Pre-Ban Belgian FN FAL Heavy Barrel 20” .308 Match FALO Semi-Auto Rifle

SOLD FOR: $4,026.01

WOA#: WY240110MP014

Make: FNH (Fabrique Nationale Herstal)

Model: FAL, Semi-Auto Version of the FALO, 50.41.

Serial Number: 2506316

Year of Manufacture: Pre-Ban, Pre-1989

Caliber: .308 Win.

Action Type: Semi-auto, Short stroke gas-piston

Markings: The left side of the receiver is marked “.308 Match”. The safety selector markings are “S” for safe and “R” for fire. The right side of the receiver is marked “FABRIQUE NATIONALE HERSTAL MADE IN BELGIUM STEYR SECAUCUS N.J.” The right side of the receiver is also marked with “2506316”.

Barrel Length: 20”. 23.5” with the muzzle device.

Sights / Optics: The front sight is an adjustable post between two protective wings. The rear sight is an adjustable L-Type aperture with range markings up to 600m.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The buttstock is a wood stock with a sling loop and flip up style metal buttplate. The pistol grip is smooth polymer. The handguard is  a wooden handguard with finger grooves. The barrel has a free spinning sling ring. There is a top mounted black polymer carrying handle mounted just behind the handguard.  There is a small depression on the stock and multiple small depressions on the raised portions of the handguard. There are surface scratches and handling wear on both the carrying handle and pistol grip. The LOP measures 14.5” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock, handguard and carrying handle rate in about Very Good to Excellent Overall Condition.

Magazine Quantity & Condition: None

Type of Finish: Black

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no visible erosion in the bore. The feed ramps are smooth and shiny and the chamber is clean. In this writer’s opinion, this bore rates 9.5/10.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 95% of its metal finish. There are light scuffs and scratches throughout the metal surfaces. The sides of the receiver and lower have faint, but noticeable drag marks. There is light wear along the edges of the magwell. There is some wear along the edges of the muzzle device. The gas tube has three small spots where the finish has been removed. The heavy barrel has some finish loss directly below the finish loss on the gas tube. The pins are unmarred. The markings are crisp. The action cycles very smoothly. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good to 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: None.

Our Assessment: The civilian version of the FN FALO, often simply referred to as the “FALO,” is a variant of the FN FAL battle rifle tailored for civilian use. Originally designed as a light machine gun (LMG), the FN FALO retained its robust construction and powerful 7.62x51mm NATO cartridge but underwent modifications to comply with civilian firearms regulations and market preferences. Retaining the distinctive features of its military counterpart, the civilian FALO includes a carrying handle integrated into the receiver, allowing for ease of transport and handling. Additionally, it features a heavy barrel, designed to dissipate heat more effectively during prolonged firing sessions, enhancing accuracy and reducing barrel wear. This heavy barrel design is a hallmark of the FALO series and contributes to its reputation for reliability and durability. Despite being semi-automatic only, adhering to civilian firearms laws, the civilian FALO retains the essence of its military heritage while catering to the needs and preferences of civilian shooters. With its carrying handle, and heavy barrel, the civilian FALO offers enthusiasts a chance to experience the legendary reliability, firepower, and versatility of the FN FAL platform in a configuration optimized for civilian use. Please see our photos and best of luck with your bidding!!!-R.L.

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Pre-Ban Belgian FN FAL Heavy Barrel 20” .308 Match FALO Semi-Auto Rifle
Pre-Ban Belgian FN FAL Heavy Barrel 20” .308 Match FALO Semi-Auto Rifle