Discussion in 'On Topic' started by blindarrow, Sep 29, 2007.
Anyone ever built one before?
Never built one, I have a kit I'm debating on building or selling though
I was told today century started selling recievers again.
I looked at one at the gunshow today but decided against it
I heard the ones Century is selling now are kinda junk. Never built a FAL though, I would have liked to when 308 was cheaper.
That's my current problem.. I know once I build it, I'll want to be out at the range letting loose, and it's gonna kill my wallet.
a few years from now you'll be saying damn I wish I bought that FAL kit when they were cheaper
I built one. Still have two kits and another receiver.
It's a pretty easy rifle to build. The required tools for the build can be made at home fairly easily. If you don't want to make them yourself, you can purchase them from http://gunthings.com/. They also provide plans on their site for making your own tools. After that the biggest thing is headspacing and obtaining the proper locking shoulder.
For a receiver, look for a DSA or an Imbel. Century does not have a good reputation for their FAL receivers. I did my build on a DSA. It was expensive but the machining was perfect which made the build very simple.
As for the build, Just remember to put handguard ring on before you twist on the barrel !!!
This guy sells a nice workbook and video on building FALs,
http://www.arizonaresponsesystems.com/. Last I looked, you could get his workbook and video from gunthings as well.
I think you should always buy a kit. I just sold an unused AK74 kit I paid $130 for....for substantially more.
link to where to get -74 kits for 130?
I have a feeling he bought it a little while ago. Cheapest 74 kits go for around 275-300 now
If you watch some of the AK selling forums sometimes you can find a good deal.
I don't see -74 kits for less than like 400-500 these days
i was just going to say i saw one recently for $521
that was a virgin one, and those always go for more
ORF has standard Bulgy kits for $330
Copes has Tantal kits for $280
So now you see why $130 three years ago wasn't money wasted, even though I never built it.
Too bad in another three years we'll be saying $400 wasn't that bad for a 74 parts kit
I prefer mine to have seen a little action before they get to me
I have bulgie krink kits I bought from Chief Thunder before he went away, I think I paid $200 or $250 for them KVAR is currently selling them for $800. I hate selling parts kits unless I know I'll never ever build them I wont build all 4 krinks I'll eventually sell 2 kids for a hefty profit to pay for SBR paperwork on the other two and a can.