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Old December 03, 2009, 17:48   #1
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Sarco Argentine kit numbers

Anyone interested in swapping parts to acheive matching # kits?
I've got Bolt and carrier #01109 and lower #02749. This reunification project is still developing. So just add your argy info and aezcur and I will update this chart with your numbers. Thanks for playing.
Edit: This post will no longer be updated as Abel and I decided that the chart in the end post is easier to read, and that is where people are looking anyway.
Thanks for all your numbers, and we are still updating the chart weekly, you just have to look at the last post by aezcur.


Also look to last page post by aezcur to view chart in more readable format.

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Old December 03, 2009, 20:17   #2
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My 2 kits are

bolts 01170 & 02217

lowers 01555 & 02708


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Old December 03, 2009, 20:20   #3
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bolt & carrier - 01350

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Old December 03, 2009, 20:31   #4
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DGFM Parts Trades

It's been brought up before, The down side is someone is still going to have an un matching kit or parts and might have to rehead space yet again with the horse trade. Those parts you have look like DSA import numbered parts which have a five digit serial number. Surplus Argentine parts that Sarco have sold are six digit serial numbers and came from the Argentine Federal police units, but it wouldn't surprize me if DSA didn't sell some of the Argentine fal parts or traded with Sarco for stuff DSA might have needed, It done all the time.

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Lower's, Bolt's+Carrier's 01272 and 02990
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Old December 03, 2009, 21:24   #5
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Hi, joining the crusade!

Barrel and Upper 01559 (that was close GOBBLER!)
Lower 00102
Bolt + Carrier 02578

Let's work towards family reunion...


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Old December 03, 2009, 23:13   #6
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What about doing something like this:



For the latest chart go to the end of the thread. Thanks.

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Old December 03, 2009, 23:58   #7
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Old December 04, 2009, 08:15   #8
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Old December 04, 2009, 15:10   #9
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I love the chart but it's beyond my computer skills. So who will update and
maintain it?
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Old December 04, 2009, 15:14   #10
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I love the chart but it's beyond my computer skills. So who will update and
maintain it?
I can maintain the chart but since you are the originator of the thread may be the best course of action is for me to send you the pic of the updated chart and you EDIT your post (the first one, in order to always show the latest chart).
I will send you a PM from home after I left work.
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What is the big deal about matching numbers?
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What is the big deal about matching numbers?
That's what the guy said when he swapped out his 67' L71 motor for a 350.
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Old December 04, 2009, 17:16   #13
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Put those two '67 cars on the auction block and see what the bidders think.
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What is the big deal about matching numbers?
Resale $$$
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Old December 04, 2009, 22:39   #15
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Plus cool (drool) factor.
We're on a mission from GAWD!!!
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Resale $$$
Someone thinking of selling their FAL?
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Old December 05, 2009, 12:57   #17
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Someone thinking of selling their FAL?
NOT ME!!!!! I just want the family back together......
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Old December 06, 2009, 18:33   #18
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My NEW Sarco Argie kit numbers are, bolt and carrier 01285. My lower receiver number is 02694.
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Old December 09, 2009, 15:47   #19
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Thanks for sharing cwbarg!!! We will be sure to add you into the growing
graph/chart(still not sure what to call it ). Please tell your friends to share your numbers. I understand why people would be hesitant to share upper #s, but these are just parts, so please, if you have an argy, recentley imported,share your numbers. You might just get lucky and find the match
for your bolt carrier group. That is the intent anyway. Cheers and merry X MAS
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Old December 14, 2009, 18:04   #20
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Any more Sarco kits out there?
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Well....I couldn't resist the temptation so I've ordered an Argie kit from Sarco last week.....my CC has been debited that means that the kit is on its way...I hope! This is insane....I am addicted!
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Old December 16, 2009, 20:24   #22
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I thought they were all out, darn & I just bought an STG!

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SARCO CLAUS came home tonight!!

Yes! I got my Argie kit tonight and it is great. It exceeded my expectations by far. I think that most of the parts are new! The barrel is refinished but the bore is shiny and looks great. Bolt and bolt carrier matching serial numbers 01113 and the Lower...The Lower looks new to me!! Serial 02892.
I must admit that I was a little bit afraid on what I was going to find inside the box...(I have nothing against the Rhodies but I asked for an Argentine kit).
This is a good one SARCO! Thanks.
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Old December 17, 2009, 22:59   #24
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Glad to hear your second kit turned out good too.Dunk is putting mine together at the moment, so they should be sharp, especially when I get the wood on them. Maybe someone will hit the jackpot & match up one of these kits...

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Old December 17, 2009, 23:03   #25
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My new argy lower reunited to an argy upper. Damn, I might have to unbuild
the stg 58 just to make an all argy FAL
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Hi TEDG,
Nice FAL!...by the way...I can not see your Upper serial number
You should change the bolt carrier (and may be the bolt too?) ...it's an inch sand cut bolt carrier. Mine came with one like that and when I installed the metric Argie bolt/bolt carrier I had to RE-DO the headspace...and change the locking shoulder from .267 to .261
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looks like an izzy charging handle.....
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Old December 18, 2009, 00:33   #28
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This is just a mock up. Just slapped my new lower on my stg 58 to see how it would look. It is an Izzy forward assist that works pretty well with the sand cut carrier. It came that way from the previous owner. The argy bolt and carrier are brand new,looks like laser engraved, matching numbers
and are a bitch to seperate.
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Argentine reunion

Heres some more to add from my collection, Also add to the chart

130414 Para bolt and carrier.
129011 Para lower.
01645 Upper and barrel.
01272 Upper and barrel.
01319 Upper and barrel.

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Since you had to ask about bolt and carrier, here ya go. It' clear the argy
don't believe in fully auto carriers.

Come on people! start snatching up those Sarco kits and post your numbers.
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Thanks Lee!
Updated chart with Lee's info:

For the latest chart go to the end of the thread. Thanks.
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That's what the guy said when he swapped out his 67' L71 motor for a 350.
Your analogy doesn't fit. In your example, a major portion of the original is replaced. The replacement makes the remaining car just a pile of parts.

How about having a pile of all matching car parts, but no chassis? The chassis was destroyed. That is what is taking place with rifle kits. The chassis ( receiver) was destroyed, leaving just a pile of parts. Since the chassis no longer exists, and the remaining matching number parts are just parts ( which is all that they ever were anyway) why expend the energy and expense to match up parts when the finished product will have no more value than you started with?
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Old December 18, 2009, 16:26   #33
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See my first post. I asked if anyone was interested in matching #s.
Since obviously you are not, carry on. But isn't it common when selling kits or kit built guns, for the seller to advertise their all matching #s(bolt,carrier,
lower, barrel). No, the gun won't shoot any better, but it does seem to be a point for bragging rights.
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Well ... as far as matching #'s go ... I PAY MORE FOR MATCHING KITS than I do for non-matching ... maybe I'm stupid ... I'm not alone tho ... most people will pay more ... I think it's more a matter of "Function" than anything else ... and it might shoot better ...

you are correct in the fact that since the original receiver is GONE, they are all just kit guns with not much collector value ... except to the highly educated like me ...
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Your analogy doesn't fit. In your example, a major portion of the original is replaced. The replacement makes the remaining car just a pile of parts.

How about having a pile of all matching car parts, but no chassis? The chassis was destroyed. That is what is taking place with rifle kits. The chassis ( receiver) was destroyed, leaving just a pile of parts. Since the chassis no longer exists, and the remaining matching number parts are just parts ( which is all that they ever were anyway) why expend the energy and expense to match up parts when the finished product will have no more value than you started with?
Best=L71 Original=FAL Machine Gun
Better=L71 w/non match block L71 motor=Matched FAL kit new receiver
Good=L71 w/350=cobbled kit gun all non matched parts
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actually the Best was: '68 Z-28 w/original DZ-302 ... L71 = SLOW ...

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Best=L71 Original=FAL Machine Gun
Better=L71 w/non match block L71 motor=Matched FAL kit new receiver
Good=L71 w/350=cobbled kit gun all non matched parts
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actually the Best was: '68 Z-28 w/original DZ-302 ... L71 = SLOW ...

Don't forget the L-88's 67-69.
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a little heavy Chris ... + ... the old big block just wouldn't turn it up like the short stroke DZ motor ...

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Don't forget the L-88's 67-69.
ETA: Off topic ... Sorry !
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Your analogy doesn't fit. In your example, a major portion of the original is replaced. The replacement makes the remaining car just a pile of parts.

How about having a pile of all matching car parts, but no chassis? The chassis was destroyed. That is what is taking place with rifle kits. The chassis ( receiver) was destroyed, leaving just a pile of parts. Since the chassis no longer exists, and the remaining matching number parts are just parts ( which is all that they ever were anyway) why expend the energy and expense to match up parts when the finished product will have no more value than you started with?
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I respect your opiinion but in my case I have in my MAIN FAL the Argy Upper 01559 crying for his family
And I agree with Juggrunner that having matching numbers seems to be naturally correct....I pay more for the bolt carrier and carrier matching numbers than for non matching....anyway.....

You may not agree and I respect that but in the meantime anybody that agrees with our intention is welcome to participate and play. We are just trying to have some good time and who knows....somebody may find a matching part.
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Some of you don't know what has happened in the import industry like myself or some others on this this site. Seems that when A+D Global went out of business which the owner was the brother in law to the owner at DSA, The owner at DSA took his product back and either sold or did some horse trading with the owner of Sarco, So all the Argentine lowers, bolt/ carriers that A+D Global had are now at Sarco, Plus some of the Argentine Fal parts that Sarco had bought from the Argentine Government is being sold now to make complete kits. So Aezcur is on the right track with trying to reunite matching parts with owners of the Barrelled uppers that DSA originally sold .

Look at Nebula8080? goes on an internet quest to find the rest of his matching numbers parts to his Belguim M1 Fal and finds them in less than 6 months, Yes granted he'll never get the serial numbered Upper to that kit, But to him just piecing that really rare kit together has brought piece of mine to him and his collection. Seems alot of us have a lot in common with weapons collecting, Memories of Old Muscle cars and such with Nwobhm and Juggrunner mentioning L71's,DZ 302's and L88 427 rat motors. Hell, A friend of mine found 11 years ago found a 1969 Copo camaro minus the engine, Did a total restoration on the car and 4 months later found the original 427 ZL-1 motor to that car in Loiusville,KY. Rebuilt the motor and installed it, We took it to the 1/4 mile track and it ran a 12.70 in the 1/4 mile right off the trailer, I know, I got to make that pass in that car, With the stock exhaust and some L60-15's for tires on the rear the car has a M22 rock crusher 4 speed and a 12 bolt rear with factory 3.73 gears in the rear. Point here is that car sold for 178K that year at auction.

So don't EVER GIVE UP ON YOUR HOPES AND DREAMS, YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT CAN HAPPEN IF YOU TRY HARD ENOUGH. Lee.
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Lee ... that's amazing ... a man that actually knows what a Muncie M22 is and that the correct (as shipped) rear gear ratio is 3.73 ... amazing !! ... you must have been there ...

I swapped the 3.73 in my '68 Z-28/RS (RARE) for a 4.10 ... I wouldn't brag for anything in the world but I didn't get beat much, by anything ... I did get beat ... that's just the way it was in the late 60's early 70's ... lots of very fast cars and lots of fun ...
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So don't EVER GIVE UP ON YOUR HOPES AND DREAMS, YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT CAN HAPPEN IF YOU TRY HARD ENOUGH. Lee.
1987, Buffalo NY, guy walks into a machine shop/parts dealer and looks at a 427 sitting on an engine stand that was to be used for a restoration project. The serial matches HIS big block car!!!! Owner kindly sold it and voila together again. Happens, just not very often.
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Argy on gun broker and located at gun shop in Olathe, KS.
upper#00879 Lower#01517
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hot rodding days.

I was around back then as a hot rodder. Went in the army in 1968 and got out in 1974, But in 1970 my friend and I had come home on leave from Vietnam, He bought a new as he had ordered it 1970 Z/28 camaro, 350 LT-1 engine with a M22 4 speed with a 12 bolt rear with Rockwell 4.33 rear gears. I bought a Harley Davidson 1200 Night Train which back then was the first of the soft tail Harleys. Well we both got out in 1974 and came back home and we both had what we bought in 1970 from that leave still, got them running and about two weeks after that my friend had been dumped by his girl friend and he went out and got drunk and proceeded to wreck the 1970 Z/28 camaro, He wrapped it around a concrete power pole. About a month later he settled up with the insurance company and I bought the wreck from the insurance company and took the drive train out of it as thats what was salvagable because I had just bought a 1971 Rally Nova with a 350 with a 2 barrel carb, 3 speed on the floor with a 10 bolt rear with a 308 rear gear, Needless to say the drive train from the buddies Z28 fit right in the Nova I had without a problem, Except I did rebuild up the engine to about 700HP and had installed a savage racing clutch with a 5600LBS pressure plate and a lakewood Blow proof bell housing. Car used to run 11.50's at the drag strip capped up headers with L 60-15 tires from Formula super stock, Uncap the headers and put slicks on the car it would run10.20s and this was a street car. Burn up clutch disc's every 4 months, Every 3 weeks adjust the valves and suck gas like it was going outa style, But back then gas was only about 0.35 cents a gallon. But those were the days when the factories lied about the horsepower an engine made in a performance car due to the insurance companies wanting to raise the rates if they found out what the real horsepower figures were out of the factories. Oh yeah, When that M22 Rock crusher stopped whining like a super charger, It was time to change the transmission oil and that was fairly easy as that tranny had a fill plug and a drain plug and back then it was about the only way to tell it was an M22 4 speed tranny from the rest of the Muncie 4 speeds. Yes sir buddie, Those were the days alright. lee.
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Back in the day I had a '62 Impala with a 327 punched within an inch of it's life, Muncie rock crusher, dual point distributor, 4.10 rear end with moly axles because the stock ones kept snapping, dual quads, fuelie heads, radical cams and gonzo headers that I used to run uncorked once in a while. I worked at a gas station where the some of the local cops hung out, so I got away with stuff that would have got me tickets otherwise. We used to run the 1/4 mile on a stretch of 4-lane that was under construction for what seemed like forever. Every weekend we'd go paint the lines, and every week the road crew would remove them. They for sure knew what we were up to with all the burnouts we left. Then one fine weekend we drove out to find a beautifully painted set of lines - someone on that crew was a car guy! Then I got a steady girlfriend and traded the hot rod in for a van (slow, but sure beat the back seat!) Thanks for the memories...
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Old December 19, 2009, 21:26   #46
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This is getting interesting!

Lee, I think you can write two books: One about FAL history (please do it!) and may be another one about cars?

More histories please, it's Saturday afternoon, rain in Seattle no going out.....and I'm lovin the FILES,.....

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Old December 20, 2009, 00:02   #47
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Do argy guns use a spring under the front sight like all the other metric guns?
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Do argy guns use a spring under the front sight like all the other metric guns?
Hi tedg,
Just for you Compadre! I took apart my front sight (so I can learn too...) and after 166 counterclockwise clicks I found that there is no spring Now I have a good excuse to return to the range this week end so I can calibrate my sights...
See the pic. Take care. Abel
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aezcur.........if those parts are what you unscrewed from there, that IS the spring. The little flat "U" shaped clicking thingy?? that's the spring.
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