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Semiauto Rifles

Prototype .280 FAL

June 13, 2012 Ian McCollum 25

The first prototypes of the FAL rifle were produced by Fabrique Nationale on the company’s own initiative in the aftermath of World War II, and presented to the British government for testing in early 1947. […]

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Select-fire Rifles

X8E1 & X8E2 SLR Manual

June 1, 2012 Ian McCollum 9

Before the British adopted the FAL as the L1A1 rifle, batches of several different variants were made for extended troop trials. The first two were the X8E1 and X8E2 – the X8E1 used standard FAL […]

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Prototype FAL manual

August 22, 2011 Ian McCollum 8

The FN FAL was in development very shortly after the conclusion of World War II, during the height of assault rifle fever. Everyone (more or less) was very interested in the concept of the sturmgewehr […]