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November 29, 2000, 18:39
I used a TAPCO Styer kit, Brownell's Black Teflon Moly, large carry handle, model paint, Imbel and DSA guards & internals. If you look closely you can see the trigger guard has been de horned and the buttstock & pistol grip were refinished by sanding and oiling. I sent the upper to Rich to get headspaced & barreled and he did a great job to say the least.
The sling came with the kit and I hope I put in on right as it seems to work great, anyone tell if it's on right? The case is a custom made, ultra heavy duty, Kramer guitar gig bag which cost me the huge some of $0.00 It came with a guitar I traded some stuff for a long time ago and is just big enough for the STG http://www.fnfal.com/forums/smile.gif It will do until I can make the perfect rifle/range bag later on.
I took out 200 rounds of Hirtenberg to "test fire" my newly built rifle and ran out of ammo before I knew it. This is the perfect rifle for me and I'm very happy with the final product. All the work that went into this was well worth it and I might just try to barrel and headspace my next project myself. Of course I'll be getting Gunplumbers video first http://www.fnfal.com/forums/smile.gif
On to the next project!!!!
[This message has been edited by Ted III (edited November 29, 2000).]
Farmer from Hell
November 29, 2000, 20:26
What do you mean by de horned?
November 29, 2000, 21:07
Ted, That is one nice lookin'FAL. You did good. Hey, did you apply the Teflon Moly coat and how easy was it to us? I'm thinking about doing my last kit with either the Teflon Moly or Gun Kote on top of a parkerized finish. I also noticed no muzzlebreak. I'm thinking about removing the DSA MB on my carbine because as my family put it,"what was that a canon?" It is rather loud. Is that how you were thinking when you left one off of your FAL? How is the recoil/muzzle flip minus the MB? Once again, nice job. RB
November 29, 2000, 21:42
That thing really looks nice! Good job man! http://www.fnfal.com/forums/smile.gif
BTW, I think the sling *may* be on backwards. At least I've seen 'em on the other way too. Whatever works, right? http://www.fnfal.com/forums/wink.gif
Historically Freedom is bought with steel, not gold...
November 30, 2000, 13:23
Well, de horned means I just rounded the edges off http://www.fnfal.com/forums/smile.gif Sounds cool huh? I figured any rifle I'm going to spend a lot of time with should feel comfortable to handle.
I decided against a break as I've heard the pros & cons and just opted to leave it off. Rich@CGW did such a great job of recrowning the muzzle, I couldn't bare to cover it up with a MB. To cover the threads I had a guy at work make me a tiny little sleeve that has the same OD as the barrel and the same ID and thread as the Stoll FH. Screw it on and weld, repaint the area and you can't even tell unless your very close.
Muzzle flip and recoil are like a tap on the shoulder from and old friend http://www.fnfal.com/forums/smile.gif The last rifle I owned and fired was a Savage 110 tactical in 300 Win Mag and that thing beat the crap out of me. I found the biggest/heaviest guy at work and made him buy it, it was just too much gun for me. Maybe a muzzle break on the Savage would have kept it a place in my cabinet http://www.fnfal.com/forums/wink.gif However, I would say recoil and flip are minimal as I was shooting plastic plates @ 100 yards and couldn't seem to miss once the rear sight was adjusted properly.
As far as the Teflon Moly goes, it was a breeze to use. One word of caution: Spray this stuff outside and ventilate very well inside when you bake it. This has got to be the most godawful smelling, noxious stuff I've had the pleasure of sharing air molocules with.
First I degreased everything with Simple Green and dried. Then I heated everything in a 200 degree oven for 20 - 30 minutes to get more of the grease out. Pre heating not only removes the grease you can't see, but it will also make the Teflon Moly stick much better and leave a nice, very fine textured surface when baked and dried. I also let the can of Moly sit in a bowl of hot water before and during application to keep everything warm. I've used it to refinish all my mags and they just eat this stuff up, it makes them look brand new. Mind you I applied the Teflon Moly Over the existing park as the kit I bought had at least 90% finish and now I have the best of both.I did have to dry fit/work some parts like the carrier and charging handle to make sure the paint didn't interfear with the function of the rifle. Since this stuff goes on thick, it was necessary to fit some parts before test fireing.
DK After I posted and started looking at these pics then at my rifle.....then at the pics.....then at my rifle, I started to think I had put it on backwards also. I'll flip it around and see how it looks http://www.fnfal.com/forums/wink.gif The sling is actually designed very well as far as options to carry and placement on the body. If I carry the sling over my left shoulder and under my right, the buttstock goes naturally under my arm and gives a great "on patrol" kind of carry. I'll need to do some "figurin" out as to the best style for my taste.
As for the next project, I'm still droolin' over that DSA short front end with the 11" or 13" barrel. Since that's a few months in the planning, I might need to start another build just to help keep me up all those long hours of planning, paper pushin' to the ATF, finding a class 2 and basically reverse enginer a Para into an AOW FAL http://www.fnfal.com/forums/wink.gif
December 01, 2000, 04:54
The sling is on right. Most milsurp are on that way,Finn. MN, MAS & FAL.
December 01, 2000, 07:13
Where did you get the large carry handle?
Does the DSA handguard work well when the bipod is folded? Does it get hot after firing some rounds through it?
December 01, 2000, 12:55
DSA plastic handguards do work with the bipod. I have fired enough rounds to get the metal guards hot but not the DSA plastic ones. I will try 2 or 3 mags real quick (maybe in 1 minute) and see. Others here say the plastic ones are much better with the heat.
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