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Lot 639: Fabrique Nationale CAL Semi-Automatic Rifle

Auction Date: September 10, 2021

Desirable Scarce Fabrique Nationale CAL Semi-Automatic Rifle

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $10,000 - $16,000

Desirable Scarce Fabrique Nationale CAL Semi-Automatic Rifle

Manufacturer: Fabrique Nationale
Model: Fn Cal-Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 223 Rem
Barrel: 18 inch round
Finish: black
Grip:
Stock: synthetic
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 404
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured between 1966 and 1975, the CAL (Carabine Automatique Légère) was designed to be both more cost effective and simpler than the widely successful FAL rifle. To achieve this, FN moved away from precision machined components and used cast or stamped parts wherever possible. The action uses a rotating bolt system, unlike the tipping bolt of the FAL. While not commercially successful, its development did lead to the design of the FNC. Post front and two leaf windage adjustable rear peep sights, stamped lower receiver with two position (S/1) fire control group, standard markings on the upper receiver, ventilated, stamped sheet metal handguard, grooved forearm, smooth grip, and fixed buttstock with solid rubber recoil pad. Includes bayonet and an extra magazine.

Rating Definition:

Excellent overall, retaining 99% plus original black finish with limited handling marks. Stock set shows some minor scuffing. Mechanically excellent.



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