This fully automatic Fusil Automatique Leger (FAL) was manufactured by Fabrique Nationale d’Herstal (FN) and imported into the USA by Browning somewhere between 1959 and 1963 (It was not until the 1970s that Browning was purchased by FN, but companies had a close and continuous relationship since at least 1897)

The FN FAL was used by many NATO countries and also many non-NATO countries that were involved in cold war conflicts, for example South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, and so the rifle was affectionately known as “The right arm of the Free World”.

This particular is featured in our TFBTV video that goes live later today.

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  • Riot

    The free world has a mean right hook.

  • Joshz

    Its too bad the days of the Fal are almost gone in the US. Surplus parts are running out or ran out. Recievers are left for custom builds. But they are expensive. DSA has been putting out overpriced junk as well.

    • sauerquint

      Expensive compared to what? Every AR10 I’ve ever seen costs the same as an FAL. Calling DSA junk makes you look like a jerk, they are not junk.

      • javierjuanmanuel

        More junk lately than say 2007.

    • Lance

      Much like Springfield building overpriced M-14s (M1As) all about company name. Its easier to find a older named FAL just like finding a Pre-89 Polytech M-14 alot cheaper. A CAI L1A1 is my pic for a FAL!

  • Idahoguy101

    Because of FAL’s being made of mixed metric and imperial parts I opted to buy an HK91 and a PTR91

  • USMC03Vet

    What is in the safes?
    Curious minds need to know.

  • smartacus

    if the FAL is the right arm of the free world, then the CETME is the left nut 🙂