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Rhodesian R1 FAL $1100

Discussion in 'Rifle Classifieds' started by Erik the Red, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. Erik the Red

    Erik the Red Portland, Oregon Member

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    I need to thin the heard to make some funding happen on a couple different builds. So I've decided to sell one of my Rhodesian Builds. This one is a very nice battlefield reproduction of a Rhodesian R1 FAL.

    ***Here's a link to pictures from the Rhodesian Bush War. Lots of photos of FAL's painted very similar to this one Rhodesia: The Ultimate Photographic Resource! - The FAL Files***

    I built it using an old R1 Kit I got a long time ago. Came with a G1 Lower instead of a South African.

    Here's what it has:
    -Century L1A1 Receiver (old DCI Type 1 converted). Has a unibrow feed ramp that made it so I had to slightly reshape the very lip of the chamber face. No modifications to the chamber! Cycles really good now.
    -South African 21" BBL. Good Bore for a Rhodesian Bush War vet.
    -South African Non-Bipod Cut HG's.
    -G1 Lower and Stock (Stock is cracked but very usable.)

    L1A1 Upgrades:
    -Sand Cut Bolt and Carrier
    -Folding Charging Handle
    -L1A1 BHO

    Interesting Field Repair:
    -Wire used to keep Grenade Sight from flipping up. (Kit came this way. Wire replaced with new one)

    Comes with 1 Mag.

    Rifle Feeds and Cycles like a FAL should. Never had a chance to sight it in, but it seemed to be pretty close to right on.

    $1100 plus shipping. Last price drop. Can't build one like this for less.

    Open to Trades + Cash or even Straight Trades

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  2. Erik the Red

    Erik the Red Portland, Oregon Member

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    Bump with lower price.
     
  3. 308

    308 ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Platinum Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Did you apply that paint on there with a dead chipmunk or some sort of roller brush?
     
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  4. Erik the Red

    Erik the Red Portland, Oregon Member

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    I have a very good friend who was a Captain in the Rhodesian African Rifles. He told me that they gave each soldier a paint brush and a couple different shades of Green. Each soldier could paint his rifle however he wanted. Here's a link to my youtube account showing Captain Smith speaking to our SCV Camp earlier this year. Captain Smith thought I did a fantastic job of replicating how a typical Rhodesian R1 looked during the war. BTW, the Rhodesian FAL in the video is mine. Rhodesian Capt. Joseph C. Smith - YouTube
     
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    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    I figured the paint was applied in an authentic manner. Thanks for the interesting write-up.
     
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    Erik the Red Portland, Oregon Member

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    BTT
     
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    Erik the Red Portland, Oregon Member

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    Bump
     
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    Erik the Red Portland, Oregon Member

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    BTT