2 more FALs rejoin the world...

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2 more FALs rejoin the world...

Postby AndyC » Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:51 am

I borrowed some tools from a friend and went over to another friend yesterday so that he and I could put barrels onto our FAL kits and headspace them.

Barrel clamped in the vise - screwing on the receiver:
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Receiver-vise installed and timing-rods in place so we can check when they line up vertically:
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Yeah, I reckon we got it pretty good:
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Headspacing using go-gauge and pin-gauge:
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Hard part done!
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The rest of the assembly is easy - we know what size locking-shoulders we each need (that sets the headspace), so we just need to order those on Monday and once they arrive, we're in business :)
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Postby Beiruty » Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:58 am

Nice. Now let us know how does it shoot.
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Postby puma guy » Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:36 am

Nice job, Andy.
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Postby Lena » Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:17 am

One of my life long regrets is not trading for a Herstal Belgium FAL when I had the chance to, it was almost unfired in the original crate with everything, I had a M14 conversion built pre 86 with almost all accessories that I could have traded even trade, One I will never get over not doing. Now have neither. I did get to later shoot it a lot.
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Postby SQLGeek » Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:08 pm

:drool:

Very nice. I'm a sucker for a good battle rifle.
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Postby MaduroBU » Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:02 pm

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Postby strogg » Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:30 pm

:drool:

I want. The FAL keeps meandering into the list of the next 5 guns I want to get. Looks great!

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Postby AndyC » Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:19 pm

Locking-shoulder arrived - this pole is finally going to spew smoke again soon!

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Postby ELB » Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:52 pm

Wait, when do you install the shoulder thing that goes up?
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Postby AndyC » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:20 pm

When I become a liberal.

Edit: Locking shoulder installed, rifle complete. Just to test-fire it now and set the sights but I'm feeling awful so that'll be for another day.
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Postby AndyC » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:06 pm

First 5 shots ever:

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First 3 on the left at 10 yards to make sure I was on paper - amazingly no correction was needed; those timing-rods obviously work.

Next 2 shots at 25 yards to confirm - my hold-point was at the 6-o'clock of the big red circle because it was so darn dark I couldn't see my front post against the circle itself. 1" down correction needed; I'll do that Saturday.
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Postby Pawpaw » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:23 am

:thumbs2:
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Postby SQLGeek » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:01 pm

The sites need some adjusting... :lol:

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Seriously, good show. :thumbs2:
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Postby AndyC » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:37 pm

Thank you lol

Yeah, with a metric FAL the lowest rear-sight setting is 200 meters - and typically a 25-yd zero coincides perfectly again at 200.
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