View Full Version : Rescued a Century FAL

April 08, 2017, 09:09
It came as a Thumbhole stock abortion, but it is an Imbel. Wood by Ironwood Designs
https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3942/33781803941_e87e48cc10_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Ttbznx)

April 08, 2017, 10:13
Good job, ole Century would never recognize that Pogue now. :bow:

April 08, 2017, 12:23
Good save!

April 08, 2017, 13:43
That is a very nice looking rifle. The wood looks fantastic-especially the buttstock.

April 08, 2017, 14:21
I just love another FAL Rescue from the abomination of that Clinton Assault on Weapons Ban !!!!!!

April 08, 2017, 14:38
I just love another FAL Rescue from the abomination of that Clinton Assault on Weapons Ban !!!!!!

Same here!! Looks great!!

April 08, 2017, 14:50
Looks great gear-head! Nice save :beer:

April 08, 2017, 16:26
Beautiful rifle!

One of my favorite FALs is/was a Century build. IMBEL with British L1A1 parts plus Century's own compliance parts including their own smooth (except for the mold flashing) furniture, 12 hole brake, HTS and gas piston. I bought it from Cliff Brown who did business as Dixie Ammo Dump. His source would let him cherry-pick from their stock. He'd buy 10 or 12 at a time and sold a few here on the files. A former Marine, he closed up shop and re-enlisted in the aftermath of 9-11.

The rifle always worked well, but it was ugly. I gathered up and finished a furniture set from Ironwood, an HTS set from FSE, a one piece gas piston, a Hythe sight set and a PNG flash hider. Sent it off to Sledgehammer, and had it rebuilt and refinished with whatever ceramic paint finish he was using at the time. Barrel bobbed to 18 inches. It's almost too pretty to shoot.

April 08, 2017, 17:01
Nice rescue, very nice!

Near Sighted Sniper
April 08, 2017, 20:49
Beautiful. I rescued one last year, it does make you feel good to restore these to their former glory.
Great job.

April 08, 2017, 20:55
Shweeeeet :bow:

April 09, 2017, 12:08
Outstanding change from the way you received it.

April 14, 2017, 15:35
Good job! :bow: