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Shrubmaster
05-01-2010, 12:25 AM
Post pics of your FAL projects and range bullies! Tell me bout um. How do they shoot, whats wrong with them, reliable, etc etc. Trying to do as much research as possible before spending my hard earned. I know PRK makes BB's for them and the Atlantic sells them for $880. But what are my other options? Are there other dealers out there that make CA-legal FALs? Did you do a custom build? is it possible to do a custom build in CA? Any help and gun porn is appreciated.

GM4spd
05-01-2010, 5:07 AM
You need to go to FAL files.com and read what you can. You need to decide
whether you want an "INCH" or METRIC pattern. There is some commonality
between parts which you will need to study up on. I would shy away from
anything thrown together by "Century" their FALs have some well documented
problems. Entreprise right here in Socal makes a good product that is far
and away LESS expensive then DSA for the same basic item--I have OWNED
both and to me personally I would NOT pay more for DSA. I only own one
FAL at this point---it is an INCH pattern made on a very early preban
ENTREPRISE rcvr with all Brit parts (L1A1) from 1960. It functions great and
looks like a genuine original British L1A1. The FAL is a well thought out
battle rifle,design wise,ergonomically friendly to shoot, and is a dream to
maintain and work on. Pete

http://www.fototime.com/8B9775A05D59A29/standard.jpg
http://www.fototime.com/126577AF867E2A6/standard.jpg
http://www.fototime.com/31F5610E8127A9C/standard.jpg
http://www.fototime.com/B753E520BF5E42D/standard.jpg

eighteenninetytwo
05-01-2010, 6:50 AM
I have a DSA It;s great and runs well but I am considering changing it's CA legal status by using a bullet button instead of top loading with a fixed mag. Expensive though. Almost twice the cost of the Entreprise versions.

C:\Users\Rachel\Desktop\enfieldandebaypics\IMG_409 3.JPG

eighteenninetytwo
05-01-2010, 6:51 AM
Arsed up the picture there didn't I. dammit

joelogic
05-01-2010, 8:03 AM
you have to upload your pic to a hosting site, such as photobucket.

I like that you linked a pic from your computer and that your user name is Rachel, thats awesome.

Cobrafreak
05-01-2010, 8:44 AM
Go to www.dsarms.com and read about the worlds best made and most accurate FAL arms in the world. If you can't afford a whole DSA rifle, get the DSA Receiver and put it in another gun. It's the only FAL Receiver that is fully heat treated. Super tight specs. It makes a huge difference in accuracy.

Shrubmaster
05-01-2010, 9:50 AM
You need to go to FAL files.com and read what you can. You need to decide
whether you want an "INCH" or METRIC pattern. There is some commonality
between parts which you will need to study up on. I would shy away from
anything thrown together by "Century" their FALs have some well documented
problems. Entreprise right here in Socal makes a good product that is far
and away LESS expensive then DSA for the same basic item--I have OWNED
both and to me personally I would NOT pay more for DSA. I only own one
FAL at this point---it is an INCH pattern made on a very early preban
ENTREPRISE rcvr with all Brit parts (L1A1) from 1960. It functions great and
looks like a genuine original British L1A1. The FAL is a well thought out
battle rifle,design wise,ergonomically friendly to shoot, and is a dream to
maintain and work on. Pete

http://www.fototime.com/8B9775A05D59A29/standard.jpg
http://www.fototime.com/126577AF867E2A6/standard.jpg
http://www.fototime.com/31F5610E8127A9C/standard.jpg
http://www.fototime.com/B753E520BF5E42D/standard.jpg

Very nice stick there and thanks for the sources. So are all FAL's sold as parts kits? Just checked enterprise. These have welded mags?

Shrubmaster
05-01-2010, 9:52 AM
And whats the difference between a PTR, CEMTE, and FAL? Is it just like a 1911 with many companies/countries making their own?

HiveDR.
05-01-2010, 10:22 AM
No, the FAL is a very different rifle. The other two are based off a roller block blow back bolt type system. The FAL is a piston driven system that is adjustable giving it a wider range of operational flexablity.

Col. Jeff Copper "The AK is the gun for the masses, the FAL is the gun for the classes".

Barabas
05-01-2010, 10:30 AM
A LOT of FALs were made from parts kits on new receivers when kits were plentiful and cheap. That isn't the case anymore. If you only plan on having one FAL in the stable, building one isn't going to be economical due to the cost of tools and kits, you're better off buying a complete rifle from a reputable manufacturer/builder.

I wish I hadn't sold my tools, I found a couple of almost complete kits in the garage I'd like to build up.