FAL noob needs help...


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Bigjake
January 21, 2008, 12:37 AM
Ok, I've had this wonderful weapon for a couple years, and shot it with no issues whatsoever. Today at the gunshow I got a wild hair and decided it needed new black furniture. my question is simple;

How do I get the bloody spring back in the tube thinger in the buttstock?? I've got like 2 foot of spring that needs to go into 10 in of tube.

Help??

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Gator
January 21, 2008, 12:42 AM
Just use the buttstock tool (http://www.gunthings.com/faltools.htm) of course! :D

And here's (http://www.fnfal.com/falfiles/falstock.html) how to make your own.

Bigjake
January 21, 2008, 12:44 AM
Smartass :neener:

Any way of getting this back together without aforementioned tool?? I'll order it if I must, but for now its in pieces.

Gator
January 21, 2008, 01:31 AM
Not that I know of. Did you check out the second link? It looks pretty simple to make your own.

W.E.G.
January 21, 2008, 03:14 AM
I still don't understand.

Is there a movie or a cartoon that explains this better?

http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd7/rkba2da/humor/springface.jpg

Ash
January 21, 2008, 07:52 AM
Yeah, the tool, whether bought or built, is the best way. It's an angry octopus otherwise.

Ash

Bigjake
January 21, 2008, 08:52 AM
Ah, thanks. I had browser issues the first time and it wasn't showing the hyperlinks Gator posted.

W.E.G.- Ouch. I can totally sympathise with ya man, my jeans are trashed now too.

Cannonball888
January 21, 2008, 11:30 AM
How do I get the bloody spring back in the tube thinger in the buttstock??
You must have an L1A1, guvner. ;)

Bwana John
January 21, 2008, 11:32 AM
If you dont have the correct tool a pistol cleaning rod will work. You just have to push real hard for the threads to enguage at first.

ditchdigger
January 21, 2008, 01:48 PM
I have built a few FAL's, I had the same problem on the first one, then I got the buttstock tool. On the first one I ended up using a long philips screwdriver to hold the springs in place and then just push the cap into the tube and screw in a couple of turns with your fingers,then you can remove the philips and tighten with a regular slotted driver. make sure you get a couple of turns on the cap or you will get a face full of springs again.

silverlance
January 21, 2008, 02:33 PM
ALWAYS wear safety glasses! they are dirt cheap and if you really cant afford one I can give you one for free, just pay the two bucks shipping (I got a bunch from CDNN as giveaways). I personally know a guy who had to go to the hospital because he was a moron and managed to scar his eyeball putting a shotgun back together.

Bigjake
January 21, 2008, 09:27 PM
Just wait til i post a pic of the stain on our living room cealing...

Nameless_Hobo
January 21, 2008, 10:20 PM
An AK's cleaning rod works famously for this purpose. If you can guide it in with that, push REALLY hard, and get the threads started, it's cake from there.

I used a small screwdriver in the groove in the side to help get it started.

buttrap
January 21, 2008, 11:49 PM
Thats what I use too.....AK rod.

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