+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 24

Thread: .22 semi automatic Fal build.

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #11
    Contributing Member mrclark303's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Last On
    Yesterday @ 07:01 PM
    Location
    The wild west of England
    Posts
    2,806
    Local Date
    09-21-2020
    Local Time
    07:35 AM
    Real Name
    Mr Clark
    Thread Starter
    I have to say Imbel make excellent Fals, top notch quality.

    Our SP examples we're based on US civilian rifles, lacking the auto sear and and bolt carrier sear trip extension.

    A mate used to have one of the Imbel Para Fals in .22, it was the rifle that encouraged me to pursue a .22 semi kit for my L1A1s.

  2. # ADS
    Friends and Sponsors
    Join Date
    October 2006
    Location
    Milsurps.Com
    Posts
    All Threads
     

  3. #12
    Advisory Panel browningautorifle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Last On
    Yesterday @ 03:04 PM
    Location
    Victoria BC
    Posts
    24,089
    Local Date
    09-20-2020
    Local Time
    11:35 PM
    Well, you should actually be able to do it by having the barrel turned...and you'll need the HK Breech mech or Imbel...and of course mags. Would look like a standard rifle.
    Regards, Jim

  4. Avoid Ads - Become a Contributing Member - Click HERE
  5. #13
    Contributing Member
    bigduke6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Last On
    09-19-2020 @ 04:32 PM
    Location
    North West England,UK
    Posts
    3,186
    Local Date
    09-21-2020
    Local Time
    07:35 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by mrclark303 View Post
    Afternoon fellow milsurpers.

    I've given up looking, but does anyone remember a few years back when someone here posted images of a bitsa Franken Fal, .22 semi auto build.

    Folding stock, solid barrel, Fal reciver, inch pattern trigger group, HK blow back bolt group etc...

    I seem to recall the owner had issues with the odd inadvertent 'burst of automatic' .

    Anyone with a better memory than me (just about everyone), or better search skills?
    John, Just thinking out the box, maybe it was in the .22 Forum ? or maybe Gunboards ?
    Last edited by bigduke6; 08-11-2019 at 12:19 PM.

  6. Thank You to bigduke6 For This Useful Post:


  7. #14
    Contributing Member mrclark303's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Last On
    Yesterday @ 07:01 PM
    Location
    The wild west of England
    Posts
    2,806
    Local Date
    09-21-2020
    Local Time
    07:35 AM
    Real Name
    Mr Clark
    Thread Starter
    Hi Geoff,

    Still searching, maybe it was in the .22 section, problem is it was a question posted mid thread by a UKicon chap who had issues with this build occasionally firing more than one round per pull of the trigger ..

    I just can't find the bloody thing.


  8. #15
    Member Nick S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Last On
    09-02-2020 @ 09:47 AM
    Location
    London, UK
    Posts
    84
    Local Date
    09-21-2020
    Local Time
    07:35 AM
    Just found this thread... It was my Franken-FAL. (Are you sure you didn't see it on FALFiles?)

    The unwanted but equally entertaining burst firing was cured by cutting the chamber (& hence rim recess) slightly deeper. The bolt hitting the back of case occasionally set one off! Was eventually diagnosed by looking at the back of the fired cases...

    The barrel was an Anshutz that had been re-purposed from it's original home. No idea who built it originally, but I'm about to embark on the same project again... (A friend of mine now owns the original one.)

  9. #16
    Contributing Member mrclark303's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Last On
    Yesterday @ 07:01 PM
    Location
    The wild west of England
    Posts
    2,806
    Local Date
    09-21-2020
    Local Time
    07:35 AM
    Real Name
    Mr Clark
    Thread Starter
    Hi Nick,

    I was beginning to think I had dreamt it up!

    Any chance you could post a few pics here and love to hear some more information on your new build.

    Will this one be based on an L1A1 receiver and TMH?

  10. #17
    Member Nick S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Last On
    09-02-2020 @ 09:47 AM
    Location
    London, UK
    Posts
    84
    Local Date
    09-21-2020
    Local Time
    07:35 AM
    I'll try and find some pictures of the old one....

    I have a new L1A1 receiver, an Imbel Para lower half and a L12A1 bolt assembly for the new build. I need to find a blueprint for an L1A1 barrel for the new build, but I can pretty much make something up if I need to! I also need to get some dimensions from the chamber adapter for the chamber end.

    Here's the receiver...


  11. #18
    Really Senior Member Roy W's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Last On
    Yesterday @ 04:08 PM
    Location
    Hampshire
    Posts
    329
    Local Date
    09-21-2020
    Local Time
    01:35 AM
    Both Armalon and Southpoint Firearms produce barrels for L1A1 straight-pulls. Might be worth a friendly phone call to either of them?

  12. #19
    Contributing Member desperatedan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Last On
    09-13-2020 @ 01:44 PM
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    184
    Local Date
    09-21-2020
    Local Time
    07:35 AM
    Real Name
    Kev D.
    Quote Originally Posted by mrclark303 View Post
    Hi Nick,

    I was beginning to think I had dreamt it up!

    Any chance you could post a few pics here and love to hear some more information on your new build.

    Will this one be based on an L1A1 receiver and TMH?
    John, I think this was Nick's original thread with pics but hopefully he will confirm? https://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=58337

  13. #20
    Contributing Member mrclark303's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Last On
    Yesterday @ 07:01 PM
    Location
    The wild west of England
    Posts
    2,806
    Local Date
    09-21-2020
    Local Time
    07:35 AM
    Real Name
    Mr Clark
    Thread Starter
    Cheers Kev, I couldn't find that thread anywhere...

+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Semi-Automatic Sterling questions
    By Vincent in forum Other LMG/HMG and SMG Forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-21-2012, 08:56 PM
  2. Bren LMG legally altered to fire in semi automatic.Value in U.S.A only needed?
    By britrecko in forum The Bren LMG (Light Machine Gun)
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 05-20-2012, 04:27 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts