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   LOT 1703
Scarce Fabrique Nationale “G Series” FAL Paratrooper
 Configuration Semi-Automatic Rifle - Serial no. G13785, 308 cal., 17 inch round bbl., black finish, metal stock, plastic grips. Manufactured in Belgium and imported in the early 60s, the “G Series” FAL rifles had a complicated relationship with the BATFE. Originally cleared for import as semi-automatic rifles, further review of the design led the ATF to conclude that the item was too easy to convert to full-auto; the G-Series FALs were essentially the same firearm as FN’s military contract battle rifles, with only some minor part swapping dividing the two. The rifles that had already cleared customs were given a pass, resulting in a limited number of “original” FN FALs available on the American market. Post front and two leaf peep rear sights, paratrooper length barrel and flash hider, and an adjustable gas port with attached grenade sight. The upper receiver bears the one line Herstal address and “308 MATCH” with the Browning Arms address on the magazine well. Matching serial numbers are present on the upper receiver, pistol grip (sans g prefix), bolt carrier and bolt. Original style “S” marking is present on the trigger group, with a proper two-position selector switch. Fitted with a ventilated triangular forearm, plastic pistol grip, and folding paratrooper stock. CONDITION: Very fine, retaining 90% original black finish with scattered handling marks, some wear around the ejection port, and wear from opening and closing the stock. Furniture set is very good with scattered scuffs, dings, and scratches. Grenade sight needs adjustment. Mechanically excellent. Estimate: 12,000 - 15,000
 LOT 1704 McMillan TAC-50 Bolt Action Sniper Rifle with Scope - Serial no. BMG-869V, 50 BMG cal., 28 inch round bbl., black finish, synthetic stock. Based on previous McMillan designs that dated back to the late 1980s, the TAC-50 is today’s premier long-range anti-material precision rifle and has been the standard long-range sniper weapon for
the Canadian Army since 2000. In 2017, a Canadian sniper firing a TAC-50 recorded the longest confirmed sniper kill in history while serving in Iraq. In fact, three out of the five longest recorded sniper kills were made with a TAC-50. Outside a war zone the .50 caliber action dominates the benchrest competition. This rifle has standard markings and features. With Leupold Mark 4-16x scope and a hard case containing two extra magazines. CONDITION: Excellent overall, retaining 99% plus original black finish with limited handling marks and crisp stock checkering. Mechanically excellent. Scope is excellent with clear optics and a crisp reticle. Estimate: 8,000 - 14,000

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