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FAL newbie

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by ken grant, Mar 10, 2005.

  1. ken grant

    ken grant Well-Known Member

    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:
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 10, 2005
  2. Coronach

    Coronach Moderator Emeritus

    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.

  3. kfranz

    kfranz Well-Known Member

    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.
  4. iamkris

    iamkris Well-Known Member

    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.
  5. TooTech

    TooTech Well-Known Member

    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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