ago...I only had like three SKSs. I just cleared out all the ammo boxes underneath the wall of them we have now, leaving room for four more.....six if I move them all up about five inches closer to the ceiling.  By the time the holes in my collection fill the holes I create, my projector will likely buck the kicket and I will have a whole new wall to fill.  rockon
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Re: Belgian Modele 1924
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2018, 08:32:26 PM »
If there were a Salacious Saloon...I would know about it...and likely would have my picture on the wall. I live about 14 miles east of Missoula...and almost all the bars betwixt here and there have closed...probably due to missing postal employees and their steeds.... :-X

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When rearranging the gun room (bedroom) (I am actually doing this right now)...I always leave a blank spot for more, it seems to be working with the wife. Only six years ago...I only had like three SKSs. I just cleared out all the ammo boxes underneath the wall of them we have now, leaving room for four more.....six if I move them all up about five inches closer to the ceiling.  By the time the holes in my collection fill the holes I create, my projector will likely buck the kicket and I will have a whole new wall to fill.  rockon

Sounds like a good plan...I just don't have any blank spots to be had. I need to build a free standing gun rack to go in front of my wall mounted gun racks...I may have a problem  think1  didnt do  :)


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Re: Belgian Modele 1924
« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2018, 08:53:24 PM »
If the Mauser doesn't fit in the gun room, I have an overflow area for Belgian guns.

This one saw a lot of  handling.   Nice score

Don't let P32 fool ya.... he says he ships it to you, but oddly, it never shows, the package gets abducted by aliens, sinks on a ship or some other really out there story. Maybe the sasquatch in Washington gets them.... rofl2

I've lost more shipments to them little green people and hairy apes... everyone else has no issues..

It's the dang Pony Express riders. They always get drunk at the Salacious Saloon in Missoula, Montana and misplace the darn things hurry1  didnt do

If there were a Salacious Saloon...I would know about it...and likely would have my picture on the wall. I live about 14 miles east of Missoula...and almost all the bars betwixt here and there have closed...probably due to missing postal employees and their steeds.... :-X

When rearranging the gun room (bedroom) (I am actually doing this right now)...I always leave a blank spot for more, it seems to be working with the wife. Only six years ago...I only had like three SKSs. I just cleared out all the ammo boxes underneath the wall of them we have now, leaving room for four more.....six if I move them all up about five inches closer to the ceiling.  By the time the holes in my collection fill the holes I create, my projector will likely buck the kicket and I will have a whole new wall to fill.  rockon

Ah.....ha..  P32 told a naughty... Mr Montana said ain't no mess of postal workers on ponies in some Wherever, Montana hoochie momma topless bar.. I've been doing what you said... Hold your breath, GM.... Well I keep passing out... And now I know I ain't getting no P32 goodies I was told about.  cry1

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Re: Belgian Modele 1924
« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2018, 11:03:35 AM »
Ain't no might have last Sat..... Tell the truth, clear your conscience and be a good junkie.... You went full on M08 at the auction, that's almost, just about, but not quite equal to full GM retard, ....birthday boy thumb1

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