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Posted: 10/10/2005 4:08:12 AM EDT
I've had my StG kit (built on an Imbel) for a while with no major complaints.  Although it's not really a problem (from a reliability or accuracy standpoint), should the brass be hitting the topcover/ receiver upon ejection?  I don't care about cosmetics (my AR's got enough brass dings on it I can barely see the black anymore) but does this mean that my rifle is improperly set?  I've got the gas port set to 3, and that’s the highest it will go without FTEs or hold-open.  Any insights?

Link Posted: 10/10/2005 4:37:18 AM EDT
Its normal for the brass to hit the dust cover and receiver upon ejection.
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 8:55:53 AM EDT
That's what is known as "brass kisses", and is perfectly normal for an average FAL... It can be corrected, if desired - by CAREFULLY altering the face of the ejector, to alter the angle that the spent brass exits... I have done so on mine, and am happy with the results - but I'd say doing that isn't for everyone... A guy named "gillee" or some such over to the FALfiles had a link to a detailed thread about the whole process, and that's what I used as my guideline - I'm not sure if it's still available, though - if I can find it, I'll post a link...

 - georgestrings
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 11:45:16 AM EDT
Thanks, I have brass kisses all over my AR, its not a problem, I just see it as a sign that I actually use my rifle.  I'm just happy nothing is wrong with my FAL.

Link Posted: 10/10/2005 12:51:45 PM EDT
nope its normal I use tape on my reciever and scope mount to keep away from any unwanted kisses lol
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 5:36:22 PM EDT
As others have said...perfectly normal.  If you use a scope mount top cover you may need to buff out the area where the shell impacts the mount.  It can over time get sharp and you may cut yourself.  As you can image, this is experiance talking.

Link Posted: 10/11/2005 5:31:52 AM EDT
Cut a piece of the fuzzy half of a self-adhesive velcro strip and attach it to the area getting the marks.

Problem solved.
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 4:46:16 PM EDT
Try a refrigerator magnet! The thinner the better. It doesn't leave tape residue! And they're free!!!
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 12:52:45 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 6:09:29 PM EDT
So far, this is the only link I could find for it:


...although it doesn't seem to be working at the moment - let me see what else I can come up with...

 - georgestrings
Link Posted: 10/13/2005 3:02:15 PM EDT
This link seems to be better...www.derbyfals.com/EJECTOR%20ANGLES.htm

 - georgestrings
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