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Thread: L1A1 Muzzle Brake Removal

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    GuncoHolic Rahatlakhoom's Avatar
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    Just a note:
    I'm getting started in FAL building.
    I have a S. African barrel (inch)
    The muzzle threads are LH.
    Odd, seeing how the Aussie is RH.
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    I believe that the South African rifles were standard metric patern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cg3605 View Post
    I believe that the South African rifles were standard metric pattern.
    Thanks for the clarification.
    I was making assumptions about the S. African FAL's
    being copies of the L1A1 inch models.

    The FAL is new to me, but fascinating to learn all I can
    about the development and distribution.
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    South African R1A1's are metric, Imble parts or copies of Imble. I removed a century installed brake last week. After cleaning and polishing the south end of the brake, there were 3 places that showed a weld, 3', 6' and9' o'clock. Put bbl. in bridgeport vise, made a cut top and bottom, light tap with hammer,2 halves fell off, NO threads, 3 flats on bbl. tight fit with welded over allen set screws.

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    I had the same problem removing the flashhider on my IMBREL build that I am completing right now. Someone on AR15.com suggested to put it in a 1/2 SAE bolt (fits perfectly) and it will come out. Needless to say, I placed the barrel into a FAL barrel vise and the flashhider came out in a flash!!

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    anyone know where u can get a cool replacement for that thing

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