View Full Version : Fiberglass Stock Fit
August 05, 2001, 14:18
I just received my SA4800 Match FAL. It was purchased from a private party who gathered the parts and had DSA assemble and Metacol it.
It has (I assume) what appear to be DSA supplied fiberglass (three-hole) forend guards. The forward end of the halves does not fit tight. They "splay" or are spread apart forward of the clamping screw. It looks to me that the left half's mating surface/edge is "wider" than the opposing right half.
Any of you folks have similar sloppy "fits".
DSA, please feel free to chime in. I have no problem in ordering a new set but, only if the fit is precise.
Also, do those inner laminated guards/shields, that another vendor advertises, have any merit?
Thanks in advance.
August 05, 2001, 14:30
Almost every set of DSA handguards I have ever seen do this including the set I bought.
August 05, 2001, 14:30
Yep, they are ALL like that! The only fly in the finish of an otherwise great product from DSA!
People here have remedied the gap, but I am a hacker and clueless as to how.
August 05, 2001, 15:16
Brand new SA58c, same problem. :(
August 05, 2001, 16:50
I have two sets that look the same way. The rifles look so nice that I never notice it now that they are on them. Just look the other way and enjoy!
August 05, 2001, 18:38
They still look better than any originals enjoy 'em
August 05, 2001, 19:15
That is sad. Like I said in the post, it appears that correction is needed most to the left side. Mine looks like a radius was sanded into it. The right hand side is at least straight. A slight split would make sense in terms of keeping the whole thing from splitting open under the tension of the screw but, this is just sloppy.
If you don't mind: look to see if the culprit on your rifles is the right or left guard.
Hello...DSA....ISO9 million QA check time.
Too bad...now my critical eye will catch everything from now on...I'm doomed.
August 05, 2001, 20:47
I'm a bit of a perfectionist. I like things to be just as I want them. But as the addiction grows ever stronger I find that when close to an FAL, any FAL, I become more and more willing to forgive and forget any defects in appearance. If it has no HG at all I'll wrap a rag around the barrel, grab whatever splinter of PG remains, and tuck the recoil tube under my arm to avoid any injury which might result from the missing BS... and as long as it still runs and the ammo lasts, I'm in heaven!
Huh, what problem?
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