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Lot 649: Fabrique Nationale "G Series" FAL Semi-Automatic Rifle

Auction Date: September 10, 2021

Very Scarce Documented ATF Curio And Relic Listed Fabrique Nationale "G Series" FAL Semi-Automatic Rifle with Hensoldt Scope, Bayonet and Accessories

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $12,000 - $18,000

Very Scarce Documented ATF Curio And Relic Listed Fabrique Nationale "G Series" FAL Semi-Automatic Rifle with Hensoldt Scope, Bayonet and Accessories

Manufacturer: Fabrique Nationale
Model: FAL
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 7.62 Nato
Barrel: 19 inch round
Finish: black
Grip: plastic
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 977
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 407
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in Belgium and imported in the early 60s, the "G Series" FAL rifles had a complicated relationship with the BATFE. Originally cleared for import as semi-automatic rifles, further review of the design led the ATF to conclude that the item was too easy to convert to full-auto; the G-Series FALs were essentially the same firearm as FN's military contract battle rifles, with only some minor part swapping dividing the two. The rifles that had already cleared customs were given a pass, resulting in a limited number of "original" FN FALs available on the American market. This rifle's serial number falls within a range (G1800-G1979) noted as Curio & Relic by the ATF. Post front and adjustable peep rear sights, dust cover mounted Hensoldt ZF4x scope, long flash hider/bayonet lug, and an adjustable gas port with grenade setting. The upper receiver bears the one line Herstal address and "F.A.L. cal. .7.62". Matching serial numbers are present on the upper receiver, pistol grip (sans g prefix), bolt carrier and bolt. Original style "S/R/A" markings are present on the trigger group, with a proper two-position selector switch. The safety sear has been removed. Fitted with a ventilated triangular metal forearm with a bipod, plastic pistol grip, and a wood buttstock with steel buttplate. Includes wooden forend, black plastic forend, Erma .22 caliber conversion kit, grenade launcher, twelve magazines, knife bayonet, and various small parts.

Rating Definition:

Excellent overall, retaining 97% plus black finish overall with some scratches visible at the rear of the ejection port, a few minor handling marks and clear markings. Mechanically excellent. All accessories are fine to excellent.



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