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Old January 24, 2018, 07:10   #1
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ISO: Armourer Kit

Anyone sell a Kit with all the tools Needed to work on a FAL. Complete with Go/No Go Gauges, Correct size Punches, Vise and Clamp, sight tools, recoil spring tool Etc Etc. and a good selection of head spacing parts. I have found a Bit of things But I like to hear Referrals. Thanks Shawn
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Old January 24, 2018, 07:29   #2
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Sure Iíll sell you the whole package. Shipping on the vice is going to be a bitch.
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Old January 24, 2018, 08:59   #3
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I'm almost finished putting my kit together. So far it fills a 1700 sq ft shop.
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Is Gunthings.com still in business? Haven't been building for awhile, but he was a good source for such things. Believe he sold Ratas's Barrel Vise and Receiver wrench along with a Pin Gauge set and Buttstock tool.
He also had Gunplumber's Workbook & DVDs.

Recommend the Bolt Extractor tool if he has the thing. Real handy item, saves a lot of cussing and bloodshed.

The BFH, BHV, and One inch 4' "extension pipe" can be sourced locally and a heck of a lot cheaper.
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Old January 24, 2018, 10:34   #6
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Is Gunthings.com still in business? Haven't been building for awhile, but he was a good source for such things. Believe he sold Ratas's Barrel Vise and Receiver wrench along with a Pin Gauge set and Buttstock tool.
He also had Gunplumber's Workbook & DVDs.

Recommend the Bolt Extractor tool if he has the thing. Real handy item, saves a lot of cussing and bloodshed.

The BFH, BHV, and One inch 4' "extension pipe" can be sourced locally and a heck of a lot cheaper.
Yes, Brad is still quite active here on on the FAL FB page.
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Strange. All my vices ship quite easily....
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Old January 28, 2018, 12:16   #8
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Sure Iíll sell you the whole package. Shipping on the vice is going to be a bitch.
Thank you for the Response's. The Vise Might be a Bit much for a Tool roll but Thanks, The 1700 Sq Foot shop sounds inviting but I am not Ready to settle down Yet. Seems to be sites to get these items But looks like No one has a Complete package setup. Again Thanks
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Thank you for the Response's. The Vise Might be a Bit much for a Tool roll but Thanks, The 1700 Sq Foot shop sounds inviting but I am not Ready to settle down Yet. Seems to be sites to get these items But looks like No one has a Complete package setup. Again Thanks
Probably due to the expense of everything required, and a very narrow buyer group. You could source all of your tools on-line or locally, like the rest of us did, and you'll have hand tools you prefer, a vise in the size you want, and the choice of how and where everything fits.
Mark for example, made some of the tools he uses. Most of mine are from the Snap On truck as I'm a mechanic. My advice is put your own kit together. Buy quality tools, a quality bench vise, the Ratas build set, and you'll get many builds out of your custom made kit.
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A total kit would be spendy and give you tools that you may not need. Example, there are at least 3 front sight tools you would need - Izzy, Inch, and metric. Some tools like the gauges are good for all 7.62 rifles. But you would need to pick up two separate sets - one for the .308 ammo you might want to shoot and one for the mil-surp 7.62 you will most likely shoot.

What everyone here is trying to say in answer to your question, there is no set "tool kit" out there for working on FAL's. There are armourer's lists of tools that can guide you, but they include some very rare and expensive presses and gauges you really don't need.

A well equipped tool bench/box with a decent vise of good size (>6") and some specialized stuff you can usually find in the Marketplace - Ratas Receiver vise and wrench, sight alignment tools, extractor tool, recoil plug tool, and pin gauges - will suffice. Anything else is a luxury and not a necessity.
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Old January 29, 2018, 13:51   #11
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I love tools...

And somehow I get a good giggle knowing somebody or maybe a bunch of people are going to go bat shit crazy trying to figure out WTF some of my shop made gunsmithing tools and fixtures are for....
Hell,,,sometimes I come across stuff I built that I cant figure out WTF it was for...
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