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Discussion in 'Rifle Classifieds' started by 89Iroc, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. 89Iroc

    89Iroc Portland Member

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  2. JedB

    JedB PDX Active Member

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    If you add a picture of the magazine, that will tell you.

    If it's a smaller catch on the front that looks like a small curve, it's metric.
    If it's a larger catch that's more squared it's inch.

    Inch is on the left. Metric is on the right
    http://50ae.net/metric-vs-inch/mvi-5-c.jpg
     
  3. 89Iroc

    89Iroc Portland Member

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    Jed , Funny the guy I bought it from sold me each mag with both of the different catches u pictured. And they both fit the rifle. Ive just never fired it so im not sure how they both feed. Will one feed better then the other?
     
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    CleverName Southern Oregon Active Member

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    I believe if they both fit, then its an inch rifle. Dont quote me on that though. Im no expert on FALs.
     
  5. OREGON FALER

    OREGON FALER Springfield, OR. Active Member

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    Looks inch! (folding rear sight, sand cut bolt, open ear front sight, large carry handle)
    Is that an imbel Receiver?
     
  6. JedB

    JedB PDX Active Member

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    Traditionally, the L1A1 is an inch pattern, used by Canada: L1A1 Self-Loading Rifle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    If there is one of each, chances are it's an Inch pattern that *may* use metric mags.

    I have an Oly-Arms FAL. Originally I had Metric mags, but they would drop slightly at the nose area, which would result in the bullets stovepiping into the receiver slightly below the feed ramp. I switched to the Inch magazines, and the problem went away. While I have not measured, I'm of the impression that the specs that Oly used were slightly off due to some reading.

    Here's a link to Century Arms' presentation of the differences: The main difference between the inch and metric receivers is the cut in the forward face of the magazine well

    Just to confirm, it's a CAI (Century Arms International) receiver, correct?

    I hope the information helps you and please know that it's not to distract from your sale. If I had the money, we'd be talking :)
     
  7. 89Iroc

    89Iroc Portland Member

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    Its no problem, like I said in the post I dont know much about this rifle let alone any FAL. So I appreciate the information.

    But yes its a CAI receiver if my eyes serve me correct. Maybe I should take the rifle out to the range and test it as I havnt fired it yet to see how both mags perform. I can tell the mag with the larger catch sits alot higher than the other mag.

    My purpose of selling this rifle is to put the cash towards a DSArms SA58. Is it worth it and do you know the difference in the 2 rifles?
     
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    89Iroc Portland Member

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    New price $750