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    Question FAL Imbel upper receivers?

    I bought a Imbel FAL kit a few months ago in anticipation of the ban. I didn't know much about building a FAL but I knew I wanted one and that time was short. Now that I've collected all the kits, I'm looking at buying the parts to build them up. The one thing I neglected to pick up was a upper receiver!

    Where can I find an Imbel receiver?

    I figure I can make the US parts count up with other parts, and I like the idea of a Imbel kit built on an Imbel receiver.

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    The absolute best is the DSA receivers. Made here but pricy. www.dsarms.com
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    DSA absolutely the best Type 1 and Type 2 but I'd give the edge for the best available Type 3 to Imbel for the sole fact that they are drop forged receivers. Last I saw DSA machined from drop forged ingot - there is a difference when it comes to grain patterns. Can't go wrong with either choice though.

    Look on Falfiles or post WTB there under market place. Probably gonna run ya 3 bills for Imbel. You can also get the DSA for around the same price and adds to US parts count


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    Can you tell the difference between DSA and Imbel's Type III receivers once they are built on the rifle?
    My understanding is that the Type III is correct for the kit I bought

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    The DSA's will be fit and finished much better than the Imbels, which will usually have some machine marks left over.

    Talking to a buddy of mine who builds a lot of FAL's, he has been less than happy with some of the later manufactured Imbels. The machinery is getting old and apparently he's had to "massage" the receivers a lot more than he has had to in the past to get them right.

    Having said that, the Imbels are fine receivers.

    Dealer Warehouse should be about the only outlet for them.

    One other thing to consider.........the DSA, while being a superior product in my opinion, is also a US part, one less that you have to worry about when building.
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    Did Dealers Warehouse ever come thru with the Imbel receivers they were anticipating?

    Classic Arms got a couple of small shipments of Imbels in the past 2-3 months.

    MGS also had a few a month or so back.

    There's a vendor (Court) on Falfiles that gets a few every now and then also

    BTW - I'd never hesitate buying a DSA FAL receiver. I do like an excellent Type 3 Imbel kit mounted on a nice Gear Logo Imbel receiver. It also just looks right

    If the parts kit was a type 1 or 2 STG FAL or a G1, then I'd go for the DSA receiver without a doubt

    I'd also agree that the fit and finish is better on the DSA, but I still like the fact that the Imbel is a stronger receiver for being dropped forged. The DSA is a harder receiver all in all due to the reason that is if fully heat treated.


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    I'm on the email notification for Dealer's Warehouse, they don't have them according to the web site but will notify by email if they get them in. Today's the 29th so I'm guessing they ain't gonna get them!

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    I am on their backorder list also. I gave up and went a different route and bought elsewhere


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    the DSA is also a compliance part the Imbel is not.
    Be sure to check out:
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    www.michaelsavage.com


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