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Oh my, poor FN #2150 (pics added)

Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:36 pm
by canuck

Re: Oh my, poor FN

Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:32 am
by 81police
There's definitely $500 worth of rare FN parts there at the very least. Any chance we could get a serial number for research purposes??

Re: Oh my, poor FN

Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:21 pm
by canuck
Serial number is 2150 Cam
I already have #2160 in my safe, I thought that was pretty neat!
Anyways, hopefully it can be restored to some form of dignity, but I also thought it was worth the parts if nothing else so shes on her way to me 8-)

Re: Oh my, poor FN

Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:27 pm
by ranman
Great project gun and well worth it just for the parts. You can't go wrong with that!

Re: Oh my, poor FN

Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:30 am
by 81police
Hey canuck, I have your rifle #2160 on our FN master list, but can't find any corresponding photos. Could you give us a show?

Way to go on #2150!!!!!

Re: Oh my, poor FN #2150 (pics added)

Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:13 am
by canuck
Finally had time to pick up this newest FN and give her a quick once over.
Pretty rough life she's had, not much blue left and the wood is well marked up :cry:

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When I saw this I was concerned about what I'd find when I opened her up, looks like maybe stress on the internal barrel jacket plug....

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the internals however, are in pretty good shape...

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Not sure what I'm going to do about the buttstock though - suggestions are welcome.....

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Thanks for looking at my post!

Re: Oh my, poor FN #2150 (pics added)

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:18 am
by ranman
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Canuck, I had the same problem and used a Browning Auto 5 stock . Took me about two hours SLOWLY fitting it to my FN. These fit like a glove ! The round knob Auto 5 also fits with the only difference being the checkering . I use this one because the sissy pad is easier on my shoulder .

Re: Oh my, poor FN #2150 (pics added)

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:09 pm
by canuck
Thanks ranman, thats probably what I'm going to do - esp. because the fit at the tang is out to lunch as well.
I was initially thinking I'd cut the extension off at the joint and install a grind to fit recoil pad but I have to make up a full 2" - can't find one that will work.
For now, (because I couldn't stand looking at it as is!) I put a piece of tanned elk hide over the end of the butt - I'm not sure it looks much better :oops:

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Re: Oh my, poor FN #2150 (pics added)

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:42 am
by 81police
looks bueno!

Re: Oh my, poor FN #2150 (pics added)

Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:55 pm
by Phyrbird
Canuck, you might also consider a semi-pistol grip Model 8 stock, it may be an easier fitup. I personally really like the looks of the A5 stock in place, Plus one could get a FN shotgun buttplate for a close fit.
I am glad to see this one did not go to the part scrappers. I am in process of a restoration myself, wish me luck. (Need forearm screw & a buttplate for it so far)

Re: Oh my, poor FN #2150 (pics added)

Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:55 am
by canuck
I followed ranman's advice and sourced an early auto 5 buttstock.
It's not a perfect fit as the "shoulders" (cheeks?) are proud where they meet the receiver - a fair bit of sanding and then a refinish would have to be done.
Still, I'm pleased with the look of it now


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Re: Oh my, poor FN #2150 (pics added)

Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:24 pm
by jack1653
Hey canuck,

You have done a great job on bringing new life to a fine firearm. Congratulation on a good job.

Regards,

jack1653

Re: Oh my, poor FN #2150 (pics added)

Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:27 pm
by Phyrbird
Oh Yeah. ;) Now you're coming in there :mrgreen:

Re: Oh my, poor FN #2150 (pics added)

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:29 am
by ranman
Canuck, that's looks so much better! With a little tlc that old spring pole will outlast most of us.