My first FAL / NEED HELP!
OK I know that buying a Century built FAL can be a crapshoot but this gun looked real good. I now find that the gas adj ring won?t turn lower than about 4 ? and I can?t see how the damn thing is attached, it doesn?t seem to have that C shaped spring like it should. Also the piston must have been too long so it was cut down to make it fit, it still has the rough cut marks so I?ll have to clean them up so it won?t markup the bolt carrier. The gas plug is longer than others I?ve seen so I?d guess that?s why the piston was cut down, I think this may be an Israeli gas plug or something.
Now the biggest problem is the fact that it won?t fire, it makes a dimple in the primer but no happiness. I removed the pin (Two piece) and it looks fine so I measured how far it protrudes when I compress the spring and I get .050 of pin showing. I need to know if that is correct or is it short? Anyone out there that can pull their bolt and check this for me I?d appreciate it very much, or if you have any other ideas that may help please feel free to put your two cents in. Oh yah if you do pull the firing pin, how long is it? My pin is 3.305 lg. not including the rear piece.