View Full Version : Imbel with lightening cuts....issues? Thoughts?

October 04, 2017, 15:10
I am looking at picking up a nice FAL, matching STG58 on an Imbel. Here is the thing, a previous owner had ORF do T1 cuts on it. It is not a 100% perfect clone of a T1 but looks good.

Some questions.

Any else on an Imbel that ORF had do the cuts on?

Any issues?

Any else had cuts done?


D. Lehrman
October 04, 2017, 20:10
On most (if not all) of these he cut the rails for the folding charging handle WAY too far back on the receiver for what's needful. They were just sort of dreadful, check it for the floppy/loose in the forward position charging handle...if it suits you and you can live with the bad job in a small area, but just want a shooter, well, who knows....your call. They did start life as nice Imbel receivers. It's something essentially irreversible.

October 04, 2017, 20:23
I have one with the cuts. Don't know who did it. Paid $800 not matching with some mutt parts about 6yrs ago. If you could get it for the same I would do it.

October 05, 2017, 18:51
Thanks for the info guys....he wants $1,000 including 3 mags. Seems like a reasonable price.

It has a standard STG58 cocking handle, not a folding one. Anything else to look for?