The T48 FAL


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Braith-Wafer
October 6, 2007, 07:27 AM
So this weapon was nearly the standard US service rifle, I suppose this US made FAL would have had the 'M14' designation.

Did the T48 have a stripper clip insert to feed the magazine? or is it just a brass deflector?

http://www.militaryimages.net/photopost/data/532/T48_FAL.JPG

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AndyC
October 6, 2007, 08:30 AM
It did have a stripper-clip - a big ungainly-looking thing that was soon dumped. I'll see if I can find an image.

hksw
October 6, 2007, 11:47 AM
If you are interested in one, DSA (http://www.dsarms.com/prodinfo.asp?number=SA58T48COL) makes a replica.

HorseSoldier
October 6, 2007, 11:53 AM
It did have a stripper-clip - a big ungainly-looking thing that was soon dumped. I'll see if I can find an image.

It doesn't take M14 type stripper clips? Neither of my FALs has a guide on the weapon, but M14 stripper clips work fine through my surplus Argentinean speed loaders for jamming mags.

AndyC
October 6, 2007, 12:10 PM
I'm speaking of the original version - it looked like a big curtain-rail wrapped around the cartridges with a handle on top. My scanner's on the blink - I'll have to try and find a pic elsewhere.

Edit: From falfiles:

http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/6760/clipbf2.gif

http://img102.imageshack.us/img102/7306/t48magsp3.gif

TexasRifleman
October 6, 2007, 12:36 PM
If you are interested in one, DSA makes a replica.

If you think you will live long enough to get one. I started trying to order various special models from them almost 2 years ago, they still have me on a waiting list.

Ever time I call it's "We only build those now and then, we'll contact you next time".

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