|August 07, 2000, 12:05||#1|
FALaholic #: 33
Join Date: Jul 2000
Direct gas FAL operation a la AR?
Anyone ever think to remove the piston and replace it with a simple gas tube (like an AR) that protrudes 1/4" or so past the receiver face. Drill a corresponding hole in the front of the carrier to receive the tube?
Would there be enough gas pressure to cycle the bolt carrier? Maybe modify barrel port to increase gas flow to make it happen?
Why do all this, you say? Because the mass of piston cycling prevents the FAL from being as accurate as it can be.
If this works, the market would be the high-profit target shooters. Think it is possible? I would be interested in being involved on this R&D, if you think it has even a remote chance of it working.
Yes, I would be willing to supply $$ and parts. It's time to refine the FAL and open its markets. It's a great rifle.
[ August 02, 2001: Message edited by: gary.jeter ]
[ August 07, 2001: Message edited by: EMDII ]
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