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WTB FAL, R1 Rhodesian So.African

Discussion in 'Rifles Wanted' started by Fireman123, Feb 18, 2016.

  1. Fireman123

    Fireman123 Seattle Member

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    WTB FAL or kit, R1 Rhodesian So.African, will buy kit or parts also.
     
  2. Goosebrown

    Goosebrown Beaverton Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    Did you try FALFILES?

    I got mine there.
     
  3. Fireman123

    Fireman123 Seattle Member

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    I check it every day. No luck. But good to hear from you. Thanks for trying to help me out.
     
  4. JRuby

    JRuby St. Helens Oregon Well-Known Member

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    They aren't as cheap as they used to be by the time mine was finished I had over 2k into it. Heavy but very dependable.
     
  5. Fireman123

    Fireman123 Seattle Member

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    I'm not looking for I cause it's cheap, I'm looking for one that's historically correct as possible, worn parts and worn camo paint. Just as they were in the field. I'd like to see a photo of yours if you can send me one.
     
  6. JRuby

    JRuby St. Helens Oregon Well-Known Member

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    It is not historical it is a shooter. I will try to get one. Mine had an RA serial number on the lower before I had it refinished / rebuilt. Best I can tell it looks like a stg58 lower. Still has the position but not the guts fot full auto.vezley on this board knows his stuff if you nerd some help.He is a great gunsmith wish he was closer to me
     
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  7. Fireman123

    Fireman123 Seattle Member

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    Cool. Does it have S R A or S E D around the selector?
     
  8. JRuby

    JRuby St. Helens Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Here is my FN FAL based on a R1 Lower - it has been completely rebuilt. Based on what I know I am not certain I would have gone this route do the final cost.

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  9. Fireman123

    Fireman123 Seattle Member

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    Nicely built shooter. Definitely a South African made lower. if the barrel has a P in an oval on the flat is "Pretoria", also 7.62 mm-L, maybe a year then month. Nice set up. I'm looking for something like the camo photo, not gonna win any shooting competitions with this, but it looks cool to me, as it was carried during the war.

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  10. JRuby

    JRuby St. Helens Oregon Well-Known Member

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    My barrel I was told is a chromed line FN barrel. I am very happy with my rifle. I think I will have it a long time.
     
  11. JRuby

    JRuby St. Helens Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I wish guns could tell us their histories the closest we can come is to recognize the characteristic scars and bangs they have acquired in thier travels. I like old guns I have a few.
     
  12. Martini_Up

    Martini_Up NW USA Well-Known Member

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    Same. I'd love to hear what my 1907 'hammerless' .32 Colt has to say.

    OP, you can go over to FalFiles and post a WTB add and wait. There are also a some guys who know a TON over there about FALs who may steer in in the right direction. One off the top my head is EricTheRed. IIRC, he had a Rhodie for sale last year and was having a hard time getting rid of it @ $1400. I think it was him. In any event, that's where you should start your search.

    eta: this can get you started http://www.falfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=396621&highlight=Rhodie
     
  13. Goosebrown

    Goosebrown Beaverton Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    This is my Rhodie and my BGS

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  14. fry

    fry pacific north west Active Member

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    ce on the fal files had a big pile of what you seek. pm him. he is good to deal with.
     
  15. Fireman123

    Fireman123 Seattle Member

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    Thanks, I'll check it out.