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Lot 679: Fabrique Nationale "G Series" FAL Rifle with Bayonet

Auction Date: December 3, 2021

Scarce Fabrique Nationale "G Series" FAL Semi-Automatic Rifle with Bayonet

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $6,000 - $8,000

Scarce Fabrique Nationale "G Series" FAL Semi-Automatic Rifle with Bayonet

Manufacturer: Fabrique Nationale
Model: FAL
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 308 Win
Barrel: 22 inch round
Finish: black
Stock: metal
Item Views: 1271
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 394
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

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. FN made adjustments to the remainder of G-Series production to address the ATF’s complaints, as seen with this example. Post front and adjustable peep rear sights, long flash hider/bayonet lug, and an adjustable gas port with grenade setting. The upper receiver bears the one line Herstal address and "308 MATCH" with the Browning Arms address in the magazine well. Original style "S" marking is present on the trigger group, with a proper two-position selector switch. Fitted with a green ventilated triangular forearm, black plastic pistol grip, and a paratrooper style stock. Includes a brown leather sling, shipping box, bayonet and an extra magazine.

Rating Definition:

Excellent overall, retaining 99% plus original black finish with limited handling marks. Mechanically excellent.

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