Which FAL to get?

FAL, G-3 and L1A1 rifles.
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Which FAL to get?

Post by armedpolak » Thu Nov 03, 2011 3:58 pm

Please recommend a FAL build for me. I want a 16" or 18" barrel.

I found those two:

http://www.dsarms.com/SA58-FALTactical- ... o/SA58TAC/

and

http://www.dsarms.com/SA58-FAL-Carbine- ... o/SA58C18/

Are there other's that I don't know about? Cheaper? Which one would you get?

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Re: Which FAL to get?

Post by N4KVE » Thu Nov 03, 2011 4:13 pm

The FAL was used in over 90 countries of the world. There are many variants available. While DSA makes great receivers, they have run out of foreign made surplus parts. Their guns from a few years ago were great, but their newer guns now use US bolts & carriers, & that's a problem. Try to find a FAL that was built by a reputable person from a #'s matching kit on a DSA or Imbel receiver. Go to the FAL files & learn all about the different FAL's that are available. On that site there are many nice Imbel guns built on Imbel kits for $800. GARY N4KVE

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Re: Which FAL to get?

Post by SteyrAUG » Thu Nov 03, 2011 4:22 pm

Honestly, get this one and change the furniture as needed.

http://www.dsarms.com/STG58-Austrian-FA ... /STG58C18/

I'm a DSA dealer if you want me to order one for you.
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Re: Which FAL to get?

Post by JLB » Thu Nov 03, 2011 5:02 pm

I have had built Imbel FALs with Steyr parts, a DSA STG-58, and currently have a DSA SA-58 carbine. I prefer the shorter barrel lightweight FALs.

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Re: Which FAL to get?

Post by N4KVE » Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:19 pm

I have already seen 2 recent DSA built guns have to go back to DSA with busted [American made] bolts. So I would call to find out the origin of the bolt used in the gun in question. DSA knows there is a problem with the heat treating of their US made bolts. But they wont replace them until after they break. Check out the for sale section at the "FAL FILES" forum. GARY N4KVE

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Re: Which FAL to get?

Post by hurricanecharlie » Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:48 pm

belgian folder shortest barrel or dsa replica of it
bolts are not hard to find to keep a spare
i you can find an eden aussie grab it poyer is too expensive for a shooter
aussie coachwood is beautiful
dont by a brit since it is probably sear cut and illegal
heavy barrel belgian is nice too but they weigh a ton
and a L2a1 if you can find a nice one

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Re: Which FAL to get?

Post by Falkov » Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:35 pm

The other option is to look for the older (built) FAL by DSA w/ original parts and barrel, like the Austrian STG58(A) and DSA made type 1 or 2 receiver.

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Re: Which FAL to get?

Post by GreyShark » Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:23 pm

Personally I'd take a 18" barrel over a 16" one. The ballistic arc of 7.62x51 starts looking a lot like 7.62x39 out of a 16" barrel.

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Post by PDSrifles » Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:19 pm

What about sometihng like this?

http://www.supplydump.com/fal-parts-kit

No bueno?
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Re: Which FAL to get?

Post by JLB » Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:14 pm

dwkfym wrote:What about sometihng like this?

http://www.supplydump.com/fal-parts-kit

No bueno?

Imbel parts are good, but then you still need a receiver, and a good FAL builder to put it all together. Some builders have been crap, some have been great. I loved my DSA built STG-58, and I had an Imbel parts rifle that shot well but looked somewhat ratty.

Very happy with my current all DSA carbine.

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Re: Which FAL to get?

Post by cbr954fz1 » Tue May 01, 2012 9:03 am

some of us just do it for fun. build what you want that way you know your fal inside and out... cbr
1. imbel/imbel type III cut to 16"
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3. imbel/dsa type II cut 18"

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Re: Which FAL to get?

Post by 407forrent » Sat May 05, 2012 12:58 am

Looking good CBR. Is that number 4 just in the to of the frame of the pic?
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Which FAL to get?

Post by Quint57 » Sat May 05, 2012 7:03 am

This guy built mine years ago,

http://www.arizonaresponsesystems.com/


I have a really nice StG58 built on a PAC gear logo receiver.


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Re: Which FAL to get?

Post by cbr954fz1 » Sat May 05, 2012 8:07 pm

well, #4 is a DSA 20"ss heavy medium contour barrel w/free floating hg's on a DSA type I rec...

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Re: Which FAL to get?

Post by CPTK » Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:47 am

this is my PDW but my other FALs are an 18 inch Para DSA and 21 inch DSA with standard stock
Over all length is 23.5 inches with stock folded

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Re: Which FAL to get?

Post by cbr954fz1 » Sun Jun 17, 2012 2:45 pm

nice para CPTK..is one of them the one you gave up your m14 for? i thought about offering my izzy para but i'm glad you got some..cbr

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Re: Which FAL to get?

Post by CPTK » Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:09 pm

cbr954fz1 wrote:nice para CPTK..is one of them the one you gave up your m14 for? i thought about offering my izzy para but i'm glad you got some..cbr

no still have both M1As
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Re: Which FAL to get?

Post by NonConformist » Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:13 pm

WHats up DSA, all that price and shitty bolts...wow
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Re: Which FAL to get?

Post by MikeFL86 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 3:06 pm

NonConformist wrote:WHats up DSA, all that price and shitty bolts...wow
Yeah. Who builds a quality FAL now?
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Re: Which FAL to get?

Post by mohshard » Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:04 pm

I wouldn't buy a "new" fal from anyone these days. Look for an old Century with an Imbel receiver, or an old DSA with foreign parts. I've built 5, 2 on century receivers, one on a dsa, and 2 on Imbels. Back in the day of $150 primo parts kits and $180 century receivers.

Look for a good used one, and customize.

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