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Darwinsmistake
May 18, 2017, 05:48
I would like to add what I have just purchased , what I do know and understand then ask the questions to cover what I don't know.
My dealer had a Century arms R1A1 that was in 95+ % condition for $650.00 plus tax . It has the Century arms reciever and appears to be a inch pattern rifle with the exception of 2 20 round metric mags. I would like to add upfront that I have a good working knowledge of the gas system.Anyway brought it home and field stripped it and went through it all making sure it was clean as well as internally in good condition (no rust in the gas tube.. and so on)

Anyway of course the two metric magazines are not working well in this rifle. No bolt hold open after the last round . Also atm is making it a single shot rifle with FTF issues.

Now to the questions :
where is the best place to purchase inch pattern 20 rounders?

I have purchased a UTG quad as well as a Keymod from DS arms. But I would love to hear if any of you have converted any of the fal Israeli lbr wood handguards to a inch pattern rifle?

Any grip ideas that would go on a inch pattern rifle?

Last question; any of you adapted a Magpul PRS to one of these inch pattern rifles?

Basically I am looking for aftermarket options.

Once again I am honored to be here and thank you for your time.

Eric

TenTea
May 18, 2017, 06:49
Welcome!

Off topic...one of my favorite memories of cross country motorcycling is the chicken fried steak at the truck stop in Mountain Home!
After my meal I proceeded north of town to tent camp on the edge of a gorge, high above a river with snow covered mountains to the west.

All I can say in regard to your rifle is definitely get some inch mags.
Good luck with it.

Klaus Von Richter
May 18, 2017, 07:47
Inch mags are a little more pricey compared to metric.

http://www.gunbroker.com/item/646063649

Invictus77
May 18, 2017, 07:53
Century arms R1A1

Mine is not cut for inch mags. I have no idea if that is true of all R1A1 receivers though. You should post some photos unless you are 100% certain yours is inch cut.

Welcome.

Darwinsmistake
May 18, 2017, 11:04
Mine is not cut for inch mags. I have no idea if that is true of all R1A1 receivers though. You should post some photos unless you are 100% certain yours is inch cut.

Welcome.

Thank you and I am pretty sure. But here are some pics for ya. Actually I have no idea on uploading pictures to ya folks?

Darwinsmistake
May 18, 2017, 19:08
Hope this works.

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Darwinsmistake
May 18, 2017, 19:15
Pictures I believe are added and if anyone is interested I have two nice metric mags that will be for sale.. I know there is a area to sell stuff and when I am ready I will list the 20 round magazines.

Anyway any help or advice on stocks , grips , mags and so on. I really wish to add a Magpul PRS and a grip with a palm swell.

Thanks in advance.

Sk8Man
May 18, 2017, 19:29
You might want to keep your metric mags as your receiver is not cut to accept inch-pattern mags.
The fact that your bolt doesn't stay open after last round fired has nothing to do with the type mag
you have.

Darwinsmistake
May 18, 2017, 19:30
Oh I forgot to add: I would really like to add a original L1A1 flash hider w/ bayonet lug. And if all possible a
Israeli handguard assembly, standard barrel.

Thanks once again for your time.

Eric

Darwinsmistake
May 18, 2017, 20:13
You might want to keep your metric mags as your receiver is not cut to accept inch-pattern mags.
The fact that your bolt doesn't stay open after last round fired has nothing to do with the type mag
you have.

Sir please do not take this as disrespectful. It is a slot cut not a dimple cut .
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And the metric magazines are a bit sloppy in this receiver. A friend of mine has a Australian kit l1a1 that is a inch based rifle. His inch pattern mags one of which I borrowed. It didn't even hickup in my rifle. We noticed the metric mags were tipping down more in my receiver and the bolt did not strip the next round out of the metric mag on its way into battery.
The inch pattern mag did not share the same fate.It worked flawlessly.

meltblown
May 18, 2017, 20:26
Welcome and yes it is inch cut. You won't be so honored after you spend all your money on FALs. I have stopped at 12. Having 1k each of ammo will put a bite in your pocket book too. I'm a lightweight around these parts

I'd get rid of that tactical shit. Put some nice furniture on it. Get the IZ furniture out of your head. Lots of nice wood real SLR furniture that looks better floating around.

J. Armstrong
May 18, 2017, 20:49
I will be putting some nice inch mags on the marketplace here in about a week. I'll try to remember ( getting to be an Olde Farte in the memory department :whistling: ) to give you a heads up.

AND --------welcome aboard :beer::beer:

Darwinsmistake
May 18, 2017, 20:52
Welcome and yes it is inch cut. You won't be so honored after you spend all your money on FALs. I have stopped at 12. Having 1k each of ammo will put a bite in your pocket book too. I'm a lightweight around these parts

I'd get rid of that tactical shit. Put some nice furniture on it. Get the IZ furniture out of your head. Lots of nice wood real SLR furniture that looks better floating around.

Haha! Fair enough. 12 ? Gosh! I have to admit they are rather addictive . I only added the quad because I found Centuries forend to be really flimsy. I also wanted a surface for mounting a bipod. I have seen some Aussie beechwood furniture but it was pretty beat up.

I use to see all kinds of cool stuff in the old Shotgun news (now the Firearms news) and I do not see much anymore. Numrich arms had more out of stock than they do in stock. Sarco doesn't have much. Gunbroker has been my daily go to for interesting stuff. Anyway I know it's a Century and I am not trying to change its broken DNA strands.But I would like to have it function and be comfortable to shoot.

baker72
May 18, 2017, 22:02
Aw G'Day and welcome aboard ,congrats on the new boom stick

Will

EPC WN
May 18, 2017, 22:12
Get the Type C Bayo that fits that hider. Way lighter. No weird counter threads on the hider. Doesn't look as cool but I went your route and have abandoned the thought after trying it out. Fine for a wall hanger, not so much on something you blast often....

Sk8Man
May 18, 2017, 22:12
Sir please do not take this as disrespectful. It is a slot cut not a dimple cut.

And the metric magazines are a bit sloppy in this receiver. A friend of mine has a Australian kit l1a1 that is a
inch based rifle. His inch pattern mags one of which I borrowed. It didn't even hickup in my rifle. . . . .

Sorry my Friend, after looking again at the photo you are totally correct. I don't know what I was thinking earlier.

JonnyP
May 18, 2017, 23:27
Welcome. My first L1A1 (other than the one I was issued) was also a Century receiver Inchling.

PM me your mailing address and I will dig out a used/serviceable inch mag and a Brit Flash-hider. You will need to source the pin and washer, but I have several that aren't doing anything useful.

You can have them gratis, if you wanna ping me your mailing address.

Darwinsmistake
May 19, 2017, 04:58
Aw G'Day and welcome aboard ,congrats on the new boom stick

Will

Thank ya mate! Nice to meet ya ;-) ! Australia is my home away from home. My wife is from Wollongong. I absolutely love Australia! I miss it but will be back soon enough for a bit of a visit with the in laws. But I mainly just really need a Kebab and maybe good ole VB to wash it down! :beer:

Darwinsmistake
May 19, 2017, 05:13
Welcome. My first L1A1 (other than the one I was issued) was also a Century receiver Inchling.

PM me your mailing address and I will dig out a used/serviceable inch mag and a Brit Flash-hider. You will need to source the pin and washer, but I have several that aren't doing anything useful.

You can have them gratis, if you wanna ping me your mailing address.

I appreciate it. And will do so here in a bit. I need to kinda figure out how to pm ya?

I was getting ready to do some research as to why inch pattern mags are harder to come by? I mean the Aussies,NZ, British and Canadians all carried inch didn't they? Just would kinda think there would be quite a bit of surplus around. Heck I don't mind paying for mags and it doesn't even bug me to pay a bit more. But most of what I have seen for sale are mags in fair condition.
I will continue to read what folks here on this site have written but to be honest it's a bit like information overload.

Darwinsmistake
May 19, 2017, 05:20
Sorry my Friend, after looking again at the photo you are totally correct. I don't know what I was thinking earlier.

Haha! It's all good. I have a lot to learn. To be honest I figured I would be hung from a yard arm for mentioning Century arms.. but was prepared for the frenzy because I got it for a decent buy. And the best part is its one of the finest single shot rifles I have had the pleasure of shooting. .. Next to a few No 1's that is. I know my luck will change with the right mags. Nice to meet ya! ;-)

Darwinsmistake
May 19, 2017, 05:52
I will be putting some nice inch mags on the marketplace here in about a week. I'll try to remember ( getting to be an Olde Farte in the memory department :whistling: ) to give you a heads up.

AND --------welcome aboard :beer::beer:

Thank you kind sir! I will keep a eye open and hopefully pick up one or two from ya.

Nice to meet you.

MAINER
May 19, 2017, 08:07
Howdy, and welcome.

I think you are finding that the L1A1 is a different animal. Unlike the FAL there are very few options for aftermarket Pistol grips or Butt stocks. Handguards are a bit easier and most any will fit the L1A1. I would suggest an Ad in the Marketplace forum here describing your wants and wishes.
These guys are hoard er....sitting on most of the remaining parts in existence. Sometimes they can be pried loose from some. :D

You are probably finding that most of us are a very conservative bunch in most ways than one and especially what our FAL/L1A1's wear for furniture. Therefore I would recommend some wood or wood laminate Handguards from Downunder for your SLR. ;)

You mention using a Bipod on your rifle, but unless you "Free-float" or mount it so it doesn't apply any pressure on the barrel, it will have a detrimental effect on accuracy.

If however, you are mainly concerned about repelling hordes of Commiefornians assaulting your real estate, then accuracy be damned, mount your Bipod and blast away. :shades:

In case you haven't found it yet, www.arizonaresponsesystems.com is a great source for information and parts. Gunplumber runs the place and is very generous with his knowledge on the forum.

Good luck with your L1A1.

J. Armstrong
May 19, 2017, 08:30
I appreciate it. And will do so here in a bit. I need to kinda figure out how to pm ya?

I was getting ready to do some research as to why inch pattern mags are harder to come by? I mean the Aussies,NZ, British and Canadians all carried inch didn't they? Just would kinda think there would be quite a bit of surplus around. Heck I don't mind paying for mags and it doesn't even bug me to pay a bit more. But most of what I have seen for sale are mags in fair condition.
I will continue to read what folks here on this site have written but to be honest it's a bit like information overload.

To PM someone, you can click on their name, then click "contact info", then "private message".

Yep, the info here on FALs and SLRs is overwhelming at first. Take your time, don't be afraid to ask questions. The discussions can get pretty bloody sometimes, but I think most all here respect an honest question, you are unlikely to suddenly acquire a new sphincter when seeking info :biggrin: All bets are off in Politics, Dumping Brass, etc :eek:

Inch - or more correctly, "Commonwealth pattern" mags are scarce simply because far fewer of those rifles were ever made worldwide, and even fewer were ever imported into the US.

If I may make a suggestion - don't jump into making too many changes on your rifle at first. You can end up chasing your tail and/or spending $$$ on things which you discover later don't work or for which there are better options ( AMHIK :( ). For instance, Izzy LB HGs are scarcish and pricey, although they will pop right into place on your L1A1 ( and they are infinitely nicer than the quad rail, about which I will refrain from commenting ;) ). An option you might consider would be the old Tapco "T48" HGs. Similar to the Izzies they are synthetic quasi-replicas of the early wood T48 HGs. They are a smaller diameter in the grip area than the Izzy and very comfortable IMHO. Plus they are indestructible. They show up every now and again here - a WTB in Marketplace should score you one if you elect to go that route.

As Mainer mentions, use of a bipod doesn't do accuracy any favors, ditto a tight sling.

Invictus77
May 19, 2017, 08:42
I will continue to read what folks here on this site have written but to be honest it's a bit like information overload.

There is simply an incredible amount of FAL/SLR info here. I've been active here for a few years now and have built up a very small bit of knowledge, which is less then 5% of what many here have. I love this place :cheers:

One thing you will find is the search function on this site is less than splendid. Book mark this link below which I think you will find helpful quite routinely.

https://cse.google.com/cse/home?cx=016627024816471058913:jrp-_hjyone

...and again, welcome.

J. Armstrong
May 19, 2017, 10:13
There is simply an incredible amount of FAL/SLR info here. I've been active here for a few years now and have built up a very small bit of knowledge, which is less then 5% of what many here have. I love this place :cheers:

One thing you will find is the search function on this site is less than splendid. Book mark this link below which I think you will find helpful quite routinely.

https://cse.google.com/cse/home?cx=016627024816471058913:jrp-_hjyone

...and again, welcome.

This +1 and then some :biggrin:

EPC WN
May 19, 2017, 11:25
Looked closer today and that's doesn't look like an Imbel combo in the light of day.... Nevermind.

Near Sighted Sniper
May 19, 2017, 14:52
Welcome Darwinsmistake. I have had a few SLR's/ L1A1's over the past few years. I still have 3 that I am going to keep for the long haul. Might I suggest that you keep all of the "Tacti-cool" crap off of your SLR & stick with wood or the Brit Maraynl furniture. I LOVE the FAL but my favorites are the Commonwealth guns, the SLR/L1A1 there is just something about them that I think is "sexy" for lack of a better word. Wood is just gorgeous on these rifles. If you want a "tacti-cool" rifle then why not get an AR & accessorize the heck out of it. It's your rifle & in the end you need to be happy with it, so whatever floats your boat rules the day.

01BIRDDOG
May 19, 2017, 15:34
Welcome aboard Sir and yes the amount of knowledge here is amazing.......This L1A1 will be one of many you will get now that you see how good they are.

Invictus77
May 19, 2017, 16:20
You won't be so honored after you spend all your money on FALs. I have stopped at 12. Having 1k each of ammo will put a bite in your pocket book too. I'm a lightweight around these parts.

Truly meltblown has slightly & subtlety given you the best advice in this thread.

Walk away now, immediately, while your marriage and savings account is still intact. Don't look back.

Assuming you have those now, six months around the MP here could bring both to an untimely demise.

If you don't have those things now, you can write off any chance of doing so by hanging around here.

You have been warned :whistling:

J. Armstrong
May 19, 2017, 16:27
Truly meltblown has slightly & subtlety given you the best advice in this thread.

Walk away now, immediately, while your marriage and savings account is still intact. Don't look back.

Assuming you have those now, six months around the MP here could bring both to an untimely demise.

If you don't have those things now, you can write off any chance of doing so by hanging around here.

You have been warned :whistling:

Now you've gone and spoiled all the fun :devil:

Hebrew Battle Rifle
May 20, 2017, 01:59
Israeli light barrel hand guards will fit your rifle without modification.

You can put a metric pattern lower onto your rifle. It is as simple as removing your current complete lower and replacing it with a complete metric lower. This will give you many more options for furniture. The rear sight assembly on your current lower will fit onto a metric lower without modification.

Additionally, either an Israeli or Argentine "tombstone" rear sight would also work with the inch pattern front sight. Standard metric rear sights are too short for the inch pattern front sight.

Replacing the inch pattern bolt hold open (BHO) with a metric BHO will give you the last shot hold open feature.

Darwinsmistake
May 20, 2017, 03:40
Welcome Darwinsmistake. I have had a few SLR's/ L1A1's over the past few years. I still have 3 that I am going to keep for the long haul. Might I suggest that you keep all of the "Tacti-cool" crap off of your SLR & stick with wood or the Brit Maraynl furniture. I LOVE the FAL but my favorites are the Commonwealth guns, the SLR/L1A1 there is just something about them that I think is "sexy" for lack of a better word. Wood is just gorgeous on these rifles. If you want a "tacti-cool" rifle then why not get an AR & accessorize the heck out of it. It's your rifle & in the end you need to be happy with it, so whatever floats your boat rules the day.
Well I am not into tacticool. I simply have a quadrail on this because it was readily available. And believe me when I say I wanted to shoot it right away and the forend that was on this L1A1 was horrible! They do not line up correctly and had a huge gap on the underside of the forend. You know just how bad they must be if I say a quadrail is way more comfortable. I own many firearms. My favorites are my M1A, a 1886 Winchester and a Sharps rifle. It's like I own a bunch of semi auto sidearm such as this H&K USP tactical 45 , Sig p229 yet my favorite sidearm is my Talo edition super blackhawk with a 3.75 barrel. As you can see in the following I have a few tactical weapons. But my single actions and lever actions are my favorite! But I will admit I am in love with the build of the L1A1's. I do plan on getting a few others. I am currently looking at a DS arms SA 58. It will take up a space right next to my Hk 91.


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Darwinsmistake
May 20, 2017, 03:50
Israeli light barrel hand guards will fit your rifle without modification.

You can put a metric pattern lower onto your rifle. It is as simple as removing your current complete lower and replacing it with a complete metric lower. This will give you many more options for furniture. The rear sight assembly on your current lower will fit onto a metric lower without modification.

Additionally, either an Israeli or Argentine "tombstone" rear sight would also work with the inch pattern front sight. Standard metric rear sights are too short for the inch pattern front sight.

Replacing the inch pattern bolt hold open (BHO) with a metric BHO will give you the last shot hold open feature.

Where should I look for a metric lower? I know DS arms sells them. But which is the best for the money in your opinion? I also really do wish to go with wood furniture. I see complete sets at times on Gunbroker but they have been pretty hammered.I would rather not purchase 4 or 5 sets to get one working set. This is where all of the experience here on Fal Files can be of real assistance. Also I have seen the HK rotary style sights for fals. Any idea on them or should I stick with the fal type sights?

Also is the metric lower any better? I have to kind of figure that out as well. Which part is the lower? The one with the trigger group or the one with the magwell?

Guess I better do more homework..

Darwinsmistake
May 20, 2017, 03:56
Okay so it's the one with the trigger group. Arizonaredponsesystems has the following:

IMBEL Type 3 Lower degreased, some refinished.
Finish on cleaned parts will be a mix of original, paint, park, and black oxide.
most will have serial number on right side.
horizontal lock lever

For $200.00

hkshooter
May 20, 2017, 09:49
Okay so it's the one with the trigger group. Arizonaredponsesystems has the following:

IMBEL Type 3 Lower degreased, some refinished.
Finish on cleaned parts will be a mix of original, paint, park, and black oxide.
most will have serial number on right side.
horizontal lock lever

For $200.00

The IMBEL lower will fit and work. Internal lower parts will not swap between the IMBEL and the SLR, in general.
Using the IMBEL lower will open you up to more furniture options but it will also move your rifle towards complete mutt status, if that matters to you. If you want function over form, go for it. Mutts make the best dogs! :)

If you want to know what will swap and what won't, go here.
http://www.falfiles.com/forums/showpost.php?p=4374112&postcount=12

Invictus77
May 20, 2017, 10:00
Yes buy the metric lower and put it under your inch upper.

In a couple months you will look at it and say "that looks silly" and put it back on the inch lower.

Then you will have a stray metric lower so you will buy a metric upper assembly and have a second riFAL.

Soon after that, you will look at that tacticool HG on the inch rifle with displeasure and replace it with all wood furniture.

Then you will have a stray tacticool HG sitting around and see a Frankenfal in the MP cheap that would make a good truck gun with the tacticool HG. You will buy that one for your third riFAL.

By then you will have learned the differences between a G1, StG58, Argy, Izzy, etc. and start thinking which you would like to have next. It will probably be a G1 for riFAL #4 as they are most common.

But you will notice the Germanic heritage of a G1 seems incomplete without an StG companion......

Oh yeah, the Izzy HB is a "must have" for every collection.....

Of course no collection is complete without one actual FN Herstal made stick.....

Remember the Frankenfal HG you replaced on riFAL 3 with the tacticool HG? It is still sitting around somewhere. It will become the start of another Frankenfal kit to build for a bedroom closet riFAL....

I know of what I speak amigo. :facepalm:

I warned you !

Darwinsmistake
May 20, 2017, 21:35
Yes buy the metric lower and put it under your inch upper.

In a couple months you will look at it and say "that looks silly" and put it back on the inch lower.

Then you will have a stray metric lower so you will buy a metric upper assembly and have a second riFAL.

Soon after that, you will look at that tacticool HG on the inch rifle with displeasure and replace it with all wood furniture.

Then you will have a stray tacticool HG sitting around and see a Frankenfal in the MP cheap that would make a good truck gun with the tacticool HG. You will buy that one for your third riFAL.

By then you will have learned the differences between a G1, StG58, Argy, Izzy, etc. and start thinking which you would like to have next. It will probably be a G1 for riFAL #4 as they are most common.

But you will notice the Germanic heritage of a G1 seems incomplete without an StG companion......

Oh yeah, the Izzy HB is a "must have" for every collection.....

Of course no collection is complete without one actual FN Herstal made stick.....

Remember the Frankenfal HG you replaced on riFAL 3 with the tacticool HG? It is still sitting around somewhere. It will become the start of another Frankenfal kit to build for a bedroom closet riFAL....

I know of what I speak amigo. :facepalm:

I warned you !

Haha! Yes you did warn me. I am already thinking of a second rifle. I have been thinking of getting a DS arms rifle.DSA SA58 16 is kinda a dream firearm. It's just over $1900.00 out the door. I am also seriously considering contacting Adam762 per 308/223 shooters suggestion.

Another question for any that can help. Fal/L1A1 tools. Which tools are really useful?
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Darwinsmistake
May 20, 2017, 22:09
Scope mounts. ..

Looking at viable ways of mounting a scope. Currently looking at DS aems. Are there better mounting options? Also scope ideas. I have looked at Nikon which has caliber specific dedicated scopes. Thanks to a very kind gentleman here I should have not only a magazine to put me back into the semi auto firearms game but he us also sending out a original flash hider and bayonet lug. Which makes me happy because I can now look into bayonets! I hear bayonets for these are almost as collectable as the rifles.
And you folks are correct! These rifles are highly addictive! I decided that the only humane thing to do after listening to your advice. I have decided to divorce my wife . I had to make a choice between the rifles or family. So I sent her packing.

So I am soon to be single but I should have plenty of fals to keep me warm at night.

This brings me to my last request.

I am currently looking for a female companion.
Requirements:
She must be fluent in gunsmithing.
She must have a current high paying job in the Firearms industry. Preferably a Fal/L1A1 area of the industry.
She must have a comprehensive firearms collection.
She has to be a top chef and love to cook! And she must always wear a 2 piece bikini with one piece missing..
She must understand the phrase (beerthirty)
Last requirement: she must not believe this advertisement to be sexist in anyway shape or form.

MAINER
May 21, 2017, 10:07
DSA's Extreme Mount is considered to be the most durable. Other choices are the ARMS #3 and the somewhat rare Williams PRO that is no longer produced.
I think it is Files member "nearmisses" that sells a lightweight top cover mount for optics 12 oz. or less.

I don't know to be happy or sad for you on your pending unhitching, but welcome to the single life anyway.
I do hope that you can cook. :tongue:

The criteria you have set for your new mate seems a bit harsh. They are females after all. :whistling:
I can't even find one that can pass the simple RCBS Rockchucker identification test.

No offence Jen! :biggrin:


The Butt Stock Tool is a definitely a must. The Combo tool isn't necessary, but it is a cool FAL tool so I would buy it. The Sig set makes for a very nice Range kit, but I recommend one-piece rods for most cleaning.
A compact range kit I like is the German G3 with a flexible chain to drop in the barrel and pull a brush or patch thru. It does lack the stiffness needed to push a stuck case out of the chamber if needed however.

Darwinsmistake
May 21, 2017, 12:32
DSA's Extreme Mount is considered to be the most durable. Other choices are the ARMS #3 and the somewhat rare Williams PRO that is no longer produced.
I think it is Files member "nearmisses" that sells a lightweight top cover mount for optics 12 oz. or less.

I don't know to be happy or sad for you on your pending unhitching, but welcome to the single life anyway.
I do hope that you can cook. :tongue:

The criteria you have set for your new mate seems a bit harsh. They are females after all. :whistling:
I can't even find one that can pass the simple RCBS Rockchucker identification test.

No offence Jen! :biggrin:


The Butt Stock Tool is a definitely a must. The Combo tool isn't necessary, but it is a cool FAL tool so I would buy it. The Sig set makes for a very nice Range kit, but I recommend one-piece rods for most cleaning.
A compact range kit I like is the German G3 with a flexible chain to drop in the barrel and pull a brush or patch thru. It does lack the stiffness needed to push a stuck case out of the chamber if needed however.

I have ordered a DSA Extreme Duty FAL Scope Mount from Amazon for $80 ish. The stock tool I was going to purchase the store is out of stock. The other stuff ( cleaning kit , fal tool from Aus) I have decided they are not important atm. As for the new female companion is not needed. Haha ! My wife is very nice and we get along great. She doesn't mind my firearm collection because she is also a shooter. ;-) as a matter of fact she can out shoot me with certain firearms. I have a Winchester 9422 made in the 70's ( posted in a pic above) she is a crackshot with.

I am dying to get a para fal or if possible a l1a1 para stock. If they make a inch pattern version. I suppose I should use the right classification Commonwealth.

I know what I am about to say is going to make people yawn. I am deeply impressed with the construction of these rifles!

I want wood furniture as I love that classic look.

I find it interesting that my AR's have larger diameter barrels than this l1a1 has. But we can have 21 inch barrels and save a bit of weight.

Anyway I am trying to get as much as possible in the fal L1A1 dept. Honestly I have been handling AR's so long that I am becoming bored with them. .

I will bet there are some super cool fals on this site. I read a little bit here each day trying to learn. Sometimes my brain hurts trying to grasp all the info.. But it's so worth while!

MAINER
May 22, 2017, 08:11
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"As for the new female companion is not needed. Haha ! My wife is very nice and we get along great. She doesn't mind my firearm collection because she is also a shooter. ;-) as a matter of fact she can out shoot me with certain firearms. I have a Winchester 9422 made in the 70's ( posted in a pic above) she is a crackshot with."



Definitely a keeper, treat her well and she will last a long time. :D

You will enjoy your time spent here, the guys and gals have restored some amazing FAL's and L1A1's. I find that no matter the subject, someone here knows something about it. "All knowledge of the universe is here." :)

Wood is the way to go. I have it on my Brit and Aussie, but it's sadly lacking on the G1, Imbel and StG FALs.
One of these days, maybe.

rbgonoles
May 22, 2017, 08:33
I would shit can the handguard and changing lowers. Contact member yellowhand to see when the next set of furniture like the below will be available. You can add a scope mount and be set up with a nicely wood dressed rife. Then your next project can be a metric modern set up, if you so choose.

http://www.falfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=414969