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tal35
May 03, 2008, 18:59
I have an STG58 barrel with a gas tube only maybe 5 inches sticking out of the front sight assembly. It appears to be permanent though.It is definitely not as long as the extra one in my parts box. Is this correct? Do I need to get a special sping/piston for it?

FTW2012
May 03, 2008, 19:08
pictures would help

Is the shorter one broken?
What is your barrel length?

tal35
May 03, 2008, 19:28
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2003-2/113370/58751521-FALKit.jpg

Here is a pic of the barrel in the pic.

ThePitbullofLove
May 03, 2008, 19:31
Looks right to me.

Standard piston & spring will work fine.

tal35
May 03, 2008, 20:28
Thanks, was that common that the STG's did not have full length gas tubes? So , the piston and spring were exposed a bit?

FTW2012
May 03, 2008, 20:28
Looks OK to me too

Try a search in ..............

http://www.falfiles.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=19

http://www.falfiles.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=12

Remember to swap out certain parts for your 922R compliance

ThePitbullofLove
May 04, 2008, 07:36
Originally posted by tal35
Thanks, was that common that the STG's did not have full length gas tubes? So , the piston and spring were exposed a bit?

Yes.

StG58Freak
May 04, 2008, 07:36
The StG58 came with a short Gas Tube that was Siver Soldered in place and what you have is the way it came as issued. It takes the standard Gas Piston and Spring:fal:

moses
May 04, 2008, 22:33
Embrace the short tube!:wink: on your STG that is LOL!

Makes it so much easier to clean and is much more gas efficient too!