The time has come for me to venture into the land of the FAL. I have a kit ordered and a receiver. Just need a decent barrel but there's one on GB. Who's put one together?
Steyr also made a Type III that was used on the StG58. So your rifle is correct. Feel better? The Type III was introduced in 1973, so it was probably used by Steyr as a replacement for damaged receivers- but they did make them, and they did use them.My first build after the requisite AR was a StG58 <snip> didn't have the coin for the correct Type-1 from DSA.
Well thank you GBYENKO!If you do not already have Abominog's book " The FN FAL Primer " it is a must have for anybody interested in the FAL
Sweet. Thankfully the IMBEL upper does not have the gear logo.Steyr also made a Type III that was used on the StG58. So your rifle is correct. Feel better? The Type III was introduced in 1973, so it was probably used by Steyr as a replacement for damaged receivers- but they did make them, and they did use them.
See The FN FAL Primer, pages 46 & 47 for info on the Steyr StG58 rifle and photo of the Steyr Type III receiver.
I'll put in a plug for both your book and Gunplumber. If you into FAL even as a casual FAL "accumulator", you need "The FN FAL Primer" to know what you have or want. Although it seems simple, putting an FAL together correctly takes tools, knowledge, and experience. Especially with some of the crappy receivers out there. Gunplumber (ARS) has the tooling and experience to do it right.Well thank you GBYENKO!
My FAL book may be found here: FS: Reference Books & Weld Fixtures direct from...
My book is primarily for the collector, showing different configurations by country and over time, and comparison of parts and accessories. It contains basic elements, such as the differences in the major receiver (Type I, II, III) variations as well as more advanced minutiae.
For those really interested in assembling and proofing the FAL (and not so much the collecting aspect), the best resource is from ARS: Store | Arizona Response Systems