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FN FAL Value

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by jmsutto, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. jmsutto

    jmsutto Northeast Texas New Member

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    I picked up an fn fal 308 and was wondering if anyone knew the value? It appears to have been heavily used but still in good shape. Strange stamps and markings on the side.

    Thanks, Mike
     
  2. Stokes

    Stokes Washington State Member

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    I think it's worth about the same amount as my truck.
     
  3. tdb59

    tdb59 OR Active Member

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    There are great variations in value for an FAL. Receiver type and make, what style, who built it, is it a rare model, et cetera.

    Randy Kline may be near you. sledgehammertexas@yahoo.com
     
  4. jmsutto

    jmsutto Northeast Texas New Member

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    I went to school in Daingerfield with a guy named Randy Kline. I have been trying to upload a couple of photos but it is not allowing me.
     
  5. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    Who is the manufacturer?
     
  6. fxdc

    fxdc Da Valley USPSA, SPEED STEEL, IDPA, 3 GUN

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    Mfg makes or breaks it.... When I found out from CGW ...after I told them what mine said and that it was imbel built brazilan imported by CAI (not made by CAI) Rich said just the STRIPPED UPPER was worth 650 to 700 I did the Happ Dance.

    Guess its rare and highly sort after. But not worth as much as a trune FN FAL, from what I've heard those are inthe 5/6k range. On gunbroker that is.
     
  7. ch139

    ch139 teh gehtoe Active Member

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    FALs are a bit different than some other guns in that (as already brought up) there is a question of the parts and of the builder. Back in the day there were FAL (and AK) "build parties" going on all over the place where one guy might have some tools and have others over to assemble parts into rifles. Whether anyone had any idea what they were doing or not is the biggest problem; guys would just wrench down on out-of-time barrels and pound locking shoulders into guns without much thought or a care in the world and without understanding what they're doing. Many guns were assembled this way. Without having some kind of idea of the guns background (who built it, with what parts and when) or if it is a factory gun, from what factory (say FN vs. CAI – world of difference between the two). Have a little SBRed FAL built with DSArms parts by Specialized Armament back about 2000 or so; kept all the paperwork as DSA has changed (for the worse) over the years and Ken Elmore built some of the nicest FALs ever. Also on a CAI gun, had it sent to Derek Huffman at AZEX before all his drama, great rebuild. Guess what I'm saying is who built it with what parts and when?