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Impala_Guy
September 13, 2017, 22:24
Anybody know about the two different types of FN Herstal synthetic buttstocks? Most, like the type III imports, seem to be the shiny type with little or no mold seam, then there are a few that have a pretty significant texture and prominent mold seam like the the one on Paco's Dutch Navy FAL in this thread:

http://www.falfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=388537

I have one of these textured ones and was wondering about it. Were these later textured ones exclusive to Dutch contract or was this just what FN switched to at some point in production?

Lee Carpentieri
September 15, 2017, 15:13
You have to remember that as plastic ages, It can lose it's sheen. The later one in Paco's thread looks like a Argentine with the spacer between butt stock and rubber recoil pad.

Impala_Guy
September 16, 2017, 18:18
How would a Dutch armorer have gotten an argentine stock?

Lee Carpentieri
September 16, 2017, 19:40
Who know if it was FN made or Argentine made and purchased by the Dutch. But look at the Plastic stock towards the rear, It has a black spacer between the back end of the butt stock itself and the rubber recoil pad just like my Pre ban Argentine and the seven Argy kits from Sarco and the three complete post ban Argy I have.

7.62mm_NATO
September 17, 2017, 20:03
Who know if it was FN made or Argentine made and purchased by the Dutch. But look at the Plastic stock towards the rear, It has a black spacer between the back end of the butt stock itself and the rubber recoil pad just like my Pre ban Argentine and the seven Argy kits from Sarco and the three complete post ban Argy I have.

Argentine, FN, IMBEL and Steyr made plastic butt stocks all have the "spacer". The end piece/spacer on Steyr stocks is flat though since they use a shallower butt pad.
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http://i.imgur.com/LPwUtUp.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/yg7MU7a.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/YxQVf2y.jpg

paco
September 18, 2017, 10:29
I have seen several Dutch FAL's with plastic FN stocks.

They were for the naval component.
I just found out that Photobucket is no longer functioning.
So, Imgur, here we come.

https://imgur.com/BxwpjYd

http://www.falfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=388537&highlight=paco

PAco