Olympic Arms FAL


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bonza
November 20, 2008, 06:45 PM
Was out browsing the gun shops this afternoon & came across a very clean looking FAL made by Olympic Arms of Olympia, WA. I was quite surprised, as I didn't know Oly. Arms had even made FALs.
Forgive the questions, but I'm not too familiar with these rifles. This one's receiver had a 'picatinny rail' incorporated into the action cover plate (if that's the right word), & the cover plate was a shiny blue finish, unlike the matte blue of the rest of the rifle.....it looked like it was an alloy.
Can anyone tell me about these rifles, reputation-wise? Are they made to the inch or metric pattern? It came with two 20-round magazines & would be about $750 out the door, does that sound reasonable?

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Ash
November 20, 2008, 07:10 PM
Not a good price for an oly fal.

Ash

bonza
November 21, 2008, 08:19 AM
I think I may have found an answer.....& it's not looking good! A review from 2001, not long after they came out, I guess.

http://www.arizonaresponsesystems.com/notes/faloly/pagefaloly.htm

Any views/comments on the review?

LegalAlien
November 21, 2008, 04:08 PM
That price is a bargain compared to what I encountered locally.

Gun shop (Command Surplus - they have a website - with the evidence!) just took in an Olympic Arms AR15 with removable carry-handle (whoopsie doo!!) on consignment and the seller is asking $1,200 for it!!!

http://www.commandsurplus.com/Guns-Consignment-Guns/c7217_8353/p104331/Olympic-Arms-model-M.F.R.-AR-15,-semi-automatic-rifle-chambered-for-the-.223-Remington-round/product_info.html

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