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Old 03-09-2011, 04:47 PM   #11
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Hello.
Your picture has cropped the flash hider. Does it ( the flash hider ) have long slots or drilled holes please?

Is the bolt ( visible through the ejection port ) smooth sided or does it have diagonal cuts please?
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Your picture has cropped the flash hider. Does it ( the flash hider ) have long slots or drilled holes please?

Is the bolt ( visible through the ejection port ) smooth sided or does it have diagonal cuts please?
Thank you.
Petel, I'm not selling it, I'm buying it.

I'll know more when I see it. Hopefully on Sunday. Thanks.
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Thanks for the reply.
I fully appreciate that you are considering purchasing the rifle, I am simply asking the questions.
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Your picture has cropped the flash hider. Does it ( the flash hider ) have long slots or drilled holes please?

Is the bolt ( visible through the ejection port ) smooth sided or does it have diagonal cuts please?
The flash muzzle(?) has three holes in a line.

The bolt is beveled so I guess you mean cuts.
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Thank you for your reply and the confirmation.

If the flash hider has holes rather than slots and the bolt is smooth sided having no cleaning grooves, then the arm started its life not as an L1A1 SLR but as an FN FAL.

None the less, it looks a nice piece of kit.
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Thank you for this information. Nothing wrong with an FN FAL, right?

I told the seller about this thread so maybe he will chime in here.
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Nothing wrong with an FN FAL in the least. It's the original.
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The problem I have with the seller is the L1A1 was never full auto. The Brits had semi-auto only FAL pattern rifles. All others were select fire. If he does not know this, what else does he not know about the rifle? Is he truthful or is he overly boastful about the rifle?

The whole full auto comment REALLY raises some red flags about this guy.
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Perhaps you are being a little unkind here Robo.

If as I suspect, the arm is an FN FAL, it would have been full auto capable at manufacture, this would account for the lower receiver change, in order to comply with your laws. This would be why full auto was mentioned in the first place.

Given the visual similarities, it is quite possible that the owner just assumed ( or may have been mistakenly told ) that it was an L1A1. I have had to correct this impression many times over the years.

The FAL is a tried and tested arm, rugged and reliable, provided it is in good condition now and has not had its barrel washed out by repeated use of poor quality ammo, there is no reason why it should not continue to give good service.

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I personally prefer the M1A, but the FAL is called "the right arm of the free world" for a reason.
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