My First FAL Modification :)

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My First FAL Modification :)

Post by Buffman » 20 Feb 2010, 17:26

The plastic carry handle on my FAL was looking pretty sad. I decided to give up a few ounces and had one made from Titanium. Probably will have it hard chromed in black /powdercoated in black chrome, or some other black coating.


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Re: My First FAL Modification :)

Post by panzermk2 » 20 Feb 2010, 20:27

Nice, although I must point out you took a .25 cent part and made it a 15.00 dollar one, just saying :p
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Post by Buffman » 20 Feb 2010, 21:21

I think DSarms sells it for $4.00. The Brother in law had an hour into machining it, so I bought him and his gf dinner tonight. So that made it a $30 part :) Titanium bar was free picking from work. It was the last 5/8" piece we in the scrap bin :)

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Post by blueorison » 20 Feb 2010, 23:31

YEAAAA nice!
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Re: My First FAL Modification :)

Post by sabotteur » 21 Feb 2010, 03:00

Nice Job Buff,

I agree with Panz, but then again if we didn't tinker around with things like this, where would the fun be?

One thing I think you might want to add is some sort of rubber coating to prevent scratching when you have the handle bar in the down position along the receiver. Not sure if this will be an issue, but something to think of.

All around though nice piece.

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Re: My First FAL Modification :)

Post by Buffman » 21 Feb 2010, 09:29

Yeah I'm going to have it powdercoated so it's somewhat scratch resistant to the receiver.

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Post by Buffman » 12 Mar 2010, 23:27

Ahh some translucent/candy black powdercoat and it's good to go :)

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Post by murphies_finest » 13 Mar 2010, 04:51

You could have left it "chrome" to keep it as a "hood" upgrade. :lmao:
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Re: My First FAL Modification :)

Post by Buffman » 11 Apr 2010, 16:19

charging knob to complient it ;)

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Re: My First FAL Modification :)

Post by Nc Nole » 26 Jun 2010, 14:22

upper receiver out of Titanium?

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