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Thread: Century FAL 70% casting value ??

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    Default Century FAL 70% casting value ??

    Long story short, I ended up with two of these and I don't have the tools to finish them. What's a current ball park value of them so I can try to sell them?

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    Last one I saw on Gunbroker went for around $65
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    Is there any heat treating required on those?

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    Yes, that's one of the reasons more haven't become completed. Not only does the machining take some time and skill, the bolt locks up at the rear, so the front part of the receiver (essentially the magwell area) is taking all the stresses from firing. Too soft and it can stretch, opening up headspace. Too brittle and it can shatter, which would be a major oopsie.

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    I saw one the other day for over $100 on sturm, $40-60 is probably right

    having built one of these up with hand tools( see my post/threads here) I can say yes eventually you will need to heat treat it. I have a firm that heat treats receivers in the philly area so not a problem and if you do complete one, don't use military surplus but reloaded under power rounds for testing. yes without the drive and desire and skill (or bridgeport)these are difficult for the average assembler, for a builder ( not assembler) its time consumming.

    I have just seen a suppose 8mm converation on weaponeer but the poster has not replied to any request so I think its a joke or wet dream.

    I have a 8mm kurtz barrrel threaded for the fal receiver I built up I am looking for a gas block, this conversation will not require heat treatment. the mag will probably be a Mini 14 7.62 x 39mm (mini 30 mag) fitted. but the rifle still functions with 308 reloads

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    If they were $40-$60 i'd probably get one as just a fun project, any more I'd be turned off.
    I think this is pretty much the range for a DIY receiver, too much more over this and people start to get turned off.

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    Century had to quit selling them because ATF ruled that they are "too complete". I run across them at gun shows. They include a note that they are hardened.
    Last edited by allesennogwat; 11-02-2008 at 04:15 AM.

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    let me know when you decide on a price. i would like to see if i can do it lol

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    I picked one up in trade. Not sure what i'm going to do with it.

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    sell it to me.
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