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Old June 19, 2018, 14:04   #1
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Question FN FAL SRA price?

I folks,
I found these two mint SRA's in my basement.
What's a reasonal price tag these day's?
Thx for your input




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Old June 19, 2018, 14:19   #2
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Gunplumber selling his VG-EXC $70. Of course they are not brand new like yours. These must have been at the top of your super huge pile of FAL parts.
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Old June 19, 2018, 14:28   #3
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Gunplumber selling his VG-EXC $70. Of course they are not brand new like yours. These must have been at the top of your super huge pile of FAL parts.
Gunplumbers are FN too?

Pile parts, hmmm, sometimes i don't dare to open the door of the basement, you never know what gets you.
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Old June 19, 2018, 14:50   #4
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No, his are Imbel. Sooooooooooo...................... I will let the very experienced Filers answer your question.
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Old June 19, 2018, 15:13   #5
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Weird. Looks like they were destined for paras (grip bolt insead of stem) and the notched back plate. Kinda looked Argentinish.
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Old June 19, 2018, 16:02   #6
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Weird. Looks like they were destined for paras (grip bolt insead of stem) and the notched back plate. Kinda looked Argentinish.
They were in a batch with only M1 and M2 Belgian Army parts...

So, i'm interested in the story

As again, we don't build here, we buy complete selective FAL's...
Would be strange to see imbel, DSA or other stuff showing up in a Belgian naval base
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Old June 19, 2018, 19:10   #7
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Looks like Type 4 cast lowers....they were cut to use both types of stocks....the argentines I believe did the same...
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Old June 19, 2018, 19:28   #8
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Looks like Type 4 cast lowers....they were cut to use both types of stocks....the argentines I believe did the same...
+1

I've never seen one in the wild here. So they are priceless in that it is unknown. Auction would be your best avenue to determine worth.
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Do you have close up pictures of area circled?

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Old June 19, 2018, 21:17   #10
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Damn, those are some gnarly castings...don't look much better than third world knockoffs in some aspects. That is not investment casting at it's finest.
Guess they may be from early in the attempt to shift to cast parts and reduce production costs...casting technique just improved rapidly.
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Old June 20, 2018, 01:03   #11
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Argy or Belgium made

I have the exact same lower,EXCEPT it's a Para lower that came out of Argentina. Same casting type same everything except like I said, It's a para lower and NO it's Not for sale. Now even though FNH went to 27 casting parts around 1981/82 and made uppers and lowers in casting's also, Who's to say that Argentina didn't buy them from FNH or vice versa?
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Old June 20, 2018, 03:46   #12
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Got a mail from the author Bruce M

This "lower" is cast, it was made by FN at the end of the FAL production, probably circa 1980 to 1988.

You can find this kind of "lower" on standard "50.00" FAL, and on various "Para" FAL of this era ("50.61" & "50.63". The "50.64" "lower" was often made in hiduminium).
On the "Para" cast lower, there is no spring tube and the tang at the rear is missing. There is the usual recess needed for the foldable stock.

Some of these cast "lowers" were made with only 2 letters on left side : "S" and "R" without the "A". They were intended for civilian market, with the "semi-auto" only change lever, among others features specific of the commercial models. I provided pic of one in the vol. 1 of the "Guide pratique FN FAL", p. 223.
For "Para" cast "lower", see p. 104 & 105.

These "lowers" seem rather ugly, compared to the previous ones because of their "sanded" external aspect, but are perfectly functional.

Please find on attachment a scan from the book "More on the fabled FAL" (p.245) picturing one of these cast "lower".

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Old June 20, 2018, 06:25   #13
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Told you it found it in a pile of Belgian Army parts

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Cast Belgium Lowers

Both my Argentine Cast Para's have that triangle in the bottom, BUT don't have the production time like yours does Paco.
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Old July 10, 2018, 08:54   #15
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It's up for auction...
Only one! the other ons stays in my collection. I'm hunting for a ANC fal PARA, need cash

http://www.falfiles.com/forums/showt...28#post4606128
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Old July 10, 2018, 22:01   #16
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Do you have close up pictures of area circled?

Just curious, whatcha hunting for Chris?

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Old July 11, 2018, 02:58   #17
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I think for the Argentin "christmas tree" sign
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Old July 17, 2018, 02:32   #18
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