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Old January 01, 2018, 08:31   #1
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LTB: FN49 Echo Base Scope Mount

A couple few years back, I was on the hunt for a ECHO Scope Mount to fit my Egyptian FN49 Rifle. Finally, I was able to locate one on GB and asked the Seller the usual questions: Is it original ECHO, will it fit an Egyptian FN49, are all the screws and parts complete?

After I received all positive replies, I went ahead and purchased the mount for a few $$ (to say the least). I was all stoked when it finally arrived and I ripped it out of the box and tried to slide it on...or screw it on...or clamp it on...or...

...yes, you got it! The seller neglected to tell me that THERE IS 2 FREAKING PARTS TO THE GD THING AND HE SOLD THEM SEPARATELY ! WHAT AN A-HO!

Since there a month or two had already passed between the time I purchased the mount and actually sitting down and attempting to attach it to my rifle...that it was rather hopeless to try to get my money back...so, there the damn thing sits on the shelf for the last 5 or so years. Buyers Tip for Gunbroker.com: You know about 75% of my purchases on Gun Brokers have ended up to be some type of scam. It is very easy to wind up a pissed off victim, rather than a satisfied buyer at that place!...just a painful observation.

Does anyone have JUST the ECHO Inc. Lower Mounting Bracket Assembly to for a Egyptian FN49?

Thanks!

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Old January 02, 2018, 02:14   #2
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Sadly the exact same thing happened to me from a member here. Same mount same story. Asked for a return and was told "too bad." I decline to admit what I paid for it. I was determined to find the piece that mounts to the rail and came up empty. I found a guy with 3D CNC files but he was trying to get rich. If I can find the correspondence maybe you'll have better luck than I.
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Old January 02, 2018, 06:51   #3
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Old January 02, 2018, 23:28   #4
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Yeah that looks like it to me.

If I understand the OP we both got the “ring” portion not the rail portion.
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Old January 03, 2018, 03:29   #5
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Here is What I think I Need...

Here is a picture of the Scope Mount that I was bamboozled over: https://i.imgur.com/2eBwQVg.jpg I noticed in some of the FN49 Books that this appears to be a commercial knockoff version from ECHO Inc. but I can't be sure.

Based on the minimal research I have done, I think this is a picture of the scope base that I am searching for: https://i.imgur.com/xzcGiYW.jpg?2

I have came to that conclusion because the Seller of the FN49 Split Apart the Scope from the Rifle before I bought it (one of those crafty-stunts). You can see that the Seller also didn't know understand that "Tighten Snuggly" does not mean "Grind-Torque the Base Screws into the Case Hardened Receiver Steel" and just in case your not sure..."Lets tighten the piss out of it a few extra times" (but don't tell the buyer about that or the Sight-Wings you Ground Off!) https://i.imgur.com/ouUi4Dm.jpg?1

Sorry Everyone, as you can tell, I got burned by the Seller of the Rifle that was followed back to back by the Seller of this scope mount.

Anyway, it sounds like I am now searching for something about as rare as a Spring Type Firing Pin Safety Stop for this rifle! Wonderful...

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Old January 03, 2018, 23:16   #6
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I saw this guy sell a whole bunch on ebay- might be worth sending him a message.

I thought about it, but too rich for my blood

https://www.ebay.com/itm/FN-49-Scope...p2047675.l2557
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Old January 04, 2018, 00:25   #7
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Even though it would be an incredible long shot the last vendor with the new old stock bases was Northridge. They had them up to maybe 3 or 4 years ago
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Old January 04, 2018, 20:06   #8
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Echo made both large and small knob "ring" mounts. The bases were all the same.
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On some Lux's, were Echo bases screwed directly on to the left side of the receiver?

I saw a 49 with 3 holes and the outline of a scope base at this location, and I'm trying to determine if it was a hackjob.

Would there be any legitimate reason for a non-sniper Lux to have a scope base added?

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Old May 17, 2018, 10:49   #10
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There was a fella in France who sold the mounts. Don't know if he still has any, though. The only payment he would accept is a wire transfer in Euros. I wasn't comfortable with that but took the chance. Anyway, the base itself was authentic Echo. However, the scope ring mount was a badly machined aluminum part that was screwed to the base in an odd way. The thumb wheels were simply decoration. After obtaining it I came to the realization that I was not going to mar the perfect wood on my Lux to try to mount it. Fortunately, some other Feller bought it from me for the price I paid. IMO, it may be a fun idea to play at being a mid century sniper but I would save yourself a lot of hassle and just go shoot the thing with the ammo you bought on the money you didn't pay for something that is rarely seen in the real world on a gun that may never have used that particular part.
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Old May 17, 2018, 12:41   #11
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On some Lux's, were Echo bases screwed directly on to the left side of the receiver?

I saw a 49 with 3 holes and the outline of a scope base at this location, and I'm trying to determine if it was a hackjob.

Would there be any legitimate reason for a non-sniper Lux to have a scope base added?
The "Echo" is the MOUNT (the part with the rings and thumbwheels). The BASE is the plate steel bottom piece that is affixed to the receiver. The ECHO mount then clamps to the base.

So - to answer the above questions:

1) NO, the Echo was never screwed to the receiver - it's not possible.

2) The Lux with the 3 holes was bubba'd. The true Lux sniper rifles had the base silver soldered (or otherwise bonded) to the receiver - there were NO holes.

3) There is no evidence that Luxembourg ever mounted scopes to standard (non-sniper) rifles. Belgium did - but not Luxembourg. Is there a reason to do so? I guess plenty of civilian owners of these rifles think so because much time and effort is spent on putting scopes on rifles that never had them! If that's what the owner wants to do - their call.......as long as they don't posture the resulting concoction as an "original" sniper rifle.

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