View Full Version : WTK: How Remove HB FAL Bipod??

July 22, 2007, 13:29
So I need a little help...I have a SAR 48 HB Fal and I don't shoot it too much so I'd like to take the bipod off so I can put it in a rifle case. But I have no idea where to start and I don't want to mess anything up. Any help would be appreciated.


July 22, 2007, 17:50
If you have the original izzy bipod coupler and the flash hider is timed correctly it is pretty simple.Knock out the pin that holds the bipod timing latch,then remove the timing latch.Once the latch is remove rotate the bipod 180 degrees and pull it forward toward the muzzle ,if the f/h is timed correctly the tab inside the ring on the bipod will clear and you can remove the bipod.Hope this helps

July 22, 2007, 20:49
Should that pin be really hard to remove because I took a few hits at it with the punch and I don't think it budged. Should I be afraid to really hit it?

July 22, 2007, 21:14
Yes, you should because the Israelis, knowing these rifles might fall into Arab hands, used a very special pin that will explode if not correctly removed. It will completely destroy the front end of that barrel, and you could put your eye out.

Or, whack harder.

Once the pin is out, just rotate the bipod assembly 180 with the legs sticking straight up, then simply slide everything forward and off the barrel.


July 22, 2007, 22:10
That was the perfect answer :)

Commencing Operation "Whack Harder"

Thanks, JM072

July 22, 2007, 22:20
There's good news and bad news...

Good news - I got the pin and latch out.

Bad news - The flash hider is not timed right so the bipod won't fit over it...what do I do now??

July 22, 2007, 22:34
Unscrew the flash hider.

There you go. My bill is $50.


July 22, 2007, 22:43
What I mean is...does the flash hider unscrew Left of Right. I didn't know if it was standard thread or not.

July 22, 2007, 22:45
Uh.... geez... been awhile... best of my recollection is that the Izzy is a standard thread, which I seem to remember confused me after all the STOLLS and IMBELS I'd messed around with. If you tear a muscle or break the wrench, then you'll know I was wrong.


July 22, 2007, 23:11
Hmmm...maybe I'll save the rest of this work for tomm. I need a bigger wrench :) and I'm gonna make sure it's standard thread before I pull a muscle.

Thanks for the help Radio! The check is in the mail haha.

July 23, 2007, 10:49
lefty loosy

July 23, 2007, 11:13
Good, elbo, you have validated my aging memory, but don't think for a minute you're getting part of my fee.

--Radio :D

July 24, 2007, 06:07
A moment in the linelight is enough.