/r/FNFAL

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The unofficial fan club to the Fusil Automatique Léger, first designed and manufactured by Fabrique Nationale d'Herstal in 1954.

Originally designed by Fabrique Nationale d'Herstal in the early 1950s, the FAL would be adopted by nearly 100 countries with production numbering over two million rifles. This 7.62 NATO battle rifle earned the title "Right Arm of the Free World"


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Checkout the Wiki for information on history of the FAL as well as the various types and countries that manufactured the right arm.


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/r/FNFAL

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Used DSA SA58 with bipod, carry handle, sling, 3 mags, for $1695

I'm new to FALs and their clones. I imagine this isn't worth the price at the gun show? I believe it's the 18" or 21" model. I see them from Buds for about 1300 to 1500, plus those would include a warranty too (but no bipod and carry handle).

7 Comments
2024/06/30
03:25 UTC

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Barrel options

Are there any good options out there for barrels that come threaded to replace the original barrel with? Would prefer a threaded barrel. Right now I don't have enough meat for 5/8 x 24 and if I did m13x .75 I would only have about 0.43 of a shoulder left. I want to keep the original as such but didn't seem to find any options online. New to the L1A1 style rifles.

0 Comments
2024/06/30
01:55 UTC

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Restoring a Cal Sporter FAL

I’ve had this L1A1 for a while now but just recently got new wood furniture and a pistol grip, so now it’s oh so close to being somewhat restored. I know I still need to re-color the stock to match the hand guard, but I need opinions on what I should do about the barrel as it’s missing threads for a proper muzzle.

4 Comments
2024/06/29
22:38 UTC

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Need opinions on a CA compliant fal

Hey guys I was visiting a gun store and noticed a CA compliant Fal it had a weird fin attached to the pistol grip and had to take a look. (I forgot to take a pic sorry) but what I wanted to ask is should I get it. The guy said a Fal in Cali is extremely rare since they don’t import them anymore. The only thing wrong I noticed the hand guard is loose. The sale was going to be around 3 to 4 k. But since I am in cali the only mag that is allowed is a 10 rounder. So should I go for it or no.

5 Comments
2024/06/29
01:28 UTC

40

Happy FAL Friday

Got my FAL back from the gunsmith where he installed the carry handle, Flash hider and 21 inch barrel

0 Comments
2024/06/28
17:38 UTC

101

If I were to sell this, what should I ask for it?

I built this years ago, properly headspaced, barrel timed and lined up properly, has 13 magazines(surplus, a bayonet, surplus furniture (fiberglass?), and stock removal tool. What would this be worth?

17 Comments
2024/06/28
13:25 UTC

1

What’s DSA’s shipping times like?

Ordered some accessories back on the 17th. Still not shipped. Normal?

6 Comments
2024/06/28
13:14 UTC

2

FAL mags?

Does anyone know where I can get metal mags that aren’t over 80 buck per mag?

17 Comments
2024/06/26
19:07 UTC

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How did I do

I laid it on really thick (this was about 3 PM yesterday, some parts are still drying) but I think it will look a lot better once it's worn down (will not be distressing it, just letting it naturally wear).

Over all I like it except for how the stripes came out. There's not many and they're pretty thick.

22 Comments
2024/06/25
12:53 UTC

1

Anyone know where to find a metric pattern FAL ?

Live in maryland , only type we can own here.

8 Comments
2024/06/22
03:44 UTC

155

Happy FAL Friday

14 Comments
2024/06/21
22:13 UTC

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WMTAC .308 ammo

https://www.wmtac.com/product-page/new-brass-308-250-round-value-pack

Has anyone shot this ammo? I ordered this on a whim when I found it on ammoseek as it was well priced. I then read all the terrible reviews but it was only regarding their shipping times and customer service. I actually did receive my ammo in the time they specify in their listing and it appears to be good quality. I’ve only shot about 30 rounds of it and it seemed fine but now I’m getting nervous shooting ammo manufactured by a small company in my FAL.

Is the FAL a strong action and if for some reason there was an over pressured round in the lot is it able to handle it? I know people have been shooting thousands of surplus rounds that was manufactured and stored in god knows what condition with no issues. Since I’m new to FALS just curious how strong/forgiving of an action it is?

Thanks in advance!

10 Comments
2024/06/21
13:47 UTC

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308 cousins and their little friend...

Couple of 308 cousins and their little 9mm friend...

17 Comments
2024/06/20
23:40 UTC

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More pics of the Argentinian fal

8 Comments
2024/06/20
15:08 UTC

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Hearts and women’s names on my furniture from captured fal

5 Comments
2024/06/20
15:06 UTC

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Recommendations on what to swap out

Just purchased SA58 FAL a while ago, I haven’t had much issues with it, shoots straight and just recently added the sight rail and have one on the way, I’m not too knowledgeable on this platform and I’ve heard good and bad things about DSA FALs. Is there anything in particular you guys recommend I replace or swap out?

14 Comments
2024/06/20
09:12 UTC

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Is brass throwing 20 feet good for you fal

Went to the range and the gun would throw the brass 20 feet alnost forward and not out the side is this ok or do i need to tune the gas down

5 Comments
2024/06/20
05:42 UTC

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I was asked to show my feed ramps

15 Comments
2024/06/19
18:46 UTC

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Argentinian fal

0 Comments
2024/06/19
16:50 UTC

46

Cool little gun in my collection it’s a real Argentinian fn fal image is a bit terrible but I thought this community would like it

8 Comments
2024/06/19
16:45 UTC

75

Long Boi

DSA SA58 with a 5/8x24 thread adapter to mount my suppressor on.

10 Comments
2024/06/19
13:53 UTC

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