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I was googling around and saw this:

 

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King Arms Fal. Decided to buy it since the price was right and it's a fairly rare gun these days, especially the full length version. It's going to be my DMR, I've already changed all the internals and put in a SP140 spring.

 

There was actually a piece missing from the gun, some sort of a fake gas piston that according to the manual should be inside the gas tube. Obviously it's a totally superfluous part, but I'd still like to have it. The store that sold it to me have told me to contact KA directly, not really leaving me with a great impression of themselves. Personally I feel that if you sell someone a product that's incomplete, then you should compensate them somehow even if it's not really your fault.

 

Otherwise I'm quite pleased, it's a solid gun except for the squeaky foregrip, but I've already ordered a RS replacement.

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That's good to know, thanks! It looked like a close enough fit that I decided to take a change on it. I should find out for sure by Wednesday.

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An update on my FAL. The STG-58 foregrip arrived and was nearly a drop-in fit like Judgeman said.

 

I also did some work on the lower receiver. I was annoyed by King Arms' choice to cast every single detail on it:

 

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The body pins were alright, but the fake locking lever did it for me. I milled of everything I found offensive:

 

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Then I made my own bits of flair from steel and blued them:

 

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A vast improvement I'd say.

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I agree! The locking lever, despite being cosmetic, looks vastly better now.

 

On a related note, my G&P ACOG is on it's way after spending a week in the New York USPS sorting facility. Let's hope customs didn't take anything.

 

Cheers,

Piano

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Thanks guys! After making the locking lever I discovered why the vertical lever that you'd find on an L1A1 for example is much more common on different FAL variants. The knob on the horizontal version gets a little in the way when you try to operate the fire selector. I decided to stick with the horizontal style lever since this way it covers up the part of the receiver that I milled and I don't have to paint anything.

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The G&P ACOG arrived today after spending a week at the New York Customs depot (really strange as I'm on the other coast and normally Alaska or California is where the package is routed). I'm extremely pleased with the end result. There's some wobble between the upper and lower receivers, but that's normal as the screw that holds on the plastic stock normally tightens this up. It doesn't affect accuracy though and I don't really notice it.

 

I purchased a SAAV, which I modified by cutting out the dividers so I can use it with the 7.62mm magazines and it holds them really well.

 

Cheers and enjoy,

Piano

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It should be noted, for those interested in adding a little flair to their FAL's where it is legal, that DSA RS Flashiders were (at least on mine) a direct fit with no alterations needed. DSA rear sights will fit as well with a little bit of fileing. I've yet to attach a rs stock to mine, but that will be an eventuality.

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So question. I'm going through a phase of 1911 and Hi-Power obsession and was debating picking up another WE for a cheap custom project down the line.

 

How hollow is the slide up near the mounting points of the artillery sight? I was debating a bit of auto-body filler, some sanding and paint and possibly a Mk III rear sight.

 

Any advice?

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Please excuse the date in the lower-right hand corner - my camera only came out of a coma recently.

Awesome

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Aye, it is the CA version, it;'s got a maruzen red-dot ACOG on top, very nice fit and finish on the ACOG actually, made a few external tweaks to it and changed a few cheesy internals but otherwise it's a solid performer, albeit I'd kill for the long mags in mid-cap form, 1000rnds is a little much for CQB.

 

Other than that it is just an insanely cool looking gun :P 

 

And has go faster stripes/scratches :P

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