May 18, 2022 Extraordinary Firearms
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One of only 1,863 FAL rifles manufactured by Fabrique Nationale and imported by Browning Arms Company between 1959 to 1963. This example being the lowest recorded serial number listed in the BATF's Curio & Relics Exemption List as exempted from the provisions of the National Firearms Act in accordance with ATF O 7540.1. This rifle WILL NOT fire full auto despite its "S", "A", and "R" marked selector switch. The left side of the receiver is stamped "F.A.L. cal. 7.62", with "FABRIQUE NATIONALE D'ARMES DE GUERRE_HERSTAL BELGIQUE" stamped on the right side. The serial number "G492" is stamped on the bottom of the receiver, just forward of the magazine well. Metal components exhibit a matte black finish and are mounted with a smooth wood buttstock, as well as a black polymer handguard and pistol grip. Features include a 21" barrel, standard FAL pattern flash hider, bipod, protected post front sight, as well as adjustable peep rear sight. Matching numbers are present on the receiver, bolt carrier, and bolt. Rifle is accompanied by 5 20-round magazines, 1 10-round magazine, 1 magazine loader, a brown leather sling, 2 takedown tools, as well as a taped box labeled "BIPOD". CONDITION: Superb, with metal components retaining the vast majority of their original factory-applied finish, exhibiting some light wear in the magazine well from insertion and removal of the magazine as well as a small spot of wear just to the rear of the ejection port. Mirror bore, exhibiting some oxidation towards the muzzle, but otherwise retaining good rifling throughout. Buttstock shows some minor handling marks overall but is otherwise fine. Polymer furniture is excellent. A fine example of the lowest recorded serial number FN FAL G Series rifle in the BATF's Curio & Relics Exemption List. MLW
Box, Accessories
Barrel Length
7.62x51mm NATO
FFL Status
Curio & Relic
Fabrique Nationale
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $4,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $16,200.00
Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
Number Bids: 10
Auction closed on Wednesday, May 18, 2022.
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