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Old May 18, 2015, 16:36   #1
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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








Model "B" variant .





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Old May 30, 2015, 18:47   #2
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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...


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Old May 30, 2015, 18:58   #3
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Which led to my fascination with the BGS and thus my current projects...





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Old May 30, 2015, 19:28   #4
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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.
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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.
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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.

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Old June 09, 2015, 22:00   #7
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Love the mineral streaking in those stocks Bill! Beautiful!

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That is some awesome wood.
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Such beautiful G's SD, Congrats if you ever decide to part with one pm me please.
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Old June 12, 2015, 18:09   #10
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All original matching numbers kit, Steyr STG58 barrel modified by Larry.





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





Looks great! Built on a Coonan receiver?
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Old June 14, 2015, 06:15   #12
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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.
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Decided to take my BGS , field evolution build and put on an "A" lower and Blue Monster wood that I had sitting around.




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Old June 09, 2016, 12:02   #14
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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.......
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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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What did you use to finish the metal? It looks great!


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Thanks! That finish is my custom Duracoat mix. I mix Black Oxide and about 25% Matte Blue-Black. Then oven heat to cure.
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Old July 17, 2016, 13:09   #17
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Gorgeous rifle HK!
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Wow HK. That's something special
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Old July 20, 2016, 07:18   #19
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Beautiful riFAL!
Please correct me if I'm wrong but isn't that a type A lower and buttstock?


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BGS B variant. Matching numbers. Kit came to me in new park and I left it. StG hand gaurds were replaced with excellent condition non-horse pieces but painted so I refinished them in matte KG Gunkote to match the park better.


















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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.

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Old January 13, 2017, 16:39   #24
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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.
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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.



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I just have to say, of all of the riFALs that I have seen on the files. This is one of my favorites... Beautiful..
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Thanks guys, she's my pride and joy.

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



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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
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thanks. x2 for the compliments and the falflu
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A couple of blued BGS builds.







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

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Well, I saved a few from photobucket's clutches. I'll leave this link here until order can be restored.
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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.
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I have retrieved my images from Fotofukit and am slowly trying to get them replaced in these threads.....These are back up now.
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Old December 30, 2017, 10:42   #35
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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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Are nearly all the receivers in the US manufactured in the US?
Are most from kits?
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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
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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.

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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.
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Nice BGS! Good to see another one resurrected!
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Nice! Are those receivers engraved or is that painted?
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That is a sweet looking riFAL.
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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.

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