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Old May 28, 2010, 04:28   #51
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Old May 28, 2010, 08:24   #52
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Windy,

How about some pics of the forearm spacers? I notice your Izzy has two of them.

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Old May 28, 2010, 10:08   #53
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Not sure how informative they'd be, they aren't Israeli.

When I bought this rifle it had Belgian furniture that looked like it had been used to beat a leopard. I bought the Israeli furniture and donuts and replaced it. These are the aluminum ones made by a Falfiles member.

If I could find an original spring C-clip one I'd get it, but nobody seems to want to sell theirs.

I can post pics anyway if you want though. Or anything else anyone thinks might be informative.
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Old May 28, 2010, 13:52   #54
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Not sure how informative they'd be, they aren't Israeli. These are the aluminum ones made by a Falfiles member. If I could find an original spring C-clip one I'd get it, but nobody seems to want to sell theirs.
OK, thanks, don't need to see pics of aftermarket handguard spacers as I have a couple on my Izzy LB. I thought those might be originals, and I have never seen original Izzy LB spacers.

I have had a couple of Izzy heavy barrel kits and both of them had one HB spacer each.

Oh, BTW, I have an original Israeli heavy barrel spacer for sale. $825 plus shipping. And I will throw in an Izzy HB kit free!

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Old May 28, 2010, 21:13   #55
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I'm ready to assemble my LB Clone. I didn't realize the LB had
a short combo device on it? Did they use wood grips on the
early rifles?
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Old May 28, 2010, 21:35   #56
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My humble contribution to this thread. A 1967-dated kit built on an Entreprise Arms Israel Match receiver by a friend of mine...


Is the rear sight original to the rifle, I have a beautiful new Venezuelan
that is real close to that one.
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Old May 29, 2010, 12:49   #57
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Is the rear sight original to the rifle, I have a beautiful new Venezuelan
that is real close to that one.



No, the rear sight is from a Canadian C2, a 1000 meter disc. The top cover is also Canadian, and the wood grip is a US Ironwood. The rest of the rifle(other than the receiver)is Israeli.
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Old May 29, 2010, 14:37   #58
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No, the rear sight is from a Canadian C2, a 1000 meter disc. The top cover is also Canadian, and the wood grip is a US Ironwood. The rest of the rifle(other than the receiver)is Israeli.
Slow, Owlcreek, English Mike and I were checking out my Vene Rear
sight this morning while Slow barreled and HS'd it for me, I like the
way it looks and will put mine on. Other than the LB furniture and the
Charging handle everything else is not Izzy.
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Old May 29, 2010, 14:57   #59
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The original owner/builder of this rifle swapped the Izzy sight because it would sometimes hit his glasses under recoil. This is also why the ferrule is gone and the contour of the stock is different. The rifle was built as a shooter, so he changed a few things around.
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Old January 30, 2011, 22:58   #60
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I want to thank everyone who contributed to the wealth of enormously useful information in this thread. Some of us are still building these old warhorses, despite how far behind the curve we've gotten, and help like this is just not as easily available as it once was. On behalf of the HB Community, thanks!

And yes, this should be a sticky if it isn't already.
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can't believe i missed this thread before.

it is now stickied!

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Old January 31, 2011, 10:11   #62
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I have shot windy's Izzy. me and the GF went to WA for a vacation and Mike took us shooting. i now have a izzy hb with 1 flaw the lower is a SED lower. every thing is Izzy, but the lower. i will try to get a pic of it.. --if any of y'all have a niw izzy lower let me know.~RT
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Old January 31, 2011, 17:03   #63
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Same rifle, new muzzle-thingy...


This is my old '67-dated LB with the Israeli grenade launcher installed. Nothing fancy, it clips right on over the barrel lug. Found at Knob Creek back in October for $20...... The launcher, that is! The rifle was quite a bit more than that.











Also, I found the original Izzy front sling swivel assembly in a box of non-gun related stuff! The original screw had stripped out, so I swapped the entire part out for a generic swivel. After finding the original part I simply swapped screws and everything was once again cool.
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Old January 31, 2011, 17:20   #64
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Here's a top and bottom view of the charge handle on my HBAR, bought the kit about 16 years ago and everything appeared new and unused except the charge handle and handguard spacer. The diameters of the knob are .600 and .800



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Old February 02, 2011, 08:46   #65
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In the context of Israel as a country frequently at war, like south africa (due to the embargo) there is little that can't be called "correct". Anything that worked was used.

I don't have both of the cocking handles handy - just a heavy barrel with the cocking slide with the flat. The knob appears to be longer.

While I always associated the shorter knob with the standard barrel and the taller knob with the heavy barrel, I don't see why the flat would be restricted to the FALO. Maybe its just a lightening cut?

I don't have both right now to compare but I think they are interchangeable.
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Where can one get an Izzy hinge pin washer thingy? I have a nice Izzy HB kit I built that is missing this part.
Brad had some as of yesterday
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Old February 02, 2011, 12:10   #67
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Thanks, but I bought a couple of the Izzy hinge pin washers from Sarco some time ago. $4. http://e-sarcoinc.com/falhingepinwasher.aspx
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Old February 03, 2011, 12:26   #68
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I don't think mine had a washer at all, so I used a crush washer out of the parts bin that I parked at work one day. Not 100% but nothing's come loose, either.
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This is the same rifle I've shown several times before, but with a few new things.


At Knob Creek last Friday I traded off the C2 1000 meter disc rear sight for an Israeli 600 meter rear sight, plus a new Israeli stock. The one that was on my rifle was an Israeli light-barrel stock, but the builder/previous owner reshaped the front of it, as well as deleting the ferrule. While the modified stock was more comfortable, I am more than happy to have the original parts on my rifle! I also found the original gas regulator in my box-o-parts and put it back on, replacing the metric collar the builder used.


Today at the range I had my work cut out for me!! The front sight had to be cranked almost completely down in order to re-zero the rifle. It still hits a little low @ 50yds, but it's in the bull. I also had to readjust the gas regulator, and I understand why the builder used a standard metric piece. There are too many clicks on the Izzy unit, and the result was it took me 25rds to get in the ballpark. I finally got it tuned in at the 5-setting.


Anyway, I had the range to myself for most of the afternoon. There were a bunch of cops doing some form of firearms training when I got there, but they were finishing up. It was a good day!!
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I'm ready to assemble my LB Clone. I didn't realize the LB had
a short combo device on it? Did they use wood grips on the
early rifles?
I think it was just the real late production ones that had the Belgian combo device. Word around here is that they were largely out of production for general military issue at the time and were being made and used as DMRs with some kind of optic or NV and the flash hider. That barrel dates to 1981, and by then regular issue was Galils, M16s, and probably still some AK-47/AKM pick-ups.

Not sure about the wood grips, but I wouldn't be surprised if some of the real early ones had them.
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Old October 20, 2011, 15:30   #72
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Are Israeli gas regulator collars marked as such? I swapped out the one-turn standard metric piece for the one in the bag of Izzy parts that came with the rifle, and the Israeli collar shows no markings other than the numbers stamped in the grooves.

The search function turns up nothing useful..
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A few things I've noticed lately; the earliest use of the beveled gas block I've seen is Ironhand's 1967 example (they were clearly in use during the Six Day War, so probably they are earlier). The earliest I've seen the barrels with a flash hider is 1972. The latest I've seen of an Israeli made barrel is my 1981 example. Please add info if you have something outstanding from this. This will help in deciding whether a type I or a Type II receiver would be correct for people's builds, and other things.





Now I will post old photos.












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The markings on an Israeli light barrel;

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From my last range trip a few weeks ago.


Since Pat's passing last year, who does engraving like the ones in winddustsearch's pic??
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Orion Arms does similar engraving.

http://www.orion-arms.com/gun-engrav...engraving.html
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Cool!!



More Izzy pics are needed to this thread......... Cough 'em up!
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I'm very pleased to have found this thread - I just got my Izzy LB handguards and stock from Sarco, and I've been cleaning the cosmoline off the handguards. I don't think I'm going to use the buttstock though - I don't like the look of the ferule, and I may get an Ironwood stock and then stain the handguards to match.

My rifle is a DSA - nothing Israeli about it, and it has an 18" barrel. Still this thread was a great read - thanks for sharing all the pictures and information. It was nice to at least see that there were Type A stocks on these guns as well.

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I too want to thank everyone for this thread. I always liked the Izzy furniture and just ordered a set from Sarco which I will put on one of mine.
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Latest incarnation of the "Hebrew Hammer"

My old rifle with a new(to me) barrel. It has the '0' stamp, 4/71 date, and both the barrel lug and muzzle threads.





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My old rifle with a new(to me) barrel. It has the '0' stamp, 4/71 date, and both the barrel lug and muzzle threads.





Thanks for posting those pics!!! I have had one of those slings for years and never could figure out how to attach it....

Nice gun BTW.....
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Video of Hickok45 and the 'Hammer'...





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Grenade launcher

I saw the previous two videos as I subscribe to the Hickock45 channel but wasn't notified of the 3rd video. Thanks for posting that. Sure would be nice to have that setup.
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Is there such thing as an Israeli stamped top cover?
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At the range today...

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Is there such thing as an Israeli stamped top cover?
Something in the old memory banks is making me think there are. But I think a lot of the kits you'll get will have plain non-marked top covers.
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Rifle Grenade Launch

Firing a rifle-grenade yesterday at a Hometown Shoot...



It landed 325 yards away and may have flown further, but I didn't want to lose it in the woods beyond the range.

Rifle: The 'Hebrew Hammer'

Israeli MK14 practice grenade

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I didn't know there was 2 different size grenades....

There's something about that Hebrew lettering on the recievers that increases cool factor by 10 points or more.
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Hickok45 finally releases the "Woods Walk" he did with the Hammer back in the spring...
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Thanks to all for the above postings........This information will for sure be saved but i was so pleased to find my LB Israeli rifle was so marked.
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