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4895SHOOTER
January 15, 2009, 10:28
I am interested in retrofitting AR style A2 sights to the FAL lower for use with the standard front sight. Does anyone have suggestions or pictures of their mods?

Mosin Guy
January 15, 2009, 11:04
http://www.dsarms.com/Tactical-Para-Steel-Rear-Sight-US-Made/productinfo/DSA110/

4895SHOOTER
January 15, 2009, 12:19
Thanks, but this does not allow for the elevation adjustments of the A2. I know the lower will have to be modified to be similar to the Hampton lower offered by DSA.

lew
January 15, 2009, 14:09
Originally posted by 4895SHOOTER
Thanks, but this does not allow for the elevation adjustments of the A2. I know the lower will have to be modified to be similar to the Hampton lower offered by DSA.

No, that sight only allows for windage adjustments.

4895SHOOTER
January 15, 2009, 16:29
Right, looking to get W&E with the nice knobs and the ability to esily change aperatures. In the third picture here you'll see where I'm headed with this, although I'm not too happy with the flip-up: http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=7&f=47&t=622854

W.E.G.
January 15, 2009, 17:01
http://www.dsarms.com/Stripped--SA58-FAL-A2-Hampton-Standard-Lower/productinfo/US061A2H/

http://www.dsarms.com/images/US061A2H.gif

4895SHOOTER
January 15, 2009, 19:14
Thanks again for the responses! Now this would be great, however, I spoke with DSA and they said NO lowers would be available for sale in the future and hadn't been for some time. The link in the previous post shows a cut down section with a BUIS mounted to a pic rail section. The wiggly sights replaced with the proven A2 would be a dream come true, work with the para configuration, etc., and I have a lower already - just need the A2's. The Hampton seems to have a bit more meat at the top section, but...

owlcreekok
January 15, 2009, 20:26
Some judicial peening and fitment can pretty much negate the loosey goosey fal backsight. Of course, that means little if one just wants the kewl A2 rear on them

4895SHOOTER
January 15, 2009, 21:59
Yup, gonna' loose the play on the existing ones, squeezy-peeny-lappy, but wan't to rig something more precise for the new build. I have been mulling this over for a while and I know there is no easy solution. The A2's work great on the "poodle popper" so why not bolt them onto a real gun? A picture is worth a thousand words - anybody got one?

W.E.G.
January 15, 2009, 22:23
Originally posted by 4895SHOOTER
DSA and they said NO lowers would be available for sale in the future and hadn't been for some time.

Something tells me that's not quite exactly what they meant, even if it is what the person on the phone may have said.

owlcreekok
January 16, 2009, 08:50
Call it my current take on the FAL we all love, but hasn't the accuracy of the FAL been well established as being 2 MOA or greater ? (3 MOA on average, from the mag )

Not trying to be an ass (that takes little effort on my part, actually) but it seems to me that anything other than the usual sight for the FAL is not going to really bring a lot of improvement as far as functionality goes.

I have often thought that the Hythe sights were all cool and stuff, but I had the same thought for those as I am the AR style mods. Which thought was "Why ?"

Wasn't it the Inch patterns that had the complex (read: "nicer") backsights ? Did they have something over the metrics as far as accuracy so as to utilize such contraptions ?

After all that nay saying, if there is any merit to a different sight in the offing from the .223 FAL I am building, I will hurry to eat the plate of Crow and find me a different backsight for it.

4895SHOOTER
January 16, 2009, 15:33
Thanks for your thoughts and responses. I saw the 223 thread and it's phenominal. I'm a slow and methodical crafter so with much determination, this will become a reality. By then, I may be off probation and can attach a photo. I obviously started this thread to see if there was a possibility that there was a way, I have the will, so another week or two of percolation and I'm going to order the parts; I don't need this tomorrow. If anyone has a thought (no matter how goofy it seems), please post it!

owlcreekok
January 16, 2009, 15:49
You can already attach a photo, matey.

Go to "Photobucket dot com" and register. It is simple to use. (I am living proof of that) You then put your pics up there and then, using the built in stuff on photobucket, you can paste the image tag into a post here.

No muss, no fuss. Have a go at it. If you get stuck, holler at us. We'll be over there by the beer cooler.

:beer:


If I could get a scope on a FAL that would stay put I would do it. Then, I can see the 3 MOA work I am doing without having to lug around the POS spotting scope I have.

:rofl:

PS- I appreciate the kind words, but what I am doing with the .223 FAL is far short of "phenomenal". I simply have a lathe and have advanced to the third chapter of the "Rank Greenhorn's Guide to WECSOG Post graduate Studies"

(Short title is - "Swarf Making for Dummies")

T210driver
January 16, 2009, 16:07
Originally posted by 4895SHOOTER
Right, looking to get W&E with the nice knobs and the ability to esily change aperatures. In the third picture here you'll see where I'm headed with this, although I'm not too happy with the flip-up: http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=7&f=47&t=622854

I believe that is a Kaiserworks lower you are trying to duplicate. They are very nice. I have two.

Derace

4895SHOOTER
January 16, 2009, 19:14
I found this: http://www.falfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=246711&highlight=Kaiser

owlcreekok
January 16, 2009, 22:29
Looks like an option for you. Cool factor is up there pretty good. I dunno what is up with WEG's diatribe, but I reckon it is warranted. :?

You know where I am widdit. $250 is a lot of jing for a backsight. Which is what it all tracks anyway.


Go for it, dude. Post up what takes place.

:beer: