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Old November 19, 2019, 10:08   #1
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1957 Canadian FN C1 Cutaway Rifle for sale

Hello all,

There is a deactivated 1957 Canadian C1 Cutaway FN Rifle at JoeSalter.ca: https://www.joesalter.ca/products/ca...taway-fn-rifle

I remember to see one in my early years in the Canadian Army. I found it is to much $$$ for something welded.
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Old November 21, 2019, 11:29   #2
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That they cut open that amazing furniture (esp. that stock!) makes the heart ache
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Old November 21, 2019, 11:36   #3
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I found it is to much $$$ for something welded.
Apparently, someone did not.
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Old November 21, 2019, 17:18   #4
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Having a government force a person to weld it all shut is a true slap in the face of everything sane and proper in this world.
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Wonder how hard it would be to counterfeit a cut away? Using a sawn instead of torched receiver could likely be relatively easy. Had a European company offer to ship me receiver of choice from buckets and buckets of complete units and would cut once, twice or three times with precision machine shop blade along any line I chose to have cut. They only had to saw once to legally export and said laws on buyers end were their issue.

I never asked, they offered and it all smelled fishy to me but know someone that purchased a single sawn unit which arrived in two separate boxes and would be perfect to use for a cut away clone. Turn 57 in three months and am just two old to look at a ten year prison sentence where all my toys would be gone when released. Don't understand some risks people will take.
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It certainly isn't worth losing your freedom over.
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I believe it has already been established that these cutaways are still illegal to import because the receivers are not demilled to current standards which is torch cut through the chamber/threaded front of the receiver, torch cut through the locking shoulder area and then torch cut through the rear lug area.
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That they cut open that amazing furniture (esp. that stock!) makes the heart ache
Well, who knows how long ago it was converted? They probably had loads of new-in-packaging timber on the shelves at the time.
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The early C1 has the C1A1 handguards and locking latch.
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That they cut open that amazing furniture (esp. that stock!) makes the heart ache
6 years or so ago you could get a set of NOS Canadian handguards from Marstar for about $80 and a buttstock for a little less.
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There is an interesting video on YouTube on the FN C1A1 cut away: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0UwU-_bCSI
It is noted that the Upper and the lower receivers do not have the same serial number.
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