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Posted: 11/7/2002 2:05:49 PM EDT
Well I am a happy camper........got my Imbel Gear-Logo FAL in today......looks great....and cant wait to shoot it.....now I am part of the other black rifle family.......
Link Posted: 11/7/2002 3:58:39 PM EDT
Congrats on buying "the other black rifle".
I plan on getting an FAL pretty soon myself.
Link Posted: 11/7/2002 5:42:29 PM EDT
only a matter of days til my DSA rolls in (I can't wait)
Link Posted: 11/7/2002 6:23:50 PM EDT
Who built the GL FAL for you?

Link Posted: 11/8/2002 9:54:22 AM EDT
I bought it from falparts.com....(aka Dans Sporting Goods..)..He said there was only a 1000 of them built...and he only had a few dozen left...prob a little more then some...it was $675.00 but the gun is like new and very tight..All parts are in great shape...and it meets all import rules...has 7 American parts in it..All the info I could find says the Imbel receiver was the way to go...this rifle has that and all Imbel parts...seems to be a great rifle...I am very Pleased with it...

Pappy
Link Posted: 11/8/2002 11:13:23 AM EDT
Ah. An IMI M-444.

Good luck with it. Remember that the US parts include the magazine base and follower. Iof you want to legally be able to use any mag, swap the pistol grip and gas piston for US manufactured versions.

Link Posted: 11/8/2002 12:35:08 PM EDT
I was told that the gas piston is not a part of the 18USC922 US compliant parts. Are you sure it is?

Wouldn't just replacing the pistol grip work since you need 6 US compliant parts anyway?

Correct me if I'm wrong, I do need to know this for the build that I'm starting.
Link Posted: 11/8/2002 1:31:58 PM EDT
The gas piston is definitely a compliance part in an FAL or AK build.

7 is with the US muzzle brake.

The parts that qualify for an FAL:

1. receiver
2. hammer
3. trigger
4. sear
5. charging handle
6. gas piston
7. stock
8. pistol grip
9. handguards
10. bolt carrier
11. mag follower
12. mag baseplate


I believe bolt and barrel also qualify, though I'm not 100% sure. Most people do:

H/T/S, Charging handle, pistol grip, gas piston, US brake
Link Posted: 11/8/2002 1:53:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/8/2002 1:56:10 PM EDT by Pappy1]
On this model

its the
Pistol Grip
Sear
Hammer
Trigger
Floor Plate
Mag Follower
Muzzle Brake
Thats 7...which complies with the 922 R law

so i could sub the hand guards or stock.. prob in place of the mags.........
he carries the mags with us floor plates and followers ,,,,,,just out of them at this moment....
Link Posted: 11/8/2002 2:41:54 PM EDT
I love my FAL! Built by Derek at Azex, it's the nicest post-ban I've seen yet.


Link Posted: 11/8/2002 4:56:51 PM EDT
Great Looking FAL Gunbert..........
Link Posted: 11/8/2002 6:06:30 PM EDT
You guys with the "other" black rifles need to go over to FALfiles and quit wasting our bandwidth here at AR15.com, home of the REAL Black Rifle


I was impressed with Pappy's FAL. Real clean gun cant wait to shoot it.

The gas piston is definately a part that could be switched out to a US part. That and the stock or foregrip replaced with a US made part would allow him to use ANY metric mag in the rifle.
Link Posted: 11/8/2002 6:26:55 PM EDT
I will REMEMBER that when you get your 50...then you will be at biggerhammer.net....not wasting bandwidth here right......heheheheheheheheheheh
Link Posted: 11/9/2002 3:28:01 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/9/2002 3:29:00 AM EDT by Princeton]
The parts that qualify for an FAL:

1.Upper Receiver
2.Barrel
3.Muzzle Arrachment
4.Bolt
5.Bolt Carrier
6.Operating Rod (Charging Handle)
7.Gas Pistons
8.Trigger Housings (lower Receiver)
9.Trigger
10.Hammer
11.Sear
12.Buttstocks
13.Pistol Grips
14.Forearms, Handguards
15.Magazine Bodies
16.Followers
17.Floorplates
Link Posted: 11/9/2002 8:41:28 AM EDT
SCHWEEEEEET...my FAL is in...YES! I can't pick it up til next week when I get paid but still!!!! gonna go down to the shop and check it out ...yahoo!
Link Posted: 11/9/2002 12:50:21 PM EDT
WTG......Legalese
congrads
Link Posted: 11/10/2002 4:46:37 AM EDT
thank you, I must be a weirdo cuz somehow I feel like a proud father. It's so beautiful, I can't wait until the day I can take it home :)
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