1957 Panhead or FAL?

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1957 Panhead or FAL?

Post by Robert » Sun May 11, 2014 8:21 pm

Seriously is there a difference between the two?

I bought a fresh build G1 and took it to the range today, the poor thing, it looked like a dinosaur next to all the polymer and machined aluminum rifles lined up, but it was mine,

I was all set too _: _: _:

turns out some tuning is required,

I went home tuned, then went back

more tuning is needed #-o

I'll be back!
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Re: 1957 Panhead or FAL?

Post by cbr954fz1 » Sun May 11, 2014 9:14 pm

what did it do besides fire? ftf? fte? not cycle? stripping rds?.. cbr

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Re: 1957 Panhead or FAL?

Post by Robert » Mon May 12, 2014 10:03 pm

1st, fail to fire, steel ammo hard primer light strike


I lightened the firing pin spring and then found...


failure to feed and failure to eject


I believe mag lips on failure to feed and gas tube was not properly secured was failure to eject, it was threaded to the pin and not pinned in tube relief areas to secure in place and had spun off


I hope to verify all is well soon

I am at least getting to know this thing well
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Re: 1957 Panhead or FAL?

Post by cbr954fz1 » Thu May 15, 2014 6:29 pm

first who made you receiver? it might not be the mag lips but the receiver rails.. second if your gas tube moves freely even when pinned, the tube might be too worn (common fal issue).. but if it fired w/out an issue before it could just be that the gas tube holes went out of alignment.. fte then ftf is gas issue.. ftf then fte is mag then gas.. normal gas setting on your fal is 3-4 on a 21" std barrel. cbr

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Re: 1957 Panhead or FAL?

Post by Robert » Fri May 16, 2014 2:06 pm

cbr954fz1 wrote:first who made you receiver? it might not be the mag lips but the receiver rails.. second if your gas tube moves freely even when pinned, the tube might be too worn (common fal issue).. but if it fired w/out an issue before it could just be that the gas tube holes went out of alignment.. fte then ftf is gas issue.. ftf then fte is mag then gas.. normal gas setting on your fal is 3-4 on a 21" std barrel. cbr

Coonan

I got back out on the range today and the gas tube came off again so your worn tube idea looks to be very likely



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ran 100% today _: _: _:
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