My FAL will always be special to me, bought it when i was 16 years old "11 years ago"... Bought it from a online place, i really didn't know anything other than it was FAL and it was $400.00... Total parts kit gun, with a HESSE receiver... I had no idea what any of that meant, but it did work when I received it... Had to add the mag stop pin, so the bolt would lock back... Added a British L1A1 barrel and some other parts to make it 922lr.... This rifle has worked well for me and with pretty much any surplus ammo, I have only cleaned it once.... I read all the horror stories about HESSE receivers and such, i must have gotten lucky. There is a gap where the top receiver cover meets the barrel receiver end, don't think it's crucial "pictured location" Just figured i would share my story about one of my favorite rifles of all time and the one that i own....