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Impala_Guy
November 22, 2017, 16:13
Found this on the Hi-Lux website. Appears to be a vintage picture of a G series FAL with a commercial scope mount and ART II or MPC scope. Is that Jim Leatherwood holding it?

There was a G series that sold at auction a few years ago with tapped holes in the side of the receiver and I wonder if this was the rifle.

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1742/8201/files/history-of-art.png?v=1487004819

d762nato
November 24, 2017, 06:51
Pretty cool pic to bad it doesn't show more of the small details. He's got his finger on the bang switch also. :facepalm:

Impala_Guy
November 24, 2017, 10:46
I believe this is indeed a picture of JL. Vintage looks like 1970s or early 80s so it's either a G series or something on the NFA registry. No other Type Is around at the time. The condition of the rifle made me think G series.

Falfan2017
November 24, 2017, 10:59
Yes all the old pictures seem to show people posing with finger on trigger. I wonder when that changed and no longer became popular.

lew
November 24, 2017, 11:55
Yes all the old pictures seem to show people posing with finger on trigger. I wonder when that changed and no longer became popular.

Let's bring it back into vogue.:devil:

CQB27
November 24, 2017, 16:19
Yes all the old pictures seem to show people posing with finger on trigger. I wonder when that changed and no longer became popular.

Probably about the same time “men” started becoming stay at home “dads”.

The sooner we tacticool, safety glasses, sonic ear-pro, multicam wearing range warriors stop applying our current safety concerns to the men of old....the better off everybody probably will be.

Squint
November 24, 2017, 17:59
Yes all the old pictures seem to show people posing with finger on trigger. I wonder when that changed and no longer became popular.

Probably when movie directors started making sure actors looked like the people in photos coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan in the early 00's.

louigi
November 28, 2017, 16:50
http://hi-luxoptics.com/pages/our-story

kfranz
November 28, 2017, 20:55
Yes all the old pictures seem to show people posing with finger on trigger. I wonder when that changed and no longer became popular.

In my family it got a strong emphasis about the time my dads stepdad put a 12 gauge round through the passenger floorboard of the truck. To counter the theory, he was a stay at home dad. He had worked, till the boxcar doors fell and crushed his legs up real good.

A few years earlier we got training on not shooting across the bed of a pickup with a scope (front to back) after my uncles buddy put a drain hole in the tailgate.

Mebsuta
November 28, 2017, 21:06
I didn't know there was an FAL on Bonanza.

Invictus77
November 28, 2017, 21:07
earlier we got training on not shooting across the bed of a pickup with a scope (front to back) after my uncles buddy put a drain hole in the tailgate.

I can see this clearly in my mind-LOL.

Never done a tailgate with a bullet, but I may have witnessed the same thing with an arrow and the front rail of a ladder stand.....twice :whistling:

James
November 28, 2017, 23:27
Several years ago I talked to Jim Leatherwoods brother at the Market Hall gun show here in Dallas. He did say that they had a G series they used for testing some of the things they did.

There have been several of those G series show up with holes drilled in the receiver for scope mounts. What's never been seen is what the actual mount looks like that required holes to be drilled. I have one of the guns but I had the holes welded up. You can't tell that it's been done unless you know what to look for. Another board member has one also.

James

Impala_Guy
November 29, 2017, 09:32
I didn't know there was an FAL on Bonanza.

I believe Jim was from Tex-zuss.

Lee Carpentieri
November 29, 2017, 12:02
The scope mount is the early version of Mr Leatherwoods scope mount. The second design is the actual production version. I have the actual production version. Also have a Redfield Art 1 scope, A Realist Art 1 scope and a Leatherwood Art-2 scope. The Redfield has the M14 scope mount, The other two have the QD designed rail system.

The second Gen Leatherwood scope mount for the Fal has 8 screw plates and 4 rail slots with a adjusting screw in the front top of the mount.