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Posted: 1/17/2006 5:00:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/20/2006 7:40:35 PM EDT by 3-gun]
Just came home tonight. Springfield sa-48 Match, like new. The receiver is made in Brazil, but it appears all the parts are stamped FN. Will try to post a pic later.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 5:42:24 PM EDT
Those are nice rifles, let's see some pics!
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 5:56:55 PM EDT
You did good!
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 9:19:59 AM EDT
Congrats. I got to shoot a FAL for the first time this past weekend and really liked it. I'll probably end up getting one here over the summer if I don't buy a new truck. Tagged for pics later.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 4:04:43 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 7:38:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/20/2006 7:43:47 PM EDT by 3-gun]
OK Guy's,sorry I took so long but here we go!

Springfield Armory Sa-48. The right side of the receiver is marked 1005-SA-MATCH
Made in Brazil.

Long Belgium flash surpressor.

Left side is marked,S.A.R.-4800 7.62mm SA-144** SPORTER. The top cover is stamped (FN)
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It also came with the FN scope mount.



I hope I did ok.
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 8:54:00 PM EDT

I hope I did ok.


As long as you like it then you did OK!
Phessor
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 2:16:36 AM EDT
Congrats, One Fine WEAPON
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 11:10:09 AM EDT
LOoks Like You got a real NICE one
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 1:00:06 PM EDT
That is one fine rifle.
My STG58A should be here in a couple of weeks!
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 1:15:04 PM EDT
So, have you slid over to the FAL Files?
www.falfiles.com/forums/index.php

Enjoy! The SA-48 are VERY nice, high quality, and SA did a nice job assembling them.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 1:16:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/22/2006 1:17:49 PM EDT by Warrior-Poet]

Originally Posted By 3-gun:
OK Guy's,sorry I took so long but here we go!

It also came with the FN scope mount.

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I hope I did ok.



I think that is an IMBEL mount. Look for markings and share, as I have always associated those w/ the IMBELs, not the FNs.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 4:52:03 PM EDT
OK, just got back from the range. This baby can shoot!
I shot 4 groups of 5 at 50 yrds.(I can't shoot this well at 100) with Remington 150 gr. and some old Norenco 147 gr. All groups were in the 3/4" to 1" range. Shooting our 1/2 size IPSC targets(steel) at 100 yrd's was a pice of cake.
Poet, as far as the scope mount,I'me going by what I was told. This is a steel top cover with what appers to be machended aluminum base. It has 3 heavy rivetes on the top and both sides. The 30 mm rings are held on with a 1/4"? cap screw. It has a black poly type finish? No other markings. It is also see-threw, you can use the irons fine with the cover on.
Link Posted: 1/22/2006 5:03:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/22/2006 5:14:46 PM EDT by geezzer]
Nice score, excellent weapons equal to any DSA or FN FAL.... my personal favorite
FYI.....
The SAR 4800 is a 1989 post ban originally equiped with a thumbhole stock and pinned muzzle protector. Manufactured under FN license by Imbel of Brazil which SA Inc. imported as complete weapons and then reconfigured to pass Customs.
SA Inc. did assemble new Israeli HB parts kits on Imbel recievers that were re-tooled by SA Inc. to accept the Hebrew metric pattern parts.
SAR 48's made it into the USA before the '89 "Bush Ban" became in effect and do not fall under 922r compliancey laws.
Unfortunately the SAR 4800 model does fall under 922r laws that require no more than 10 foregin manufacture parts to be legal thus requiring 7 USA manufactured parts to be legally transformed to your current configuration.
If legallity is of concern you may want to check your parts count. Typically the common US parts used to reconfigure are the buttstock, grip, forearm, hammer, trigger sear and the gas piston which allows the use of all foregin made mags..... which count as 3 foregin parts..... and are pretty much all that are available besides the rare Thermolds.
All metric parts will interchange with this weapon and some of the inch parts will also.
Between 1992 and 1995 SA Inc. also imported 1,000 Imbel manufactured SAR 4800 FAL's in 5.56x45 that use M16/AR15 mags and drums....

Link Posted: 1/23/2006 3:31:49 PM EDT
Nice rifle 3-gun. I want to shoot it!
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