FN to Hold Lottery for 400 Legit FAL Rifle Parts Kits
The “Right Arm of the Free World” has returned, fueled by a recovery project to extend the legendary FN FAL to a select group of historic arms collectors and builder enthusiasts in the U.S. market.
These kits come from a batch of 400 FN FAL rifles issued in the 1980s to the Belgian Gendarmerie then stored for the past 30 years that were recently decommissioned and painstakingly crated at FN Herstal and then shipped over here.
The catch is that FN is holding a lottery for the next four months, for 100 lucky folks each month to buy a single $900 parts kit.
While it is a Mensch move, as it keeps one company or deep-pocketed opportunists from getting all 400 kits, keeping the best for themselves, and then selling the dogs on Gunbroker to cover their costs, it still seems a little costly to me. Still, folks are paying $4K for used SCARs these days, so anything FN long arm is relative to how much folks want to spend.
Anyway, the details:
Each FN FAL parts kit contains the following 10 imported parts: bolt, bolt carrier, operating rod, trigger housing, trigger, hammer, disconnector, buttstock, pistol grip, and forearm/handguard. You are solely responsible for complying with all applicable local, state, and federal laws when assembling a semiautomatic FN FAL rifle using an FN FAL parts kit.
Each FN FAL parts kit contains once-issued used parts that will show signs of wear and light cosmetic marking, including blemishes and discoloration. Metal parts are free of pitting or fatigue.
A skilled gunsmith must inspect and assemble the parts contained in each FN FAL parts kit. Each FN FAL parts kit is sold as-is and FN makes no warranty whatsoever with respect to the FN FAL Parts kit, whether express or implied by law, course of dealing, course of performance, usage of trade, or otherwise.
The lower trigger frame, stocks, bayonets, and slings in these authentic FAL builder kits have light cosmetic markings from once-issued uses. Metal parts are free of pitting or fatigue, as long-term storage oils preserved the operating character and finish of each component.
The legacy of the FN FAL can be felt throughout FN’s long history, from the FNC all the way to the present-day FN SCAR. Its influence is undeniable and forever changed the landscape of modern firearms.