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Old October 19, 2019, 19:02   #1
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L1A1 Imbel Congo

I picked this up today locally (Tuscon, AZ). I figured someone here either owned it and/or built it.

It's a Century L1A1 Imbel receiver (Receiver cut for inch mags) with DSA side folder, Railed top cover, and I believe an 18" DSA barrel assembly (barrel is unmarked).

I've wanted a Congo style build for awhile, so I figured at $850, I could at least part it out if it doesn't run. After getting it home, I painted the receiver with spray & bake black to some what match the lower. It even came with a Scope, 5 Mags, and FAL cleaning kit.

Anyone here build this?

Here's how it looked when I got it.



After painting.





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Old October 19, 2019, 19:17   #2
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NICE!
Maybe its just me but add some NBC cut hg's and you have yourself a looker!
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Old October 19, 2019, 19:48   #3
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I like it as-is. Perhaps ditch the top cover, or put a red dot on it if you want to keep it mounted. I'd leave the bipod-cut handguards. They're a hair slimmer than the non-bipod-cut variant.
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It's a winner. I put a few trouble free mags through it today. I moved some parts around from other Fal's to create a 60.63 (somewhat) copy.

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