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Old 09-13-2018, 10:13 PM   #1
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Default Local gun show score Fn Fal Paratrooper UPDATED DEAL 9-14

I ran into this rifle past Sunday at local gun show but didn't get chance to get really good look at it until today.
Guy was asking $2600 for it and it got it for $2200. All numbers are matching but there is no number on top cover or lower receiver (is that normal on this particular importer?). Here are some pictures of it.









He also has two more FN rifles one is heavy barrel (said SYRACUSE on there) and other is regular barrel (said Trussville on there) with bipod. I can get both of those for $4000. They look like these two:

https://www.gunsamerica.com/93089513...2-Sear-Cut.htm

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/779753036

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Went back today and got both of them for $3900 and it came with 21 magazines, bayonet, loaders, and Para scope rail!










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Old 09-13-2018, 10:15 PM   #2
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Holy shit! A genuine FN paratrooper for $2200??

Call the cops, you stole it!
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Old 09-13-2018, 10:17 PM   #3
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And he wants to part with a sear cut for 2k?
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Old 09-13-2018, 10:20 PM   #4
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I saw "Made in Belgium" too!!!!!

If it is indeed what it appears to be, you most definitely stole it!!!! Big time.

Nice looking gun and smoking price(f legit)...

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Old 09-13-2018, 10:23 PM   #5
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I saw "Made in Belgium" too!!!!!

If it is indeed what it appears to be, you most definitely stole it!!!! Big time.

Nice looking gun and smoking price(f legit)...

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Guy bough whole gun lot at the estate sale it included 3 Belgian fal's. What should I look for to make sure that it is what it appears to be? How about other two for $4000 (possibly few hundred less).
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Old 09-13-2018, 10:26 PM   #6
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And he wants to part with a sear cut for 2k?
I don't know much about fal rifles so not sure what exactly sear cut means? I just looked at it and read who imported it. I can get both of them for $4000.
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Old 09-13-2018, 10:40 PM   #7
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Some of the earliest FALs were imported with the sear cut in place from Herstal, which basically could be converted to select fire with a full auto fal lower.

The ATF stopped the importation of these, but grandfathered the 1800 or so that were already here. They're called G Series FALs, and they routinely sell for $5000+ each.

They're fairly easy to identify, so get photos from him. Do not let that get away.
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Old 09-13-2018, 10:56 PM   #8
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Damn!!! That's a helluva score!
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Old 09-13-2018, 11:03 PM   #9
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They aren't G series, all G series were imported by Browning...
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If you are just screwing with us, playing dumb and pulling our leg, then I hate you. If you truly have no idea what you have there and you scored it that cheap, I kinda hate you, but not that deep burning hate, more like the jealous hate I would get if my neighbor hit the Power Ball lottery.
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Oh, and buy the other two without thinking twice. You can flip them for more than the $2K he's asking.
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Old 09-13-2018, 11:24 PM   #12
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If you are just screwing with us, playing dumb and pulling our leg, then I hate you. If you truly have no idea what you have there and you scored it that cheap, I kinda hate you, but not that deep burning hate, more like the jealous hate I would get if my neighbor hit the Power Ball lottery.
Nope not joking at all. I have an idea of what it is by seeing some get valued very high on auction sites. I am just not sure if this particular rifle should have serial number on lower receiver and dust cover. From Google images I could not see any numbers on lower receivers.
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Old 09-13-2018, 11:30 PM   #13
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What you have is a FN 50.63. You stole it for 2200$ as many in decent shape fetch over 3500 and some mint ones with boxes etc can go for well over 4 grand. If I recall the factory Paras did not have serial marked lowers. Top covers (not upper receivers) are almost never marked. You have a wonderful rifle.
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Old 09-13-2018, 11:39 PM   #14
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Well,

All the correct markings based on what I saw and you have better advice than mine to support that now.

You need to get the other 2 like Ian said.... Heck, all they money your giving this guy should get you a little more money off the top too...

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Nice score Chief.

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Holy shit. That’s is all
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Old 09-14-2018, 12:03 AM   #17
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Sweet Mother Mary and all the apostles, that's awesome man. She's a beauty, and that is a hell of a deal.
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Nice!!!
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Really nice
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Holy crap. Wish I could stumble on to a deal like that; I'd love to have a para, and a genuine FN? Again, holy crap. And yes - buy, buy, buy those other two. That poor guy selling is selling himself WAY short on those.

Now.....can we revisit the thread from earlier in the week, along with the many others claiming that "gun shows suck ass, and there's no deals to be found there"?
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Evo, like others have said, you got a very good deal on a very nice rifle, now take off that nasty beat up USGI sling and put something proper on that FN.
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They do exist.
I'll find a non-ass-rape deal one day.
You should be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for bringing us all hope.
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You did good, Belgians are usually around the $3000 mark
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ALL, BUY THEM ALL!!!!!!!!
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Some of the earliest FALs were imported with the sear cut in place from Herstal, which basically could be converted to select fire with a full auto fal lower.

The ATF stopped the importation of these, but grandfathered the 1800 or so that were already here. They're called G Series FALs, and they routinely sell for $5000+ each.

They're fairly easy to identify, so get photos from him. Do not let that get away.
There were imports with sear cuts other than the G Series rifles.


Yeah, the OP scored big. I would have jumped at the original asking price. I never run in to deals like that any of the gun shows out here.
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You did very well, surprised you made that happen at a gunshow of all places.
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Fantastic find.

And buy those other two right now!
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damn a Howco import, you have been blessed by the FAL gods and anointed till your cup runneth over... lucky bastard.
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Forget all that noise... What we really want to know is did you exploit the gun show loophole?
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and you haggled him down $400.00!????

YOU Da MAN!

I am SO NOT WORTHY!!!
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Also your top cover is not installed properly on the right side
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So does it have a sear cut or no?

Nice score on the FN 50.63 btw
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Did you buy the other two today ?
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