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Old July 17, 2018, 01:33   #1
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G model Identification

Exactly what makes a "G" model (other than serial no? ) Pics is what I need as I dont know the parts proper names...
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Old July 17, 2018, 05:15   #2
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Google is your friend...likely to bring back lots of pics you can use if you search “G series FAL” or something along those lines.

Generally speaking, the flashider (at the end of the barrel) is going to be long with vents in it, the handguards around the gun barrel are going to be wood, sheet metal, or plastic, and the buttstock that you hold against your shoulder is going to be wooden.
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Old July 17, 2018, 07:31   #3
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I personally like to differentiate between a G prefixed serial FAL and one that has been amnestied, Generally in conversation what is being referred to is what I call an "amnesty G", which is one of 1800 some odd FALs which were accidentally imported with the verboten sear cut receiver. While they do have a few semi only parts, they were pretty much an as-issued select fire weapon. In an event which would never happen today, the BATF issued a seriallized amnesty list and allowed these rifles to stay in circulation with the provision that none of the semi only parts are replaced with selective fire ones. As such, they have acquired a cachet and collectibility status making them one of the "holy grails" of FALdom. While these rifles have a G-prefixed serial number, that is actually not uncommon ( particularly in Europe ), so that is why I like to think of the "grails" as 'amnesty Gs". Just a personal differentiation.

An amnesty G will be type 1 receiver, sear cut with a select fire ejector block( albeit with some semi only parts ,it will be on the BATF list. Valmets description would apply, although of course some of those characteristics will hold true for other variants.
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Old July 17, 2018, 10:16   #4
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How many pictures do you want? I have boatloads of fairly detailed pictures of some G's.
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Old July 18, 2018, 05:00   #5
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hyrax- In case you haven't seen this, here's a link to an G-Series FN FAL online collectors reference: http://www.gseriesfal.com/
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Good call, Falcon - I had totally forgotten about that site.
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Old July 19, 2018, 15:00   #7
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