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I heard people are offering crazy money for them
 

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The FNC is one of the cheapest class III f/a guns out there. What's crazy money? Or did you not know that they are a bit more expensive than $4000 because they are machine guns? The semi auto FNC's are in the $3000-3500 range, collectors item, proven battle rifle, etc. It's really not crazy money for a gun that can accept a registered sear.
 

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You can pick up a pre 86 sear for cheaper than you can buy the rifles :-?

Ive got one, now Im just waiting to find a deal on a para.
 

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The FNC has not been imported since '89 due to the ban by George H. W. Bush and it can serve as a host to a registered sear. With the sears running between $3,000 and $3,500 and the conversion running around $500 to make a Class III rifle that goes between $7,000 and $8,000, it's no mystery why people charge what they do for the FNC.

The FNC is a really nice platform. I like it a lot. It opens up like an AR to reveal an AK-style gas piston system and the whole rifle is more rugged than the AR. Bang for buck, the FNC is one of the best deals you can find in the Class III market- $7500 for a proven assault rifle that is chambered in 5.56, and accepts AR mags is really pretty good when you see people paying over $10K for AR's, AK's, and HK's.

The one thing that may present a significant problem for the FNC owners in the future is the availability of spare parts but I suspect where there's a need some enterprising individual or company will step in to fill the void and produce the parts. I know DSA produces spare firing pins. I can't remember who makes it but I know there are some accessory railed handguards made for it as well for those who want to add the accessories (lights, lasers, VFG, etc.).
 

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it kind of makes me feel glad that my wife went to buy me an AR and came home with this some 20+ years ago


 

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coldair, Good job wife :MM:
 

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What, no factory scope mount??? :-D
I think that the FNC has retained better value than the AR! :?

Tony
 

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workingman1976 said:
will FN release a new verison or start remaking the fnc`s?
Some people feel the SCAR is the new version of the FNC because if you take a look at some of the internals, especially the lower receiver there are strong similarities between the two. There's a decent picture of the two platforms field stripped in the SCAR Light section of this board where you can see how the two have a similar internal configuration. The picture is in the 2nd photo thread.

If FN wants to make the FNC for the American market, it would have to be made in America because the executive order that bans the importation of FNC rifles (along with some other rifles) is still in place. And even if FN started making them here, the FNC would be competing directly with the SCAR so FN could be cannibalizing its own market.

That said, you never know.
 
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