Monday, October 25, 2010

Odd, But Not Ugly



I was watching some of the younger troops playing a video game last night, and noticed the main character running around with something like the image above. It reminds me of the older FN-FALs when they first came out. There's something about walnut that adds elegance to any firearm, no matter how utilitarian it started out. This particular set of furniture runs about $240, which is low enough to start me considering upgrading my rifle at home.

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Wuulf said...

RRA does some in carbine length, I think the price is comparable. I wouldn't mind something like that myself, but I can hear the screams of "It adds weight!"

MauserMedic said...

Wuulf,

True, the weight added would be substantial, but if the going gets weird I'll be toting a hefty FN-FAL in 7.62. To quote Ruark, "use enough gun". This would be a purely vanity piece for personal enjoyment. Although, I wouldn't mind having the coachwood furniture on that FAL either.

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DirtCrashr said...

I really like the wood, and it's a very nice piece of walnut - curly blond birds-eye maple would be cool with desert-tan metal. Wood is neat stuff.

claymore said...

That is how the very first AR-10, forerunner of the M-16 family, looked when they first came out.And they were real wood. I think the Netherlands got some of them and are probably still in their inventory.