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What are you looking for, read the article or look a the number then the picture 13,500 rounds no cleaning still going awsome
 

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Hmmm, I dont know what to say... sorry? :duh:
 

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All things equal, I will stick with my M1A/M14 and XCR.

No need to modify the bolt to function in sandy conditions. Note where I am from. The British in the Yemen discovered their FAL's jammed regularly in the desert. They had to had what they called sand cuts to the FAL's bolt. I do believe the FAL is a good rifle, I just think the M14 is marginally better.

The M14 design is inherently more accurate in my opinion. And I know the M14 is more reliable. I have used the M14 in combat, and 100% reliability cannot be beaten. Used it for about 18 months.

Go figure.

Fred

Semper Fi
 

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The "sand problems" with the FAL were minor, originating with the Brit army 1958/9 tests in Libya... which has sand like talcum powder.

FAL is a damn nice rifle... but I too will take the M14 over one... in a heart beat...
 

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I dont know how to clip so ill just copy & paste, this is the first part all hes done to clea it is toss it into a muddy pond to soak then took it out and shot it also the gas tube is broke and hes still using it... kinda interesting

Current round count without cleaning:13,500

This is a tale of a legendary rifle from Texas known as Ol' Dirty. The rifle is owned by FAL Files and TX-FNFAL member, James. This is not a story for the faint of heart or for AR-15 owners so read at your own risk.

A year or so ago, James decided that he would conduct a duration experiment just to see how long a standard post ban FAL rifle could go without a cleaning of any kind. The rifle started life as a nice StG 58 kit built on an Imbel receiver with a DSA fake long Belgian flash hider and a spray can camo finish. Since I have known James, the rifle has always been very reliable and accurate and really one of his favorite firearms.

The experiment started as a challange to see if a FAL could withstand continued abuse and filthiness that a less robust rifle could only dream of. Ol' Dirty has had almost 4000 rounds of various surplus ammo fired through it without a cleaning. The chamber area has an incredibly nasty build-up of carbon (it actually now has an almost solid carbon feed ramp). The gas plug is pretty much frozen up from carbon fouling and I don't think the piston has been seen for some time now. The rifle still cycles perfectly and the accuracy is as good as ever. I have shot my rifles against this rifle many times and it is tough if not impossible to beat. Accurate shot placement out to 400 and 500 yards is common for James and Ol' Dirty.

It just goes to prove what the FAL can accomplish under the most extremely filthy conditions.

Update: I have been informed that this was never intended to be an experiment but that James just doesn't like to clean his rifles.

Look in HORROR

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OOPs I guess I cant copy the pictures... but it is nasty... seeing is believing, but unfortunatly it is beyond me on how to show you...
 

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For those that can;t get on the forum, here is the picture.



This dirty and still firing. That's why 90 Nations chose this rifle.
 

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Hey there it is, Thanks Mik :bow:, think you could get him cleaning it to that is kinda funny ;D
 

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these?





Not my images, I'm just reposting them.
 

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Yeah thanks, now every one can see!!! great job ;D
 

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If I met him I think I'd steal his fal then mail it back to him clean as a whistle >:D

that's awesome that that bad boy runs as well as it has-total freak of a rifle :eek:
 
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