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Thread: Rare Belgian Army FN FNC M3 versus original indonesian Pindad SS1 V1 part1

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    Smile Rare Belgian Army FN FNC M3 versus original indonesian Pindad SS1 V1 part1

    Hi folks,
    I took me years to find it but finaly, i got a Indonesian FNC in my collection. The FN FNC is well know to most guys but the Pindad SS1 is not. As far as i know, there is only one in Europe. I did some search in the USA, seems to be a negative too.

    The Royal Belgian military museum doesn't have it nor the Belgian Army ballistic lab.
    Checking the weapon registers give zero hits. I'm happy

    So, here is a technical review and detailed pics.

    I received it yesterday, so, a range report will follow asap.


    M3=top SS1 below






    Original Belgian Army markings (=ABL)

    ABL


    Indonesan marking, made in 1991



    Note the different safe position on the selector.

    The SS1 have readable position markings on the right side too.
    The ABL's don't have this markings. Some early civilian FN FNC do have markings on both sides.





    The Pindad has an other handgrip. It also contains a oiler, pullcord and brush.


    FN uses a trapdoor.



    Pindad lockingsystem+sling attachment. The lockingsystem differs.
    You can open a SS1 without manipulation of the lock. You need to unlock it to get it close.

    The Belgian Army needs the use of the lock in order to open and close the folding stock.





    The pindad uses a loose "eye" to fix the sling. The ABL is 90 degrees turned and fixed.



    Check out the springloaded pin that locks the stock. It takes some force to close or to pull open...


    completely locked...








    Check out part 2 (max 20 pics/topic)

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    Let me just say that........................I Love You Paco!

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    The fit/finish looks good on the outside. Hope it's good inside too.
    Thanks Paco!

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    sure would like to find a set of them handguards
    you manage to find all the good stuff, thanks for sharing with us

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    Fantastic! Thank you for the photos. Is it still select fire? I'm not too familiar with Belgian laws on that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweersa View Post
    Fantastic! Thank you for the photos. Is it still select fire? I'm not too familiar with Belgian laws on that.
    Yep,
    Rakatakatak...
    ; )

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    Though the differences between the two are minor, they're none the less numerous if you know what to look for. Also, it seems that the Belgian FNC has had a hard life judging by how the finish is worn off of some parts.

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    Hmmm, we use these things not only for parades ; )

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    very nice. thx for sharing.

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