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Greetings all.
Just for edification. I am trying to collect as many FR8 and (seperately) FR7 serial numbers to determine the production totals of these wonderful carbines. You are invited to submit your serial number(s) as a reply to this post or send me an email or PM via this website. You can 'x' out the last couple of digits if you would prefer. Please try to include the date on the FR8's.
Let's see how many there are!
Bear with me on the updates, as I am running this survey on two boards.
 

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Here we begin:

This is where I will contine to update the list.

Spanish FR8 serial number survey:

FR8-00660 : ?
FR8-01551 : 1954
FR8-01937 : 1951
FR8-020xx : 1953
FR8-02168 : 1949
FR8-02231 : 1947
FR8-02603 : 1949
FR8-02871 : 1948
FR8-03567 : 1949
FR8-03914 : 1948
FR8-039xx : ?
FR8-04420 : 1956
FR8-04585 : 1949
FR8-04598 : 1958
FR8-0460x : 1947
FR8-04830 : 1955
FR8-04917 : ?
FR8-05007 : ?
FR8-05381 : 1948
FR8-0585x : 1951
FR8-06194 : 1951
FR8-06324 : 1951
FR8-06514 : 1954
FR8-06843 : 1950
FR8-069xx : 1955
FR8-07222 : 1948
FR8-07368 : 1949
FR8-07752 : 1958
FR8-07753 : 1949
FR8-07867 : 1954
FR8-07983 : ?
FR8-081xx : ?
FR8-08425 : 1955
FR8-08736 : 1954
FR8-088xx : 1951
FR8-09469 : 1951
FR8-10178 : 1950
FR8-11048 : 1952
FR8-11375 : 1952
FR8-11376 : 1951
FR8-113xx : 1957
FR8-115xx : 1950
FR8-11797 : 1956
FR8-132xx : ?
FR8-13569 : 1956
FR8-13649 : 1950
FR8-13735 : 1956
FR8-14394 : 1952
FR8-15088 : 1956
FR8-15282 : 1956
FR8-15799 : 1956
FR8-17127 : 1954
FR8-17318 : 1954
FR8-17361 : 1956
FR8-17433 : 1954
FR8-17538 : 1953
FR8-17680 : 1954
FR8-17744 : 1954
FR8-17819 : 1956
FR8-17918 : 1954
FR8-180xx : 1956
FR8-184xx : 1947
FR8-190xx : 1950
FR8-20909 : ?
FR8-21070 : 1952
FR8-220xx : 19x8
FR8-227xx : 1957
FR8-22797 : 1957
FR8-22936 : 1952
FR8-25975 : 1951
FR8-26303 : 1953
FR8-26474 : 1953
FR8-26546 : ?
FR8-275xx : 1954
FR8-27715 : 1953
FR8-27723 : 1950
FR8-280xx : 1953
FR8-28031 : 1954
FR8-28051 : 1948
FR8-28104 : 1957
FR8-28223 : 1952
FR8-283xx : 1952
FR8-28679 : ?
FR8-28839 : 1948
FR8-29345 : 1958
FR8-29478 : 1949
FR8-29632 : 1950
FR8-29646 : 1954
FR8-29838 : 1952
FR8-30053 : 1956
FR8-30106 : 1956
FR8-30108 : 1956
FR8-308xx : 1948
FR8-31000 : 1954
FR8-31201 : 1954
FR8-312xx : 1954
FR8-31385 : 1918
FR8-31622 : 1917
FR8-318xx : 1949
FR8-31988 : 1954
FR8-32138 : 1954
FR8-34816 : 1950
FR8-34958 : 1956
FR8 3503x : 1953
FR8-35597 : 1955
FR8-35710 : 1954
FR8-358xx : 1954
FR8-35886 : 1958
FR8-35936 : 1956
FR8-36344 : 1949
FR8-36643 : ?
FR8-36788 : 1957
FR8-37192 : 1953
FR8-37491 : 1953
FR8-376XX : 1956
FR8-37728 : 1957
FR8-392xx : 1953
FR8-39277 : 1955
FR8-39552 : 1956
FR8-39913 : 1956
FR8-39938 : 1956
FR8-40262 : ?
FR8-40545 : 1953
FR8-406xx : 1956
FR8-40843 : 1952
FR8-40895 : 1955
FR8-42810 : 1953
FR8-42866 : 1953
FR8-43043 : 1953
FR8-43050 : 1950
FR8-434xx : 1950
FR8-43485 : 1956
FR8-43481 : 1956
FR8-43844 : 1956
FR8-44147 : 1956
FR8-44713 : 1956
FR8-44823 : 1953
FR8-44538 : 1957
FR8-45790 : ?
FR8-46065 : 1955
FR8-461xx : 1954
FR8-462xx : 1956
FR8-46392 : 1953
FR8-46613 : 1956
FR8-46934 : 1956
FR8-46946 : 1956
FR8-47002 : 1956
FR8-47065 : 1950
FR8-47181 : ?
FR8-47479 : 1953
FR8-476xx : 1955
FR8-48353 : 1955
FR8-48359 : 1953
FR8-48811 : ?
FR8-48829 : ?
FR8-48909 : ?
FR8-50157 : 1956
FR8-50417 : 1956
FR8-51210 : 1951
FR8-52276 : 1956
FR8-52510 : ?
FR8-89888 : 1957
FR8-C93xx : ?
FR8-C9967 : 1949

"On FR8 rifles the receiver date is that of the original M43 Mauser that was used to make the FR-8 and has no relevance to sequence of FR8 serial numbers."
-Bob In St. Louis


Spanish FR7 serial number survey:

FR7-00157
FR7-00228
FR7-00295
FR7-0036x
FR7-00390
FR7-00435
FR7-00526
FR7-00552
FR7-00574
FR7-00632
FR7-00744
FR7-00813
FR7-00980
FR7-01025
FR7-01072
FR7-01303
FR7-01309
FR7-01313
FR7-0138x
FR7-01414
FR7-01538
FR7-016xx
FR7-01758
FR7-01775
FR7-01798
FR7-01890
FR7-019xx
FR7-01981
FR7-023xx
FR7-02361
FR7-02400
FR7-02515
FR7-02555
FR7-02588
FR7-027xx
FR7-03151
FR7-03292
FR7-03368
FR7-03555
FR7-03612
FR7-03738
FR7-03801
FR7-03821
FR7-03853
FR7-03907

"Note that the manufacturer and date is almost always 'scrubbed' from atop the receiver of the FR-7 carbines I have encountered."
-Dennis Kroh
 
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Lucky number 50. Thanks to everybody who is participating. 50 FR8's in less than two weeks.
 

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On FR8 rifles the receiver date is that of the original M43 Mauser that was used to make the FR-8 and has no relevance to sequence of FR8 serial numbers.
Yes, the only reason that I am posting the dates on the FR8's is just for curiousity. The date ranges appear to be 1947-1958. Mostly, mid 1950's. Curious that there are no (as of yet) submissions from before 1947? I understand that by 1958 the CETME's were in production and the Mauser's were out.
 
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