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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.


Model "A" variant

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Model "B" variant .

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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:
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...

davesrb May 30, 2015 18:58

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

Flypaper May 30, 2015 19:28


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

Original finish (and lettering) BGS lower w/ matching bolt, & carrier -- a thing of beauty!

I'll add photos as I get time.


harleyrider June 09, 2015 22:00

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


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.

davesrb June 13, 2015 22:38


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

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.

Impala_Guy June 09, 2016 12:02


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


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!


davesrb June 11, 2016 18:42


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?


Originally Posted by hkshooter (Post 4266040)

MrM1A1 November 10, 2016 14:22

MrM1A1 November 13, 2016 10:29


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


maxaks January 12, 2017 23:50

maxaks January 13, 2017 16:39


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

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.




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.

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.

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

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 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

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.

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

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.

OLDMANPBK December 29, 2017 12:15


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


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.

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