Enterprise Arms FAL STG-58 Type 03 Metric .308/7.62×51 20” Semi-Auto Rifle

SOLD FOR: $1,005

WOA#: WY240124WP014

Make: Entreprise Arms

Model:  TYPE 03 Metric (FAL), STG-58 Kit

Serial Number: KR2125

Year of Manufacture: Modern

Caliber: .308 / 7.62x 51

Action Type: Semi-Automatic, Gas System, Piston

Markings:  The right side of the upper is marked “ENTERPRISE ARMS INC IRWINDALE CA”, “KR2125”.  The left side of the lower is marked “2565” with “S E” for the selection options.  The left side of the upper is marked “TYPE 03 METRIC 7.62MM”.  The left side of the dust cover is marked “FN” with a proof.

Barrel Length: 20.75”.  22.5” with muzzle device.

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 200 meter zero and slides to 600 meter extension

Stock Configuration & Condition: This rifle buttstock is polymer with sing ring and rubber buttpad. The pistol grip is polymer.  The handguard is vented aluminum. The LOP measures 14.25” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad.  There is a free rotating sling ring mounted to the barrel as well as a folding bipod. The gas block is adjustable. The stocks rate is Excellent condition.  There are some scratches and scuffs on the grip and a few faint drag lines on the buttstock.  The heel and toe show some handling wear.

Magazine Quantity & Condition:  2x 20rd 7.62 NATO metric FAL magazines in Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Parkerized

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is well defined. There is some fouling in the grooves along with very faint intermitted erosion.  In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 7/10.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows some light drag lines on the receiver and dust cover.  The dust cover does not fit flush at the front and shows a small gap.  There is some finish loss on the gas block adjustment knob and on the mag release.  The screw heads are sharp. The pins are unmarred. The markings are clear. 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 two magazines.

Our Assessment: The Enterprise Arms Type 03 Metric, built using an STG-58 kit, represents a fascinating blend of historical design and modern firearm manufacturing. The STG-58 is an Austrian version of the FN FAL, a legendary battle rifle designed by Belgium’s Fabrique Nationale (FN) that has been used by over 90 countries. The FAL, known for its reliability and effectiveness, was dubbed “The Right Arm of the Free World” during the Cold War. The STG-58 itself is highly regarded among FAL variants for its build quality and performance.

Enterprise Arms, known for its expertise in FAL-type rifles, utilized STG-58 kits to produce the Type 03 Metric. This process involves assembling the rifle with a mix of original STG-58 parts and newly manufactured components to comply with U.S. firearms regulations. The “Metric” designation refers to the type of magazine and parts compatibility, distinguishing it from “Inch” pattern FALs primarily used by the British Commonwealth. These rifles are chambered in 7.62×51mm NATO, offering substantial firepower and range.

The Type 03 Metric rifles are appreciated for their craftsmanship and adherence to the quality standards set by the original FAL design. By using the STG-58 kit, Enterprise Arms ensured that the rifles maintained the robustness and reliability that made the original platform a staple in military arsenals around the world. This particular configuration is often sought after by collectors and shooting enthusiasts who value the historical significance and performance of the FAL platform. The Enterprise Arms Type 03 Metric stands as a testament to the enduring legacy of the FAL, offering shooters a chance to own a piece of history with the practical benefits of modern manufacturing.  Please see our photos and good luck on your bid! – L.S.

Enterprise Arms FAL STG-58 Type 03 Metric .308/7.62x51 20” Semi-Auto Rifle
Enterprise Arms FAL STG-58 Type 03 Metric .308/7.62×51 20” Semi-Auto Rifle