Fal

Discussion in 'Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion' started by ahole, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. ahole

    ahole New Member

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    Ok just got home from a gun show. I traded a mini 30ss with 5 factory nags and a ati folding stock. For a L1A1 FAL. With a red field scope. It is a meteric system and that is good because I allready have one a FAL g1 with 18 mags. I think I got a good deal.
     
  2. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Sounds good, but ...

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  3. towboater

    towboater Well-Known Member

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    Good deal.....Wanna see pics!!!
     
  4. ahole

    ahole New Member

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    the bottom photo is of both FALs the longer one i got 10 years ago.
     

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  5. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Sweet. Thanks for the pics. ;)
     
  6. ahole

    ahole New Member

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    any one els have FAL pics to post.
     
  7. BlueTurf

    BlueTurf New Member

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    While I was in Jamaica I was kind of surprised when I saw their military troops carrying FALs. I thought maybe they would have AK-47s or maybe surplus M-16s.
     
  8. ZekeLuvs1911

    ZekeLuvs1911 New Member

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    The FAL was known as "the right arm of democracy" because it was used by so many Western aligned countries when it was introduced (60+ countries).
     
  9. towboater

    towboater Well-Known Member

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    Wishing I hadn't sold the one I had. Kicking myself...
     
  10. ahole

    ahole New Member

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    Same here I sold my second. One that I owned. This last one makes 9 I have owned over the years. I have two now very happy.
     
  11. BlueTurf

    BlueTurf New Member

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    The FAL is a true battle-proven weapon. The British were using it in the Falklands War and did so very effectively.
     
  12. vinnytombs

    vinnytombs New Member

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    I have one also and I have every intention of putting on some modern parts such as the folding stock different grips and the front hand guard with rails and so on any thoughts??
     
  13. ahole

    ahole New Member

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    I would pass on the folding stock. It increases the recoil and abbs a seconed interal guide rod, follower, and spring. If you have a mil part gun I would change the 4rail barrel out with a dsa new 6 rail. Add a recoil buffer and single pice firein pin. A hand gard rail system would be nice. And do a triger job in it the 6lb pull is a nucenc. Muzel brakes are nice I have one from yanky hill and one from klashnicav.
     
  14. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    ahole,

    Is that an original Fabrica National Model! That is a nice rifle you did great if you got into it for a reasonable amount! Here is my Fabrica National FNLAR NM 7.62X51 (308) with the Original Armson OEG I purchased purchased both New in 1985. :) I have had it a Quantico VA. for one Sniper School several years ago using a scope on it and it performed flawlessly. Just wanted to compare it to my issued rifle.
    Any more FN Pics out there?

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  15. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    ahole,

    Didn't see the other two rifles at first had to slide the screen over to see them. Nice Rifles! :)

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  16. ahole

    ahole New Member

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    03 nice. I like the type 3 lower. I had 400 tied up in a ruger mini 30 stanliss yes nice but had a cracked bolt and would not fire every other shot ruger told me it would cost 270 to get it fixed. So it was on the chop block I traded it even for the short fal. It is a mut, dsa barrrel british bolt and carrie, imbal recever, FN lower.

    Now the long one I got when I was 17 from a neighbor. Paied 500 for it and scope and 15 mags. It is a stg58 styer parts on an FN receiver.
     
  17. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    ahole,

    I am very familiure with DSA out of Illinois! They make some fine FN style rifles. In fact when I worked for a weapon manufacture as their National LE Rep. We did not have our 308 AR ready to go out at the time and I referred a lot of people wanting a quality 308 Semi Auto Rifle to DSA and Springfield.
    The owner of DSA through one of his workers inquired as to why I would do that! I advised that our rifle was not ready to go at the time and I thought they made some of the finest FN style 7.62X51 (308) rifles in the industry! And they do if anyone is interested in the FN LAR style weapons and some neat models!
    You have some fine rifles there! One of my grandsons will inherit mine some day. It has about 700 rounds through it since 1985. I need to get it out of the safe and warm it up soon! Maybe blow the cobwebs out of it! :D

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  18. ahole

    ahole New Member

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    I dare sayvthe stg there may have more than 15k rounds put through it sense 1997
     
  19. Hookeye

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    I've been happy with pop's Argie. I peeled a 4" group iron sights off my elbows at 200, with junk ammo and trigger.
    He's got a long reg and short para Belgian unfired in the safe. Paid around $900 each for them back before the ban.

    How much is a DSA/STG build nowadays?