View Full Version : How do you remove a FAL/L1Al magazine release

06-03-2008, 11:17 PM
As the thread stated does any or know how to remove the magazine release lever from a FAL / L1A1 ? I only see one slotted bolt so im assuming that is it but is there a sequence I need to follow or any precautions to take? Id hate to take out the bolt and have springs go shooting all over the house. All tips and info are appreciated. Thank you.

06-03-2008, 11:53 PM
It is fairly straight forward, just one spring.

06-04-2008, 6:24 AM
by "slotted bolt" i assume you mean the axis pin?

getting it out is easy, just keep an eye on mag lever spring as it is easy to lose. putting it back in is a pain. the bolt hold open lever has an internal spring and follower than pushes against the axis pin. you have to put a paperclip in from the back side to hold the follower down while you put the axis pin in. quite annoying.

06-04-2008, 11:36 AM
Give us a call and ask Matt. Let him know you're a calguns member and I'm sure he'll be happy to give you a few tips over the phone. We have some experience with FALs.

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