AGI - FN-FAL Rifles

Tutorial & e-learning. November 11, 2010 by bomb.

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John Bush is an internationally renowned expert on the pasts military firearms. He is an expert witness and can tell what factory most parts were made in just by looking at them. He specializes in finding and selling parts for these guns for both the shooters and collectors markets. He understands the design, function, and repair of these firearms and has instructed our Armorers courses on submachine guns and the Browning 1919RCMG. We use a cut-away gun to let you actually see how the rifle and all of its components operates. This course also covers building the FAL from a parts kit, barrel installation and headspacing, as well as identifying inch and metric guns.

If you want the quick course on how to get FNs classic select fire Battle Rifle apart, back together, and operating as intended, or building one from a parts kit, then this course is for you (if you want the long course, look into our basic 108 hour Professional Gunsmith course).

Among the items covered are:

Rifles to be covered are FNs metric model, the C-1 from Canada, and the L1A1 from Australia
After WW II most of the worlds armies wanted to re-arm with semi-autos
Most of FNs engineers had gone to Britain when the factory was over run by the Germans
They originally designed the FN-49, and the FAL was descended from that gun, particularly the gas system
Original FAL design also included the short cartridge used by the Germans in their MP-44, and was a smaller gun in 7mm Short
What is the T-48?
FAL was a supremely successful rifle used by almost 80 countries
Most of the FN factories designs in the first half of the 20th Century were those of American John Moses Browning
After WW I the Germans were forbidden to produce arms so FN (in Belgium) sold Mauser rifles all over the world in many different calibers
The final FAL trigger group design was by way of Winchester, out of an American jailbird
Quick way to spot an inch and metric gun
Metric guns were first, many countries added their own features
Who used what versions
Which country was the only one to issue the FAL without a carrying handle? Its not a faming purse, Laddie
Civilian semi-auto version was built for the American market
Early copies of this manual are valuable on the collectors market
FN produced the rifle into the 1970s and the Commonwealth countries continued to produce it until the late 80s. As of the production of this course, it was still being produced in Argentina and Brazil
Was replaced solely due to the caliber change to .223, one of the finest battle rifles ever built

Design & Function
Basic firing cycle operation
Last round hold open
Bolt carrier/bolt and receiver interaction
Locking shoulder shown
The headspace can be adjusted in the field by replacing the locking shoulder
Difference in configuration of the ejectors on inch and metric guns
Full auto operation, the safety sear and carrier leg length difference
Difference between select fire and semi-auto only safety
Areas to inspect periodically on select fire guns
Gas system operation
How the gas volume acting on the piston is adjusted
How the gas plug can completely shut off the gas to the piston
Areas needing inspection, and what to look for
Bolt and bolt carrier operation
Correct firing pin protrusion, and 1 and 2 piece pins
Operation of the rat tail, where it lives and what frees it

Extensive disassembly, with discussion of what the various parts do. Parts not removed have their removal method explained, and/or the reason they should not be removed. Differences in the procedures for inch and metric guns explained
Handguard removal
Gas system disassembly
Carry handle removal
Separation of upper and lower receivers
Upper receiver disassembly
Lower receiver disassembly
Rear sight and buttstock disassembly
Bolt disassembly
You get a good look at how the various parts fit together and interact (particularly the springs) after they are removed from the gun and John "splains" things

Cleaning & Lubrication
AGI cleaning & lubrication methods shown, along with the reasons for their use
After cleaning, dry with air gun, or in the oven on Warm ~185-200 degrees (metal parts ONLY)

FAL special tools
Bolt and carrier reassembly
What to inspect on the extractor
Lower receiver and buttstock
Trigger, safety and hammer
Upper receiver and gas tube reassembly
Magazine catch and hold open reassembly
Cocking handle reassembly
Gas piston, tube, and gas plug reassembly
Handguards, bolt carrier and top cover
Lubrication and final reassembly

How to Tell Inch From Metric (Again)
Lower receivers
Either type of lower receiver will fit either style upper
Either barrel will fit either receiver
Israeli heavy barrel and Indian barrels have a slightly different thread but can be modified to fit the other receivers
Which mags will work in both guns, and which will not
Upper receivers

Building an FAL from a Parts Kit
Legal warning. HEED!
Parts kit inventory
Barrel assembly and alignment
Using breeching washers
Headspacing the FAL
USE a RECEIVER WRENCH!! Failure to use a proper receiver wrench will surely ruin your receiver!! AGI has receiver wrenches for sale at a very reasonable price.
Tools to use to determine locking shoulder size requirement
Differences between military and civilian Go/No Go Gauges
Where to measure from to determine locking shoulder size
Cross use of all barrels in all receivers, and how to make them fit
The three things you need to do to use an inch kit on a metric receiver
How to tell select fire receivers from semi-auto receivers
Modifications you should make to convert a select fire bolt to semi only
Converting the select fire safety to semi only

Mag loaders, the inch model will also load M-14/M1A mags
Stocks, wood and synthetic, as well as various size buttpads
Scope mounts
Replacement gas plugs, with/without grenade launcher sights, etc.
Jungle sight guards
Cleaning kits
Reference books

Final Thoughts
Gas adjustment

Full Auto with the FAL
Watch and eat your heart out if you live in a No Full Auto state

If you noticed how often the terms "explanation" and "demonstration" are used, you may be getting some idea of why this course is a must have for any FAL owner, or someone who intends to be.


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