POTD: The FN FNC

Eric B
by Eric B

One of the purposes of TFB’s Photo Of The Day is to broaden the audience for the excellent work done by photographers of firearms. In this case Cinematic Arms and his photos of the FNC. FNC stands for Fabrique Nationale Carabine.

Just a few days ago I got a real good look at a privately owned FN FNC rifle. It was semi-auto and one of the very few around here. Painted exactly like the Swedish Ak5, in green. If it was for sale I’d buy it in a heartbeat, but unfortunately, it’s not.

In the movie HEAT, Lt. Vincent Hanna (more known as the actor Al Pacino) used a FN FNC-80. You can watch the sequences on IMFDB.org.

For more FN FNCs check here: The Bullpup Ak5 (FNC), FN FNC & Barrett M82 and Swedish Combat Divers.


Thanks very much to Francis Torres and Cinematic Arms for letting TFB use his images.

Eric B
Eric B

Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics, thermals and suppressors. TCCC Certified. Occasionaly seen in a 6x6 Bug Out Vehicle, always with a big smile.

More by Eric B

Comments
Join the conversation
4 of 27 comments
  • Ian Roth Ian Roth on Jul 24, 2022

    IMFDB doesn't have a page for the show, but I'm pretty sure the Mexican Army in Narcos: Mexico used them.

    • Michael W Michael W on Jul 25, 2022

      @Ian Roth yup not FNC, AR70 variant, maybe called AR80 or AR90 I forget. I went down the rabbit hole to figure this out when watching the show.

  • Anonymoose Anonymoose on Jul 24, 2022

    What is up with that pistol grip? The patterning almost looks like some Hogue or VZ G10 to me.

    • SP mclaughlin SP mclaughlin on Jul 25, 2022

      @Anonymoose Probably the sheen reflecting the lightbox-thing that was used here for the photography

Next