View Full Version : FAL inch pattern aperture size

Coyote Chris
April 09, 2008, 13:46
I have an inch pattern FAL with a .100 inch aperture rear site. I need something closer to the .0595 of the NM M-1 Garand for load development and long range shooting. Does anyone know the size of the aperture of the C1 Canadian rotary rear site or the Hythe? I have a spare rear site assy I could
drill out and tap for a small hooded aperture. If anyone has done this, I would like their help.

DSA makes a metric rear site stalk with an aperture for about $25 which I could
take the hood off of and put it on my spare assy if that is possible.

Chris who is spoiled by the variable aperture rear sights on his Black powder cartridge target rifles

Mosin Guy
April 10, 2008, 08:23

Coyote Chris
April 10, 2008, 12:18
Yeah, that is the hummer all right. DSA says it will not fit my inch pattern Lower,
but that this the type hood I am looking for. Here is their part for $25 that I could take the hood off of.....


Mosin Guy
April 10, 2008, 12:49
No the link that you posted is for a Low line of sight Metric Belgian hooded rear sight apeture,what you need is a tall line of sight Isreali/L1A1 rear sight aperture that is hooded like this one http://www.dsarms.com/prodinfo.asp?number=110B

Coyote Chris
April 11, 2008, 00:20
OK, Mosin Guy, thanks for helping me out here..let me see if I can get this straight....I think what you are saying is that whoever at DSA answered my e-mail and said that your original recommended rear sight assy would not fit on my inch pattern gun is wrong. The Israeli /L1A1 hooded rear sight assy will indeed work on my inch pattern gun.
In fact, I think you are saying that all I really need is the staff, in your second link, and presumably the button that goes in it and the pin.

Is that correct?

I appreciate your help!


Mosin Guy
April 11, 2008, 07:57

Coyote Chris
April 11, 2008, 10:21
Thanks! I will e-mail them back, let them know that they are incorrect, and ask them the apereture size....


April 16, 2008, 10:44
The aperture size of an L1A1 is .100 and the aperture size on a metric, including an Izzy, is .052. Because of my eyesight I require a larger aperture and drill the aperture to .104.