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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 11/7/2001 4:39:42 PM EST
What's the difference between a SA58 and a STG58A? Let's assume both are carbines.
Link Posted: 11/7/2001 4:57:42 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/7/2001 5:25:53 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/7/2001 6:24:58 PM EST
For practical purposes, the only difference to you as a buyer is about $300. The kits used for the Stg are excellent, the fit and finish are excellent, and the gun itself is excellent. You even get a choice of a Type 2 or Type 1 receiver--as far as I know, all the SA-58's are Type 1. I'm not real wild on muzzle brakes on carbines (my SA-58 carbine is LOUD!), so if you can get the non-functional muzzle device/weight/crown protector (or whatever you want to call it) on the Stg-58A, do that first.

Link Posted: 11/7/2001 6:30:27 PM EST

The quality of the "kit" guns is first rate. There wasn't a mark on it until I took it shooting.
Link Posted: 11/7/2001 8:52:34 PM EST
So, there's really no difference between the two? If so, I'll just buy the cheaper one...when I have the money that is.

How easy is it to build a kit gun? Do I just buy a receiver thru a FFL and order the parts? Or do I need a smith to put it all together. I haven't ever seen a FAL up close, so I have no clue. About how much would it cost to put together a nice kit gun?
Link Posted: 11/7/2001 9:12:39 PM EST

Originally Posted By VA-gunnut:

That link will take you to the Mecca of FAL's. The guys there, many who also post on here, eat, sleep and some of them even have a kinky kinda thing going on with their FAL's. It's a GREAT spot for info on the FN's. Check it out.
Link Posted: 11/8/2001 6:34:58 AM EST
Mecca indeed!
And I guess it all kinda depends on what you consider kinky! :p

I have built FALs for as little as $350 and as much as $900...FALs are accesory heaven.
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