I was curious past up an R1 for 400 years ago and an FAL for 800. Now I'm regretting because they are illegal. My wife and I are looking to buy a house. Then kids. Hoping at some point being able to get some property in Pa while it is still a free state. If that happens maybe Ill finally get my FAL fix.Im not sure easy is the word. You need to learn the weapon. then theres your parts count, etc. It is fun though. I did an Austrian STG-58, and a FAL-O (izzzy or Israeli FAL). Sadly they had to move out of state. A big factor on the barrel is its age and condition. My Austrian just had to be torqued down, no washers. The FAL-O is a different creature, but I doubt thats what you will be building.
As far as a FAL w/o a pistol group, never seen one, and wouldn't want to. The receiver has a long stud you would have to remove, then some bizarre grip, which might or might not be legal would have to be put on, if one could. In Kali people have come up with a bunch of really stupid, ugly, and uncomfortable grips to try to skirt the issue. Don't know the legality of all of them for us. I will stick to my AR-15 with its bullet button.
Entreprise is out of business. Back in the day they were a good company. I don't know what happened but I read some time back that the service and quality went downhill. Probably what led to the closing.Go to DSARMS they got everything FAL, and theres also Entreprise arms.
If he removes psitol grip and collapsible stock, and doesn't havyle a bayo lug or threaded flash hider shouldn't he be good to go? Or he can just pin the mag into the well and keep all the other features?In New York, it would be against the law to build such a rifle. Other than that I don't think its terribly hard. Should be plenty of build sites out there.
The hardest part is getting your barrel dialed in perfectly. It took me 2 hours on adjusting the barrel on my rifle. It is a tack driver and I have no bullet drift at all.Aside from the Head Space issue which I would bring to a gunsmith, how hard is it to build a FAL?