View Full Version : need id, pic heavy

March 30, 2009, 18:17
Hi all, I picked this imbel up in the early 90's and it has been sitting around for a while. I've shot it a coupl of times and I replaced the top part of the upper receiver with a low pro pic mount so that I could mount the scope that is there now. Everything else is exactly the way I purchased it.

I bought it at a whole in the wall gunshop somewhere in the kills of ky, can't remember exactly where. I think I traded a ruger pistol for it. I remember that the shop owner wanted it gone and was about ready to give it away.

So what is it?????? I know it's a imbel varient of some sort, I just don't know anymore. There are a few light stampings on the barrel that are very hard to make out by eye. Even in the pics you can't see much, and the camera was set to super macro.

The stock and grip seem to be some sort of polymer, definitly not wood.
The black piccatiny part of the upper is a STA 58 scope mount from DSA.
The scope is a 6X40 springfield armory Gov. Issue for .308
Most of the pics are in super macro mode so every piece of dust is visable, the imbel is very clean. It does need to be parkerized or refinished.

I've been debating wether to parkerize it or get it duracoated. Anyone have a reason why one is better than the other?

Enough rambling here are the pics as promised. Please help.....

says xfal 7.62X51 C3A.....
Appears to be a star above the letters SAS OR SWS? This is on the right side of the barrel


All info is welcome; ID, worth, advice, ETC....

March 30, 2009, 18:45
Your rifle is an Austrian STG built on an IMBEL receiver. Your rifle is made with exellent parts. I'd replace the neutered flashhider and repark it if it belonged to me.

March 30, 2009, 18:47
Nice STG kit ( Metric ) on an Imbel receiver. Probably not 922 compliant.
The kits are about $700.00 for an all matched kit - Imbel rec $450-$550.00 DSA scope mount $90.00 and virtually unavaliable right now.Scope at least a couple of hundred.
The Styre barrel is one of the most accurate barrels.
You did well - Shoot it & enjoy.
There are threads that can tell you what parts to make it compliant.
Thanks D.

March 30, 2009, 19:09
Thanks for the quick replies.

RPBII; I am definitely getting it refinished, if I decide to repark it i'll do it myself. But i've been contemplating the idea of getting it duracoated. I think i'm going with the parkerizing at this point. I think I will replace the muzzle with the Entreprise Arms Zero Climb Muzzle Brake.

denny, that's great to hear.. The thing shoot dead straight, and with the scope the range is very impressive. All told i've put about 200 rounds down range with this gun since i've owned it. There's something rewarding about walking a few hundred yards and looking at a tattered target with a nice shot grouping....

March 30, 2009, 20:13
That's for sure.

April 01, 2009, 10:09
It would be disrespectful to those in ban states to put a brake on that fine Stg58. Whenever possible the original Evil Features should be maintained.


You really don't need a brake on a FAL and the Stoll device is rumored to improve accuracy (and make you more attractive to the opposite gender, not to mention how your peers will look up to you....).