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ID: A rare FAL variant- the Katsenes Imports

KIT

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Since stumbling on this thread nearly 15 years ago and after years of searching, I had to finally add the fact that I now own Katsenes import, SN 2500743.

"Congratulations on the acquisition" my friend. It's been a long search and I am glad you were finally successful in locating one of the 18 examples that remain. We really do need to get together this Summer to get the trio reunited as it would make for a most interesting group photo.

Cheers

-KIT-
 

jpa61

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I saw someone's at Ricks(local smith), almost had my 5th heart attack, i was asking who's is it , do they want to sell it, then he told me they were a FAL collector, I was so bummed, cause at that point i knew i didn't have a prayer of getting it, I may not have one, but can say i have touched one :tongue:
 

VALMET

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I saw someone's at Ricks(local smith), almost had my 5th heart attack, i was asking who's is it , do they want to sell it, then he told me they were a FAL collector, I was so bummed, cause at that point i knew i didn't have a prayer of getting it, I may not have one, but can say i have touched one :tongue:
It was mine. Had to replace the long flashider with a new one as the original FH had a small bayo lug welded onto the original, likely to accommodate an L1A1 bayonet. Rick replaced it and it’s back to its original configuration 100%, he does fantastic work.
 

hkshooter

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This thread isn't completely worthless without pics, there is still lots of good info here. But it sure could be a lot better with the original pics it once had.

I can't play, mine is a Steyr import. Still fun to learn about these, though.
 

AGG

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Let me make it easy for you fellas--- these I have actually seen over 35 years of researching and collecting: :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

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2500743 (Type 3 receiver/sear cut) (Katsenes Cie)(1 of 20) (long flashhider)(“R” on selector)(flattop “3”)
2500755 (Type 3 receiver/sear cut) (Katsenes Cie)(2 of 20)
2500756 (Type 3 receiver/sear cut) (Katsenes Cie)(3 of 20)
2500758 (Type 3 receiver/sear cut) (Katsenes Cie)(4 of 20)
2500762 (Type 3 receiver/sear cut) (Katsenes Cie)(5 of 20)
2500769 (Type 3 receiver/sear cut) (Katsenes Cie)(6 of 20)
2500774 (Type 3 receiver/sear cut) (Katsenes Cie)(7 of 20)
2500777 (Type 3 receiver/sear cut) (Katsenes Cie)(8 of 20)
2500864 (Type 3 receiver/sear cut) (Katsenes Cie)(9 of 20)
2500867 (Type 3 receiver/sear cut) (Katsenes Cie)(10 of 20)
2500870 (Type 3 receiver/sear cut) (Katsenes Cie)(11 of 20)
2500872 (Type 3 receiver/sear cut) (Katsenes Cie)(12 of 20)
2500880 (Type 3 receiver/sear cut) (Katsenes Cie)(13 of 20)
2500881 (Type 3 receiver/sear cut) (Katsenes Cie)(14 of 20)
2500882 (Type 3 receiver/sear cut) (Katsenes Cie)(15 of 20)
2500887 (Type 3 receiver/sear cut) (Katsenes Cie)(16 of 20)
2500983 (Type 3 receiver/sear cut) (Katsenes Cie)(17 of 20)
2500987 (Type 3 receiver/sear cut) (Katsenes Cie)(18 of 20)(long flashhider)(“R” on selector)(flattop “3”)
2501010 (Type 3 receiver/sear cut) (Katsenes Cie)(19 of 20)
2501016 (Type 3 receiver/sear cut) (Katsenes Cie)(20 of 20)

Tony
 
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