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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....







 

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Nice!!!
 

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Steel cased ammo = Russian guns. It's dirty stuff anyway.
 

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Nice! These used to be really popular and all over the place then went poof!
 
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What do you mean by "POOF" did they all blow up? or just no longer popular?....
Neither actually but I used to see these at shows and read about them yrs. ago, however seems I haven't seen any at shows since around 2005, does seem they are scarce, always wanted 1 but don't need any caliber to support!
 
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I forgot to add I wouldn't shoot any steel cased ammo in it as it has been known to blow up in Fals for some reason.
I used to shoot the hell out if my SAR48 with the NORINCO steel case ammo before Slick Willie banned ChiCom guns and ammo importation.
 

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I used to shoot the hell out if my SAR48 with the NORINCO steel case ammo before Slick Willie banned ChiCom guns and ammo importation.
HaHaHa! I haven't heard that one used in awhile Slick Willie. Just going by what I've heard as I've always shot brass surplus through my battle rifles. What's strange is I blew up an Hk-91 shooting brass surplus years ago. I've shot a lot of steel stuff out of AK's though with no problem.
 

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I owned two Lithgow L1A1 when I was 17 having fallen in love with FNH early on.

Best rifles I ever shot...




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HaHaHa! I haven't heard that one used in awhile Slick Willie. Just going by what I've heard as I've always shot brass surplus through my battle rifles. What's strange is I blew up an Hk-91 shooting brass surplus years ago. I've shot a lot of steel stuff out of AK's though with no problem.
I've shot a lot of steel case ammo made by the ChiComs and the Soviets through a lot of guns and not just AKs & SKSs.
 

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Nice! These used to be really popular and all over the place then went poof!
What do you mean by "POOF" did they all blow up? or just no longer popular?....
Neither actually but I used to see these at shows and read about them yrs. ago, however seems I haven't seen any at shows since around 2005, does seem they are scarce, always wanted 1 but don't need any caliber to support!
same here in Texas.
The FALs used to be in just about every LGS and gunshows but their appearances have dried up.

I just don't see them anymore
 

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I saw a Century Arms frankenfal at New Braunfels gun show just last weekend. Listed for $1500. Maybe it's gold plated or something...
 

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I saw a Century Arms frankenfal at New Braunfels gun show just last weekend. Listed for $1500. Maybe it's gold plated or something...
I don't think so! Maybe if it was an Sar-48. The Sar-48's are a really nice Fal's with a cromelined barrel also. Too bad their prices have gotten so high.
 

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I don't think so! Maybe if it was an Sar-48. The Sar-48's are a really nice Fal's with a cromelined barrel also. Too bad their prices have gotten so high.
You're not going to find a SAR-48 for less than 2 grands. Maybe a SAR4800 post ban but not a SAR48 preban. It's genuine IMBEL factory gun.
 
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