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Posted: 9/7/2001 10:58:13 AM EDT
Hello again, guys! Have been reading your follow-up posts to my previous message, and I really appreciate your feedback. One rifle that keeps popping up is the FAL, either FN or clones. As I understand, they ARE supposed to be excellent pieces, with lots of made-in-the-USA parts. What would be a good price on this piece, new, the Lightweight Carbine model? I have to always add around $200.00 USD to the price down here. Again, Thanks! Jorge
Link Posted: 9/7/2001 11:18:11 AM EDT
I would suggest the DSA STG58A parts gun they have running now, those are really nice Steyr rifles.
Link Posted: 9/7/2001 11:25:50 AM EDT
Well, lemme answer this way. A freind of mine got the DSA SA-58 "new" production gun for about $1,400 and was REALLY high on it. best thing since sliced cheese. So nice, in fact, he was planning on buying another Then he saw my DSA STG-58 "kit" gun, which I paid $795 for. Now, he's planning on getting the DSA STG-58. Any questions?? [:D]
Link Posted: 9/7/2001 1:10:19 PM EDT
Listen at smeg and g-man. They speak truth. I used to own a DSA SA58 medium contour stainless and currently own a DSA SA58 standard rifle and a DSA STG58A carbine. The fit, finish and function of the STG58A is every bit the equal of my SA58, for hundreds of bucks less. The difference in price will buy a pantload of ammo and/or accessories.
Link Posted: 9/7/2001 1:29:08 PM EDT
[img]http://www.dsarms.com/images/ds_sa58kit1.jpg[/img] Ain't she sweet?
Link Posted: 9/7/2001 1:48:43 PM EDT
What does the extra 200-300$ get you from one model to the next?
Link Posted: 9/7/2001 1:58:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/7/2001 2:01:02 PM EDT by Wadman]
The extra cash for the SA58 rifle buys you: US made Badger barrel w/integral MB DSA made alloy lower receiver DSA alloy dustcover DSA synthetic handguards Unused bolt group (although the bolt group on the STG58A line might be virtually unused anyway) So it's not like you're throwing money away. But if a Badger barrel and alloy lower aren't factors, having the STG58A option is a great option.
Link Posted: 9/7/2001 2:02:16 PM EDT
DSA selle the piece as a kit? If I order this kit, do I get all of the parts to assemble a complete weapon, or is there something else that I have to get separate? Never heard of this model, so please, if someone can elaborate a bit, it will be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks! Jorge
Link Posted: 9/7/2001 2:21:34 PM EDT
You won't be able to build an FAL for a cheaper price than the DSA StG58A, unless you really want to throw something together and hold your breath it works. You can buy alot of good stuff with the price difference between a StG58A ans SA58. Go with the StG58A. The only thing you need to swap out is the metal handguards for synthetic. The metal ones heat up fast. The synthetics are about $50. But beware you can accessorize FALs about as much as an AR. My experiences and opinions of course. Talyn
Link Posted: 9/7/2001 8:40:12 PM EDT
Originally Posted By maximus966: Hello again, guys! Have been reading your follow-up posts to my previous message, and I really appreciate your feedback. One rifle that keeps popping up is the FAL, either FN or clones. As I understand, they ARE supposed to be excellent pieces, with lots of made-in-the-USA parts. What would be a good price on this piece, new, the Lightweight Carbine model? I have to always add around $200.00 USD to the price down here. Again, Thanks! Jorge
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Get a Garand if you want a C&R rifle.
Link Posted: 9/7/2001 9:07:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/7/2001 9:13:43 PM EDT by dragracerart]
Originally Posted By Smeghead: [img]http://www.dsarms.com/images/ds_sa58kit1.jpg[/img] Ain't she sweet?
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Very sweet indeed !!! It looks IDENTICAL to mine ! BTW...maximus, Don't be afraid of a FAL kit... These things are as easy to build as leggos...
Link Posted: 9/7/2001 9:17:14 PM EDT
[img]http://communities.msn.com/_Secure/0OgAlAI8SGQr0lq9RGjdNcZNwVJmp0EpzF6OE4K2Vu9KU­FhoAEP!eTKJ4*LjmNHE2z7zR0By4GBjnFyRomCfdAx98x­wCSfzHu/dsa-green(1).jpg[/img] The DSA X Series Stg58.
Link Posted: 9/7/2001 10:41:52 PM EDT
Jorge, In what state do you live, your listed as being in RI, Rhode Island but you stated that you have to add $200 down here to the cost. I am located in Rhode Island and I will be getting a DSA Stg 58 in about another week and I am not going to have to add $200 to the cost. By the way I feel the DSA Stg 58 is the best deal going right now in a .308 battle rifle. Another thing the rifle is not a kit it comes fully assembled, it is called a kit gun because DSA assembles it from a Stg 58 parts kit and one of their receivers, plus a few USA parts to make it legal. It comes with a limited lifetime Warranty. So if you are in my area I will let you know the FFL I am getting my rifle through. http://www.dsarms.com/ http://www.dsarms.com/SA58A_STG58_Austrian_FAL.htm
Link Posted: 9/7/2001 11:09:07 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SteyrAUG: [img]http://communities.msn.com/_Secure/0OgAlAI8SGQr0lq9RGjdNcZNwVJmp0EpzF6OE4K2Vu9KU­FhoAEP!eTKJ4*LjmNHE2z7zR0By4GBjnFyRomCfdAx98x­wCSfzHu/dsa-green(1).jpg[/img] The DSA X Series Stg58.
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I think this is what they were trying for, the XF2A2 SAW FAL but it ended up being sort of a cross between an XF2A1 and belgian metric humpback. The new XM DSA Furniture isn't too bad but not as attractive or classic as the original humpback stock. [img]http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=916740&a=6682559&p=53716874&Sequence=0&res=high[/img] [img]http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=916740&a=6682559&p=53717346&Sequence=0&res=high[/img]
Link Posted: 9/7/2001 11:21:13 PM EDT
Got to handle the a DSA shorty FAL , selectfire with the sweet LR-300 stock. Sweet Sweet!!!!
Link Posted: 9/8/2001 12:05:00 AM EDT
Originally Posted By B27: I used to own a DSA SA58 medium contour stainless and currently own a DSA SA58 standard rifle and a DSA STG58A carbine.
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I just ordered the DSA carbine and am waiting to give it a test drive. What are the differences between the 21" and 16.25" bbls? Do you prefer one or the other?
Link Posted: 9/8/2001 4:59:57 AM EDT
i prefer the carbine over the full sized. i have an original fn para, a dsa stg58, and a carbine built on an imbel reciever. the carbine has all steyre parts except the reciever, with the steyre congo barrel from dsa. this rifle is as accurate as the long barreled ones, and is much handier. i usually end up shooting the carbine most often. by the way, there is no way anybody is going to build one for the price that dsa sells their kit guns for.
Link Posted: 9/8/2001 9:00:45 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2001 9:04:34 AM EDT by B27]
Getsome- The main difference is that the muzzle blast and flash from the carbine are about what you would expect from a .308 with a barrel that short. Also, you may need to tweak the gas regulator a bit more to get it just right but once it's set your good to go with that ammo. My SA58 rifle has an Eotech [url]www.eotech-inc.com[/url] sight on it on a DSA mount and it is great for shooting from a rest or supported positions. The STG58A carbine on the other hand is very fast and easy to handle for shooting on the move and "running and gunning". The carbine would also make a formidable tool for repelling boarders. If you miss them, the blast and flash might still stun them or set them on fire![:D] (Just kidding, it's not THAT bad.)
Link Posted: 9/8/2001 9:29:50 AM EDT
I still have about 1-2 weeks until mine is sent to me. [>Q] But right now I have the mags , ammo ,rifle case, Scope mount , Scope and last cleaning kit all here so when I get it I'm going out shooting that day may even take the day off work. [}:D]
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