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what is the going rate for a fn/fal?

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by ra glass, May 7, 2012.

  1. ra glass

    ra glass pullman Member

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    What is the going rate for a Fn/Fal? Can you get them for $600-$800 anymore?
  2. unionguy

    unionguy Portland Active Member

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    For a CAI one, yes. Possibly others. The market has weakened, likely due to cost of .308 ammunition. DSA's are still upwards of a 1,000.
  3. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Seems that some want 1200 for a Century CETME,which is high.$1200 can buy you a nice FAL with a Imbel reciever......if you can find one.
    I paid $700 for my CETME and I thought I paid a little too much,but as it turns out,it is a very nice weapon. I always read to stay clear of Century builds,they don't use proper parts and such.But mine has been near perfect.
    Keep scouring the webbernetter and you should find them at or close to the price you stated.
  4. fxdc

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

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    I've sen them bring from 1k to 1500 on gunbroker a week ago and those were Centurys and a true FN were in the 6k range
  5. Medic!

    Medic! What just happened? Has eagle eyes. But cant remember what he saw. Bronze Supporter

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    You understand the CETME and FN FAL are totaly different guns? FAL has a adjustible gas system. CETME has no gas system. CETME uses delayed locking rollers. HK91 derived from the CETME and Belgain FAL pictured below. With short barrel and short flash supresor gived the two a similar profile. The two are often confused for each other.

    I have a belgain FN FAL. Not a clone. They are about $3000. I think the Centure FAL with Imbel receiver is the best bargain out there. Started with good parts and if the barrel was installed correctly you are golden. Simple gun to work on as everything is threaded onto a large steel receiver. Nothing welded on. So any other wrong parts like sights or gas plug can be changed out. A Century CETME can not be easly made correct with it's welded trunion and stamped sheetmetal receiver. My Century Imbel needed some parts swaped. But with its chrome lined argentine barrel it's a good gun even when compaired to my origonal belgain. I realy like it. Don't know the price of one today, but a bargain compaired to other brands.