So you all Remember This Post
I turned This:

Into some money. Then I took said money, added some more money and magically it turned into This:

Ok it wasn’t that easy, but now I have in my possession a Century Arms L1A1 FAL, as well as a bunch of Mass-legal 20-round Magazines. Will probably shoot it this weekend (tho my .308/7.62x51mm stocks are quite slim ATM) but this will certainly be a work in progress.

First order of business is that STOCK! Its not comfortable, looks stupid, and that added webbing between the pistol grip and the butt-stock means the safety cannot be easily reached. Does anybody know Where I can find an American-made (so not to run-afoul with the Clinton bullshit laws) L1A1 stock and pistol-grip set? The closest I’ve found is some original brit surplus stuff and This which isn’t exactly what I want, and the wording on the ad makes me wonder if it’ll fit my gun.

Also this gun doesn’t have a front sling-swivel, (nor a rear…which can be remedied with a buttstock) how does one mount a front sling swivel to this rifle?

I’m so glad to finally have it, been wanting a 7.62x51mm battle-rifle for a good while, and recently decided that the FAL would be the best bet for the time being.

Let me know if you or somebody you know are FAL geeks so I can pick brains and learn how to fly this pup!

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  1. bluesun says:

    I am really jealous, even if the FAL had all sorts of stupid gun control things done to it.

    • bluesun says:

      Not saying that id does, but I would be jealous anyway…

      • Weerd Beard says:

        Oh it does. I Specifically want a Metric 18″ Paratrooper FAL with a flash-hider. But that gun is verboten here in Mass. So with this gun I was happy to see the crowned barrel (I hate muzzle brakes), which means I can add a pistol-grip stock without issue.

        Bottom line, its legal here and the price was right!

  2. Nick says:

    The front sling swivel goes on the barrel, just ahead of the gas block. You’ll have to bend the base a bit to get it around the barrel. See the pic here:
    They have cheaper ones at http://www.dsarms.com, but I’m not 100% sure if the metric swivel will fit an inch barrel.

    The stock at Midway should fit your gun. I don’t know of anyone selling US made L1A1 furniture these days. You might try asking or searching at the FAL Files: http://www.falfiles.com/forums/

  3. Didn’t you want a metric pattern FAL?

  4. McThag says:

    Beard, metric and inch lowers are completely different, so you need specific furniture for an L1A1. HOWEVER, a metric lower will work just fine on your upper if you can’t find any inch stuff.

    If you like wood there are a couple places selling nice inch pattern wood.

    Check here: http://www.falfiles.com/forums/index.php for lots more information. Very nice bunch without the arfcom surliness.

  5. Wally says:

    did you include the tampons in the trade ?

    • Weerd Beard says:

      Nope just moved them to the side. I use the tampons to clean the bores of my shotguns and the gas tube of the AK. I found the box to be distracting so I moved it just off camera.

  6. RobertM says:

    Man, I am glad you’re getting rid of that stock. I saw that thing and recoiled in horror.

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