DSA FN-FAL Para, assembly assistance
Over the past few years I purchased two DSA FN-FAL's. One was a stainless, the other a standard. Last weekend, my buddy asked me to guide him in purchasing a good all-around .308. I recommended the DSA FN-FAL. He picked up a DSA FN-FAL Para at a local gun show. Shortly thereafter, he telephoned me and said that he opened the breech and "springs fell out". I got with him yesterday and looked at the rifle. Obviously, the Para doesn't use the "rat tail" due to the folding stock. I didn't see the springs installed, so I don't know how they should be reinstalled. I looked on the internet, but could only find information on the standard.
I called DSA and they were pretty "short" in their response to me. I didn't get the overview of what I needed to do with the spring placement. There aren't any gunshops in my immediate area that would have a Para on the shelf for comparision. One of my other options, if they would actually help me, is to call a FN-FAL gunsmith. Rather, I'm hoping I get a response from a FN-FAL gunowner on this forum.
So, my burning question is: can anyone on this forum help me with the reassembly of the recoild spring, either by forum response, direct e-mail contact, or photo? I know its a great rifle, I just don't have the background knowlege or experience to put it back together without some assistance. Thanks, Ragnar.