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Old February 18, 2017, 18:06   #1
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Dutch Clone

First off, a BIG thanks to Huss for the kit, here are some pics:
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Old February 18, 2017, 18:11   #2
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Duane,

It's just beautiful man!! I'm so glad that it went to a great home and was built so nice. Congrats Man!!!
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Old February 18, 2017, 18:11   #3
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2nd Set of pics:
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Old February 18, 2017, 20:33   #4
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Awesome build!
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Old February 19, 2017, 01:07   #5
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Old February 19, 2017, 07:57   #6
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Very nice, you did a good job on that type Holland build!
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Old February 19, 2017, 09:06   #7
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Old February 19, 2017, 12:35   #8
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Well done. It look beautiful. This is the first Dutch clone I've seen...


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Old February 20, 2017, 02:47   #9
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Wow.. so the sights on this thing, theyre proprietary to Dutch? And the wood? And flash hider? This is the coolest parts build ive seen, please call it a tribute! Not a clone.. this a Dutch tribute fal !
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Old February 20, 2017, 11:34   #10
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Wow.. so the sights on this thing, theyre proprietary to Dutch? And the wood? And flash hider? This is the coolest parts build ive seen, please call it a tribute! Not a clone.. this a Dutch tribute fal !
I have to give a TON of credit To HUSS, he sourced 80% of the parts. The wood, handguards, buttplate, cleaning kit, sling, and a few other parts are real Dutch. The front sight im sure was custom made. All I did was source the remaining 20%, build it out on a DSA receiver, headspace, and then match the finish with a mix of GunKote paints. It shoots like you'd expect any FAL to, 100% function. As far as the front sights, the Dutch FAL has a few things that are ONLY found on their FALs. The Front sight, the buttplate, the flash hider, and a modification to the bolt, are all proprietary to the Dutch FAL.
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Old February 20, 2017, 13:10   #11
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That rifle is simply superb. Well done.
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Old March 04, 2017, 16:40   #12
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I'll see if we can make this a Sticky thread. Awesome build!!
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Old March 04, 2017, 17:03   #13
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Old March 05, 2017, 20:28   #14
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Old March 06, 2017, 12:46   #15
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Old March 11, 2017, 19:18   #16
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Beautiful job there brother! I especially like those sights. Keep up the good work.

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Old March 11, 2017, 19:46   #17
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Beautiful job there brother! I especially like those sights. Keep up the good work.

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Old March 26, 2017, 21:06   #18
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Fantastic rifle, what modification do the Dutch do to the bolt?
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Old March 26, 2017, 21:47   #19
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Fantastic rifle, what modification do the Dutch do to the bolt?
I forget the exact details, but I think its a firing pin safety device? I BELIEVE that its something that disengages the firing pin until the rifle is fully into battery?
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Old March 29, 2017, 23:25   #20
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Outstanding rifle, Dutch is pretty far down the rabbit hole. Ya done good.
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Old May 15, 2018, 14:23   #21
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I'm quite jealous. Dutch FAL parts are rarer than unobtanium, even here in The Netherlands. Complete rifles are next to impossible to find.

This is a very, VERY pretty rifle.
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Old May 15, 2018, 15:11   #22
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Very nice build. Is the lower type 1, SRA marked? Plase share close up picture of the lowe.
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Old May 16, 2018, 05:54   #23
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Thumbs up AWESOME !!!

Truly A Van Goh - absolutely beautiful.

My compliments indeed !!!
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Old May 18, 2018, 16:44   #24
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Very nice Dutch clone. You don't see very many of them.
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Old June 17, 2018, 21:32   #25
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Metal Finishing

What did you use for finishing the metal pieces on here?
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Old July 12, 2018, 20:36   #26
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What did you use for finishing the metal pieces on here?
The handguards, bipod, but plate, and a few small parts were to the best of my knowledge, original Dutch Finish. The remainder of the gun, upper and lower receiver, etc. I custom matched by mixing various Gun Kote black finishes, mostly a gloss black and some satin black to match, or get as close as possible, to the original handguard black finish..
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Very nice build. Is the lower type 1, SRA marked? Plase share close up picture of the lowe.
Im not sure how it is marked, I will see about digging it out of the safe and finding out
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The handguards, bipod, but plate, and a few small parts were to the best of my knowledge, original Dutch Finish. The remainder of the gun, upper and lower receiver, etc. I custom matched by mixing various Gun Kote black finishes, mostly a gloss black and some satin black to match, or get as close as possible, to the original handguard black finish..
Thank You;

So my next question is if I don't have an example in front of me to go by then what would you suggest I use? I have no access to any part(s) that have an original Dutch finish maybe other than a butt plate and that may even be a reproduction.

Gun Kote ... oven-cure stuff from Brownells?

What about any high-temp areas?
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Old July 12, 2018, 20:49   #29
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Did the Dutch use the Type - A gas adjustment wheel?

Is that the natural color of the stock or did you use something for that specific color? That is the color I remember the Dutch stocks being that I saw daily form 82-86. Sort of a light to medium brown.
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Did the Dutch use the Type - A gas adjustment wheel?

Is that the natural color of the stock or did you use something for that specific color? That is the color I remember the Dutch stocks being that I saw daily form 82-86. Sort of a light to medium brown.
For the finish, you would probably be safe with just using GunKote gloss black and or gathering up pictures of original Dutch FAL's and then trying your best to match them. GunKote bakes on at 325 degrees Fahrenheit so I do not believe that any heat treated areas, say an upper receiver, will be adversely affected. The Gas Adjustment is the standard numbered metric type. The buttstock I have is original Dutch, I took a minimalist approach to refinishing it. I stripped off the old finish, LIGHTLY ran it over with some fine sandpaper, and repeatedly applied coats of boiled linseed oil until I was happy with the outcome. PACO is a FF members here and has several authentic Dutch FAL's over in Belgium and has posted many examples of them here on the FILES. I suggest looking up his threads, they are a wealth of visual info on the Netherlands version of the FN. Here is an example as well: http://www.tircollection.com/t25856-...s-mariniers-kl
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Old July 13, 2018, 16:08   #31
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try "paco" in your searchfield or "technical data"

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Nice paint job anyway. I love that untactical highgloss of the Dutch FAL's.






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Nice paint job anyway. I love that untactical highgloss of the Dutch FAL's.

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Thanks again Paco.

I have to agree with you on the "untactical" paint job. To be honest I dont remember the RNLAF having such high gloss models.

I've been wondering if these "survivors" could've been some sort of ceremonial models used only in parades, etc.,?

Surprised to see the one with all-plastic furniture. I never seen one of those back in the day.
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Thanks again Paco.

I have to agree with you on the "unpractical" paint job. To be honest I dont remember the RNLAF having such high gloss models.

I've been wondering if these "survivors" could've been some sort of ceremonial models used only in parades, etc.,?

Surprised to see the one with all-plastic furniture. I never seen one of those back in the day.
Last week i vistited a unit that does keeps the ceremonial FAL's for the royal weddings and funerals. These are the same FAL's but in (serious) used conditions. They got 145 pieces left and they are all demilled. I got some pics of those. Will upload'm asap.
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