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plutov
September 02, 2004, 22:36
The greenish one is an IMBEL and the black parked one a G1 Lower. Are they type 1, type 2, or type 3? Also, when did they change the unlocking lever from a vertical position to horizontal and why does it look like there are two small rivets on the underside of the IMBEL behind the postol grip?

Also, Mods, this might be a descent set of reference photos to post here. If someone wants me to send the origionals to host they are much larger and easier to see.

http://mediaservice.photoisland.com/auction/Sep/2004927375320914187930.jpg
http://mediaservice.photoisland.com/auction/Sep/2004922565894808859547.jpg
http://mediaservice.photoisland.com/auction/Sep/2004927396131593426164.jpg

EMDII
September 03, 2004, 03:55
Nice pics.

Did you look here too?

Sticky in R&D (http://www.falfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=101100)

Tank Commander
September 05, 2004, 01:54
To answer your question, the G1 pictured appears to be a TYPE 1. The Imbel is a TYPE 3. Examine the pictures Rooster posted on page 3 of the link EMD mentioned.
I do not know the date FN changed the locking latch design from vertical to horizontal off the top of my head but, I DO know that the design change was prompted by a nasty tendency for the vertical latch to trip when firing rifle grenades! Blake Steven's book has the specifics.

plutov
September 05, 2004, 10:36
Does anyone know why there are rivets present on the lower underside on Type 3 but not on Type 1?