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Old 01-09-2007, 07:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ruger Redhawk for L1A1

Okay I have a Ruger Redhawk 44mag, stainless with the 7 1/2" barrel, its an 1982, Simmons 2-6x32 pro hunter scope in silver, b-square mount and what not, Its in perfect shape. I also have a Hogue grip on it.

A Friend of mine wants it and I kinda wanna get rid of it. He says he will trade me for his L1A1. Now Ive been looking around and cant find much information on the gun. I know its a .308 and such. And kinda needs a paint job.

Do you think it would be worth it to trade? I want an assault type weapon but i dont know if this would be the one to have. He also has like 3 or 4 magazines for it and no scope or anything.

Anything know much about the L1A1.


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is it metric or inch?
BTW its a FAL, and yes its worth the trade depending on who made the reciever.Find that out first and post here and we will help. Any and all reciever markings would be helpful. (BTW it may also be stamped INSIDE the magwell as welll)
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Old 01-09-2007, 08:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Okay ill find out what i can im gonna call him in a few mins. It shoots good, i saw it jam once or twice but it just caught a shell casing on the way out, I think it just needed cleaned. But we also shot about 800 rounds through it
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Old 01-09-2007, 10:10 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Okay he said it has no markings on it, he said it has numbers on it somewhere but he doesn't remember what they were. But he did say it was British. The reason it caught a couple casings was because of bad ammo apparently. I think i might trade him, if i do ill take some shitty pics and post them in here tomorrow.

And he says its Inch or sae .

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Just make sure its not a clapped out beater L1A1 kit built onto a shitty Hesse or other half ass reciever. Inch magazines are a little harder to come by than the metric magazines.

I would try and get the make/model and any info. off of the gun before commiting to the trade. Post up a few pics and the info. on here or go over to FALfiles.com and check out their forums.
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Okay cool. I appreciate the help. Its not a piece of junk. he bought it from a gunstore for a little to much last year. Its pretty legit it seems like, but ill be careful
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ya some Inch recievers can only take inch mags and I believe a few were built to take both. A lot of other parts are interchangable.

It better have some markings on it at least the maker of the reciever and the cal its in.

The more info we got the more we can help ya/ tell you what it is.
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lol okay cool, im going to look at it later today and ill break it down.

He has 3 mags for it and mags are only 8 bucks at tha local gun shop
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I will with my trusty camera phone.... its all i got i spend all my money on guns and going to the range.lol
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Wound up not trading, turns out it doesnt have any markings on it, wtf......

Told him to keep it. he didnt mind he was kinda iffy anyways.

I shot it a bunch it shoots great but not what i want.
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Wound up not trading, turns out it doesnt have any markings on it, wtf...... .
ummm...none?

did you take pics anyway ? no serial # or anything?
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No markings sounds fishy to me. Sounds like you made the right choice just based on that.. No pictures?
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We didnt take it apart , didnt have any tools on hand (duh...) But he called me a minute ago and aparently, he said he never saw the markings before lol!

Heres the numbers on what parts:

Receiver: 8109877
Action: d9602104
Charging handle: b61962302

He said the letter D on the action is foreign looking with the marks over it.

Seems like hes thinking about trading again, he keeps going back and forth! He really likes the ruger.

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We didnt take it apart , didnt have any tools on hand (duh...) But he called me a minute ago and aparently, he said he never saw the markings before lol!

Heres the numbers on what parts:

Receiver: 8109877
Action: d9602104
Charging handle: b61962302

He said the letter D on the action is foreign looking with the marks over it.

Seems like hes thinking about trading again, he keeps going back and forth! He really likes the ruger.
me be thinking someone removed the maker of the reciever stamp BTW you dont need tools to take it apart you need a quarter lever on the left side of the lower reciever behind the safety will break the weapon open shotgun style, pull the bolt/bolt carier out, unscrew the hinge pin with a quarter, press the side button on the front gas block plug and rotate to remove the gas piston/spring

If you can take pics and are still intrested take a pic of the following:
whole gun side view both sides
front sight post/gas block close up
rear sight area close up
inside of the front of the magwell where the front of the magazine would fit
right side of the mag well outside
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Lol, i never figured it would be that easy. Thats awesome though easier to break down anytime.

Ill try, all i have is a crappy camera phone on my sanyo katana and you probably wont be ab le to see much with it
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Lol, i never figured it would be that easy. Thats awesome though easier to break down anytime.
its not a US armed forces weapon, of course it is easy to break down
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its not a US armed forces weapon, of course it is easy to break down

I found out its definitely British over on FAL files forums. I asked then saw it in faq! what a noob move lol.

http://www.falfiles.com/forums/showt...&threadid=8199

It has these exact numbers on it, found it at fal files forums:

Same numbers though.
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its not a US armed forces weapon, of course it is easy to break down
An M16/M4 is not easy to break down?

My M4 takes about 10 seconds to break down without tools.
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I found out its definitely British over on FAL files forums. I asked then saw it in faq! what a noob move lol.

http://www.falfiles.com/forums/showt...&threadid=8199

It has these exact numbers on it, found it at fal files forums:



And has this on top of breech block:




Same numbers though.
All I'm seeing is red X's
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Really? I see them fine, click the link above it thats where they came from
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Ok.. I had to dig up my old username and PW. Anyone that isnt registered/logged into the FAL forums cant see the pics.

I have no more useful information at this point
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Ok.. I had to dig up my old username and PW. Anyone that isnt registered/logged into the FAL forums cant see the pics.

I have no more useful information at this point
Lol, oh, okay, ill delete them from here, ill save them and repost them up there.

FIXED

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An M16/M4 is not easy to break down?

My M4 takes about 10 seconds to break down without tools.
compare a FAL or AK broke down to its major field cleanable items and your other US weapon of choice. Now toss then in a pile of sand, stur and find all the parts
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