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Old March 17th, 2017, 07:40 PM   #1
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I wanna do a Rhodesian FAL clone...

Right down to the "baby poop" paint job.

I know finding an R1 parts kit is like finding an honest politician, so I'm looking for guidance. I'm not even certain who the FAL parts vendors are anymore, I haven't owned an FAL in probably 20 years after I foolishly sold my L1A1.

Thoughts?

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Old March 17th, 2017, 07:54 PM   #2
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I don't know what characteristics are different in the rhodie FAL
Brad over at Gunthings.com has a limited number of metric Kits , some with original barrels

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Old March 18th, 2017, 07:00 AM   #3
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Go over and check around on the falfiles. Plenty of info and pics of baby poop covered rifles.

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Old March 18th, 2017, 07:47 AM   #4
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3 shades of green, yellow, and/or tan paint applied [gobbed, slapped ,slathered,.. no special technique required] on with a 3" paint brush and anyone can have a "Rhodie"

Rhodesia had Belgian, Imbel, S African, etc.. Fal's and L1a1 SLR's. There is no, one correct model.

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Old March 18th, 2017, 08:09 AM   #5
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Kits aren't cheap anymore!
Watching auction sites.
http://www.armslist.com/posts/245739...-price-drop---

http://whatacountry.com/Imbel-FAL-Parts-Kit.aspx

https://www.sargesmilitarysurplus.co.../imbel-fn-fal/

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Old March 18th, 2017, 08:29 AM   #6
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The Brazilian kits at whatacountry with barrel are a pretty good buy
They should be numbers matching too

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Old March 18th, 2017, 03:01 PM   #7
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Sarge's military surplus has L1A1 kits. You will have to get on the DSA inch-pattern list for a receiver.

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Old March 18th, 2017, 06:10 PM   #8
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gunplumber on the falfiles

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http://www.arizonaresponsesystems.com

http://www.arizonaresponsesystems.co...smith-fal.html

I would love to have an Izzy!!!!


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Old March 18th, 2017, 07:32 PM   #9
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I do not know anything about Rhodesian FAL kits but I have a FN FAL STG-58 kit on Gunbroker that will be selling Monday. Maybe something that would help?? GB #628604171 If you win it I will ship for free!! Also some AK rifles too.

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Good luck with your build. I built two. One on a Parts kit from Brad and the second from snatching up Rhodie and South African parts on FAL Files. A member there also sells good poop paint. Haven't got there yet.




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Old March 18th, 2017, 07:57 PM   #11
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This thread is making me want to nail another FAL together

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williams trigger work for fal trigger
http://www.williamstriggers.com/page8.html

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williams trigger work for fal trigger
http://www.williamstriggers.com/page8.html
Has a highly spotty reputation, and is not recommended for FALs.

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