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    Default New FAL addition to the family

    So there I was over at my buddy's father's house helping the old man move. Spent good part of the day packing and stacking. Then at the end of the day my buddys dad turns to me and says.

    "hey you like guns and I don't have need of these parts and reloading equipment so take them home" I was very greatful as my buddy doesn't shoot so he didn't need the stuff and the old man didn't want to throw out the parts.

    Reloading equipment was old but more the marer I always say. Then he hands me a box of parts

    A complete minus buttstock Belgian G1 parts kit, All parts are stamped FN and the barrel has a beautiful belgian crown stamping on it and the bore is perfect.

    So I started putting her together this morning on a DCI receiver....shes ugly now but soon will be beautiful again.

    Next step finding a good wooden buttstock and then getting her parked....
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    Dat's Cool

    I think you got a hellva deal. Sometimes parts kits just seem to fall into your lap.


    Did I do that?

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    Well Ill be damned. How was the DCI receiver, did it time ok?
    Got any recievers to spare?
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    most excellent score!! you can never have enough fal's!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by icarus View Post
    Well Ill be damned. How was the DCI receiver, did it time ok?
    Got any recievers to spare?
    Hand tighten the barrel to the reciever to 11 oclock. Threw on the barrel vise, fal wrench and banda boom right on the money! That easy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunco View Post
    Hand tighten the barrel to the reciever to 11 oclock. Threw on the barrel vise, fal wrench and banda boom right on the money! That easy

    Ah Hell thats exactly how its supposed to go down. I havent had such luxury yet. Ive to shave shoulder, and probaly put more than 120 foot pounds when I sent her home. I have grown very found of the FAL. Its right up there with all my other favorites, Oh shit I think Ive said that about every rifle I got, I mean HAD. damn boating accident, never put you gun safe in a canoe.
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    What a coincidence.

    I just spent most of the morning timing a FAL. It hand tightened to about 9:30. I used some 80 grit sanding discs with the center holes opened up to 1 inch. I must have had the receiver on and off 25 times checking my progress. I just now finally got it to 11:00.
    Park party next weekend.


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    I have 3 other DCI Fal receivers and all time about 9-9:30 I'll take the 80 grit sanding disc approach next week on them. I completely lucked out on this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunco View Post
    I have 3 other DCI Fal receivers and all time about 9-9:30 I'll take the 80 grit sanding disc approach next week on them. I completely lucked out on this one.

    You should stop hording those receivers and hook a brother up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by icarus View Post
    You should stop hording those receivers and hook a brother up.
    Ahemm, hook two brothers up.
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