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Old December 06, 2017, 21:37   #1
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RA ZA marked G3 parts kit.

I recently met a guy with several G3 parts kits that had baby poop paint. I initially thought they were Rhodie FALs from afar. All the kits looked well worn and in old discolored bags with light oil. He had 3 and two were opened to examine. One kit he stripped the baby poop off. They had both RA and ZA serial numbers. Matching#s, from what i could tell at least from ZA electro pencil. He wanted $650 a piece for the kits with barrels. I am intrigued but they looked well used and put away wet, literally.
I would have taken pictures but the seller asked me not to.

How rare are Rhodisian/Zimbabwe Army G3s kits?
I almost bought one sight on seen but hesitated because I questioned the overall serviceability of the kits.
Does anybody have experience building a worn G3 kit. I like the rifle and history that goes with it but I am not sure I want to open that can of worms.
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Old December 06, 2017, 23:51   #2
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What stock sets did they have? Nam. or std.?
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Old December 07, 2017, 12:03   #3
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What stock sets did they have? Nam. or std.?
Forgive my ignorance but what do you mean by 'Nam' stock? Is that the collapsable one? These all were baby pooped standard stocks thats why I mistook them for FALs in their bags.
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Old December 07, 2017, 12:13   #4
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"Nam" in this context means "Namibian". The buttstock on looks like an FAL stock was grafted on and the LOP is longer.
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Old December 07, 2017, 14:53   #5
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Thanks Lew for the clarification. Yep, Namibian or Nambian - FAL looking stock made for G3. That stock set gets you to $2-300 depending on condition right there.
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No I do not believe they were Nambian stocks. I would say they were G3a3's from looking at pics online.
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