Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3781: Fabrique Nationale - FAL

Auction Date: December 2, 2018

Exceptional and Scarce Fabrique Nationale G Series (G3130) FAL Semi-Automatic Rifle with Scope

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $10,000 - $15,000

Exceptional and Scarce Fabrique Nationale G Series (G3130) FAL Semi-Automatic Rifle with Scope

Manufacturer: Fabrique Nationale
Model: FAL
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 308 Win
Barrel: 22 inch round
Finish: black/blue
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 2190
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 284
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Manufactured in Belgium, this rifle is part of a limited importation run performed by Browning Arms in the early 1970s. Originally approved by the ATF for importation, only a limited number made it into the country before they reversed their decision, determining that the imported commercial FALs were too close to FN's selective-fire capable military contract FALs in configuration. Further import was cut off, and the ones already through customs were given a pass and added to the ATF C&R List (see page 23). Standard military sights, long flash hider, bayonet lug and adjustable gas port with grenade setting. The upper receiver is fitted with a raised action cover with integral scope base and Belgian O.I.P. 3.6x scope. The left side of the upper receiver is marked "F.A.L. cal. 308", and the right side bears the one-line Fabrique Nationale address. The lower receiver has the "S/R/A" selector markings with a pin inserted to lock out the "A" spot. Grooved triangular forearm with folding bipod, smooth plastic pistol grip numbered to the gun, and a walnut stock with the standard stamped sheet steel buttplate.

Rating Definition:

Excellent. 97% plus original finish remains with some scattered light handling marks and light travel line under the safety lever. Grip and stock are also excellent. Mechanically excellent. Scope is excellent with clear optics.

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