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Posted: 1/4/2005 5:35:07 PM EDT
Who has them?  I ordered one from FAC yesterday, received a call today saying they were out and didn't plan on getting anymore.  They're still listed on the website though.

Link Posted: 1/4/2005 5:50:04 PM EDT
Dan's was the big source for them but they were seized by the BATFE for not being properly demilled.  You will see some Grade 3s come up for sale now and then over at the FAL Files but expect to pay $250 for them as there are not may around.  The only ones available now are the well used non-bipod cut South African R1 kits at the Ammunition Store.
Link Posted: 1/4/2005 6:00:03 PM EDT
How do those compare to these?

FAL Kits
Link Posted: 1/5/2005 2:39:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By medicmandan:
How do those compare to these?

FAL Kits

They are the same kits in the same two grades.  Both Gunthings.com and the ammunitionstore.com are good to go.  The Ammunition Store's parked kits (an excellent value at $309) are very nicely done by a member over at the FAL Files.
Link Posted: 1/5/2005 12:11:42 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/5/2005 2:53:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Gamma762:

Am I it?
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 9:56:06 AM EDT
How do the FNFAL kits compare to the SA kits?
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 11:36:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By medicmandan:
How do the FNFAL kits compare to the SA kits?

FNFAL stands for Fabrique Nationale Fusil Automatique Leger. Fabrique Nationale is an arms manufacturer in Belgium. Fusil Automatique leger is French for  Rifle, Automatic, Light. ( There are two languages spoken in Belgium, one of those being French) . FN was the original design and manufacturing company for the  F A L rifles. As the popularity of this rifle grew around the world, other arms makers started manufacturing these rifles under license from FN. These companies were/are located in South Africa, Brazil, Argentina, Austria, and Israel.  The quality of the rifles made in these factories varies a bit, but all of them made more than acceptable quality rifles. Styer of Austria made hands down the finest F A L rifles, with Belgium coming in second.
The rifles made in South Africa were of very go to excellent quality, but the kits that come from those rifles are well worn. Not worn out, but definately worn.
The F A L rifles made in Austria, named StG58, were not only the very best made, but the rifles saw very little actual use. The kits that are available through D S  Arms are the very best value in F A L kits on the market. If you are looking to build an inexpensive and reliable bullet hose or "truck gun", then the South African kits are just the ticket. If you want to build an accurate and reliable F A L, then the StG58 kit is the way to go.

There is a variant of the F A L rifles known as an SLR( Self Loading Rifle). These were made in Australia, Britain, and Canada, and are commonly known as inch pattern or commonwealth pattern. The F A L rifles are known as European or metric pattern rifles.  

FNFAL is used generically for all of the metic pattern rifles, regardless of their origin.  
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 11:49:44 AM EDT
Thanks for the info, clears up some things.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 8:28:29 PM EDT
Here's one of the gunthings.com R1 Kit.  It has turned out to be an excellent shooter.

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