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Traded an XD9 and Taurus PT 101 for this...

I have been wanting a battle rifle for some time now...and so last night traded my XD9 and PT100 for this:









From what I can tell it is a CAI L1A1 with the Imbel receiver. It is a heavy rifle. Came with 3 mags, hard case and a scope plus some ammunition...not even made for the rifle (30.06 and some other large bullets)

But here is my issue, I am just not feeling this rifle. I really want a PTR-91 or a CETME (with good gap). Any ideas on what I could sell this for on TexasGunTrader or Glocktalk? Gunbroker has them from $300 to $900 so I have no clue. I don't know too many people who have PTR's who would want to trade...so I have to sell then re-buy what I want.





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You will get a lot less for that then you would have gotten for the 101 and XD
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You will get a lot less for that then you would have gotten for the 101 and XD
well crap. We met in Austin...didn't want to drive all that way for nothing...and he never mentioned it was a CAI before I got there....looks like I get to keep it and turn it into something better with non-cai parts.




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Drive back to Austin and kick his ass
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My 2 cents... Lose the scope and that abomination of a stock. Go with a standard L1A1 stock and pistol grip, put a good red dot on it, and rock and roll.

As far a weight goes, I think you'll find a CETME is just as heavy.

Edit: folding stock might be nice.
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My 2 cents... Lose the scope and that abomination of a stock. Go with a standard L1A1 stock and pistol grip, put a good red dot on it, and rock and roll.

As far a weight goes, I think you'll find a CETME is just as heavy.

Edit: folding stock might be nice.
Thanks for the input, I have read up on it and it looks like these are not easily convertible without a bunch of parts as CAI butchered the receiver to make that horrid thumbhole stock work.

Think I am gonna just list it and get as much as I can out of it...$550?





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A G3 variant will be heavy, any 308 outside of an ar10. I'd be more than happy to let you shoot my G3 if you want to get a feeling. Also, is be more than happy to help you find a good cetme or pre, what to look for, cheap fixes, etc. I've been working with them for a long time.
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minus the stock, i kinda like it.
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That stock twists your wrist at an odd angle. Also throws the balance of the rifle off and makes it more nose heavy. It just feels wierd and clunky where the orginal was not that bad. Some "improvements" just aren't.
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minus the stock, i kinda like it.

If it weren't for the stock and the fact I can't change it out easily, I would be keeping it...

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A G3 variant will be heavy, any 308 outside of an ar10. I'd be more than happy to let you shoot my G3 if you want to get a feeling. Also, is be more than happy to help you find a good cetme or pre, what to look for, cheap fixes, etc. I've been working with them for a long time.
Thank you for the offers, I would love to get a PTR or even a properly gapped CETME, I would even keep this if you know how to easily change out the stock and grip..any help appreciated.




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Ask this guy...

T. Mark Graham, Gunsmith
Arizona Response Systems, LLC
http://www.arizonaresponsesystems.com

Great FAL Gunsmith and an easy guy to talk to.

Take some detailed pics and email him. If there is a way to fix it easy, he will know.

He has also produced a video called "The gunplumber's guide to FAL and L1a1" that is a great reference.
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