View Full Version : DS Arms SA58 California models

12-08-2005, 6:40 PM
If anyone has one of the DSA Cali models can you tell me how the magazine is "fixed"?

Someone tried to tell me they were pinned and/or welded. That, to me, is unacceptable. I would munge a mag release to make it fixed, at $10 for a new mag release if the day comes when I can leave this hell-hole, but I don't wnat a compromised $450 receiver.



12-08-2005, 6:48 PM
They weld the ejector block or so I was told.... by DSA

I just picked mine up yesturday so when I get some time I'll take mine apart and let you know, I'll try to post some pics as well. If it is welded I can't see where so I'm guessing it is the mag release like Hataca suggested.

12-19-2005, 8:13 PM
The last one I worked on had a different mag release. Took it out with a screwdriver and the mag fell out. All you would need would be a normal mag release for it to function like it should. I have never seen on welded.

12-20-2005, 2:04 PM
How much do those rifles sell for?

12-20-2005, 3:02 PM
How much do those rifles sell for?

Check here (http://www.dsarms.com/catalog-list.cfm?Category=01&Subcat=SA58%20California%20Models&storeid=1)

$1445 on the low end.

12-20-2005, 3:28 PM
Check here (http://www.dsarms.com/catalog-list.cfm?Category=01&Subcat=SA58%20California%20Models&storeid=1)

$1445 on the low end.

That's what I thought.

You can almost definitely build a rifle for about $4-500 less, or buy another FAL & modify it to be 100% CA-legal for less than $1000, based on what I've seen.

I'd stay away from the DSA complete CA-legal rifle.

12-20-2005, 6:56 PM
There is a DSA STG58 selling on falfiles for $900.00 shipped.
Ask him to remove the pistol grip and send that seperate. No mags of course.
Link http://www.falfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=156547

12-29-2005, 8:22 PM
Well for those of you still interested I completely disasembled and reasembled my DSA SA58 California model and they either weld a spot on the ejector block or my guess is leave a spot under the mag release unmilled as to hold the magrelease in its place. So to convert once out of state, as I will do when I move to Arizona next year, you will need to either replace the entire ejector block or remove it and mill off the tab. At the time I called DSA, last month, they are not currently offering modifications to their California models. Seems that any gunsmith with a mill would have no problem doing the modifications. I must say I am very happy with the Carbine that I recieved from them and I hope to see you guys at the range. I found a bunch of Aussie F4 ball at the San Jose show I want to try.