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Posted: 7/31/2005 9:33:16 AM EDT
My C.A.I. built Imbel receiver L1A1. I plan to put in in its correct form with a U.S. stock set and FCG. I am also going to get it threaded for a U.S. made Steyr style short flash suppressor. I haven't yet decided if I am going to leaver it at 21" or cut it to 16" or 18"



Link Posted: 7/31/2005 1:42:54 PM EDT
Very nice looking FAL, the older Imbel standard rifles are nice. Just remember once you change that buttstock, you're going to have to be 922 compliant, 7 US parts with a flash-hider, 6 without.
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 3:29:42 PM EDT
Yep, I plan on using a U.S. FCG, U.S. stock set, and a U.S. flash suppressor.
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 5:04:09 AM EDT
Please change the stock. It does the FAL no justice!
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 8:53:45 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 12:27:05 PM EDT
Damn you got a deal!! That thing looks in great shape, good thing you got there before I did.
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 5:21:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Jicky:
Damn you got a deal!! That thing looks in great shape, good thing you got there before I did.



Thanks man. It was actually a "new" gun. It had not been fired since it was built at CAI.
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 5:22:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By shotar:
Also remember that if you chop the barrel, you will have to substantially raise the rear sight to achieve zero. You will not likely have enough travel in the front sight to accomplish this. The Brit sight with the peep hole welded and re drilled higher should work or an Izzy sight.



I was planning to use the hooded Izzy sight. I might just decide to keep it rifle length though...
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 9:36:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By triburst1:

Originally Posted By shotar:
Also remember that if you chop the barrel, you will have to substantially raise the rear sight to achieve zero. You will not likely have enough travel in the front sight to accomplish this. The Brit sight with the peep hole welded and re drilled higher should work or an Izzy sight.



I was planning to use the hooded Izzy sight. I might just decide to keep it rifle length though...



The izzy rear sight is shorter than the inch sights. It is about mid way between the metric and inch sights.
I tried a inch rear on a 16 inch build and it was too tall so I went with the izzy and it worked fine.
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