Century Arms R1A1 Sporter .308 Semi-Auto Rifle 21″ Metric, Wood Stocks

SOLD FOR: $1,025

WOA#: WY210929FW029

Make: Century Arms

Model:  R1A1 Sporter

Serial Number: CA30286

Year of Manufacture: Modern

Caliber: .308

Action Type: Semi-Automatic

Markings: The left side of the receiver is marked “S” and “E” and “62365”. The right inside wall of the magazine well is marked “METRIC”. The right side of the scope is marked “05-010746”. The right side of the receiver over the magazine well is marked “Century Arms Inc Georgia, VT R1A1 Sporter 308 Cal Made in USA” and “CA30286”.

Barrel Length: 21.25”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is an adjustable post forward of the gas system. The rear sight has been removed to include a scope mounting system that currently has a magnification scope mounted.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is wood with a fixed buttstock, a rubber buttpad, and a wooden pistol grip that is adjustable. The wooden foregrip is This firearm has a Fully Adjustable Gas System and a bottom picatinny rail mount for accessories. The LOP measures 15.5” from the front of the trigger to the back of the fixed buttstock. The stock rates in about Fine overall condition.

Magazine Quantity & Condition: One detachable 10rd .308 metric magazine in Very Good overall condition.

Type of Finish:  Parkerized

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is seim-bright and the rifling is sharp. There is minimal visible erosion in the bore.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 90% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows wear around the charging handle where it operates as well as the magazine well and scope mount is losing finish. The screw heads are sharp and the pins are unmarred. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: One unmarked magnification scope

Our Assessment: As the 1950s started, the victors’ celebrations that followed the end of World War II were fast fading in memory as the fear of communism and totalitarianism grew. Large-scale battles and clashes between whole armies were a thing of the previous decade as a new model of guerilla warfare took its place, requiring new weapons to be fielded. Fabrique National would put forward the Fusil Automatique Leger and win the hearts of many European allies, but not the United States as they adopted the M14. Today, the FAL continues to be a popular rifle for collectors across Europe and the United States, garnering an almost cult-like following for good reason. Not to be confused with the L1A1 Sporters out there, this is a Century Arms R1A1 Sporter, a modern build on the classic battle rifle parts. There is some finish wear in the form of thinning, scrapes and scuffs on the metal surfaces but this rifle still has plenty of life left in it. While accessories, parts and upgrade options for the FAL are not as vast as that of the AR or AK, this hefty unit would make any target blaster master very happy with its power and reliability. With its carry handle, adjustable gas regulator, and picatinny rails, you will have a very close replica of the classic FAL build, with the added style of wood stocks. These firearms have a reputation as functional units with reliable accuracy. So take it upon yourself to add a FAL-based gun to your collection and tame it!

Century Arms R1A1 Sporter .308 Semi-Auto Rifle 21" Metric, Wood Stocks
Century Arms R1A1 Sporter .308 Semi-Auto Rifle 21″ Metric, Wood Stocks