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mustangman45601
October 14, 2017, 17:41
I have an fn fal that i did some horse trading on years ago. I know nothing about these guns. Would love some help trying to determine what its worth. Where do I start? Its an Israeli heavy barrel; Imbel receiver; bipod; extra barrel; one mag. What other details besides overall condition are important?

The Pigpen
October 14, 2017, 18:45
I'd like to know the same, as far as the going price.
I ma have a parts kit to get rid of soon.

fnogger
October 14, 2017, 19:09
I have an fn fal that i did some horse trading on years ago. I know nothing about these guns. Would love some help trying to determine what its worth. Where do I start? Its an Israeli heavy barrel; Imbel receiver; bipod; extra barrel; one mag. What other details besides overall condition are important?

Years ago? Izzy HB? Imported by Springfield, or a kit build? That would make a difference on value...

mustangman45601
October 14, 2017, 23:33
"Years ago? Izzy HB? Imported by Springfield, or a kit build? That would make a difference on value..."

Its been at least 10 years ago when I got it. The guy I got it off of has since passed away. How do I know if its a kit or Springfield? What do I look for? markings? Numbers? Etc?

Invictus77
October 15, 2017, 06:32
Recent sale for reference.

http://www.falfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=418497

nwobhm
October 15, 2017, 06:44
Markings on the receiver?
Wood?
Most original Israeli parts are proofed with a hebrew marking. They are:

Butt plate
Trigger
Hammer
Rear sight base
Rear sight aperture
Sight button
Magazine
Cocking handle
Gas block
Gas plug
Barrel
Barrel band
Hand guards
Lower

Unique to Isreali rifles are:

Many, but not all, carriers are forward assist cut and all were FN made and proofed.

Bolt is most likely a single cam with a hairpin extractor...FN made and proofed.

Trigger return plunger

Handguards are likely wood over metal unless you have the rare early T48 styled variant.

Selector has a different positioning and if it's semi only it's for the LB.

Forward assist cocking handle is on most retrofitted guns, early guns had the standard style but likely had a metal knob....the earlier handle itself isn't the beefed up base, the bent more easily.

Sling is enfield style khaki.



All this is from memory so YMMV.

VALMET
October 15, 2017, 08:43
Post up some pics of your rifle for a thorough evaluation/value OP.

mustangman45601
October 23, 2017, 16:34
Sorry for late reply, work has kept me busy lately. Anyway, I don't think I am allowed to post pics on here. If I am allowed then I don't know how. Any suggestions?

nwobhm
October 23, 2017, 16:41
Sorry for late reply, work has kept me busy lately. Anyway, I don't think I am allowed to post pics on here. If I am allowed then I don't know how. Any suggestions?

Penny auction on GB. Ad header:

50.00 FN FAL Israeli Argy Imbel SA Lithgow C1 L1A1

If it's worthy, they will come.

Link the auction on the falfiles.

mustangman45601
October 24, 2017, 10:27
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FUUN063
October 25, 2017, 17:50
To post photos, get an Imgur photo hosting account (it's free), download them to the site and then click the copy on the drop down boxes, then insert them into this thread. Be sure to click the selection at the very bottom labeled "Huge thumbnail". Good luck.


Leland
:fal:

mustangman45601
October 25, 2017, 19:46
hope this works...

http://s32.photobucket.com/user/barry_miller4/library/

http://s32.photobucket.com/user/barry_miller4/slideshow/

Thorack
October 26, 2017, 05:34
Well,

From the pics it looks similar to a recent sale, my original guess in this soft market was $1400.

Thorack