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  The FN FAL Automatic Rifle
The FN FAL Automatic Rifle developed by the Belgium company "Fabrique Nationale" was intended as a main infantry rifle.
The FN FAL became one of the most widespread and popular rifles of the world with the M16 and the AK rifle families.
FN FAL is fitted with a raised buttstock which decreases recoil power and weapon's tossing in vertical plane.
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 FN FAL   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The FAL is gas-operated and fires from the closed-bolt position in both the semi- and full-auto modes.
The FAL receivers are all marked "F.A.L. cal. 7.62," while the LARs are stamped ".308 MATCH." It seems that it is now illegal for any citizen of Belgium to own a rifle chambered for any military caliber, such as 7.62mm NATO.
The FN FAL, one of the 20th-century's grandest dogs of war, will be remembered fondly and mourned mightily by all those who used it in the flame and sweat of battle.
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 FN FAL - Gunpedia
FN FAL had been redesigned for this new ammunition, and first rifles were produced in 1953.
FN FAL rifles were quickly recognised as reliable good weapons, and shortly, had been adapted in service by numerous countries, including USA and United Kingdom.
Typically, FN FALs are used as Battle Rifles, and automatic fire is used only in emergency situations.
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 FN FAL - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The FAL operates by means of a gas-operated action very similar to that of the American Browning Automatic Rifle.
The FAL was also exported to many other countries, such as Venezuela, where a small arms industry produces some basically unchanged variants, as well as ammunition.
Venezuela was the first country after Belgium to adopt the FN FAL and until today it is the main assault rifle for the Venezuela units, Althoug the President of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez bought 100.000 AK-103 assault rifles from Russia in order to replace the old FAL.
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 Kamikaze | Content | FN FAL
FN FAL weapons also known as the fusil automatic leger or light automatic rifle is beginning to raise eyebrows again around those who keep up to date on firearms.
The FN FAL weapon was brought onto the weapons scene by The Belgium Fabrique Nationale Company and quickly became the most notorious weapons in a class where room for improvement was evident prior to the arrival of the FN FAL.
FN FAL guns are still relatively new to the collector’s scene which may be why so many forums are currently actively accepting posts from both buyers and sellers.
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 FN FAL
The FAL is gas-operated and fires from the closed-bolt position in both the semi- and full-auto modes.
The original FAL receivers were forged and milled with a projected lifespan of 80,000 rounds.
The FN FAL, one of the 20th-century's grandest dogs of war, will be remembered fondly and mourned mightily by all those who used it in the flame and sweat of battle.
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 FN SLR Rifle
During the cold war era, the FN rifle was without doubt the most popular and widely adopted battle rifle among all the non - Eastern bloc countries (with the exception of certain deviants - the U.S. Army rejected it in favour of the domestically designed M-14 rifle.
FN were not slow on the uptake, and promptly modernised the basic SAFN design into the FAL form.
The FN rifle is not, and never has been, a battle rifle intended for use by large volumes of semi-trained conscripts, but is peculiarly suited to individual ownership by those who appreciate fine firearms - it is truly a rifleman’s rifle, for those who can utilise its accuracy and full potential.
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 History of the FN-FAL
The FAL was developed by Dieudonne Saive, and other engineers at Fabrique Nationale (FN), during the late 1940's and early 1950's.
I have two criticisms of the FAL, which I otherwise consider to be as fine a semi-auto rifle in.308 as there is. One is the rather flimsy magazines; they dent easily on the sides, and then the follower can no longer move in the mag body.
Austria - adopted the FAL in 1958 as the STG 58.
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 FN FAL - Wiki-pedia , the free encyclopedia
FN decided to hedge their bets and cast their lot with the U.S., given that the UK appeared to be favoring their own EM-2.
The FAL was made by Fabrique Nationale de Herstal (FN) in Liège, Belgium and under license in a number of countries, including the United Kingdom (as the L1A1 Self Loading Rifle or SLR), South Africa (where it was known as the R1), Brazil, Australia, Canada, Israel, Austria and Argentina.
Rosario-made FALs are known to have been exported to Bolivia (in 1971), Colombia, Croatia (during the wars in former Yugoslavia during the 1990s), Honduras, Nigeria (this is unconfirmed, most Nigerian FALs are from FN in Belgium or are British-made L1A1s), Peru, and Uruguay (which reportedly took delivery of some Brazilian IMBEL-made FALs as well).
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 Ghost Recon Arms - FN FAL
The FN FAL (Fusil Automatique Leger - Light Automatic Rifle) is one of the most famous and widespread military rifle designs of the 20th century.
The USA produced a small amount of FALs as the T-48 at HandR factory in early 1950s for Army trials, but at the present time a number of private US Companies is manufacturing various versions of FAL rifles using either surplus parts kits or newly manufactured parts.
Almost all FAL rifles are equipped with sling swivels and most of rifles are fitted with bayonet lugs.
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 BELLUM - FN FAL (Fusil Automatique Légère)
The FAL prototype greatly impressed the Americans, but the idea of the intermediate cartridge was at that moment incomprehensible for them, and USA insisted on adoption of their full-power cartridge (used in the T44) as a NATO standard in 1953-1954.
FN redesigned their rifle for the new 7.62x51mm NATO ammunition, and the first 7.62mm FALs were ready in 1953.
Austria adopted the FAL in 1958 as a StG.58.
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 Gun Parts Guy - Military Surplus Gun Parts FN FAL L1A1
Our expertise in the FN FAL and it's variants is always there for you to use.
Now the FN FAL, the L1A1 and their variants are quickly becoming the weapon of choice for the 21st century American minute man. Rugged, functionally reliable, powerful, obtainable ammo and easy maintainability are the FN FAL and L1A1's trademarks.
This is due to all the variants of the FN FAL and L1A1 and the accessories and parts for the FN FAL and L1A1 available on todays market.
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 The FN Historical Society, Anthony Vanderlinden
Loewe was selected after FN engineers had explored buying their machinery in the U.S. but ran into problems when U.S. manufacturers did not want to modify and make the machinery on metric specifications.
FN was not one of the most useful bodies to the Germans in WWII.
FN never adopted this as a factory designation; it was solely the model designation of their customer.
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 Fusil Automatique Légere (FAL)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Developed concurrently with Saive's FN-49, the FAL was originally conceived to fire the 7.92x33mm Kurz cartridge developed by Germany during WWII.
Regardless of these discrepancies, the FAL has been accepted as the standard infantry rifle of over 90 nations and is still produced and in use by many of them today.
The FAL is still a presence in the world today and likely will be for many many years to come.
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 FN FAL 50.41   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Using the same components as the LAR (Light Automatic Rifle), FN has developed a sustained-fire rifle, the LAR HB, that differs from the LAR only by having a barrel that is twice as heavy, a strengthened wraparound handguard and a factory installed bipod.
This weapon adds considerably to the flexibility of the FN 7.62 (.308) family.
However, the defense of command posts, communications, logistic or field hospital installations requires the use of very simple and inexpensive automatic weapons since the soldiers in these units are not primarily trained to serve a machine gun.
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 FN-FAL
The first is the original metric based FAL as invented by Fabrique Nationale in Belgium.
The Israeli FAL also utilizes a charging handle which is also a bolt forward assist.
FAL users are a fiercely loyal group, but like most gun owners are very helpful.
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This order identifies certain FN FAL 7.62mm rifles which are not classified as machine guns and thereby are excluded from the provisions of the National Firearms Act.
Additionally, 12 FN FAL rifles were imported through an administrative error in 1974.
Following is the final revised listing of FAL rifles, caliber 7.62mm, which are exempt from the provisions of the National Firearms Act.
www.cs.cmu.edu /afs/cs/user/wbardwel/public/nfalist/atf_letter86.txt   (464 words)

  
 FN FAL Information
The West German G-1,the Austrian StG58 and the Dutch FAL all have a lightweight, folding metal bipod as part of their metal forestock; the British L1 Al and the Indian Ishapore rifles, capable of semiautomatic fire only, have zigzag dirt clearance cuts in the bolt carriers, folding operating handles and enlarged magazine catches and selectors.
It is often difficult to identify the original purchaser of a FAL unless the rifle is stamped with an identifying seal or crest.
The FN FAL is also called: the SLR, for self-loading rifle; L1-Al, by the UK and some Commonwealth nations; the Gewehr 1, by the Bundeswehr (West Germany); the Sturmgewehr 58, by the Austrians; the Cl-Al, by the Canadians; and the lA SL, by the Indian Army.
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 The FN FAL NATO Battle Rifle: The Free World's Right Arm
The FAL was a revolutionary and very successful design that served the countries of the free world throughout the Cold War.
The original FAL receivers were forged and milled with a projected lifespan of 80,000 rounds, while these newer ones are often only capable of 10% of that abuse before cracking.
The FAL is one of the most reliable and remarkable weapons of the past fifty years and remains as such.
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 Modern Firearms - FN FAL rifle
The FN FAL (Fusil Automatique Leger - Light Automatic Rifle) is one of the most famous and widespread military rifle designs of the XX century.
The FAL prototype greatly impressed the Americans, but the idea of the intermediate cartridge was at that moment incomprehensible for them, and USA insisted on adoption of their full-power T65 cartridge as a NATO standard in 1953-1954.
The success of the FAL could be even greater if Belgians would sell the license to W.Germany, which really liked to produce the FAL as a G1 rifle, but Belgians rejected the request.
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 rec.guns FAQ: III.D.2.b.6.1. FN-FAL
I have two criticisms of the FAL, which I otherwise consider to be as fine a semi-auto rifle in.308 as there is. One is the rather flimsy magazines; they dent easily on the sides, and then the follower can no longer move in the mag body.
Austria - adopted the FAL in 1958 as the StG 58.
The Canadian FAL also uses a neat 5 opening revolving aperture sight, which can be used, per the commonwealth agreement, on any inch pattern FAL, although the UK and Australian guns don't come with such a sight.
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 FN-FAL
The goal of this project was to build a lightweight FAL utilizing an aluminum upper and lower receiver.
This is the best manufactured FN receiver I have ever seen, made of 7075-T6 aluminum alloy with perfect tolerences.
I compared the FAL with aluminum upper and lower receivers to the FNC.223 rifle.
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The only reason why the FAL has sold in higher numbers than the G3 is because the FAL came before the G3, the countries who bought automatic rifles in the 60ies rather than in the 50ies seem to have prefered the G3.
link The FAL dominance was because it is a superb rifle; the later G-3 tended to be introduced in contires with Spanish/Portuguese/German connections or patronage.
The alledged "sand problems" with the FAL were extremely minor and the story grew out of the Brit army 1958/9 tests in Libya which has sand like talcum powder which they poured liberally into the working parts.
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 AR15.COM :: Weapon Library :: FN FAL
The FN FAL was originally designed to fire the 7.92 mm Kurz patrone (short cartridge) developed and used by the Germans during World War II (see StG44 assault rifle).
The FAL operates by means of a gas-operated action very similar to that of the American Browning Automatic Rifle.
FAL magazine capacity ranges from 5 to 30 rounds, with most magazines holding 20 rounds.
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 Firearm Review, April 2001
More importantly it was within the FN factory specifications for a new or overhauled FAL of 1.6315" minimum and 1.638" maximum.
The recoil sensation, instead of being the "shove" we've come to associate with 7.62mm NATO firearms in general, and FAL's in particular, was a particularly hard slap.
The selector is well positioned and easily manipulable, and the positioning of the cocking handle on the left side of the receiver means that the shooter never has to move his right hand from the pistol grip when charging the arm.
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 rec.guns FAQ: III.D.2.b.61.1. FN-FAL
One are the very early (1959-1963) Browning imported FN "G" and "GL" series FAL's that do have the slot milled in the receiver for the auto sear, although they did not come with the sear installed.
The markings vary with the gun, but with the plug in one way the rifle operates as a self loader, with the other side up, the gas port is cut off, for the use of rifle grenades, or for use as a manually operated repeater.
That, combined with an altered hold open was supposed to keep the guns functioning in sandy environments, both by preventing the dirt from getting in through an open bolt, and by providing a place for dirt to accumulate, without interfering with the functioning of the rifle.
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