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Old June 28, 2015, 14:11   #1
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Thumbs up Technical pictures (+details) Dutch FAL, Artillerie Inrichtingen assembled VARIANT 1

Hi folks.

I received 5 different but original FN FAL's for the Dutch Army.
In the next posts i will provide you with the details and facts about these strange Dutch FAL's.
I hope you builders gonna love it...

Check out my other technical reference post for the Belgian Army M1 and M3, also on the Dutchs FAL i came along my service time.
http://www.falfiles.com/forums/showt...technical+data
http://www.falfiles.com/forums/showt...ight=technical
http://www.falfiles.com/forums/showt...ight=technical

This is a link to variant 2 http://www.falfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=388275
I got plans to do this for the
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The first FAL is serial 59579. The most parts were made by FN but the barrel is made by AI. Artillerie Inrichtingen in Zaandam is a factory that came in trouble after the AR10 rifle was not adopted. To keep'm going the were allowed to assemble the FAL's.
AI FAL's are easy to recognice. The DON'T have Belgian proofhouse stamps. They have the "T" stamps. T stands for "tormenteer". Means, testfired with an overpressured round in the AI facility.
Some 50% were made by FN, 50% by AI










Note the red paint.


The "T" tormenteer marking, typical AI...







Dutch FAL's have a special hood to protect the front sight. All FAL's i have observed have sights with white markings. Some have red sealingpaint on the screws to keep'm locked.


The Dutch army has fixed sights and they SUCK. The hole is to narrow to pick up targets or shoot at low light conditions.

Sometimes red sealingpaint is seen on the screws.




Most locks have a digit on'm





Note the special cut in the Dutch lugs, it is also used in there FALO




The shiny dustcover. No markings observed.




Holland uses a special stock. The buttplate makes is hard for lefties to carry a sling...



I have observed "K" "W" "5" and some other markings near the screw.
Some stocks have a classic datestamp under the buttplate.




The lower is also serialised. The Belgian Army lower are not.
So is the upper, bolt, carrier and AI barrels. FN barrels are NOT serialised.


Note the "T" stamp on carrier and bolt.


Spit-shiny handguards, very tactial ; ) Must be fun in the wintercold and wet hands. Must be fun when fired red hot...





Note the gasregulatorstop, rivetted on the HG




All the AI assambled FAL's have faint Dutch crest. All FN assambled FAL have a neat deep logo!





The bipod has serials on every part. I never saw a matching gunserial in combination with the bipod serial. It is a quickdetachable bipod. They were removed soon since recruts sitted on there fals to keep there ass dry. You need to bend the pods a bit to get'm over both the metal and fiber HG's


Holland has a wide boltrelease and magrelease. Sportshooters love'm. This is the best invention on the FN fal's out there.


Milled receiver.






T on the barrel&chamber
Note the serial on the barrel





Part2 is in the next post, stay tuned!
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Old June 28, 2015, 14:12   #2
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All Dutch flashhiders had one small stamp in the middle.




Gasplug stamped.




The Dutch bolt is unique. It has an extra safety on board. Perhaps the hardest part to find in the US!



All bolts i saw were serialised. Some had small stamps on the sides.







there are often stamps inside the carrier, not always

All carriers are serialised


Holland uses a dildoshaped carryhandle.






Love it or hate it. They are cool!



Next post is an FN assambled FAL...
If you need some special detail, just ask, i'll try to help you out asap.
Stay tuned and keep'm shooting.
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Old August 02, 2017, 09:06   #3
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"The Dutch army has fixed sights and they SUCK. The hole is to narrow to pick up targets or shoot at low light conditions."


paco, is the hole on the Dutch sight smaller than on the M3?
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Old August 05, 2017, 20:24   #4
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Nice pics Paco. Thanks for sharing.
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Old August 06, 2017, 02:50   #5
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"The Dutch army has fixed sights and they SUCK. The hole is to narrow to pick up targets or shoot at low light conditions."


paco, is the hole on the Dutch sight smaller than on the M3?
Yep, it's a small needle hole.
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Paco: most excellent!

Could you explain how the additional safety on the bolt operates?
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Old August 08, 2017, 16:28   #7
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Paco: most excellent!

Could you explain how the additional safety on the bolt operates?
It doesn't work, as they found out later
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Lulz. Looks like it was intended to block the firing pin from moving forward until the bolt was safely nestled in the carrier when properly in battery.
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