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January 22, 2013, 08:01
I just cleaned my FAL and my gas regulator was stuck. Didn't want to move at all.
I sprayed it with some penetrating oil and heated it up with a heat gun and then lightly tapped it with a brass punch on the "fins" of the regulator.
It came loose and now I can turn it with ease.
Problem though is that my Regulator Spring is missing. I believe the previous owner might have lost it.
Is there any DIY/Homemade way of making one (Can't find one anywhere close by) or do I have to order one and wait for it?
Can I shoot the rifle without one or is that a bad idea? It turns but no "clicks" and I think it will turn with the recoil while firing.

January 22, 2013, 08:34
There are some on the marketplace, look up Drtrumpet's post for FAL parts, and I believe APEX still has some online.

January 22, 2013, 08:41