View Full Version : Ident: America's T-48 National Match version/features?

March 13, 2001, 18:24
If the T48 test version of the FAL had gone on and been adopted as the replacement for the M1 Garand rifle, rather than the T44/M14 as history records, there would eventually have likely been a National Match version, just as there was with the M14 and just as now one is slowly developing around the M16A2. What might it have been like, and what features from such a development might be applied to our own FAL rifles?

And where might we go from there? Might this be a subject worthy of consideration for next years *FALFiles Group Buy annual project*? A number of domestic manufacturers are getting their feet wet on building uppers, possible sources of US-made barrels and stocks are available, and there are certainly some talented FAL builders around this board who could assemble the components into a real pleaser of a rifle.

Obviously, a better set of rear sights would be a part of the package, but what flavour? Brit Hythe, Canadian Dial, or something micrometer-click adjustable, yet positive? Charger guide, as per the C1, or not? Any thoughts, anyone?


Mr Clean
March 13, 2001, 19:45
It's my understanding that back when the
U.S. Army AMU competed against the Canadian
and British teams with their L1A1 variants,
the U.S. teams with M14's beat them soundly.
Not that the FAL cannot be made to shoot well - I just do not believe they are as accurate as an M14. John

WJ-Polish Guy
March 13, 2001, 19:57
UPPER reciver mounted adjustable rear sight plus good trigger....