I have the gun ready to test again. The FAL fcg is installed after a lot of work, however I
think it will be worth it. I also made a 2 peice firing pin to see if it would work, also out
of despiration as I haven't been able to get acess to my friends lathe. The pin is a 3/16"
striker with 2 washers silver brazed on to locate the springs. I am using an original 42
firing pin, tests with primers give a good primer indent. the best yet, much better than the
ar even with the extra heavy ar hammer spring.
I also got a new recoil spring, it is la lot longer than the one that came with the kit, and
seems to work a lot better locking the bolt closed. I would recommend replacing your
spring with a brand new one. A worn out mainspring can lead to big problems.
For the tests I got some south african .308 it was made in the 80's and is berdan primed
non corrosive. I shot about 160 rounds of this stuff in my G3 and it seems like good ammo.
I also got in some 8mm parts from Dan, a bbl, topcover and feed tray, the parts are like new
Thanks Dan!!! I have some romanian 8mm to test also, but want to get the gun working
satisfactorly before trying it.