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Flypaper May 18, 2015 16:36

BGS variant
 
Thought I would set up some specific variant image threads that "We" could add to and have a great collection of specific variants for reference.
Any stage of build would be great.


:fal:


Model "A" variant

<a href="https://imgur.com/eKl2L8o"><img src="https://i.imgur.com/eKl2L8ol.jpg" title="source: imgur.com" /></a>

<a href="https://imgur.com/iPbDf66"><img src="https://i.imgur.com/iPbDf66l.jpg" title="source: imgur.com" /></a>


<a href="https://imgur.com/LATshEg"><img src="https://i.imgur.com/LATshEgl.jpg" title="source: imgur.com" /></a>

Model "B" variant .


<a href="https://imgur.com/XKNW4AJ"><img src="https://i.imgur.com/XKNW4AJl.jpg" title="source: imgur.com" /></a>

<a href="https://imgur.com/1SIBIMX"><img src="https://i.imgur.com/1SIBIMXl.jpg" title="source: imgur.com" /></a>

davesrb May 30, 2015 18:47

I have always found it fascinating to see how the variants evolved during their service life. Like this BGS:
https://i.imgur.com/dzk78MG.jpg?1
My first exposure to these came when I bought an Early Belgian kit that turned out to be (most likely) a field evolution of an early BGS...
https://i.imgur.com/Mw8WkFa.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/h124dC1.jpg?3

davesrb May 30, 2015 18:58

Which led to my fascination with the BGS and thus my current projects...

https://i.imgur.com/rt46jqr.jpg?1

https://i.imgur.com/S3PZtpb.jpg?1

https://i.imgur.com/KHP57ZQ.jpg?1

Flypaper May 30, 2015 19:28

Quote:

Originally Posted by nwobhm (Post 4055334)
Sling pictured in post #1 looks StG. Will gladly delete my post if it clutters up the thread.

You are right.
I put a checkered G1 sling since the picture.
I will update my pics sometime soon.... Thanks for pointing that out. :)

4 brigada May 31, 2015 15:07

Sometimes I tend to use the same criteria on gun builds that I use when researching for my other hobby, scale model building. The same aircraft during various stages may have got upgraded , degraded , transferred ... ect. The point is , as an example, a rifle might have started with its original wood handguards but they became unserviceable at some point. No wood spares were available so would they stop using that rifle ? Or use a metal, bakelite what ever HG to keep it in service? In the other hobby the ones that only see one possibility are called rivet counters, it's not really an endearing term.

harleyrider June 04, 2015 02:23

A couple BGS photos for the files:


BGS Model "b" w/ non-horseshoe HGs, Type 1 Entreprise upper, original Type A buttstock, lugged barrel (converted from nice StG barrel by adam762), G1 sling, Belgian surplus mag
http://i755.photobucket.com/albums/x...r/DSCF6463.jpg

Original finish (and lettering) BGS lower w/ matching bolt, & carrier -- a thing of beauty!
http://i755.photobucket.com/albums/x...1/DSCF5653.jpg


I'll add photos as I get time.

HR

harleyrider June 09, 2015 22:00

Love the mineral streaking in those stocks Bill! Beautiful! :beer::beer:

HR

genethepoolcleaner June 10, 2015 14:37

That is some awesome wood.

d762nato June 11, 2015 06:24

Such beautiful G's SD, Congrats if you ever decide to part with one pm me please.

munchoman June 12, 2015 18:09

All original matching numbers kit, Steyr STG58 barrel modified by Larry.




http://i947.photobucket.com/albums/a...psprvmhkog.jpg

davesrb June 13, 2015 22:38

Quote:

Originally Posted by munchoman (Post 4061752)
All original matching numbers kit, Steyr STG58 barrel modified by Larry.




http://i947.photobucket.com/albums/a...psprvmhkog.jpg


Looks great! Built on a Coonan receiver?

munchoman June 14, 2015 06:15

DSA receiver, barreled and headspace set by DSA, I had them replace the one piece ejector block at the same time.
The barrel is nothing special, it is probably one of those DSA reject barrels that hit the market a couple years ago.
I would not mess up a pristine STG barrel for this project.
Using ZQ, I was shooting 2 inch, 3 shot groups, at 100yds sighting it in.
I do like the way this rifle handles.

davesrb June 08, 2016 20:57

Decided to take my BGS , field evolution build and put on an "A" lower and Blue Monster wood that I had sitting around.

https://i.imgur.com/QwA85a1.jpg?1


https://i.imgur.com/h3VbZfm.jpg?1

Impala_Guy June 09, 2016 12:02

Quote:

Originally Posted by davesrb (Post 4247272)
Decided to take my BGS , field evolution build and put on an "A" lower and Blue Monster wood that I had sitting around.


I'll take it.......:uhoh:

G3isMe June 11, 2016 18:10

Quote:

Originally Posted by davesrb (Post 4247272)
Decided to take my BGS , field evolution build and put on an "A" lower and Blue Monster wood that I had sitting around....

What did you use to finish the metal? It looks great!


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davesrb June 11, 2016 18:42

Quote:

Originally Posted by G3isMe (Post 4248527)
What did you use to finish the metal? It looks great!


.

Thanks! That finish is my custom Duracoat mix. I mix Black Oxide and about 25% Matte Blue-Black. Then oven heat to cure.

Eyeguy July 17, 2016 13:09

Gorgeous rifle HK!

rbgonoles July 17, 2016 13:55

Wow HK. That's something special :bow:

jam762 July 20, 2016 07:18

Beautiful riFAL!
Please correct me if I'm wrong but isn't that a type A lower and buttstock?


Quote:

Originally Posted by hkshooter (Post 4266040)


MrM1A1 November 10, 2016 14:22

http://i987.photobucket.com/albums/a...psai7ocedt.jpg
http://i987.photobucket.com/albums/a...pstnshw5h6.jpg

MrM1A1 November 13, 2016 10:29

Quote:

Originally Posted by hkshooter (Post 4324516)
Holy shit that's a gorgeous rifle! Details, man!

Thank you! Apex BGS kit #2126, all type A parts in original finish and condition. Adam762 converted Belgian KAL barrel, DSA G1 receiver. Barrel and receiver blued/weathered to match. I don't think it could've turned out much better, I love it.:fal:

rbgonoles November 13, 2016 11:04

:bow:

maxaks January 12, 2017 23:50

https://imgur.com/a/mhaLe

maxaks January 13, 2017 16:39

Quote:

Originally Posted by hkshooter (Post 4355368)
Fine looking rifle! How's it shoot?


thanks
just got it together last night. had to order a l.s. maybe tomorrow or Sunday if it's not 30 below. ;)

Sudden Death February 05, 2017 15:31

Schweet Rifle Troy!:bow:


This is as far as I got with my A, waiting for Rich to cut a stock set then on to have it hot blued.

SD


[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/ba85weI.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/0TGtW2V.jpg[/IMG]

rbgonoles February 08, 2017 14:21

BGS Model A
 
BGS Model A. Hot blued and built by Dr. Shock on a DS/LMT type 1 receiver and NOS Imbel NBC barrel. Furnished Flyguy's handguards and stock.

https://s18.postimg.org/dvvys3j15/IMG_8333.jpg
https://s18.postimg.org/vn7l6jyft/IMG_8338.jpg

Huss February 18, 2017 12:54

I just have to say, of all of the riFALs that I have seen on the files. This is one of my favorites... Beautiful..:love:

MrM1A1 February 22, 2017 13:20

Thanks guys, she's my pride and joy.:love:

A few pics out in the wild this past November, ran like a champ.

http://i987.photobucket.com/albums/a...psoepsmboj.jpg
http://i987.photobucket.com/albums/a...pshyalejnb.jpg
http://i987.photobucket.com/albums/a...psttjtbmdn.jpg

maxaks May 13, 2017 19:37

overdue update to keep the bgs going new wood for my bgs from my previous post above. all matching b marked kit on a ds lmt receiver thanks hk shooter and tubbgun
https://imgur.com/a/h5qKJ

new every day shooter replaced my favorite g1 every day shooter. kit I picked up from tubbgun. had a complex because it was the same 6xxx range. got a 4xxx lower from apex and used a non numbered Belgian bolt and carrier. wood is from my other bgs made from a b stock done.by Mr paper. on a dsa g1 receiver refinished stg handguards and a nos Belgian marked bipod i was told was rare. practicality a new gun with a very nice stg barrel

https://imgur.com/a/9ohU6

sorry I'm not smart enough to post pics from my phone

embatp May 14, 2017 09:32

Nice job...

maxaks May 14, 2017 09:46

thanks. x2 for the compliments and the falflu

G3isMe May 17, 2017 18:30

A couple of blued BGS builds.


http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d1...pstfgz14ii.jpg
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d1...psansyyfhk.jpg
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d1...psxx9xc8w3.jpg


My parked BGS with some of her G1 cousins.....

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/g4...=w1143-h643-no

OLDMANPBK December 27, 2017 00:03

Well, I saved a few from photobucket's clutches. I'll leave this link here until order can be restored.
https://imgur.com/a/jbBFK

OLDMANPBK December 29, 2017 12:15

Quote:

Originally Posted by hkshooter (Post 4519445)
Good save. Can anyone do this? How?

The images in my above post were saved to my computer so they escaped Photobucket's BS. If I see an image I like I usually save it so I don't have to search around for it later.

davesrb December 29, 2017 23:28

I have retrieved my images from Fotofukit and am slowly trying to get them replaced in these threads.....These are back up now.

davesrb December 30, 2017 10:42

Quote:

Originally Posted by hkshooter (Post 4519788)
Sweet. I, for one, appreciate your effort.
Did you ever finish any of the kits seen in your pics? Those will make fantastic looking rifles.

No, I have been slacking! I have 4 ready to go, just need to find some time. The rest I still need receivers. I had thought I would go with Coonan BGS receivers, but found the gap on the Coonan's bothered me too much. So I have slowly been gathering up old DSA's.

Albayo May 23, 2018 19:17

Are nearly all the receivers in the US manufactured in the US?
Are most from kits?

Capt D May 24, 2018 17:46

Quote:

Originally Posted by Albayo (Post 4586016)
Are nearly all the receivers in the US manufactured in the US?
Are most from kits?

Many receivers here are made in the US, many are Imbel from Brazil...none come from kits, as-imported at least; if a kit comes with a receiver, it's usually because a previous owner had one serialized to match, or the seller just decided to include one. We don't usually have the privilege of having imported 'original' receivers, save the Imbels and the few Lithgow (along with a few others) ones that are out there :cry:

davesrb June 04, 2018 00:02

Twisted together another BGS kit. I left this one a bfpu look. I need to do a little refinishing work on the bipod legs to match better, as well as distress the new park on the barrel.

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/l1sF4og.jpg?1[/IMG]

Albayo June 12, 2018 07:25

I haven't run across a set of FN FAL steel hand guards in my travels.
Have a few rifles with bipods and synthetic hand guards but no steel like the G1s.

rbgonoles June 16, 2018 17:22

https://s22.postimg.cc/5cbgzpzqp/C1_...F234_CA031.jpg

https://s22.postimg.cc/7gvu0s6i9/E73...6_CF581_B8.jpg

https://s22.postimg.cc/f9mht0ck1/BF3...A2_ED60_C7.jpg

davesrb June 16, 2018 19:30

Nice BGS! Good to see another one resurrected!

DakTo June 21, 2018 08:25

<a href="https://imgur.com/1Kc0Cc3"><img src="https://i.imgur.com/1Kc0Cc3.jpg" title="source: imgur.com" /></a>

<a href="https://imgur.com/qRFOgwY"><img src="https://i.imgur.com/qRFOgwY.jpg" title="source: imgur.com" /></a>

davesrb June 21, 2018 09:00

Quote:

Originally Posted by DakTo (Post 4598176)
<a href="https://imgur.com/1Kc0Cc3"><img src="https://i.imgur.com/1Kc0Cc3.jpg" title="source: imgur.com" /></a>

<a href="https://imgur.com/qRFOgwY"><img src="https://i.imgur.com/qRFOgwY.jpg" title="source: imgur.com" /></a>

Nice! Are those receivers engraved or is that painted?

GRA556 June 21, 2018 10:25

Very nice indeed. Thanks for sharing the photos. :fal:

Sudden Death September 04, 2018 09:01

Bundesgrenzschutz, (BGS) Model B matching numbers kit, (3K), on DSA forged G1 receiver. Fresh hot blue(Adam762)with BM cut English Walnut finished in hand rubbed tung.

SD

https://i.imgur.com/REnGjhG.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/CmG2mqR.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/Rzgu7P2.jpg

imacoonass01 September 04, 2018 09:13

That is a sweet looking riFAL. :bow: :cheers:

Sudden Death September 06, 2018 15:28

Thanks Coonass!


This is as far as I got on my Model A Clone. Still need a few bits like front sling band/screw as original was stripped out along with a screw for wood HGs. Had planned to send it to have hot blued, but at last minute the guy stopped taking on work. Wish Adam was still at it, he did a fantastic job on the Model B above.

Anyway, matching numbers Bundesgrenzschutz,(BGS), Model B Kit on DSA forged G1 receiver. Adam 7.62 barrel conversion with FLY wood. Original finish on metal with hand rubbed tung on wood.

SD

https://i.imgur.com/IUfaavy.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/LPybYuX.jpg

d762nato September 22, 2018 05:37

Dam! That's a nice fal. Congrats she's a real looker.


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