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Posted: 10/18/2003 8:06:36 PM EDT
Ordered my TAPCO FAL Compliance Kit last wednesday.

Just got it yesterday (10-17). Boy is this thing sweet. The bore is nearly mint, the lands are sharp and uniform all the way down the barrel.

I wiped down the sucker as well as I can and disassembled the lower. The lower came apart with absolutely no problems. Wiped down and cleaned all the parts in the lower to get the gooey cosmoline off.

I decided to get a little bit of my job done and replaced the handguards with a set of brand new Century ones. Took a little wigglin to get in, but they are solid and comfortable. The SAW buttstock is real cool looking in my opinion, and the SAW pistol grip feels 200% better ergo-wise than the standard Imbel grip. The gas pistol is in near mint contion with only minor scratches on one side.

The only problem parts were the US manufacture T/H/S from Century. They are forged (which is a must in my opinion), but they are slightly out of spec. I am going to have to trim the sear so it fits in the trigger properly, but if that's the extent of my troubles, I'm doing well.

So, so far so good. I am going to have to put my reciever buy off for another paycheck, my Texaco bill screams to be fed, (don't you just hate responsibility?)

So I highly recommend the FAL kit from TAPCO. They seem to have a few real good kits right now.

One more note; This FAL has seen some days. An interesting quirk is the carving of the name "Karlo" in the side of it. I can only guess, but my assumptoin is this is a previous owner/operator of the rifle.

-UHLEK-
Link Posted: 10/19/2003 8:41:34 PM EDT
Welcome to the club man, have fun, shoot safe.

HUNTER.
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