POTD: “La Coruña” Fusil Reformado – FR8

    Photo Of The Day – We take a look at the Spanish FR8 with accessories. A few of my friends have them, but I am more into modern firearms than the ones from the past. Yes, I know, it is my loss.

    One of my favorite milsurp rifles is the Spanish “La Coruña” fusil reformado (converted rifle) FR8.

    “Why?” you might ask – because it is a very “recent” development (1950ish), is fairly short in length (only 99cm / 39in), uses the proven and virtually indestructible Mauser 98 system, comes chambered for readily available .308 Winchester / 7.62×51 ammo, has a CETME like diopter rear sight with presets for 100/200/300/400m, accepts 5-round stripper clips, has multiple sling attachment points, has one of the most heavily protected front sights, accepts the shown CETME bayonet – plus it comes with a M15 threaded muzzle, ready for suppressor use.

    When Spain sold these on the surplus market in the 1970s, they were very popular with beginning hunters as an inexpensive rifle for heavy use & little care.

    Nowadays they are a bit harder to find and replacement parts are beginning getting scarce.

    The pictures are from Germany and Schrombo, used with permission. Please check his Instagram or Facebook out.