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, No. 4681/C638. 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. Includes 3 extra magazines.
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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