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icormba
02-16-2005, 6:57 PM
I am just about done with my build...
I figured I'd snap a pic with my HiPower just because the 2 look good together http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://m1garand.net/M1Pics/Chris/FAL/FAL_HiPower.jpg

with the CA compliant conversion...
There is a permanent rivet in the follower channel that prevents more than 8 rounds being loaded. And a permanent set screw through the mag release.

http://m1garand.net/M1Pics/Chris/FAL/FAL_CA.jpg

icormba
02-16-2005, 6:57 PM
I am just about done with my build...
I figured I'd snap a pic with my HiPower just because the 2 look good together http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://m1garand.net/M1Pics/Chris/FAL/FAL_HiPower.jpg

with the CA compliant conversion...
There is a permanent rivet in the follower channel that prevents more than 8 rounds being loaded. And a permanent set screw through the mag release.

http://m1garand.net/M1Pics/Chris/FAL/FAL_CA.jpg

fastmanusa
02-16-2005, 7:01 PM
Looks great!

Rascal
02-16-2005, 7:36 PM
Looks so much nicer with the larger mag. http://www.calguns.net/bow.gif
Why did you set it for 8 rounds, as opposed to 10?

icormba
02-16-2005, 7:42 PM
no reason... I just wanted to make darn sure it didn't hold more than 10. http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Turbinator
02-16-2005, 8:31 PM
Did you refinish it, and if so, what did you use? Did you do it? How? Looks very nice. Good job.

Turby

Leo762
02-16-2005, 8:45 PM
damn thats slick! i might do that with my mag, is it legal for them to sell mag bodies alone to cali?

Technical Ted
02-16-2005, 8:53 PM
Looks good, especially with the BHP in the pic.

How do you like the SAW style pistol grip?

icormba
02-16-2005, 9:30 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Turbinator:
Did you refinish it, and if so, what did you use? Did you do it? How? Looks very nice. Good job.

Turby </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

THANKS!
Yes, I “Perma Cold Blued” the small parts & used engine paint for the larger parts…
http://www.duplicolor.com/products/engine.html

At first I worried about how the duplicolor would last, but realized I’ve been using the same stuff on my car’s brake calibers for years… years of road grip & brake cleaners haven’t worn those down.


<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Leo762:
damn thats slick! i might do that with my mag, is it legal for them to sell mag bodies alone to cali? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

not sure? I’ve had a few FAL mags for quite a while now… along with some Hi-Power… AK… G3… M1A… M1carbine… and a whole bunch more that I didn’t or don’t have the guns for yet.

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Technical Ted:
Looks good, especially with the BHP in the pic.

How do you like the SAW style pistol grip? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thanks Ted!
I’ll have to let you know about the SAW grip after I shoot it. I can say that I like the “more” forward feel, but it is a bit bigger than the stock size. Again, I’ll have to see how that effects me and my smaller hands.

maxicon
02-16-2005, 9:50 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Leo762:
damn thats slick! i might do that with my mag, is it legal for them to sell mag bodies alone to cali? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Here's the way to do this:

Find someone out of state who will help you. Most vendors won't do this.

Have them buy some mags for you and take them apart.

They can send you the mag bodies, and just to be sure, they can send the guts in another package. If you want to be 100% safe, get the bodies first and add the rivet, then have the guts sent.

What's against the law is bringing in assembled 11 and above round magazines or assembling said magazines from parts in California.

Parts are completely legal, just don't assemble them until the body's modified.

max

mdhpper
02-16-2005, 10:48 PM
Looks great http://www.calguns.net/bow.gif

LongBch_SigP226
02-17-2005, 12:27 AM
Love the Israeli style FALs.

Leo762
02-17-2005, 8:47 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by maxicon:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Leo762:
damn thats slick! i might do that with my mag, is it legal for them to sell mag bodies alone to cali? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Here's the way to do this:

Find someone out of state who will help you. Most vendors won't do this.

Have them buy some mags for you and take them apart.

They can send you the mag bodies, and just to be sure, they can send the guts in another package. If you want to be 100% safe, get the bodies first and add the rivet, then have the guts sent.

What's against the law is bringing in assembled 11 and above round magazines or assembling said magazines from parts in California.

Parts are completely legal, just don't assemble them until the body's modified.

max </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

thanks! i was thinking using the guts from my 10 round mag and using it on a 20 - riveted body, damn that would look so sweet http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Rascal
02-17-2005, 6:43 PM
Leo762,
You could do that. You would have to make a plate that fits inside of the mag body that has 2 tabs folded down with holes for the rivets to go into.
The plate is what the 10 round spring would sit on.
It looks like Chris just drilled a hole and put the rivet in the body so the mag follower stops at 8 rounds. His way would be easier, but you could still do it your way.

Sydwaiz
02-18-2005, 6:34 AM
Looks good.

I have the SAW grip on one of my builds and love it. The parting line on the grip is a little pointy though so I went ahead and filed and sanded it down to make it rounder in the front and back. Now it doesn't feel as "sharp" in the web of your hand or fingers.

maxicon
02-18-2005, 10:38 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">It looks like Chris just drilled a hole and put the rivet in the body so the mag follower stops at 8 rounds. His way would be easier, but you could still do it your way. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

This is what I did on one of my FAL mags a few years ago, just to test the concept (I don't even have a FAL!), and it works great. You can still tip the follower past the rivet to disassemble it for cleaning, and you could drill the rivet out if you ever moved away, but it won't load or feed more than 10 rounds.

max