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Old November 15, 2012, 10:52   #1
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wts: FAL 30 Rounds metric magazines $69 each

FAL Metric 30 rounds magazines , brand new condition
$69 each
I have 8 available
Shipping is 11.95 for up to 8 magazines

I also have FAL Austrian 20 rounds .308 Metric Magazines
$24 Each
I have 30 available















I bought those mags at a gun show in 2008, the dealer told me they are Belgian, but my friend told me they are British. ( I paid $150 each )

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Old November 15, 2012, 14:00   #2
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Dang it, I have a soft spot for these... are they converted to work in a metric?
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Old November 15, 2012, 15:43   #3
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Dang it, I have a soft spot for these... are they converted to work in a metric?
They are Metric

How many would you like ?

Would you like more pictures ?
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Old November 15, 2012, 17:17   #4
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I'll take four. PM to follow. 30 rounders that is. Yes.
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Old November 15, 2012, 17:36   #5
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Your Pics are fine. PM INBOUND.
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Old November 15, 2012, 20:06   #6
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Old November 15, 2012, 20:19   #7
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FAL Metric 30 rounds magazines , brand new condition
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...the dealer told me they are Belgian, but my friend told me they are British. ( I paid $150 each )
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They are Metric
What exactly do you have? Are these British(inch) converted to metric or are they original 30rd. metric mags? Markings, what are the markings on the mags?
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Old November 15, 2012, 20:56   #8
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Are they 69 dollars shipped? If so I will take 1. Also are you open to any sort of trade?
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Old November 15, 2012, 21:06   #9
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What exactly do you have? Are these British(inch) converted to metric or are they original 30rd. metric mags? Markings, what are the markings on the mags?
His 30 rounders are L4 Bren mags modified for metric rifles.
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Old November 15, 2012, 21:07   #10
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I will post picture of the markings with better camera tomorrow , and if any of the experts on this forum (3000+ posts) said it's Belgian , I will have to charge what I paid for them $150
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Old November 15, 2012, 22:29   #11
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I will post picture of the markings with better camera tomorrow , and if any of the experts on this forum (3000+ posts) said it's Belgian , I will have to charge what I paid for them $150
I don't know that post count has anything to do with knowledge. There are people here that have upwards of 30,000 posts, and have their heads burried deeply in their collective asses. There is no such thing as a Belgian curved FAL magazine, either metric or inch. Your issue of distrust should lie with the asshat that sold you the Bren magazines as "Rare Belgian made magazines", and not with the people here trying to help you understand what you are selling, high post count or otherwise.
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Old November 15, 2012, 23:15   #12
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I don't know that post count has anything to do with knowledge. There are people here that have upwards of 30,000 posts, and have their heads burried deeply in their collective asses. There is no such thing as a Belgian curved FAL magazine, either metric or inch. Your issue of distrust should lie with the asshat that sold you the Bren magazines as "Rare Belgian made magazines", and not with the people here trying to help you understand what you are selling, high post count or otherwise.

This might be considered a trolling, but it was well said T.
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Old November 16, 2012, 10:57   #13
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Old November 16, 2012, 11:03   #14
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The Experts all agreed that they are British they also agreed that they are Metric:



http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=316991979
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Old November 16, 2012, 11:20   #15
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Old November 16, 2012, 11:35   #16
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More likely they are converted BRITISH inch magazines, given their markings. But even as such, and even though they've been refinished, they are a good deal at $69, in today's market. (ALL of the FAL magazines except the cheapo Asian copies are getting scarce and expensive.)

In five or six years, we will look back wistfully on the current prices of FAL magazines, and wish that we had invested in hundreds of them. For that matter, I already do have regrets. In the early 1990s I bought my first re-packed batch of mixed Israeli and Belgian magazines, all in Izzy brown waxed paper bundles, for $4 per magazine, and most those were NEW! But soon they were $6 each, Then they were $8 each. And now they they are $30 each.

Want to hear an ever sadder story? In the mid-1980s I had the chance to buy PALLET BOXES of original Armalite factory-made AR-10 waffle magazines for $2 each. But I passed, since I didn't own an AR-10 or HAC-7, and I was on a tight college budget. Those mags are now selling for $75 to $125 each.

I learned my lesson from this, and I recently bought almost 500 HK G3 alloy magazines for around $2 each. Most of those are NEW. Those too will dry up someday.

I do not expect to see any miraculous boatload of metric or inch magazines to reach our shores and hence collapse the current prices. The surplus mags have simply dried up.
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Old November 16, 2012, 11:45   #17
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30 round FAL mags

If you have any left I will take 1.
Please pm me an address to mail
postal money to, with total.
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Old November 16, 2012, 12:05   #18
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Would be interested to see the locking nub. Will it appear like the modified Lybian mags or will they be better done?
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Old November 16, 2012, 12:40   #19
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Old November 17, 2012, 12:30   #20
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Old November 17, 2012, 15:17   #21
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I'll take 2 30 rounders.PM on the way.
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Old November 17, 2012, 16:47   #22
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Old November 17, 2012, 17:54   #23
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FAL 30 rounds magazines ALL SOLD

I only have (8) FAL Austrian 20 rounds .308 Metric Magazines left
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Old November 19, 2012, 14:53   #24
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FWIW they were indeed converted Indian inch magazines.
The OFT marking on the mag shown is Indian Ordnance Factory Tiruchirappalli (OFT)

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