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Posted: 1/2/2006 3:34:40 PM EDT
I have a friend (out of state) who's got a chance to pick one up.

Any one jave "hands-on" experience on these?

THANKS!
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 3:57:51 PM EDT
They are good guns. Made by Imbel who is an FN licensed manufacturer of FALs.
Link Posted: 1/2/2006 5:46:44 PM EDT
Yes, good rifle.
Link Posted: 1/3/2006 9:56:44 AM EDT
I have one. Very good rifle.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 2:13:36 PM EDT
Excellent rifle.
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 4:20:20 AM EDT
Where these built from kits?
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 6:11:40 AM EDT
no

imported from IMBEL by SA

IMBEL still makes alot of SA weapons, parts



Gary
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 9:42:20 PM EDT
Best FAL clone out there IMHO. If you can get one, then do it. Springfield no longer markets them.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 5:41:54 PM EDT
I have a SAR48. Vergy good gun. Everything is interchangeable with the metric FAL. The barrel is chrome-lined. The only thing the factory rifle that is different from the FN FAL is the there are no numbers on the gas adjusment nut. So when someone says set the gas adjustment nut on 2, going to have to count.
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 4:25:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By RangemasterP226:
Best FAL clone out there IMHO. If you can get one, then do it. Springfield no longer markets them.



As an FN licensed manufacturer, Imbel rifles imported by SA aren't clones they are the real deal.

What are clones however as the thousands of rifles assembled from kits using Imbel receivers. They run the gamut from great to shit depending on the quality of the kit andd skill of the builder, and as always buyer beware.
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 4:55:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By FALShootist:
As an FN licensed manufacturer, Imbel rifles imported by SA aren't clones they are the real deal.


+1.

The SAR-48 was/is a top quality FAL. Like many other things, I wish I would have bought a couple of them back when they were marketed.

DSA FALs might be a better rifle...but then again, at that level of build quality and craftsmanship, you are splitting hairs.
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 1:43:19 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 10:06:53 AM EDT
I just sold my Springfield Armory SAR-48 Bush rifle. Quality is right there with my Belgium FAL.

CD
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 1:23:52 PM EDT
Great rifles,, I have had mine since I bought ot new in 1985 or so and I refuse to part with it.

John

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