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

SOLD FOR: $1,102.01

WOA#: WY240110MP011

Make: Entreprise Arms

Model: TYPE 03 Metric (FAL)

Serial Number: KR2246

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 – IRWINDALE CA USA”, “KR2246”.  The left side of the lower is marked “144137”.  The left side of the upper is marked “TYPE 03 METRIC 7.62MM”.

Barrel Length: 20.75”. 22” with muzzle brake.

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: The buttstock is a fixed rubber overmold stock with hard rubber buttpad and sling ring in the belly.  The pistol grip is rubber overmolded with cutout for the safety selector.  The handguard is vented aluminum with cutouts for the attached folding bipod.  There is a free rotating sling ring mounted to the barrel in front of the bipod.  The LOP measures 14.5” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad.  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 handguard has a small dent on the top right.  The charging handle has some nicks, scratches, and scuffs.

Type of Finish: Parkerized

Finish Originality: Original to build

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is well defined. There is some fouling in the grooves and lands.  In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 8/10.

Overall Condition:  This rifle retains about 98% of its metal finish.  The screw heads are sharp. The markings are crisp.  There are a few nicks under the finish on the dust cover, front sight, and handguard.  There are some drag lines on 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.  The magazine release is missing its spring and is sitting loose in the rifle.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.

Our Assessment: The Enterprise Arms Type 03 Metric FAL, chambered in the venerable 7.62mm caliber, stands as a significant reimagining of the classic FAL service rifle, which has been revered across the globe for its reliability and performance. Originally designed by Dieudonné Saive in the early 1950s and adopted by over 90 countries during its service life, the FAL has earned its nickname “The Right Arm of the Free World” due to its widespread use by NATO countries during the Cold War. The Enterprise Arms Type 03 Metric version continues this legacy, incorporating modern manufacturing techniques while maintaining the robustness and accuracy that made the original FAL a military icon.

Crafted with attention to detail, the Type 03 Metric FAL by Enterprise Arms offers enthusiasts and collectors alike a piece of history with contemporary reliability. Its design adheres closely to the original specifications, including the metric measurements that differentiate it from its inch-pattern cousins, such as the British L1A1. This rifle not only appeals to those with a keen interest in military history but also to those seeking a high-performing, semi-automatic rifle for competitive shooting or hunting. Its rich historical background, combined with the modern enhancements by Enterprise Arms, makes this rifle a unique and compelling addition to any collection, promising both historical significance and practical utility.  Please see our photos and good luck on your bid!  -L.S.

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