|Lots of discussion material on this unusual heater. Guess away!|
It's a .223 FAL built on a Williams Arms aluminum receiver by a guy who goes by the handle "Meeper" over at the FALfiles. The Williams Arms "Combat Elite" alloy receivers were pipe bombs in .308 because the locking lugs on a FAL mate up with recesses in the receiver. In the .308 version, every shot would increase the headspace slightly until, somewhere around 200 rounds later, BAM!
.223 has a lot less boltface thrust and, while one assumes it would eventually start opening the headspace, too, I'd heard reports of 7k+ rounds when I bought this one back in '02. It had a DSA alloy lower, Williams alloy upper, Galil .223 barrel, and even a Volunteer Ordnance Works alloy folding charging handle. Weighed slightly less than 7lbs empty.
It was interesting, but a pain to get the gas system dialed in, and I eventually sold it. But not before Oleg took pictures!
|Rob Pincus with flyweight FAL. Photo by Oleg Volk.|