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Recommendation for a "FAL" smith in Tucson area?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by tiburon, Dec 19, 2007.

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  1. tiburon

    tiburon Member

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    Hi all, I picked up a very lightly used SA-4800 and want to make it 922R compliant so I can swap out the thumbhole stock. Anyone have a recommendation for a gunsmith that works on, or builds FALs in the Tucson area? I am looking to replace the T,H,S GP, CH, stock and handguards. I will supply the parts.

    If I lived closer to Phoenix I would just drop it off at ARS or AZEX....

    Thanks in advance for your help!
     
  2. Pumpkinheaver

    Pumpkinheaver Member

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    www.falfiles.com there are a ton of guys on here that can answer ANY question you have concerning the FAL/L1A1.
     
  3. Bwana John

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    One of the beautys of the FAL is that it is technology that is intended to be worked on. Anyone with a dremil, hammer, and blow torch can work on them.
    Parts are cheap if you mess up. (eccept for upper receivers)
    There is no need for a gunsmith (or gun"plumber") to change out those parts.
    The only tools you would need to do these changes would be a buttstock wrench (~$15), flat screwdriver, and small punch (for the charging handle).
    If you were in N. AZ I could change those parts out for you in less than 10 minutes. I will be gone camping in Baja for the next ~ 3 weeks, but if you are coming thru Flagtown after that Id be happy to to it.
     
  4. armoredman

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    GG&G, or call Slash K guns on the South Side.
     
  5. Geo.Az

    Geo.Az Member

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    Not all answers Corect

    :what: Please ... Go to Some One Who Knows FALs Very well, there are so many Variations Met, Inc" Orig. Other country Contracts , Not all same. I will make ( My ) recordation IMHBias O :) AZEX. It is Your gun. Good Luck :)

    ps....Trust Me....I slept In a Holiday Inn Express and own 5. :what:
     
  6. AndyC

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    You can do the HTS yourself quite easily - follow W.E.G.'s instructions here (with great pics)
     
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