Joe sent us this photo of his AWESOME gun. He wrote …

Hey TFB, here is my FULL AUTO SAR-48. As you can see I’ve done some heavy modification to it. I’m running a DSA 11″ barrel on their OSW front end, A Yankee Hill Flash hider and their 7.62 phantom suppressor. What makes this gun unique as you see is the fact that I have an ACR stock on the gun, which is a first for the FAL. Also on the gun is a Elcan Specter DR 1-4x, when coupled with the ACR stock is perfect for the rifle. I do a lot of night time shooting and so I needed a laser (DBAL D2). The night vision set is a BNVD-DG (dual gain) and it sitting on a team Wendy helmet.

I am insanely jealous.


Thanks Joe



  • Zach

    Wait…. what??

  • BattleshipGrey

    Very nice. Great job on the stock. I’ve always liked the FAL stock, but this looks pretty sweet too.

  • Dracon1201

    Did this make anyone else very… warm?

    • iksnilol

      I will be in my bunk.

  • Nicholas Chen

    Wow nice conversion on the ACR stock. Stryker Enterprises is working on a SCAR stock adapter to use a ACR stock.

    • Squirreltakular

      Damn. This made me want a Scar even more.

    • Vitsaus

      I’d put an ACR stock on my toothbrush if I could. Some one could make a killing doing good adapters for various guns to take this stock.

  • Yellow Devil

    That is quite the sexy beast. Also with a full auto 7.62 mm bite.

  • Guy

    Step 1: Have money.

    Great rifle 😉

    • Joe

      thanks man

    • Step 2: Live in America 🙁

      • Joe

        Step 3: profit (southpark joke)

        • HSR47

          No, to make that joke step 3 would have to be “????”, and then step 4 would be “profit.”

        • Adam aka eddie d.

          Actually when I saw Guy’s comment,
          I thought of the very same Underpants Gnome joke! 🙂

  • USMC03Vet

    The new midlife crisis.

  • ManBear

    I just went from 6-to-midnight … at work.

  • Riot

    Magazines, Magazines everywhere.

  • Lisle Farnum

    I’d give my left arm to know how you mounted that stock on there. I have several DSA FALs and have access to an ACR stock…

    • sauerquint

      You know about the FAL files forum, right?

  • Vitsaus

    When did this become a porn site?

    • Giolli Joker

      What do you think the P of POTD is for??? 🙂

      • Vitsaus

        hah. I’m not complaining. This one has been my favorite so far.

  • Joe

    Thanks for the interest guys, it was quite a process to get it where it is today. The ACR stock conversion was a project done in the FAL Files, a guy named TBASS wanted to know if there was any interest. He made one run (I don’t think he made anymore, but don’t quote me on that) I think he put a CAD file up but again I’m not 100% on that. With the suppressor on the gun it runs anywhere from 850 rpm to 900rpm, this is on a slightly over-gased setting. Ill answer any questions if you guys have any.

    • Capybara

      Joe, are you an FFL07/SOT02 or LEO or ? How do you get such fun toys? Beautiful rifle and setup BTW.

      • sauerquint

        A suppressor on a full auto 308? I’ll bet you don’t need a flash light after a few rounds.

        • Joe

          Actually its not that bad, yeah you get some flash when your rocking and rolling but its honestly it really isn’t as bad as you’d think.

          • sauerquint

            I was wondering if the suppressor would begin glowing from containing the flash from the rate of fire and short barrel.

          • Joe

            It will do that if I’m doing mag dump after mag dump (like 6+ mags with really fast reloads) but if I’m just putting 2-3 mags through it on full auto it won’t glow. It does get really hot but I always shoot with Nomex flight gloves which are more or less heat resistant. I was fairly apprehensive on picking up the YHM can (because they are so heavy) but they are the only company on the market that will warranty a full auto .308 with an 11″ barrel. I have yet to have a problem with the can BTW. YHM definitely stands out in my book. Thx for the question.

      • Joe

        Just a normal guy doing the standard paperwork, nothing fancy. I get most of my NFA firearms by word of mouth, my class 3 dealer really has his ear to the ground on this stuff. Thanks for the interest.

  • Ed

    Nice. Still take my M-14 EBR though.

    • Joe

      Don’t worry Ive got an M1A EBR too. Bases are covered

  • Michael R. Zupcak

    Don’t see the point of a full auto 7.62×51 but to each his own and the ACR stock is dope.

    • Fun. The point is lots and lots of fun.

      • Andrew

        Yup. Ask anyone who’s fired one.

        • Joe

          It is a ton of fun, as far a practicality goes who cares right? I can say using this thing in a shoot house is hilariously good fun in full auto.

  • Tallbear

    Joe dare I ask how much this seup cost?

    • Joe

      Alot! but its worth every penny,

  • RICH


  • Paladin

    You have made me an extremely jealous man.

  • Giolli Joker


    • Joe

      Thanks man, alot of time and money went into making it look the way it does today. I appreciate the accolades.

  • Fiveseven

    Can I have it?

  • Adam aka eddie d.

    That’s a great setup indeed! Never seen a better FAL.
    I can understand the padded sling though…what’s the weight on this beast, Joe?

    I’ve had the luck of fondling a standard FAL once.
    It was on the ground in the shop I was in – it felt like doing deadlifts
    when I took it up. 🙂

    Also, I see you have some polymer magazines.
    What brand are these? Are they OK price-wise?
    Do you trust them if it comes to serious purposes?
    (Don’t know the platform, maybe I’m asking something obvious.)

    • Joe

      It is not a light weight gun by any means, with an unloaded polymer mag and no can its 12.2 lbs, with the can its 13.6 lbs. So yes you can use this in your work out routine. Good eye on catching those polymer mags, They are called Moses Mags, they are for sale for 28 bucks now (not cheap, but compared to the curved L4A1 mags they are a bargain) again this was a guy on the FAL Files who made them. They are GREAT, much lighter than the standard 20 box mag, the only issue I’ve ever had is one of them is sometimes one doesn’t lock back on the last round. The other ones don’t do this. Do I trust them for serious purposes, yes. Thanks for the question.

      • Adam aka eddie d.

        Thanks for the info Joe!
        Gee, that’s heavy. I imagine you don’t have to do bicep curls. 🙂

        FAL Files must have some hardcore members –
        Both the mag and the stock adapter look to be really nicely made.
        I’ve read the back story of the TBASS adapter, it was quite a venture.
        The FAL is a nice platform, personally I prefer it over the G3/Cetme/HK 91, because it lends itself a lot better to modern updates. The problem with this platform is that accessories are scarce and very expensive.

        But I can see why the LWRC guys based their REPR upon the FAL for instance, it’s a nice gun.

        • Joe

          Yeah the files do have some hardcore members, the venture to get that adaptor was insane. I was just lucky to get into the ground floor of it.

  • iksnilol

    Ehm, a couple a of questions:

    -Where do you get ACR stocks? And how expensive are they? Are they worth it if aesthetics aren’t a factor?

    -How are the ballistics affected by going with a barrel so short in 7.62mm?

    • Joe

      I bought my ACR stock along time ago at the time I bought it from bushmasters website. Im not sure if they still have them listed on there or not. At the time is was around $150.00, the stock is absolutely worth it. The biggest problem with the FAL para stock is that its terrible to use with optics. The cheek positioning with the standard para stock is really more like chin positioning. The ACR stock allows for total adjustability with the comfort of the standard full size FAL stock. Plus you can fold it for storage. As far as the ballistics go, I’m not 100% on that, obviously its not as potent as a 16 inch barrel but I was told by a gunsmith who works on these OSW’s. He told me the ballistics are going to be something similar to a magnum 7.62×39 round. I don’t know how true that is but then again I’ve never chronoed it.

  • Joe

    I know what your talking about and I actually tried to pay homage to that old school cool when I was making this. I actually called DSA and asked if a 40 mm would fit and they kinda chuckled and thought i was nuts. Apparently the mounting hardware is too big and doesn’t fit the OSW’s small under rail.

    • Giolli Joker

      Just update us when you add a crye six-12 in master-key configuration. 🙂

      • Joe

        I was seriously thinking of putting a mastery on it but now that the cry six-12 is out it might end up on the end of this machine.

        • Giolli Joker

          Damn… no limit to its coolness!
          Update us when you do it… maybe with some shooting videos as well…

  • Jeremy