New FAL owner with questions.

The Best online firearms community in Louisiana.

Member Benefits:

  • Fewer Ads!
  • Discuss all aspects of firearm ownership
  • Discuss anti-gun legislation
  • Buy, sell, and trade in the classified section
  • Chat with Local gun shops, ranges, trainers & other businesses
  • Discover free outdoor shooting areas
  • View up to date on firearm-related events
  • Share photos & video with other members
  • ...and so much more!
  • rcm192

    Sic semper tyrannis
    Staff member
    Rating - 100%
    111   0   0
    May 31, 2010
    6,152
    48
    New Orleans area
    Well I picked up a FAL recently in a trade. It's no DSA or real FN, but a L1A1 on a Hesse receiver. I'm slowly but surely learning about these type of rifles. I'll be posting in this thread for help. I hope you guys have some good answers for this novice.

    Are metric and inch pistol grips interchangeable?

    Is my muzzle brake removable?

    Can I use a screw from the hardware store for a front sight retaining screw?

    Where do you guys find your replacement parts? Preferably a good prices!

    Should my rear sight be all the way to the rear or towards the front for the closer distance?
     
    Last edited:

    rcm192

    Sic semper tyrannis
    Staff member
    Rating - 100%
    111   0   0
    May 31, 2010
    6,152
    48
    New Orleans area
    thanks for the advice. My muzzle brake has no flats on it as to place a wrench to remove it. Thats why i was wondering if it was removable. This is identical to my rifle.

    Dcp_0005.jpg
     

    falshooter

    Well-Known Member
    Rating - 100%
    25   0   0
    May 5, 2013
    422
    28
    Ponchatoula/Hammond
    It might be soldered on. Try sticking a screwdriver thru the holes/slots and turning. Inch rifles are right hand thrd I think. I never heard of a muzzle brake being pressed on a FAL/L1A1. I have seen them soldered.
    The rifle in the link is a CETME

    There are a lot of FAL owners in the New Orleans area. Sign up on the falfiles forum.
     
    Last edited:

    rcm192

    Sic semper tyrannis
    Staff member
    Rating - 100%
    111   0   0
    May 31, 2010
    6,152
    48
    New Orleans area
    It might be soldered on. Try sticking a screwdriver thru the holes/slots and turning. Inch rifles are right hand thrd I think. I never heard of a muzzle brake being pressed on a FAL/L1A1. I have seen them soldered.
    The rifle in the link is a CETME

    There are a lot of FAL owners in the New Orleans area. Sign up on the falfiles forum.

    It is a cetme! but it is the same exact brake thats on my FAL. or at least it looks liek it.
     

    Forum statistics

    Threads
    182,955
    Messages
    1,482,459
    Members
    27,040
    Latest member
    LeftTwist
    Top Bottom