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Vulcanator
June 25, 2017, 20:47
Just saw this on GB, looks real nice: http://www.gunbroker.com/item/659751859

denny
June 25, 2017, 20:55
Wish I had the money 1
nice rifle.
Denny

Slo cat
June 25, 2017, 21:56
How did such a nice condition FAL get such a crappy buttstock?

enbloc8
June 25, 2017, 22:11
How did such a nice condition FAL get such a crappy buttstock?

So I'm not the only one who thought it looked like driftwood?

raubvogel
June 26, 2017, 05:44
What's the story with that rear sight?

01BIRDDOG
June 26, 2017, 07:34
Beautiful and a good investment i'm sure.

jhend170
June 26, 2017, 11:21
:love:


I'm going for it! :D

I may have to drive down and fondle it before you do Dean! About an hr from me on the way to see family down south of Houston. You may have to ask for the drool marks to be removed before it's shipped your way.

Now I do wonder what magic you can work making your own furniture for it. Me thinks the most strikingly gorgeous L2 ever may be in the making.

Vulcanator
June 26, 2017, 12:23
:love:


I'm going for it! :DBest of luck, you would adorn it with the wood it truly deserves.

enbloc8
June 26, 2017, 19:30
What's the story with that rear sight?

What about it? Looks like a standard L2A1 rear sight to me.

hkshooter
June 26, 2017, 19:43
What about it? Looks like a standard L2A1 rear sight to me.

But if one has never seen one before and is used to the L1A1 sight, it looks a bit odd, eh? Not everyone has seen it all. :shades:

SAFN49
June 26, 2017, 20:04
So I'm not the only one who thought it looked like driftwood?

Coachwood....

sparkeyboaz
June 26, 2017, 21:50
Did anyone else notice in their "other auctions" that they have an early Enterprise ABNI receivered Aussie rifle. Strange thing is the S/N.
It is almost identical to the L2A1.
L2 S/N: 860068
L1 S/N: 8600068
Makes me think same person owned both rifles and had a custom S/N for the Enterprise ABNI!

G3isMe
June 26, 2017, 21:58
I may have to drive down and fondle it before you do Dean! About an hr from me on the way to see family down south of Houston. You may have to ask for the drool marks to be removed before it's shipped your way. ..


I'm driving through El Campo myself in a couple days...:biggrin:...

Vulcanator
June 26, 2017, 23:13
Did anyone else notice in their "other auctions" that they have an early Enterprise ABNI receivered Aussie rifle. Strange thing is the S/N.
It is almost identical to the L2A1.
L2 S/N: 860068
L1 S/N: 8600068
Makes me think same person owned both rifles and had a custom S/N for the Enterprise ABNI!I noticed that too. It's almost as though they have got hold of someone's collection. Had me wondering how this place seemed to have a horde of FAL's to sell.

The Chief
June 26, 2017, 23:48
What's the story with that rear sight?

Tangent rear sight... if it is an original (i.e., not re-welded to a standard cover), that top cover alone is worth $500+ IIRC

G3isMe
June 27, 2017, 00:37
I noticed that too. It's almost as though they have got hold of someone's collection. Had me wondering how this place seemed to have a horde of FAL's to sell.

I talked to the shop owner this morning and he informed me that it was a private collection. I drive through there almost every weekend.

G3isMe
June 27, 2017, 00:40
Tangent rear sight... if it is an original (i.e., not re-welded to a standard cover), that top cover alone is worth $500+ IIRC

People bidding here my friend let's not run it up any more...:wink:...:whistling:

aussiedave
June 27, 2017, 05:57
I find it curious that they would have 2 guns with the same number as the configuration of the finished gun is unknown at the S/n stamping stage and why the factory would stamp the serial numbers upside down and backwards. sort of like the "genuine phillipino S&W revolvers with the trade marks reversed due to being copied from a photo.

enbloc8
June 27, 2017, 07:19
I find it curious that they would have 2 guns with the same number as the configuration of the finished gun is unknown at the S/n stamping stage and why the factory would stamp the serial numbers upside down and backwards. sort of like the "genuine phillipino S&W revolvers with the trade marks reversed due to being copied from a photo.

Inverted serial numbers were standard on Lithgow builds and rebuilds from about 1971 onward. Could be the builder started out with one of the NOS lowers from Lithgow that had the inverted "AD" pre-stamped.

enbloc8
June 27, 2017, 07:20
But if one has never seen one before and is used to the L1A1 sight, it looks a bit odd, eh? Not everyone has seen it all. :shades:

Good point, Skennerton's SLR book was my first FAL book. That said, I was left wondering if there was something off about that rear sight that I'd missed.

Incognito
June 27, 2017, 09:19
I need to get to a gunshop like that. The rack in the background seems to be loaded with all sorts of fun stuff. I have not seen a rack that nice in a long time :)

denny
June 27, 2017, 12:44
Looks to be at least 6 other FALs in the rack.
Denny

The Chief
June 30, 2017, 15:16
I'm driving through El Campo myself in a couple days...:biggrin:...

Sorry brother... was prolly drankin when I posted that....
shortly before I went fondle my C2 tangent cover...

Vulcanator
June 30, 2017, 18:08
Looks like Flypaper has a new :fal: :)

armed2012
June 30, 2017, 18:24
this is what I get for drinking wine last night and over sleeping, had this in my watch list and was ready for war.. F**K

baker72
July 01, 2017, 02:43
Congrats to fly paper on nice L2 tangent sight and all , I would like to know did Eden import L2 or is she built after the fact , either way nice rifle at great price

enbloc8
July 01, 2017, 08:39
Congrats to fly paper on nice L2 tangent sight and all , I would like to know did Eden import L2 or is she built after the fact , either way nice rifle at great price

There were a VERY small number of L2s (semi and go-fast versions) built on imported Lithgow receivers before the 1986 machine gun ban. However, I don't remember if those were built on Poyer, Onyx or Eden imports.

C2A1
July 01, 2017, 14:06
There are a few Poyer, I think 8 of which 6 are semis and 2 full auto. There was a discussion on this sometime ago. There are a few Edens. I have never seen an Onyx. There also a few built on "sample" receivers that came in literally hand carried days before the ban. Most I have seen were in Arizona. All are kit rifles and only Poyer rifles were marked so they can be confirmed as built as L2s.
So actual L2 rifles built on Lithgow receivers is probably less than 20.

maxaks
July 01, 2017, 17:41
cool gun congratulations on the score mr. fly

baker72
July 02, 2017, 07:39
Thanks, it was one of my divorce presents to myself. :)

From what I have read, these were built in the US from Aussie receivers that may not have been complete. Some were NOS parts kits and some were miss matched kits that even had British parts... I believe this is the first of the two.

All I need now is a pistol grip and new wood for the bipod to match that awesome stock. :rofl:

I have Aus number 11 L2A1, I'm told Joe power built her , but I was curious if some Eden were also built as L2 coming in , I understood that either Eden , onxy did the grunt work on the import, does your gun have crossed flags on the receiver ring I'm told that means built at Lithgow

baker72
July 02, 2017, 07:59
Thanks, it was one of my divorce presents to myself. :)

From what I have read, these were built in the US from Aussie receivers that may not have been complete. Some were NOS parts kits and some were miss matched kits that even had British parts... I believe this is the first of the two.

All I need now is a pistol grip and new wood for the bipod to match that awesome stock. :rofl:



Also here is my old Eden not far off ser # on your new rifle she had crossed flags I bet yours wil also

http://www.falfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=397314

C2A1
July 02, 2017, 11:00
On the Poyer L2s they were not numbered sequentially . I talked with Joe on several occasions concerning his Swedish mauser book. I mention the Poyer L2s and we met up at the SAR show in I think 99. He said the numbers were chosen between 1 and 24 or 25. He said he thought that would make them harder to fake. What is sad is that I didn't get a list of the numbers. I thought about it and went back on Sunday but he headed back home. I know he had them and the serial numbers. They were built as parts kits and he said he never thought they would be worth much anyway. As I recall those receivers were proofs he had before the L1A1s came in. We would have to check numbers against L1A1s (anyone have those?) Even so Joe said he went to Lithgow and worked the deal so they may have been pulled at random. Joe said he ordered more and wanted Lithgow to "get them out". Lithgow said that the US would never ban semi-autos according to company sources. Joe said he had several hundred more on order. Well, we know how that turned out.
As a side note he said someone asked the Canadians to built C1s for the US market and they said no to exports.

baker72
July 02, 2017, 13:05
On the Poyer L2s they were not numbered sequentially . I talked with Joe on several occasions concerning his Swedish mauser book. I mention the Poyer L2s and we met up at the SAR show in I think 99. He said the numbers were chosen between 1 and 24 or 25. He said he thought that would make them harder to fake. What is sad is that I didn't get a list of the numbers. I thought about it and went back on Sunday but he headed back home. I know he had them and the serial numbers. They were built as parts kits and he said he never thought they would be worth much anyway. As I recall those receivers were proofs he had before the L1A1s came in. We would have to check numbers against L1A1s (anyone have those?) Even so Joe said he went to Lithgow and worked the deal so they may have been pulled at random. Joe said he ordered more and wanted Lithgow to "get them out". Lithgow said that the US would never ban semi-autos according to company sources. Joe said he had several hundred more on order. Well, we know how that turned out.
As a side note he said someone asked the Canadians to built C1s for the US market and they said no to exports.

My L2 is marked 70 11 on the lower. AUS 11 on the receiver , 70 11 on the boot and 70 11 under the top cover

y18376
July 04, 2017, 23:42
Crossed flags simply means has been proofed. Could be UK or Lithgow manufacture but rest of build suggests Lithgow. :smile:

I have Aus number 11 L2A1, I'm told Joe power built her , but I was curious if some Eden were also built as L2 coming in , I understood that either Eden , onxy did the grunt work on the import, does your gun have crossed flags on the receiver ring I'm told that means built at Lithgow

enbloc8
July 05, 2017, 20:14
As a side note he said someone asked the Canadians to built C1s for the US market and they said no to exports.

Yes. Part of what led to Longbranch's demise...after the Canadian Forces contracts were filled by the mid-60s, they basically had nothing to do. :cry: :facepalm:

baker72
July 05, 2017, 22:15
Crossed flags simply means has been proofed. Could be UK or Lithgow manufacture but rest of build suggests Lithgow. :smile:

Crossed flags on brit receiver ? Also has the ABN and 8 I know the crossed flags on the receiver means it was finished at the factory,I thought that meant Lithgow only the Brits did the same thing on the receiver ring ?

enbloc8
July 14, 2017, 19:18
It has the cross flags.
I decided to try and match the bipod wood.

https://imgur.com/gallery/faOSa

Drool...that came out NICE!!!

Vulcanator
July 14, 2017, 19:55
It has the cross flags.
I decided to try and match the bipod wood.

https://imgur.com/gallery/faOSa
Nice wood, but do us a favor and shoot the thing and tell us how it shoots please. :biggrin:

Ronin6.8
July 15, 2017, 18:56
Very nice flypaper, love the stock

rbgonoles
July 15, 2017, 19:49
Outstanding sir!