View Full Version : FN FAL Manual - User and Complete Assembly Guide from IMBEL

July 11, 2010, 10:59

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July 20, 2010, 14:36
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December 19, 2010, 05:32
Thanks! I was just looking for one of these!

January 26, 2012, 00:58
The government!

January 27, 2012, 15:27
Sweet! First time I've seen that splash screen. Now I know where my tax dollars are going...

January 29, 2012, 22:01
Well that sucks. Glad I have a copy myself!

September 05, 2012, 03:33
Any way to get a copy of this since the original link is down ?

September 05, 2012, 08:22


September 05, 2012, 08:26
Is this the manual you are referring to?

September 05, 2012, 18:23
I'm not really sure which one the OP had posted, he just mentioned it was the "User and Complete Assembly Guide from IMBEL".

I haven't torn down or rebuilt an FAL in almost 8 years, just looking for a refresher.

January 06, 2013, 12:04
found this one

Tim Dreas
January 18, 2013, 12:59
I have a copy of the Imbel manual somewhere. I remember it being a bit more detailed than the typical Belgian manual that is commonly available. In the 1980's I had a manual that was suppose to be Rhodesian. I don't know if it was, but it might have been. It had instructions to set the gas at 4 (or 5, I don't remember exactly if it was 4 or 5) and DO NOT CHANGE the adjustment. It also included instruction for setting the sights by firing at 25 (or 30) yards (not meters) with the rear sight set on, "200." I think it might have been 30 yards. So that manual dated back to when the gas valve had numbers. I really wish I could find that manual again or find somebody that has a copy. I want to recall what the desired gas setting was and what the sighting in distance was. Those were the two additional details that I noticed weren't in the other manuals. The manual was dark brown and white or yellow, with an action picture on the cover, I think. It's been a long time since I've seen it.

January 30, 2013, 19:03
I have a copy if the IMBEL manual, pretty in-depth I think.

July 25, 2014, 18:18
The Canadian FN-C1 gas regulator had numbers, and you started with 4. To adjust you fired two warm up rounds first. Same with the Belgium G I once owned as I remember. With both you could usually turn it up to 5 and get reliable operation with reduced recoil. The Canadian Battle sight was a rotating peep, much better IMHO than the Belgium, and it was understood to be 200 yds. at nearest position and increased in 100 yd clicks.

November 11, 2016, 10:38
Does anyone have the original IMBEL guide? Please update/re-post as the links no longer work.

April 21, 2017, 18:14
the link at post #12 still takes you to a adobe download link

Mosin Guy
April 24, 2017, 12:56
The link just worked fine for me.