New Toy/Project arrived today.
This is going to be my first FAL build and I think I picked up a great kit to start it with. It?s an STG-58 from ?GunThings.com? and makes all the other kits I?ve seen look like pieces of junk. The only wear I see is a little on the magazine, bolt carrier and bolt, the rest looks absolutely new, also all the numbers match. The cost was a bit high at $339.00, but I think it?s well worth it for a kit in this condition. I also picked up two ?Forster? Go and No-Go headspace gages in .308 for $38.00. Something they also carry is what?s called a ?Sling Thingy? (See Pic) that fits between the lower receiver and the butt stock, it has both a sling slot and a hole for a hook. I was looking for a better way to attach a sling to my present FAL rifle and this looks perfect for the job. It?s .128 thick and is parkerized, should last forever. Shipping for all this was only $10 and I had it 48 hours after I Faxed the order in. I would have to recommend these guys because of the quality of their kits and speed in shipping, definitely nothing like ?Joe-Ken?. Now all I need is the money to purchase all the USA made parts to put this rifle together. I could use any advice on the required USA made parts that I can get, I want to keep the original look of the rifle so I don?t want to replace the bipod, butt stock or handguard. I have a good looking fake flash hider that?s US made to replace the one on the kit, and will get a US made piston, pistol grip, FCG & receiver, that?s six or seven parts depending on how the grip is counted. Anyone have any other ideas or suggestions? I hope to get a Coonan receiver because I?ve been told it?s the best, but I may have to settle for an IMBEL that?s imported by Century, this will change the part count depending on what I can get.