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Posted: 9/19/2004 7:42:12 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/19/2004 2:17:15 PM EDT by chapperjoe]
I just bought an L1A1 from hiramranger and I am looking to give it some evil black furniture with rails everywhere. I even want rails ON the rails. - what do y'all recommend and where's a good place to get stuff for the FAL?



I recently bought an L1A1 from hiramranger - who informs me that i need inch furniture - and I am looking to replace the furniture with a SAW inspired layout - e.g. saw stock, saw grip and color matched handguard.

So, where do i get this stuff? (other than EE, of course)

What are my options for the handguard?
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 1:36:45 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 2:14:15 PM EDT

overabundance of money

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lack of focus

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You would be hilarious if your observation wasn't DEAD ON.!!!!


Link Posted: 9/19/2004 5:02:06 PM EDT
Tapco is a good place to look... also look at DSA as I love the railed tube they sell but I am lacking in money because of too many projects and WAY TOO much debt!
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 5:17:19 PM EDT
You can use metric or inch pattern hand guards on your rifle. The only exception is Israeli heavy barrel hand guards will need to be modified to work on a standard barrel variant. It isn't a big deal to do though.
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 5:47:53 PM EDT
Tapco had nothing that interested me... e.g. no saw buttstock. I'm looking to buy all at one place to ensure color atch. I'm going for my first non-black setup.
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 5:52:17 PM EDT
okay, searching on the dsa website found me no good inch furniture related to the SAW.... huh?
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 6:58:13 PM EDT
IIRC there are no inch SAW buttstocks being produced, metric only.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 4:23:49 AM EDT
IIRC, you can use metric stock and forearms on an inch rifle. But you cant use the pistol grip. ie, Tapco's SAW stock WILL work on your gun. As will DSA's railed forearm. I'm pretty sure DSA is the only place your gonna find rails for a FAL.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 4:36:56 AM EDT

As will DSA's railed forearm
where to find?
I'm gonna rip them an email and see wha tthey have to say.....
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 6:08:29 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/20/2004 6:09:45 AM EDT by Quarterbore]

Originally Posted By chapperjoe:

As will DSA's railed forearm
where to find?
I'm gonna rip them an email and see wha tthey have to say.....



Hmmm, did you look under furnature....
www.dsarms.com/catalog-list.cfm?Category=06&Subcat=Handguards%20%26%20Related%20Parts&storeid=1
If so... look at the FIRST ITEM...!

Here is a direct link...
www.dsarms.com/item-detail.cfm?ID=US021FAS&storeid=1&image=Railinterface.gif
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 7:19:29 AM EDT
i dunno how i missed that, but I don't even know how to clean the fal yet, much less alter screws on it.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 10:50:20 AM EDT
Metric and inch buttstocks attach a little differently, Inch definitely won't work on Metric, and believe it's the same way in reverse.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 11:24:28 AM EDT
The only furniture that will interchange between inch and metric pattern F A Ls are the hand guards. However, you can put a complete metric lower assembly on that rifle without any modifications other than swapping the rear sights.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 12:11:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Maddogkiller:
The only furniture that will interchange between inch and metric pattern F A Ls are the hand guards. However, you can put a complete metric lower assembly on that rifle without any modifications other than swapping the rear sights.



I've never tried it, but I was sure you could get a inch stock on a metric. I knew the HG's would work, but I've been wrong before, many, many, times as a matter of fact.

Anyway, the lower swap sounds like a good idea to me if you really want a SAW stock.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 3:02:22 PM EDT
swapping lowers???
OK lemme explain how new I am to FAL's.
Imagine trying to explain the concept of 'victory' to a frenchman.
That's where I'm at.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 3:18:31 PM EDT
Swapping lowers is almost as easy as an AR, but you'd have a *real* conglomeration then....
Anyway I put SAW stock and grip, and T48 HG's on my FAL, big improvement. Got it all from Tapco when they were selling the "blems" fo $50, color match is good in green. My unsolicited opinion - Buy another FAL - Metric this time
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 10:51:23 AM EDT
To swap lowers, open the action, remove the hinge pin ( male and female set up), take the lower off, put the new lower on, re install the hinge pin set, close the action, rock n roll. The rear sights will need to be taken off of the inch lower and placed on the metric lower.
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