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Old December 31, 2019, 03:23   #1
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DSA FAL doesnít work

So for the last year and a half Iíve owned my DSA SA58 OSW. Other people with these guns run them with no issues. I know itís not the gas system thatís messed up. I think itís the receiver. Since I bought it in June 2018 it has had issues feeding, chambering, light striking, slam firing, and skimming over rounds in the mag. My Hesse FAL will run side by side with the DSA and run through all the ammo that the DSA throws fits about. Doesnít matter what ammo I run through it or what gas setting itís on. Iíve cleaned it way more than it has ever needed. Itís been oiled as well.

My question is what do I do? Do I contact DSA and send it back? Iíve heard their Customer Support sucks. Do I take it to my gunsmith Iím friends with? Iím afraid the receiver is out of spec because sometimes the upper and lower get stuck and wonít hinge open.
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Old December 31, 2019, 04:25   #2
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I also have a fal para DSA bought ... very expensive (I am French) it never worked well with many problems, too bad because when it works it is very precise.
To have compared with an original STG 58 details are to be reviewed !!
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Old December 31, 2019, 07:08   #3
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You return it to DSA to avoid losing the lifetime guarantee. You may try a couple of different magazines which may correct the feeding problem.
If it is in fact slam firing, immediately return io DSA.
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So for the last year and a half Iíve owned my DSA SA58 OSW. Other people with these guns run them with no issues. I know itís not the gas system thatís messed up. I think itís the receiver. Since I bought it in June 2018 it has had issues feeding, chambering, light striking, slam firing, and skimming over rounds in the mag. My Hesse FAL will run side by side with the DSA and run through all the ammo that the DSA throws fits about. Doesnít matter what ammo I run through it or what gas setting itís on. Iíve cleaned it way more than it has ever needed. Itís been oiled as well.

My question is what do I do? Do I contact DSA and send it back? Iíve heard their Customer Support sucks. Do I take it to my gunsmith Iím friends with? Iím afraid the receiver is out of spec because sometimes the upper and lower get stuck and wonít hinge open.
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Old December 31, 2019, 14:23   #5
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You return it to DSA to avoid losing the lifetime guarantee. You may try a couple of different magazines which may correct the feeding problem.
If it is in fact slam firing, immediately return io DSA.
Yeah Iíve got new DSA mags, Moses mags, and MilSurp mags and they all run the same.
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Old December 31, 2019, 14:50   #6
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For reference, please post DSA upper serial number block, i.e. DSA 35,XXX
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Old January 01, 2020, 13:44   #7
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For reference, please post DSA upper serial number block, i.e. DSA 35,XXX
So the serial is DSA37183. Sorry it was buried in the back of the safe.
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Old January 01, 2020, 16:06   #8
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So the serial is DSA37183. Sorry it was buried in the back of the safe.
Send it back.
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Old January 02, 2020, 00:16   #9
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Send it back.
Is it one from the bad receiver batch?
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Old January 11, 2020, 18:20   #10
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Also have had multiple issues with a Para from same time period
#36137. A very LOW period of quality control shows.

Have two other fals put together from kits and parts. Both function
almost perfect so far, and have std accuracy for such.
The common element to those two are STEYR parts.

contact the DSA Rep and discuss your issues
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Old January 13, 2020, 17:47   #11
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PLEASE contact customer service. I assure we, we do not suck.

We will make every effort to make sure you're happy with your SA58 and it won't cost you a dime. Reach out by phone 847.277.7258 or email customerservice@dsarms.com
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Yes PLEASE contact us and we will resolve this.
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