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June 11, 2007, 18:05
recently bought a isreal fal and i doesnt work. broke 2 cases and blew out a magazine the barrel is also loose from the reciver i can twist it by hand had a guy who was going to fix it now he cant,im in dutchess county new york and was hopeing some one knows someone around here who works on them or where i can get it fixed thanks moe

Survey Punk
June 11, 2007, 18:53
Mark's good people:

There are a number of members, me included, that have the tools to build an FAL from the ground up but if you want a professional that link is a good start.


June 11, 2007, 20:46
Perhaps I'm stating the obvious here, but just in case... DO NOT SHOOT THAT RIFLE UNTIL IT'S FIXED.

The loose barrel is playing hell with your headspacing - to say the least - and you have about, oh, I don't know, 50,000 psi doing interesting things right in front of your eyeball. Fortunately the pressure is taking the easier path via the mag-well and decorating the ground with steel parts instead of your face.

Get the barrel screwed in good and tight, then headspaced and test-fired.