Hesse FAL-H 7.62×51/.308 20” Semi-Auto Rifle FAL Israeli HBAR Pattern Rifle

SOLD FOR: $1675

WOA#: WY220928BM001

Make: Hesse

Model: FAL-H

Serial Number: 003661

Year of Manufacture: Early 2000’s

Caliber: .308 / 7.62×51

Action Type: Semi-Auto

Markings: The right side of the receiver is marked, “HESSE ST PAUL MN FAL-H 7.62MM 003661”.  The left side of the receiver is marked, “S” and “R” for the safe and fire.  The left side of the trigger is marked, “13”.  The Gas Adjustment lever is marked, “A”.

Barrel Length: 20” 22.5” with flash hider.

Sights / Optics: The front sight is an adjustable post within two protective ears and the rear is a sliding from aperture sight marked, “2-7”.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The synthetic fixed buttstock, pistol grip, handguard and attached carry handle are in Very Good condition.  The buttstock and handguard are clean with only a couple very light and hardly noticeable scratches.  The pistol grip has a scuff on the front and a couple loose storage marks.   The LOP measures 14.25” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttstock.  The handguard has typical wear where the bipod feet rub against the synthetic surface.

Magazine Quantity & Condition:  One 20rd Metric FAL magazine in Very Good Condition.  There is a sticker on the right side of the magazine marked, “FAL”.

Type of Finish: Black Parkerized, Blued,

Finish Originality: Original

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

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 95% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows some general wear.  There are some light scratches on the top cover as well as on the barrel.  The top of the ears on the front sight has some scuffs.  The feet of the bipod shows some surface rust buildup as well as on the charging handle.  The screw heads are sharp and pins are unmarred. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good condition.

Mechanics: The action function 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 Metric Magazine

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. This unit is a Hesse FAL-H, built on original Israeli HB FAL parts and is made from forged parts that are higher quality than most FAL parts available on the current market.  Every arsenal needs a Right Arm of the Free World.  Good Luck!

Hesse FAL-H 7.62x51/.308 20” Semi-Auto Rifle FAL Israeli HBAR Pattern Rifle
Hesse FAL-H 7.62×51/.308 20” Semi-Auto Rifle FAL Israeli HBAR Pattern Rifle