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Old October 09, 2019, 10:48   #1
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ARS Imbel Gunbroker

A good deal on an older ARS FAL: https://www.gunbroker.com/item/837542734


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Old October 09, 2019, 11:01   #2
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It's a cream puff and likely superior to anything that can be purchased new, today.
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Old October 09, 2019, 11:09   #3
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This is a steal, wish I had the funds, I'd hit BIN in a New York minute.
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Old October 09, 2019, 12:14   #4
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Definitely worth the BIN price.
I've never seen an Imbel barrel with that FH?
Does the furniture look U.S. made or is it just pristine Imbel furniture?
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The FAL is not a "platform".
It is a lady-lookin' foreign made collection of sexy Belgian curves that intimidates the shit out of today's Pajama-boy males.

It's not an Assault Rifle, it a Sport Utility Rifle
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Old October 09, 2019, 12:25   #5
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Wow. Im gun broke this month sadly....Cant beat that price....
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Old October 09, 2019, 12:43   #6
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WOW!!

Shes a beaut!! You couldn't build one at current prices for the BIN price. in 18 months or 5 1/2 years it will go up in value dramatically.

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Old October 09, 2019, 18:35   #7
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Why would you look anywhere else if you were in the market for a FAL?
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Old October 09, 2019, 21:36   #8
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Why would you look anywhere else if you were in the market for a FAL?
I can think of a couple of reasons. 1) Never heard of the FALFiles. And 2) Don't have a GunBroker account.
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Old October 09, 2019, 22:59   #9
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Definitely worth the BIN price.
I've never seen an Imbel barrel with that FH?
Does the furniture look U.S. made or is it just pristine Imbel furniture?
The US furniture is garbage... if you had it in your hand, you would grimace. "Economy" Penguin if I recall correctly. Soft plastic, pistol grip was terrible, handguards tightened at a strange angle... junk. You will want to replace it.

The barrel with flash hider is a big question mark. The flash hider isn't correct for Imbel or Argentina. Maybe the guy just thought it was cool and wanted it installed. It has a narrow BHO, which isn't Imbel. I would inquire about the bolt and carrier as well (matching, origin?).

I personally see a $600 receiver and a mixmaster parts kit, with throw away furniture. There are plenty of solid gunsmiths and home builders out there who can build a reliable FAL. A mixmaster build is worth the some of it's parts, regardless of who built it.

If the flash hider bugs you (it would many of us), it will cost $$$ to correct. The finish is the biggest perk on this build IMHO. If the barrel was original excellent Imbel with correct flash hider, then I would agree that the rifle is an solid deal (you would still need to swap out that crappy furniture).
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Old October 09, 2019, 23:14   #10
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Me thinks thou doth protest too much...
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Old October 10, 2019, 04:48   #11
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I may get this one, though there is another on the Marketplace that seems to be stale (also a "Gear" Imbel) for about the same $$$. I had an original Belgian 50.00 years ago & I like the long FH!
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Old October 10, 2019, 16:24   #12
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Me thinks thou doth protest too much...
Not a protest, just stating facts. If the rifle floats your boat, it is decent buy.

Buy it then.
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I may get this one, though there is another on the Marketplace that seems to be stale (also a "Gear" Imbel) for about the same $$$. I had an original Belgian 50.00 years ago & I like the long FH!
I would spend $300 more & just buy this one. BTW if I could swing it right now I would have bought it already.
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The FAL is not a "platform".
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Old October 10, 2019, 17:05   #14
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SOLD!!!!!! And no I didn't buy it! Damn!!!!!
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