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Posted: 4/3/2006 2:03:08 PM EDT
I'm suposed to look at an FAL tomorow. The guy told me it's a L1A1 that was manufactured in CA.
That's all I know right now he didn't know much about it.

Just wondering if their's anything obvious i should be looking for or i should stay away from.
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 4:45:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/3/2006 4:48:37 PM EDT by operatorerror]
Manufactured in CA? Could be an Entreprise. I've heard both good and bad. They look nice though and I believe they come with a pretty good guarantee.

Google entreprise arms (no it's not misspelled).
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 10:06:11 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/4/2006 10:07:16 AM EDT by MarkBall]

I'm suposed to look at an FAL tomorow. The guy told me it's a L1A1 that was manufactured in CA.
That's all I know right now he didn't know much about it.

Just wondering if their's anything obvious i should be looking for or i should stay away from.



Anything but this
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 8:38:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By acman145acp:
Just wondering if their's anything obvious i should be looking for or i should stay away from.


What's the US parts count.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 10:33:44 AM EDT
Put simply, you will need to replace 7 parts with US manufactured parts.

Furniture (handguards, pistol grip, buttstock) count as 3 parts.
Gas Piston counts as 1 part
Receiver (Enterprise/Coonan) is 1 part
Hammer, Trigger, Sear (FSE/DSA/Century) counts as 3 parts
Magazine followers/floorplates count as 2 parts
Charging Handle counts as 1 part
Muzzle device counts as 1 part

So there are a few parts that count as US parts. If you are looking at a "Para", you can get US made lower from DSA which counts as a US part, then the folding buttstock counts also.

Easy way to tell, is pull the gas piston, see if it's stamped USA on it. If it is, there is a pretty good likelyhood the other parts are in it. However, be sure to ask if they know what US parts have been installed.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 12:00:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/5/2006 12:01:31 PM EDT by Lon_Moer]

Originally Posted By MarkBall:
If you are looking at a "Para", you can get US made lower from DSA which counts as a US part, then the folding buttstock counts also..


That is incorrect, unless the stock is a US part also.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 6:18:29 PM EDT
Isn't DSA's Para lower a "kit" complete with the folder? If not I must have misread the ad. Then in that case, your correct.

I seem to remember someone else was making the folders, if you have an "imported" lower. Can't remember who though.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 7:41:36 PM EDT
DSA says that their Para lower kit is US made.

"Buttstock, carrier and alloy lower count as three US parts".
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