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Posted: 12/14/2005 8:00:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/14/2005 8:03:43 PM EDT by AZ-Dave]
When people refer to an M1A with "GI" parts, its value and worth jumps dramatically---it turns into some kind of Holy Grail.
But the same people will refer to a DSA STG58A as a "parts gun" or "parts kit" gun--yet its built with new to like new "GOVT"(just not US) parts. Same with any other professional builds (ARS, AZEX, etc.)

I've heard some goobers say they would buy a DSA SA58, because "its all new parts" (commercial)but not a STG58A because they're built from "parts"---go figure
I have 2 M1A's (with GI barrels) and 3 FAL's and would take ANY of the FAL's over either
M1A---I would sure rather have like new GOV parts than brand new commercial parts in any gun.
Just an observation---anyone else hear this kind of drival?
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 9:01:20 PM EDT
You are preaching to the chior as far as I am concerned. All guns are parts guns. Either they are made from quality parts, or they aren't.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 3:57:56 AM EDT
you said it....and as long as it goes bang everytime I am happy
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 4:21:31 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 7:44:37 AM EDT
I only do BIY scratch builds, FALs or ARs.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 11:19:01 AM EDT
An M1A needs GI parts to run properly. I'd be really hesitant to buy a homebuilt or "kit" FAL cause of some of the people that i've heard from on this site and others who I wouldn't trust to put together a bicycle much less a rifle.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 11:45:30 AM EDT
Not only that, but from what I have gleaned, the Austrian StG parts are some of the best available, possibly better than new DSA parts. Go figure.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 8:13:25 AM EDT
I guess my point is that on several occassions I have listened to guys talk shit about MOST of the FAL's on the market as being from "parts"---but just about all the parts---new or used, are MIL SPEC from govt. storage somewhere, which I see as a bonus. They will defend a DSA all commercial though.
And at the same time, they will tell you to quickly replace commercial parts on an M1A with MIL SPEC---my 2 M1A's have have run flawlessly, even though the only GI part on both is the barrel.
Guess i'm just lucky.
In other words, I would rather have GI(govt.) parts in any rifle if I have a choice---but admonishing one design for having them and then PRAISING another for the same thing makes me
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 9:50:56 AM EDT
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