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Posted: 8/27/2004 8:10:41 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/27/2004 8:13:24 AM EDT by Dave_A]
Ok, now...

A complete-minus-reciever FAL kit from FAC goes for ~$!85

This presumably includes no US parts and a select-fire FCG.

So, I have to replace the hammer/trigger/sear for NFA compliance... That's 3 parts...

Build on a 'Coonan' reciever = 1 more part...

How many total do I need (objective would be to keep cost of US parts as low as possible, and not use any mag parts for US compliance)?

6 parts (eg 2 more)?

7 parts?

7 only if I put the flashider on?

Also, if I use a US flash-hider (any possible build would be on/after AWB Freedom Day, so all 'evil' bits would be left on), that DOES NOT need to be perm-affixed, right?

Also, is there a better kit in the $200 & under range than the Imbel kit FAC sells?

Does anyone sell a partskit without the extra parts (eg no stock, grip, trigger, hammer, sear, or handguards?)
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 8:26:39 AM EDT
In your scenario you'll need 6 without a muzzle brake and 7 if you install one. May I suggest mag floor plates, the cheapest of all compliance parts.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 8:32:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/27/2004 8:32:59 AM EDT by Quarterbore]
Here is info on how I am doing mine, legal info, and a listing of tools and sources...

Link Posted: 8/27/2004 10:15:37 AM EDT
The answer is 7 if you're using any muzzle device. The FCG doesn't have to be replaced for NFA compliance, but happens to be a set of US parts that are common. Even the US HTS sets are FA compatible. This isn't like the AR so get that out of your head when you're planning your build.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 11:25:43 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Dave_A:
...and a select-fire FCG.

This is determined by the upper receiver, not the FCG. Available receivers are semi only.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 11:54:04 AM EDT
Just to let you know that we recently sold out of the IMBEL parts kits we had been advertising. There is a kit offer from ammunitionstore.com being discussed on the FAL Files. This kit is from Africa and is priced at $150, including two metric 20 round mags. Also the FAL Files Marketplace forum usually has a good selection of kits being offered for sale.

For other U.S. made parts to reduce your imported parts count, you could use a piston ($25-$30) and pistol grip ($10-$15).

Link Posted: 8/28/2004 9:49:40 AM EDT
harlan! good to see you cruise this forum too.

figure $165 give or take for a kit with shipping.
$210 for a receiver w/ship.
$150 to $200 for comliance parts depending on what combo you go for and wether your receiver counts or not- or you go with a muzzle device or not..
$100 to $200 for tools and/ or gunsmithing.
it ads up- $600 to $800 if you are very frugal, and then some of your kit parts will need to be upgraded. spread it over time and its not so bad. if you build it yourself you'll never have more fun!
Link Posted: 9/4/2004 9:04:24 AM EDT
Dave_A, I've got the FAL build books and video,LMK when you're ready to build I'll try to snag my reciever block.Next shoot I'll bring you a 'real' FAL to fire up.

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