I've always wanted an FAL -- they seemed to always be nearly $2,000 (i.e. DS Arms).
I would be keeping the rifle in PA. It would be a metric pattern with the long birdcage flash suppressor and a Pickatinny top for a scope. Standard stock, all else standard -- though I'd have a gunsmith accurize it a bit if possible.
How much should I budget for this rifle? Should I just throw my hands up and expect to pay $2,000, or are people getting them cheaper than that?