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I got this rifle without the original flash hider.






I think the original hider looked like this. Notice how the bayonet lug and loop are all the way to the rear of the hider and on opposite sides. Can anyone help me find one?
 

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hehe, i was about to comment in the other thread that your flashhider wasnt the original one. :-D

anyway, DSA can probably set you up with a pretty accurate reproduction if you can accept that.

http://www.dsarms.com/products.asp?dept=45

I think the original hider looked like this. Notice how the bayonet lug and loop are all the way to the rear of the hider and on opposite sides. Can anyone help me find one?
that's not the original belgian one.

that's more british/australian style (L1A1)
 

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Yes, a long hider is correct. I just found photos of more FN FALs imported by Steyr. They all have the long flash hiders with bayonet lug and loop on opposite sides. However, I think one would be impossible to find. And before anyone suggests using the L1A1 British type...nope.



 

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OK. This just gets weirder

This is the hider that came on FN FAL belgian imports. The hider is neither typically belgian, austrian, or british for that matter.

FN FAL 50.00 1980s import




Today I was reading an article on the history of the FAL and lo and behold there it was. The hider is an old T48 design.

T48 1955
 

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The real bayonet going to cost you around 500$ and is VERY hard to find .
I am somewhat confused, how can you differentiate between a "real" FN bayonet and an aftermarket one?

Are you referring to the bayonet for the long flash hider (I did not know that a bayonet would fit or was made for) or the short flash hider?
 

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I found out from the falfiles forum:
Known as "type B" bayonets they have a larger ring for the Browning-style flash hiders. These bayonets are rare and cost between 300-500 USD.
 
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