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Red Leader
April 22, 2017, 13:27
New to FAL's and think I like the inch pattern best. For a decent running shooter what do these guys go for?

ActionYobbo
April 22, 2017, 13:34
from $650 to $3000 depending on your tastes
if you just want a rifle and any one will do then an angry beaver with its balls cut off will set you back $650 to $750. but if you want a correct looking rifle with nice wood with a correct looking receiver then it will set you back a whole lot more money

PvtJoker
April 22, 2017, 15:58
from $650 to $3000 depending on your tastes
if you just want a rifle and any one will do then an angry beaver with its balls cut off will set you back $650 to $750. but if you want a correct looking rifle with nice wood with a correct looking receiver then it will set you back a whole lot more money

Yep. Much like everything else in life- you get what you pay for and you pay for what you get. :whistling: So it really just comes down to your budget and your priorities.

Incognito
April 22, 2017, 17:38
What has already been said is correct. You can probably expect to pay between $1000-$1400 for a nice L1A1, with correct features, built from a kit on a decent receiver. Maybe a little less depending on condition of the kit.

On the low end around $700 you can buy a Century hacked up rifle that would probably shoot OK but would have an atrocious thumb hole stock, no flash suppressor, etc. On the high end you could maybe find a rifle that was not build from a kit onto 3rd party receiver; a rifle built completely by Lithgow but those are pretty rare as few were imported.

Incognito
April 22, 2017, 18:03
Here is one for $900. If it has an Imbel receiver, which many Century guns did, then it would probably be good to go. There is just one photo and no description so many questions would need to be asked of the seller. And if it did not have an Imbel receiver I would steer clear of it.

http://www.armslist.com/posts/6364054/mobile-alabama-rifles-for-sale-trade--fal-l1a1-

OLDMANPBK
April 22, 2017, 19:36
Not an Imbel receiver on that one. Steer clear.

JonnyP
April 23, 2017, 01:29
This pretty reasonable with a tidy up and a top cover replacement. Inch kit on Imbel with correct furniture. If you picked that up for $900 it would be.. okay. Not stellar, but not bad at all. Basis for a good inch gat.

http://www.gunbroker.com/item/640034134

01BIRDDOG
April 23, 2017, 10:04
Just try and get a good one to start with. Nothing worse than comparing the one you bought with pics. of the one you wish you had got.