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Old March 25, 2020, 18:38   #1
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Fate of the FN Universal Carbine (8x33mm FAL prototype)?

I know that the Royal Armouries in Leeds, England has one of the .280 FALs that was based on the Universal Carbine, but what happened to the original, or for that matter, any of the bullpup rifles that was based off of it?

Does FN still have them? From what little I've been able to find only one UC actually got built before it began to become the FAL that we know now.

Article and a couple of pics on the 8mm Universal Carbine:

https://www.forgottenweapons.com/8mm-kurz-fal-photos/
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An interesting rabbit hole for such a time as this. Thanks for sharing
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Old March 26, 2020, 03:20   #3
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I know that the Royal Armouries in Leeds, England has one of the .280 FALs that was based on the Universal Carbine, but what happened to the original, or for that matter, any of the bullpup rifles that was based off of it?

Does FN still have them? From what little I've been able to find only one UC actually got built before it began to become the FAL that we know now.

Article and a couple of pics on the 8mm Universal Carbine:

https://www.forgottenweapons.com/8mm-kurz-fal-photos/
Let's say something wispered in my ears that FN has at least one 7,92 Kurz FAL in there collection vault
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