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by Briar
Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: FAL Discussion
Topic: Tornado Kit Finally Comes To Life!!
Replies: 14
Views: 1639

Re: Tornado Kit Finally Comes To Life!!

There's probably still a few group buy Imbels lurking in closets, I know of one.

very nice rifle, GP did beautiful work.
by Briar
Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: FAL Discussion
Topic: L2A1 wood matching advice?
Replies: 7
Views: 851

Re: L2A1 wood matching advice?

I have an extra NOS pistol grip so I thought i would experiment on it.

One coat of raw linseed oil, then two coats of Chestnut Ridge Military Walnut stain is practically spot on.
It's got the warm red hue that I needed.

very satisfactory :)
by Briar
Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: FAL Discussion
Topic: Izzy kits 299.00 at PSA
Replies: 370
Views: 32791

Re: Izzy kits 299.00 at PSA

IIRC I paid 950$ for mine in 2002-ish when they were unicorns flying on rainbows... but they were immaculate kits with NOS wood at that price.
by Briar
Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: FAL Discussion
Topic: What causes dings on a FAL recoil plate?
Replies: 22
Views: 2061

Re: What causes dings on a FAL recoil plate?

I always assumed it's like floating the valves in a car engine. The lifter cant follow the cam due to weak valve springs (or too weak for the cam profile, rpm etc) For whatever reason sometimes the recoil spring plunger isn't keeping up with the rat tail on recoil. Weak spring, corrosion, wear, rate...
by Briar
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: FAL Discussion
Topic: Izzy kits 299.00 at PSA
Replies: 370
Views: 32791

Re: Izzy kits 299.00 at PSA

I'd buy another but knowing my luck, i would get trash second time around.
I don't think i will roll the dice twice.
by Briar
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: FAL Discussion
Topic: Izzy kits 299.00 at PSA
Replies: 370
Views: 32791

Re: Izzy kits 299.00 at PSA

yep, only part that is numbered though SN 4216 bolt has a brand new extractor in it, and carrier looks like it is a replacement (prior number was scrubbed and then refinished) Evidence suggest butt stock had been changed. Appears some were overhauled and tested for somebody's use somewhere... Mine a...
by Briar
Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: FAL Discussion
Topic: Izzy kits 299.00 at PSA
Replies: 370
Views: 32791

Re: Izzy kits 299.00 at PSA

mine has a yellow sticker on the stock with this on it

מקחש"ר
יחידת בחינה
כושר,.ס"

using online translator, it would appear that it states that it passed operational checks... can anyone translate or confirm please?
by Briar
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: FAL Discussion
Topic: Izzy kits 299.00 at PSA
Replies: 370
Views: 32791

Re: Izzy kits 299.00 at PSA

yeah, none of my image links worked so i immediately deleted it
(tried to link to images on my home NAS but failed lol)

maybe this will work: https://bluegrasscarnivores.us.quickcon ... e/ZBviaW2z

I'm curious what the decal on the stock says if anyone can translate please :D
by Briar
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: FAL Discussion
Topic: Izzy kits 299.00 at PSA
Replies: 370
Views: 32791

Re: Izzy kits 299.00 at PSA

my kit just arrived, FAR exceeded expectations... i think i won the bottom of the barrel lottery only damage of any significance i see is the front sling swivel is tweeked my carrier looks newish but the top has been scrubbed prior to being refinished, and the bolt has wear but also has a new extrac...
by Briar
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: FAL Discussion
Topic: L2A1 wood matching advice?
Replies: 7
Views: 851

Re: L2A1 wood matching advice?

Solid advice you two, I'll do 4-5 coats of oil on the BS and PG, then decide if I want to strip the bipod panels
Worst case scenario, I'd rather try to match them to the BS than the BS to them.

thank you :-)
by Briar
Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: FAL Discussion
Topic: L2A1 wood matching advice?
Replies: 7
Views: 851

Re: L2A1 wood matching advice?

excellent, thanks.
by Briar
Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: FAL Discussion
Topic: L2A1 wood matching advice?
Replies: 7
Views: 851

L2A1 wood matching advice?

looking for advice on matching aussie buttstock and pistol grip wood color to the bipod wood. BS and PG are NOS bare wood and the bipod has its NOS factory finish. Prefer not to just jump in with both feet and do trial and error if possible. Hoping those who have been there and done that can provide...
by Briar
Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: WTB C2A1/L2A1 foresight protectors (“sight ears”)
Replies: 1
Views: 340

please delete

parts located, please delete
by Briar
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: WTB C2A1/L2A1 foresight protectors (“sight ears”)
Replies: 1
Views: 340

WTB C2A1/L2A1 foresight protectors (“sight ears”)

Subject says it all, need the ears and screws

TIA,
B
by Briar
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: WTB L2A1/C2A1 Front sling swivel (complete)
Replies: 2
Views: 439

Re: WTB L2A1/C2A1 Front sling swivel (complete)

Item located
by Briar
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: WTB L2A1/C2A1 Front sling swivel (complete)
Replies: 2
Views: 439

Re: WTB L2A1/C2A1 Front sling swivel (complete)

BTT one time for the heck of it
by Briar
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: WTB SKS wood Stocks and 10 round Mags
Replies: 4
Views: 747

Re: WTB SKS wood Stocks and 10 round Mags

Verified and PM sent
by Briar
Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: WTB SKS wood Stocks and 10 round Mags
Replies: 4
Views: 747

Re: WTB SKS wood Stocks and 10 round Mags

Pretty sure I have two NOS Chinese stocks, but may or may not have the hand guards. I’ll dig them out this weekend and verify. They would be spike bayonet versions
by Briar
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: WTB L2A1/C2A1 Front sling swivel (complete)
Replies: 2
Views: 439

WTB L2A1/C2A1 Front sling swivel (complete)

subject says it all, send a PM with price and pic if possible.

TIA