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ken grant
March 10, 2005, 08:42 PM
Know nothing about FAL's but bought one today. Can anyone tell me what I have?
Left side lower
UB61 A111***
just below these another A111*** [Moderator: these asterisks were added, the numbers are both 7 digits, and are the same number]

Right side upper
L1A1 Sporter Cal.308
Receiver made by IMBEL-Brazil
Imported by CAI St Alb Vt.
Just above mag well 1160** assume this is Serial #
THANKS :confused:

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Coronach
March 10, 2005, 09:20 PM
Actually, I think the first two ones might be your serial #. I'm not sure, but I took the liberty of adding asterisks to them.

Please correct me if I'm wrong.

Mike

kfranz
March 10, 2005, 10:18 PM
You have a British kit on an Imbel receiver, which is generally good stuff. Does it have the dumbhole stock? What sort of cut is at the front of the mag well, as Century did do a number of these otherwise inch guns cut for metric mags.

iamkris
March 10, 2005, 10:22 PM
Sounds like your standard inch pattern Century Arms FAL clone with an IMBEL (Brazilian) receiver. Depending on condition in standard configuration, should be worth around $450 - 700.

TooTech
March 10, 2005, 11:25 PM
Get thee hence to www.falfiles.com

Home base for FAL nut cases - I myself have 4 !

Since I hang there as well I can tell you that you have a Century Arms Franken-FAL!

That's the slang term for a gun built from a combination of inch parts, and metric parts. The Imbel receiver is a good receiver, much better than Century's home-grown one.

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