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    Federal Arms FA91

    How do Federal Arms FA 91 compair to the century arms? are they any good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 72guns92 View Post
    How do Federal Arms FA 91 compair to the century arms? are they any good?
    If you're talking about the cast aluminum receiver; its a mixed bag. Some owners have no issues with theirs, others have minor problems, and some just don't like the looks of the thing. You can't use the collapsible stock or shell deflector or carry handle if I recall right.

    Another big issue would be that they tend to be harder to re-sell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 72guns92 View Post
    How do Federal Arms FA 91 compair to the century arms? are they any good?
    I personally would rather have a C91. The alluminum receiver has problems with the trunnion in the receiver loosening up. Then I have read where some havn't had this problem. The C91 problems can be corrected but if you develope this problem in the alluminum receiver, the receiver has to be scrapped and the gun rebuilt. They're fugly(opinion) to me as well.

    I personally think they're only worth 375.00-500.00 at most.

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    The problem with the recievers is that the only way to attach the trunions into the reciever is to pin them. After time the pin holes become loose, and egged out. Its my oppinion that they will at some point all do this. Its just a matter of time, and round count.
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    Still, if the price is right you can view it as a parts kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdowney View Post
    Still, if the price is right you can view it as a parts kit.
    This is true. It usually not harm any of the other parts.
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    Like the others said the trunnion will work loose eventually And they are a bit fugly, but if the price is right it will be a good parts kit especially if it is all G3 and has original barrel.

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    guess I'll pass on it want $575.00 thought it was a little high , thanks for the infor

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    I picked up one a few months back for a bill. Ugly as sin, but it shots well. The bonus is that every single part in it is FMP with an HK marked bolt head. So I'll deal with it till it's toast, and rebuild on a PTR.

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    The aluminum receivers sold by Federal Arms were made by Dan Coonan and were available with kits and build instructions. I don't know if FAC ever sold any completed rifles (although Harlan at NDS would know )
    Only the first series receivers. marked FA-91, had the "bloated pigskin" texture and couldn't work with a sliding stock. The later series receivers, marked FAPSG-1, had faceted milled sides and had the slot to fit the sliding stock. Century was still selling the PSG-1 style for a couple years after they bought out FAC.


    I have two of these built on the PSG-1 receivers, one with the FAC US barrel and one with a blued Korean barrel.
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