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SCAR™ 16S rifle from FNH USA hits the shelves briefly before flying off

McLean, Va. (January 5, 2009). FNH USA announces the exciting FN SCAR™ 16S for the civilian enthusiast was delivered to its dealer base at year end 2008. This first group of rifles is part of a one-of-a-kind initial production run.
These limited FN SCAR 16S initial production edition rifles are unique and were specially engraved by FNH USA, LLC on both sides of the receiver rather than on one side only. In addition, this FN SCAR 16S initial production edition rifle has been specially packaged in a durable, lockable, waterproof Hardigg® Storm hard side case that is ideal for storage and transportation. They also have been delivered with a certificate of authenticity.
This Certificate of Authenticity attests that the FN SCAR 16S rifle listed above is part of the initial limited production edition that marks the 2008 introduction of the FN SCAR Semi-Automatic Rifle in the United States of America.
The semi-automatic FN SCAR 16S is a modular, lightweight and highly effective rifle with exceptional durability. It features:

• Free floating, cold hammer-forged MIL-SPEC barrels with hard-chromed bores
• An innovative gas-operated, short stroke piston system for fouling reduction and improved reliability
• Fully ambidextrous operating controls that allow adaptability for any user
• A receiver-integrated MIL-STD 1913 optical rail plus three accessory rails to allow use of a wide variety of tactical lights and lasers.
• A side-folding, polymer stock that is adjustable for comb height and length of pull.
• High-velocity 5.56x45mm NATO (223 Rem.) cartridge chambering.

The SCAR is available in authentic USSOCOM Flat Dark Earth with a 16.25” barrel length and either a 10 or 30-round magazine and weighs only 7.25 lbs. For more details and photographs or to download wallpapers, visit www.fnhusa.com.

FNH USA is the sales and marketing arm of FN Herstal, S.A., Belgium. Its corporate mission is to expand its global leadership position in defense, law enforcement and commercial markets by delivering superior products and the finest in training and logistical support. Visit www.fnhusa.com to view the entire line of FNH USA products and services. FNH USA, P.O. Box 697, McLean, VA, 22101, U.S.A.

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I can't wait for mine!! Thanks for the update Therm!!
 

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iCeMaN said:
I can't wait for mine!! Thanks for the update Therm!!
I can't wait for mine either. I would also say this clears up the waters about the barrels also, sounds like we are getting the same barrels as the military.
 

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$6,000. I'll pass.
Where did you find a price? I can't find anything about price. Seems a little steep, even for FN. For that price you can start getting into the NFA stuff. I've seen FNC's and AR-18's for just a little more than that.

I was hoping to pick up a SCAR-H someday, but if that's what they are going to cost I'll just get another DSA FAL and SBR it.

Edit: Looks like its the model 17S that I would be looking at. For some reason I can really see dealers trying to gouge and make as much off of these as possible. Just like when the PS90's first hit the shelves. And to top it off with all these dealers trying to force people into buying out of fear because of the political climate is just wrong. They should put the energy into trying to prevent this from happening rather than capitalizing off of it before anything is even enacted. Its just sad.
 

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The auction price is being driven by supply and demand. If they become truely released and available the price should go down to when it should be. In my opinion under $2500 is a reasonable price for this rifle.

Some dealers are taking advantage of the pent up demand. One awesome rifle, I hope it becomes availbe for those of us who are not rich before they become a banned item.
 

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on gunbroker there 4 people driving the price up 6,000 to 8,000 dollars for god's sakes thies people need to stop binge drinking on thier mediacations ,they,ll wakeup sober and realize what they have bidded the prices will become more reasonable. just relaxe man there aren,t that manny people in thies hardtimes willing to pay over 2,000 dollars for a assalt rifel right now. before november the black rifels just sat on dealers shelfs so there wasent a inventory at suppliers, after nov.4 the home FFL holders ran to the dealers and bought up the rifels and tried to sell them at the next gunshow before christmas for 600 to 800 dallors more the sad thing not too manny people where buying. people will contunion to pawn thier guns because of the hig ammo prices. hey I was willig to pay 3,000.00 for a scar but that would leave me with no money to buy ammo to shot it. man I wanted one bad.
 

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I talked with an FN dealer today he told me that the first release was only going to be 3,500 units of the scar L , so I can preorder for 3,700 dollars :-? still sounds like alot of money to me. :-?
 

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Why is the color of ANODIZING of the upper so off? Look at the pics of the rifles on gunbroker. It comes nowhere close to what the pics of milspec ones are. It's almost Orange!
 

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Why is the color of ANODIZING of the upper so off? Look at the pics of the rifles on gunbroker. It comes nowhere close to what the pics of milspec ones are. It's almost Orange!
I will have mine re-anodized black and I will personally rit dye the plastic black.

I am sure that FN is having the anodizing subcontracted out. Anodizing aluminum is a black art, since no material is exact and the solution changes with every piece that is submerged - hence the color is going to be off from item to item.

Also, depending on the type of flash and lighting, the aluminum chroma key and reflection is going to be quite different from studio lighting.

Soooo - I would not really sweat the color. It kills bad guys just the same.

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I like the color personally....Too bad the '90 is the only green gun I own currently :-?
 

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Posted elsewhere from a dealer:

I WILL BE THE FIRST TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH THIS GUN IS NOT THAT NEAT EVEN IF YOU ARE GETTIG IT AT COST WHICH IS 2170.48

Now THAT looks like the right price for the SCAR
 
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