On a recent deer hunt I ended up with more friends coming than I had hunting rifles. I decided to so if I could set my Fal up to use for hunting. The first problem to tackle was the need for a five round mag and getting one ordered in 2 days was not going to happen. I brought up a picture of a 5 rounder on the Internet and measured it with calipers. Measuring across the top on one of my mags, I found the difference and did the math to get the height needed. Drawing a couple of tabs on the sides and one on the back to hold the floor plate. I then used a dremel with cutting wheels to cut the mag down. Beginning the bends on the tabs was done with pliers. Then I guessed on the spring and cut a little over half off and re shaped the end to a similar fashion of the original. Putting it all back to gather I finished bending the floor plate tabs with a hammer. Bingo a cheep five round mag. Next I grabbed a dust cover with a rail that I had and a Burris scope off my 22. Reloaded some rounds an ran to the shooting range. A few rounds latter she was sighted in and printing about 2 inch groups. No functioning problems with the mag ether. The friend I lent the Fal to is a younger guy just back from the desert where he carried a SAW so the feel and weight of the Fal was natural to him. Once he got the Idea we were not patrolling for AL-Qaeda he relaxed and had a great time. Every one filled a tag on the hunt. By the way unless you like big holes don't use the nossler ballistic green tips.