View Full Version : New FAL owner

September 30, 2004, 01:40 PM
Just bought a DPMS receivered inch pattern FAL. Any tips on care & cleaning? Additionally, the rear combat style peep sight aperture is insanely huge. Are there any manufactures that sell AR style dual aperture flip-up sights?

Roadkill Coyote
October 3, 2004, 07:18 PM
GG&G makes an folding aperture (http://www.gggaz.com/products/fal_mad.php)

October 10, 2004, 09:41 AM
.02: I just do a routine cleaning and sparing lube of the entire rattail bolt assembly & its receiver contact areas with Outers & Break Free on my DSAs. Those Lead Wipe Away cloths help remove baked black carbon from the piston head. I also clean the pass-thru hole for the piston rod, but leave the rod/spring & piston chamber dry. The FAL design supposedly can take about as much abuse or dirt as an AK and still function. I wouldn't bother w/any recoil buffer gadgets - they're unnecessary & I've had them do more harm than good on .30 rifles. DSA & others offer topcover replacement scope mounts. HTH