October 22-23, 2019 Extraordinary, Sporting & Collector Firearms
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Very attractive FN (Fabrique Nationale) F.A.L. machine gun designated as "Light Automatic Rifle" (French: Fusil Automatique Léger), as manufactured for the Congo. These guns found particular favor in this part of the world as the terrain, particularly the brush, or otherwise the longer ranges where there was no brush, proved that the full-power .308 cartridge was more effective than intermediate or pistol cartridges for all-around use. This came up in conversation between this cataloger and a genuine “Mercenary” from that area years ago. The FN-FAL has enjoyed success world-wide and was adopted by NATO forces in the Cold War era with great satisfaction. Fabrique Nationale manufactured guns are rather rare in the National Firearms Act registry as fully transferable guns. ATF Registration forms shows, "FN (HERSTAL)" as the manufacturer with no model designation. This can be requested update upon transfer. Right side of receiver marked with typical FN markings visible with attractive Congo crest on right side of magazine well. Includes one 20 round magazine, and one bayonet. Serial numbers match between upper and lower assemblies. CONDITION: Overall appearance and finish is near excellent dark black re-finish with some small bit of light pitting visible on right side lower receiver and buttplate. Wood has also been refinished and is an attractive rich brown color. Mechanics are fine. Bore is good with frosting throughout. Bolt is near excellent as refinished with the slightest of handling marks. This is a select fire machine gun. Bayonet is extremely fine with matte blue finish and unsharpened blade. The FAL rifle saw widespread military use in over 90 countries for over 3 decades. It is a highly effective full-power .308 battle rifle. THIS IS A NATIONAL FIREARMS ACT ITEM AND REQUIRES BATF APPROVAL PRIOR TO TRANSFER. THIS ITEM IS FULLY TRANSFERABLE ON AN ATF FORM 3 OR 4 AS CURIO & RELIC ELIGIBLE. JWK 2019-10-124
Bayonet with scabbard
Barrel Length
.308 Winchester
FFL Status
FAL Congo
Sear Serial Number
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $11,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $24,000.00
Estimate: $22,000 - $28,000
Number Bids: 2
Auction closed on Wednesday, October 23, 2019.
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