New FAL owner with questions.

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  • rcm192

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    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?
     
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    rcm192

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    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.

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    falshooter

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    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.
     
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    rcm192

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    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.
     
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