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Anders
11-26-2005, 09:29 AM
....that I'm the only guy here that owns one of these:-)

//Anders

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v51/AndersSwe/PICT1795.jpg

jmikesteen
11-26-2005, 09:56 AM
you win, what the hell is it? Is that a sheet metal receiver?

Anders
11-26-2005, 09:58 AM
Swedish FFV890C rifle.

100% milled steel receiver.

//Anders

cookie
11-26-2005, 10:05 AM
What magazines will it accept?

Anders
11-26-2005, 10:11 AM
Originally posted by cookie
What magazines will it accept?

Takes regular Galil mags, steel or plastic. All mags I have are IMI.

Anders

jmikesteen
11-26-2005, 10:29 AM
Very, Very Cool, can you get me two sets of handguards like those?

Mike

Anders
11-26-2005, 10:38 AM
Originally posted by jmikesteen
Very, Very Cool, can you get me two sets of handguards like those?

Mike

Since less than 900 FFV890C rifles were made for the AK5 trials any (loose) parts are almost impossible to find.

Might be able to find a set of handguards but they will be VERY expensive.

Anders

jmikesteen
11-26-2005, 10:38 AM
http://www.securityarms.com/20010315/galleryfiles/2500/2551.htm

Very cool!

Regarding the Galil, the following is an excerpt from "The Encyclopedia of Modern Military Weapons"


The Galil has proved to be very effective in action and has attracted a great deal of overseas attention. Some have been exported and the design has been copied - the Swedish 5.56-mm FFV 890C is obviously based on the Galil. One nation that negotiated license production was South Africa, and its version is the R4, now the standard rifle for the front-line units of the South African defense forces.

jmikesteen
11-26-2005, 10:44 AM
Anders, could you check on getting a set and let me know how much?

Thanks in advance,
Mike Steen

mike@steen.net

Anders
11-26-2005, 10:45 AM
Originally posted by jmikesteen
Anders, could you check on getting a set and let me know how much?

Thanks in advance,
Mike Steen

mike@steen.net

Will see if my buddy still has the set and if so how much he wants for it.

//Anders

jmikesteen
11-26-2005, 11:56 AM
Thanks very much Anders, by the way, I have a FNC that would look great with a set of AK5 handguards. Are those easy to get?

Anders
11-26-2005, 12:02 PM
Originally posted by jmikesteen
Thanks very much Anders, by the way, I have a FNC that would look great with a set of AK5 handguards. Are those easy to get?

AK5 parts are extremly difficult to get as the Swede defence is not selling it to the general public.

//Anders

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v51/AndersSwe/PICT1926.jpg

cookie
11-26-2005, 12:15 PM
Very nice rifles Anders! :thumbs_up

jmikesteen
11-26-2005, 12:24 PM
Originally posted by cookie
Very nice rifles Anders! :thumbs_up


second that!!! Are you in the armed forces? I ask because of that amazing AK-5

Anders
11-26-2005, 12:30 PM
In the army reserve.

That AK5 was one of 25 rifles released for civilian sales.

I recently sold it and put the money into these two beauties below instead :-) Never been a fan of alloy and stamped sheat metal when it comes to firearms. Milled steel is what I prefer.

//Anders

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v51/AndersSwe/PICT2048.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v51/AndersSwe/thompson.jpg

Oswald2001
11-27-2005, 12:04 AM
Are many people into full auto in Sweden?

Are full auto guns more regulated than they are in the US?

Is it easy to get firearms and/or licensing since you are in the Reserves?

Sorry about all the questions, it's just that I rarely get a chance to ask.



Those are some really beautiful guns. :cool

xm15e2s
11-27-2005, 10:51 AM
talking about the AK5 trials:
Was the M16 in the trial? AK5(FNC) won, does anyone know what others it beat out.

As far as AK5 parts. Boy if you could only send some our way! Just on the funiture you could make a bundle of money and since its only plastic, i would assume shipping/customs wouldn't be a problem.

Anders
11-27-2005, 12:07 PM
The following guns were tested in the AK5 trials:

Colt M16
Stoner 63A1
Armalite AR18
Steyr Aug
Beretta M70
IMI Galil
FN FNC
FN CAL
FFV 890 C
Sig 540
HK 33

In the last round it was down to the FNC and the FFV890C. Had FFV managed to come up with a stamped receiver as good as the milled one then the FFV890C had won. The FNC was cheaper to produce than the milled FFV890C.

Full auto licenses are not that common in Sweden today but it can still be had if you come up with the storage that the police request. Basically if you as a collector want FA you need to have a gun vault.

I had a complete collection of Swedish military small arms from the 20th century but sold most of them to focus on other guns that I like more.....FN FAL's and US/British WW2 guns.

Best,
Anders

cookie
11-27-2005, 12:14 PM
Feel free to post pics of your other toys.