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A few weeks back I emailed FN hoping they could shed some light on these carbines. Here is there response. I do appreciate them getting back with me. Hopefully we will learn more in the future. The following are the emails. Ed





Fondation Ars Mechanica <[email protected]>


10:06 AM (11 hours ago)








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Dear Sir,



Thank you for your message and for your interest in our company’s history.

Unfortunately, we are not able yet to answer the kind of questions you are asking.

A colleague of ours is trying to gather and compile all the possible information in order to publish a book on the subject, but I can’t tell you when it will be available.

Best regards,

Anny Hendriks
Assistant to Robert Sauvage
CEO
Ars Mechanica Foundation
The Herstal Group Foundation
Tel. +32/4/240 8911
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De : Ed Parada [mailto:[email protected]]
Envoyé : samedi 1 mars 2014 15:06
À : Info FN-Herstal
Objet : Fwd: FN Herstal






I sent this email a few weeks back and have not received a response as to if you can help. Please if you can help and respond. Thank you in advance for any help. Ed





---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: [email protected] <[email protected]>Date: Mon, Feb 10, 2014 at 12:16 PM
Subject: FN Herstal
To: "[email protected]" <[email protected]>
Cc: Edmund Parada <[email protected]>




I am hoping that some one can help. Collectors of FN Mauser rifles here in the United States are trying to find information on what we call the Model 1930(1950) Fn Mauser carbine that was supposedly issued to the country of Morocco in the 1950’s. We would like to know what caliber they were issued in, the dates issued, and serial number ranges for each caliber and what type of sling loops attached to the stock for each caliber. These fine little carbines have been a mystery to us ever since they were imported to the United States in the 1990’s. Please help us collectors. Thank you in advance for any help. Ed Parada ak [email protected]





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Ted(Ed)


John 3:16&17


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So it seems they quit answering questions again. Getting info from FN has always been a hit or miss proposition.

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Bill
 

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I did email FN back and thanked them for responding and letting them know that collectors will be looking forward to that book.. Does not hurt to stay on their good side. Ed
 

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It's possible that primary data no longer exist and the book will be based on what has already been written here and other secondary sources?

Just as with Loewe/DWM data, some seems to surface but things like Chilean records may have to come from Chile? Maybe send Colin Webster and John Wall to North Africa?

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I believe the response is a plus. Even assuming some relevant records exist, whether archives have any useful organization or there are research assets available are other issues. Historical nicities are luxuries. Corporate botton lines aren't!
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Only a couple of months ago, I received a response from Ars Mechanica regarding an inquiry on an FN M1930 8mm Carbine after supplying Anny with my serial number #600 stamped on the receiver/barrel AND bolt. It was dated as expected and I was informed my serial number WAS in their records…they proceeded to date my FN M1930 Carbine.

I posted the email response I received from Ars Mechanica…however, a few here discounted that response I received citing Ars Mechanica wasn't accurate! How odd now some members find credibility in Ars Mechanica's response when asked by a different OP! ;)
 
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