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came into the local shop. The first..one of the nicest SAFN-49 Egyptian contracts I have seen. Has one of the hardwood butt stocks with the brass butt plate. SN# 18799 and it is matching numbers. I thought the bore was bad but two passes with a patch proved me wrong..nice and shiny! It is a Century St. Albans import but has the Egyptian crown crest on the receiver. SNagged.

The second is a Rasheed. Everything is original including those brass keeper wires on the screws. I thought the bore was iffy..which would not be the norm in my experience..but it had some cosmo residue and looks like new. Snag pending.

The third is a three digit SN# Hakim. Very good condition..stock is original finish and not dinged up. It is missing the bumper on the deflector. The bore surprised me..it is like a mirror. Snag pending.
 

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Great find and perfect triple header! The whole Egyptian collection, sans Maadi, in one swoop!
With the scarcity and prices of Rasheeds these days ... don't delay!
 

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Nice Hakims are not on every corner. The ones that don't have beat up wood especially. I can see where the rasheed would be handy and popular. (They seem to be highly sought after.) I'm a big fan of the 8mm round because it is a effective and efficient cartridge that can do it all. Also the design of the hakim is a marvel to me and advanced for the time. Garands have a ton of moving parts in comparison. The swedes had a big hit with the Lungman IMO. Sunfish
 

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I thought you had all of those rifles...? Are these duplicates now or are you replacing what you have with these better rifles?
 

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Great finds, especially the Rasheed. Although I love the FN-49 rifles they are somewhat common (but not in excellent condition) the Rasheed is the rarer of the three. I saw two for sale this weekend at the Phoenix show. Both were priced over $800.
 

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Rasheed is the rarer of the three. I saw two for sale this weekend at the Phoenix show. Both were priced over $800.
I had been hunting for Rasheeds for awhile at the shows and had turned up zip. Two weeks ago I hit the Dixie Gun Show in Raleigh and saw three in the space of 15 minutes, prices ranged from $600-800.
 

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I had been hunting for Rasheeds for awhile at the shows and had turned up zip. Two weeks ago I hit the Dixie Gun Show in Raleigh and saw three in the space of 15 minutes, prices ranged from $600-800.
I snagged mine for $520, but I need to replace the recoil and mag spring before I fire it. Cool rifle.

Did the ones at the gun shows have the original bayo attached?
 

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Yep,
They had bayos. One had it's stock refinished. I beleive this was the most expensive one, seller asking about $800...
 

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Egyptian triple play is complete... FN-49,Rasheed and Hakim. I might still swing for a Maadi and a Helwan..if I can find an early Helwan.
 
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