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Old January 04, 2017, 13:34   #1
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Smile Technical data+pics original FN FAL M2 ABL Belgian Army

Hi folks,
To all our builders and collectors out there. Here are pics of 3 original Belgian Army FN FAL M2's. I made the pics in the Belgian Army. These weapons are in use in a technical lab as we speak.
Note there are small differences in the FAL's.
One fal is made in 1959, one in 1960 and one in 1961. All have ABL markings.
The grey Dupont paint is typical Belgian Army. They had tons of Bailly bridge paint left and the State Arsenals in Rocour used this excellent paint on many weapons like FAL, MAG, .50, FN HP, BAR Model D and modelD A1.
Note that is is common to mix colors in weapons. I have seen all kinds of weapons with grey and black parts mixed.

The administrator might put this in the sticky part. I'm sure plenty folks can use these details. If somebody contacts him...

Here you go...


Sorry about the missing mags, but hey, stop complaining and be happy.


The rifle with the white paint has recently done a special test and will be shopped in slices. (the horror!)

The F52 and F53 are internal storage codes. These FAL's will not be destroyed.

The next pics are FAL F52




Note the serials on the pistolgrip. R on the safetyselector. crossscrew on the sight.
SRA on the Lower.

Receivermarkings " ABL 1959_M2_ 23899






No trapdoor




All stocks had several stamps on top and below.



Rivets in front of triggerguard. The 1960 FAL has no rivets?








Stripperguide. Serial on carrier and bolt+Barrel




Both cut and uncut handguards were at the scene.


Several FAL's had there "Perron" proofhouse stamp in the white.
Not white painted on the barrel...


Could use some cleaning ; )







Yearstamp 9 in a 3/4square. Means made in the 3th quarter of 1959.






Yearstamp on the upper

Several FAL's had this stamp, not all.




Check out my other technical reference post for the Belgian Army M1 and M3
http://www.falfiles.com/forums/showt...technical+data
http://www.falfiles.com/forums/showt...ight=technical
http://www.falfiles.com/forums/showt...ight=technical


Technical reference on Dutch Army FAL's 5 variants


Dutch variant1
http://www.falfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=388272
This is a link to variant 2 http://www.falfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=388275
Variant 3 is the Heavy Barrel FALO
http://www.falfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=388330

Variant 4 is naval/korps mariniers FAL, you will find details here:
http://www.falfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=388536

Variant 5
http://www.falfiles.com/forums/showt...highlight=paco

Technical data on the KRR62 Dutch Army scope
http://www.falfiles.com/forums/showt...highlight=paco

Technical data on the FN made .22LR convertionkit (extreme rare)
http://www.falfiles.com/forums/showt...highlight=paco


Tecnical data on the Dutch Night Vision Scope Phillips

http://www.falfiles.com/forums/showt...highlight=paco
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Old January 04, 2017, 13:35   #2
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Here comes part 2

Here is the other FAL number F53, black lower




Note that this FAL has no rivets in front of the triggerguard.




I have no clue why this FAL has a black lower.
A.B.L. 1961_M2_ 40336
Note the grey selector on a black lower, typicaly...



Some comparing pix of the 3 FAL's


Note the different stamps under the sights.






Different pistolgrip in the middle


No rivets on the right FAL


No stamps on the right FAL barrelhouse




Possible stamp for the "rijkswacht" or "gendarmerie" force. They also received army weapons in case of an invasion.










Some more to drool over and dream on....
These are Royal Amry Museum reserve caves...








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Old January 04, 2017, 13:43   #3
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wow sticky for sure.
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Old January 04, 2017, 13:53   #4
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wow sticky for sure.
make it happen... got conections with the admin?
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Old January 04, 2017, 17:30   #5
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Aangenaam Paco,

On the first rack photo of the Belgian Army Reserve cave, are those ramrod equipped muskets I see in the rack behind the FALs?

Awaiting Napoleon's return are we?
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Old January 04, 2017, 22:24   #6
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Dupont gray paint? Do you know the number?
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Old January 05, 2017, 03:05   #7
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You never know with those Frensh Napoleon guys

Dupont paint, no clue, must have been in the 1960's...
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Confused....

I thought the main difference between the FN-M1 & FN-M2 was that the FN-M1 Barrel did not have a threaded Barrel, whereas the FN-M2 did have one? (For the Flash Hider)

Or....

Is the main distinguishing Characteristic due to Date Codes?
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Old April 18, 2019, 17:11   #9
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I thought the main difference between the FN-M1 & FN-M2 was that the FN-M1 Barrel did not have a threaded Barrel, whereas the FN-M2 did have one? (For the Flash Hider)

Or....

Is the main distinguishing Characteristic due to Date Codes?
There are several parts different to M1-M2.
The armorer manual explains the differenses...
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Old July 10, 2019, 14:20   #10
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Hi folks,
I'm happy to add an original FAL M2 to my collection. I'm sharing some pics for the clone builders. I'll add it to the FAL image section for technical data.
The M2 came with the OIP 4x sniper scope. all in the storage box.







Note the typical salt and pepper combiniation in our army. If a grey FAL has a part to be replaced and there is only a black part in stock, they just use it. So the boltrelease and mag release are black. No big deal.









I never seen a double serial on the receiver. All other parts are matching.









Seems to be revision stamps.


OIP 4X 1959 strapped scope.








Date stamps on trigger and hammer





Belgian prooffhouse nitro stamp



Barrelquality stamps, means no good!



Note the black colored gasplug...




This is added by a civilian, never seen'm in the army






OIP scopebox

It can hold the stripperclips...











I love it anyway
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Old July 10, 2019, 14:22   #11
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The M2 with the rest of the ABL family


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