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gunnut505
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USA
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Posted - 01/12/2018 :  1:05:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wound up with a near-new Brazilian FAL for much less than its' market price, shoots real nice but leaves longitudinal scars on the brass.
I can feel ridges after sizing them.
Is new brass every time the "real" price I hafta pay now?

"Qui non est hodie cras minus aptus erit" --OVID

"It never hurts to help!"--EEEK the Cat

charliemeyer007
Advanced Member

USA
5417 Posts

Posted - 01/12/2018 :  1:46:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fluted chamber. I'd just FL every time and accept case life will likely be shorter than a non fluted chamber. How much shorter? I'd load say 10 rounds until failures appear. Inspect well at every firing.

Used Nato brass is/was cheap.

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Edited by - charliemeyer007 on 01/12/2018 8:12:21 PM
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mrmike08075
Cancer Fighter

USA
7200 Posts

Posted - 01/12/2018 :  2:22:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
IMBEL???

Which manufacturer???

Mike

What other dungeon is so dark as ones own heart, what jailer so inexorable as ones own mind.

Nothing gold can stay. Nature's first green is gold. Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leafs flower. But only so an hour. Than leaf subsides to leaf. So eden sank to grief. So dawn goes down today. Nothing gold can stay. (Robert Frost)
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iceracerx
Advanced Member

USA
8121 Posts

Posted - 01/12/2018 :  4:51:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Are you sure it's a FAL? There is no reason for a FAL to have a fluted chamber.
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gunnut505
Advanced Member

USA
9311 Posts

Posted - 01/12/2018 :  9:43:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ya know, there's a reason this rifle was underpriced; it's a FrankenFAL!!!
I was cleaning it, and tryin' to find anything other than the German proof on the barrel, the Israeli (?) stamp on the receiver, the "Brazilian" IMBEL logo, or the (turns out to be a)PTR 91 mag with custom options.
I shoulda bin more wary about a homemade gun than happy to get another "STG58" version.
Cleaned up real purty, trigger plunger was gross.
Maybe got a HK91 barrel on it, or mighta been from DSA; for +/-$400, I think it'll work.

"Qui non est hodie cras minus aptus erit" --OVID

"It never hurts to help!"--EEEK the Cat
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Mobuck
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10266 Posts

Posted - 01/13/2018 :  07:27:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Buy a bunch of Berdan primed surplus ammo and don't even bother picking up spent brass.

Mobuck<BR>
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