I believe the 246 was made 1939-41. They had their own unique serial number series and I would guess yours is an early production rifle, probably made in 1939. They are slick rifles - congratulations for the find!
The 246 was a limited run of FN 98 action rifles with the special steel barrels, which for the life of me, I forget - I think the nickel steel barrel and were chambered for 9.3x62. I've seen two and let one get away from which I will regret forever. Although not 100% HVA with the FN action, the two I've seen seemed to have really nice wood and metal finishing.
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