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    Century arms fn fal stock help

    I own a century arms Fn Fal that has the God awful ugly thumbhole stock
    I LOVE my rifle im a 308 believer, here is my question
    WHAT kind of stock and pistol grip can i replace it with?????????
    It uses metric mags but i have been informed that century used all kinds of parts to build their rifles, inch and/or metric.
    I myself have had NO problems with my rifle, solid and definately dependable.
    All you PROFESSIONAL fn fal owners please HELP
    Rebelsgt1 out
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    Do you have a pic of the lower without the stock on it.
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    I think sarco has some original stocks.
    And usa made mag folowers and floor plates should keep
    your parts count in shape.
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    Hey Tump--- I just bought me a digital camera, NOW i need to figure out how to take pics and post them on my computer and getting them to whereever they need to be so i can show weapons. I HATE MODERN TECH SOMETIMES. Im going to take the thumbhole stock off and still have a look at it.
    Hey Automick--- Q, does it matter if my rifle is inch or metric made or hybrid for that matter???
    If it does not matter then WHY advertise them as inch or metric??????
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    Sorry rebel...forgot about the inch metric part.
    The metric lower has a long stud and a nut to hold the pistol grip on.
    the inch lower has a short stud and the grip has a metal strip (popsicle Stick).
    From what i can gather the studs may be ground off to attach the thumbhole stock.
    Also the inch should have a bigger type selector lever.
    Grip studs should be replaceable if missing.
    Hope that helps. atb auto.
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    Thank you so much for the stock/pistol grip info
    I will say that it uses metric mags,
    Im happy to say that i know the diff from metric and inch pattern mags LOL LOL
    Q would that meam that my lower is metric also????????
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    I had one similar to yours I believe. Metric upper with an inch lower. There are a few fixes for the missing stud listed over on FALFiles. I believe I just bought a stud from Gunthings.com instead of trying to make one. They had alot of Inch parts over there, if I remember correctly. Another problem I found was that the small tang at the top of the trigger plate was ground off, and the trigger plunger had been messed with as well. There may have been a couple of other small parts like screws and such that I replaced as well... The parts are out there, though.
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    Go to http://www.dsarms.com/SA58-FAL-Metri...ductinfo/FURS/ they have new USA made stocks.
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    I don't own one, but I've made a lot of grips for both

    You'll need to pull the stock off to tell whether the lower was inch or metric. The inch lower will basically have nothing but the trigger sticking out, the metric lower has a couple tabs welded to it that hold the trigger return plunger and spring.

    I don't think you can repair a metric lower with the grip stud gone, but you could modify an inch grip to work on the lower. Probably easier to replace the metric lower if needed, I think I paid $30 or so for the one I have.

    Inch lower is easy to go back to what you want. The easy fix for the grip stud is to use a stepped bushing from the hardware store, 1/4" ID, probably 3/8" OD (check that). Most hardware stores have them still. The tab on the trigger plate is no big deal, you don't need it. You do need to cut the trigger return spring to the right length -- CAI didn't want to solve the problem of making a hole with a little metal shelf in the grip for that spring, so they threw them out and used cut up extractor springs so that the longer spring could just bear on the grip stud. The couple that I've assembled for customers I just cut the spring to the right length for the properly set up grip.

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