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    Rhodesian FAL??

    Iím pretty sure this kit I got has Rhodesian parts mixed in, though I am not very knowledgeable in this matter. My question is, how hard would it be to match original Rhodesian style paint. I am not very artistic is why I ask. Will I go to hell for just scrubbing all the parts with gas, and painting it with alumahyde? I was planning on building the kit for experience sake and then selling it to my older brother, as he wanted an FAL, but now that the kit might be Rhodesian, I kinda donít want to ruin any of its historic value per say. Iím pretty sure the kit is just an assorted bag of parts, I got it from Sarco, so I donít really know if itís significance would be the same as an mostly rhodie kit? Here are some pics. I suppose I could ask on the FAL forum, but thought I might try here first


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    By the paint it looks pretty Rhodesian to me.

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    I'd ping Larry Vickers or Ian McCollum on on this if you're interested in authenticity. They're both Rhodesia aficionados and Vickers especially is an expert on Rhodie FALs. He's on this site and both of them are very good at personally responding to RFI's.



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    Those parts are Rodesian...just make the color of baby poop....yellowish....lol
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    Gotcha fam
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    Definitely Rody baby poop paint you got there.

    Now you need some of those embarrassingly short shorts and a floppy hat to go with.


    Post your pics over at the FALfiles, they will go nuts. There is a guy there who sells Rody baby poop paint kits.
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    saigaman972 is who you should contact.

    https://www.theakforum.net/forums/123...ther-sons.html

    He had matched Rhodesian camo before.

    Link where he was selling paint kits on another forum.

    http://www.falfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=386209

    I've been temped to get some furniture painted to look Rhodesian for my Portuguese G3s.
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    do you have a picture of the magazine well??
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    You don't have to email anyone, man.

    That lower with the electro-stenciled serial number with “RA” prefix confirms that your parts were definitely in Rhodesian Army service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard W. View Post
    You don't have to email anyone, man.

    That lower with the electro-stenciled serial number with ďRAĒ prefix confirms that your parts were definitely in Rhodesian Army service.
    Coooooll. Lucked out and got them rhodie parts
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    Quote Originally Posted by MPiKM-72 View Post
    saigaman972 is who you should contact.

    https://www.theakforum.net/forums/123...ther-sons.html

    He had matched Rhodesian camo before.

    Link where he was selling paint kits on another forum.

    http://www.falfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=386209

    I've been temped to get some furniture painted to look Rhodesian for my Portuguese G3s.
    Thx a bunch, when I get a receiver and start building it, I will inquire with him about it


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    How long ago did you acquire this kit from Sarco?
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    Certainly a Rhodie with the RA-prefix serial number, but where it was manufactured is of interest as well. [I'm not enough of a FAL expert to tell from the lower receiver, but I'm sure others are.] Every type of FAL was used by the Rhodesian forces. So, do the original or RA-numbered bolt/carrier sernos match the lower? What sort of shape is the barrel in? These factors will influence the value. My Rhodie FAL was a SA R1 and the kit didn't have any camo paint on it, so it was built it as a garrison rifle. Barrel was in surprisingly good shape (most Rhodies are pretty shot-out).
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    Rhodesian FAL??

    Quote Originally Posted by MPiKM-72 View Post
    How long ago did you acquire this kit from Sarco?
    2 months ago, then they ran out. Itís their metric jungle kits( cuz the parts are kinda worn and rusty I guess)They donít come with barrels, just a bag of lower receiver parts,a flash hider, handguards,etc. I donít really know if you could call it a ďkitĒ itís really just a lower receiver parts bag

    That is why Iím kinda thinking itís a bunch of mismatched parts, cuz I donít remember seeing any electropencil marks on the bolt carrier. I am an FAL newb tbh.


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    It should be a cool and worthwhile project. Talk to saigaman972, he can really help you out.
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