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Uxkid
June 14, 2011, 08:05
I picked this barrel up two or so years ago from a vendor who advertised it as an inch barrel. There are no identifying marks on it except what looks to be a serial number behind the accessory lug and an "F" marked on the ledge of the barrel shoulder (see pictures below)

There is no "R" marked on the lug so my thought is that it isn't Argentine. No Belgian crest or other markings on the body of the barrel so I don't think it's an Israeli either. As you can see it is not bipod cut either.

I would appreciate any help with identification. I had been thinking about selling this but if it could be used for an Israeli LB clone I might keep it around.



http://i1029.photobucket.com/albums/y356/WillyJP/DSC_1021.jpg

http://i1029.photobucket.com/albums/y356/WillyJP/DSC_1019.jpg

http://i1029.photobucket.com/albums/y356/WillyJP/DSC_1018.jpg

http://i1029.photobucket.com/albums/y356/WillyJP/DSC_1017.jpg

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L/FN
June 14, 2011, 09:29
It IS a early, smooth muzzle, lugged, Argentine bbl.
Please don't remove the lug or thread muzzle. You'll cut the value in half.
Bore cond is the other half on these bbl's.

Hoot G
June 14, 2011, 12:30
What L/FN said! :bow:

Also, that is a good barrel to use for an Izzy LB clone, or a Belgian M1 or M2. The lug is in the correct place.

LaConservationist
June 14, 2011, 13:08
If I am not mistaken that is a military issue ARGY. I think that is pretty close to the same barrel I have that AEZCUR identified for me.

Like the others said......PLEASE chnage NOTHING about this barrel EXCEPT the gas block. PUT a nice ARGY GB and you are GTG!!!

LaC

Uxkid
June 14, 2011, 14:02
Thanks for the ID guys.

Looks like another project. These FALs seems to be multiplying in my gun safe.

Will keep this barrel as is and start collecting the appropriate parts to build around it.

aezcur
June 14, 2011, 21:07
This barrel is an Argentine military surplus ....how is the condition of the bore? muzzle erosion and throat erosion? Let me know if you decide to sell it....I always have room for one more Argy barrel :biggrin:

Tibodoe
June 14, 2011, 22:53
Does anyone have a pic of an Argy rifle with this type of barrel on it.
I have two barrels like the OP's and would love to bring one back to life
in the original configuration.

Thanks, Bret

aezcur
June 14, 2011, 22:59
Originally posted by Tibodoe
Does anyone have a pic of an Argy rifle with this type of barrel on it.
I have two barrels like the OP's and would love to bring one back to life
in the original configuration.

Thanks, Bret

Here you go!
http://i818.photobucket.com/albums/zz108/aezcur/Colimba/DSCN0768.jpg
http://i818.photobucket.com/albums/zz108/aezcur/Colimba/DSCN0770.jpg
http://i818.photobucket.com/albums/zz108/aezcur/Colimba/DSCN0772tagarna.jpg

Tibodoe
June 14, 2011, 23:05
Thanks Abel,
that rifle is gorgeous. Another Argy to add to the to do list. I guess I will need
another receiver. Is that bayonette Argy? If so how difficult are they to find.

Bret

aezcur
June 14, 2011, 23:17
Hi Brett,
Unfortunately that bayonet is not Argy, it's Belgian....:D ....so the Argy bayo is one more thing in my "TO DO" list for my next trip to my home country ;)

Here you go a couple more pics of an original military FAL I took at the Arms Museum in Buenos Aires. The above FAL that I put together is an exact replica of my Military issued FAL during my Military Service (except for the receiver since I used a Coonan Argy Type III, my original FAL had a Type I upper)

http://i818.photobucket.com/albums/zz108/aezcur/DSCN0038.jpg http://i818.photobucket.com/albums/zz108/aezcur/DSCN0039.jpg

def90
June 14, 2011, 23:20
I've got one of those Argy barrels that was de-lugged during the ban years and it is a better shooter than my new SAFLithgow barrel..

I also have a cousin of the OP's plain muzzle and lugged at #31836 that I can't wait to get on a build. The Argy's make good stuff.. :)

NZ L1A1 Collector
June 15, 2011, 06:09
Yep that's an Argentine bayonet on the FAL. Its not a FN made bayonet.

It has the following features:-

Smaller bayonet catch
Narrower pommel
less machining operations on the cross-piece/flash eliminator prongs

aezcur
June 15, 2011, 08:14
Originally posted by NZ L1A1 Collector
Yep that's an Argentine bayonet on the FAL. Its not a FN made bayonet.

It has the following features:-

Smaller bayonet catch
Narrower pommel
less machining operations on the cross-piece/flash eliminator prongs

Thank you for the information! I purchased here in the US as Argentine,....but I couldn't find any markings so my assumption was that was FN....I was waiting to my next trip to Argentina and get another bayonet there to confirm....thanks again.