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Help with FAL parts

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by zach13168, Mar 12, 2005.

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  1. zach13168

    zach13168 Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Hi fellas, I'm trying to put together my first FAL build and I am in the process of getting parts. I do not want to get a parts kit and I am currently buying individual parts from DSA. I have compiled a list of parts so far, could you guys help me make sure I have listed all the parts I need. (I know I’m missing a lot).

    FAL/SA58 Para Complete Front End with 18'' bipod-cut military grade barrel, U.S. made

    Steyr Short Flashider, new design

    Extended Selector Switch, U.S. Made, semi-auto, fits metric lowers only

    Complete Lightweight Lower Receiver with imported internals

    7075T6 Lightweight Alloy Cocking Handle Complete Assembly, U.S. Made

    Upper reciver (please help me pick one)

  2. TooTech

    TooTech Member

    Jan 7, 2003
    For FAL questions you'll get a lot of info over at www.falfiles.com

    They've got a pretty active "marketplace" forum where a lot of spare FAL parts get sold.

    Have fun!
  3. Scottmkiv

    Scottmkiv Member

    Aug 16, 2003
    I think I would go with one of the forged recievers if possible. This means DSA or Imbel (Not sure if the Imbels are currently available.) I built on cast Coonan Recievers and have had no problems with them at all, but the forged Imbel weren't any more expensive at the time.

    As for Type, I wouldn't worry too much, the only real concern is with carry handle cut or without. Theoretically, the non carry handle reciever will be a little stiffer, and a little more accurate, but also a little heavier. Who knows if this really has a measurable effect.

    I think that your list is complete, though I don't know exactly what comes in those package deals. The only thing to look out for is US compliance parts. This can be a little tricky, because they can't just be any parts, check FALfiles for the list of which ones count.
  4. Bwana John

    Bwana John Member

    Sep 10, 2004
    If you buy everything thru DSA its going to cost a arm and a leg. Get a parts kit for extras, and experimention.

    Imbel amd DSA uppers are best.
  5. DMK

    DMK Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    Over the hills and far, far away
    I'd say shop around on the FAL Files marketplace, try Tapco or GunThings.

    I've found good deals at all three.

    DSA makes very good quality stuff, but they are a little "too proud" of their products.

    I believe Centerfire has STG58 kits.
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