Enterprise Arms FAL L1A1 Sporter Inch Pattern .308/7.62×51 Semi-Auto Rifle

SOLD FOR: $2,401

WOA#: WY240215KN025

Make: Entreprise Arms

Model: L1A1 Sporter

Serial Number: EAI 002945

Year of Manufacture: Modern

Caliber: .308 / 7.62x 51

Action Type: Semi-Automatic, Gas System, Piston

Markings:  The left side of the receiver is marked “RIFLE 7.62mm L1A1 SPORTER”.  The left side of the lower is marked “S A R” with two proofs including a british arrow acceptance mark.  The right side of the lower is marked “AD6418515”.  The right side of the upper receiver is marked “ENTERPRISEARMS, INC, IRWINDALE, CA. U.S.A. ABN I”, “EAI 002945”.  The gas adjustment is marked with numbered increments.  The rear sight is marked “3-6”, “YDS”.

Barrel Length: 20.75” 24” with flash hider.

Sights / Optics:  The front sight is an adjustable post set between two protective ears and the rear is a standard ramp type aperture sight with 300 yard zero and slides to 600 yard extension.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock set is wood with metal buttplate with trap door for storage compartment, sling ring in the belly, smooth wood grip with cutout for the selector, and vented wood handguard. The LOP measures 14.25” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate.  The is a free rotating sling ring mounted to the barrel in front of the handguard.  The bottom of the flash hider has a bayonet lug.  The stocks rate in Excellent condition. There are no chips or cracks.  There are a few faint and shallow compression marks but overall the stocks are exceptionally clean of any notable defects or blemishes.

Magazine Quantity & Condition:   One 20rd Inch Pattern L1A1 magazine in Excellent condition with only some light insert and operation wear.

Type of Finish: Parkerized

Finish Originality: Original to build

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is well defined. There is no visible erosion in the bore.  The bore is well oiled. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 10/10.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows some light operation wear from the charging handle.  There is some minor finish loss around the edges of the mag well. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are crisp.  There are some scratches and scuffs on the right side of the receivers.  Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent 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: This rifle comes with a total of one magazine.

Our Assessment:  The Enterprise Arms L1A1 Inch Pattern FAL rifle is a notable example of classic firearm design, meticulously crafted to embody the heritage and reliability of the original FN FAL, often referred to as the “right arm of the free world” during its heyday in the mid-20th century. As an Inch Pattern variant, this model adheres to the specifications and dimensions used by Commonwealth countries, differentiating it from its Metric counterparts through unique features such as the magazine catch, buttstock, and the distinctive folding cocking handle. Its adoption and use across various armed forces around the globe underline its versatility and enduring performance in a wide range of conditions.

The Enterprise Arms rendition of the L1A1 pays homage to its historical significance while integrating modern manufacturing techniques to ensure reliability and accuracy. The rifle’s semi-automatic operation and compatibility with the powerful 7.62×51mm NATO cartridge make it both a formidable tool for a range of shooting disciplines and a cherished collectible for enthusiasts drawn to military history. Its robust construction, combined with the ergonomic advantages of its design, like the adjustable gas system, ensures that it remains a popular choice among shooters looking for a rifle that combines the charm of a bygone era with the demands of contemporary precision shooting. The L1A1 Inch Pattern FAL from Enterprise Arms, therefore, stands as a bridge between the rich legacy of military firearms and the modern shooter’s quest for performance and historical significance. Please see our photos and good luck on your bid! – L.S.

Enterprise Arms FAL L1A1 Sporter Inch Pattern .308/7.62x51 Semi-Auto Rifle
Enterprise Arms FAL L1A1 Sporter Inch Pattern .308/7.62×51 Semi-Auto Rifle