OK, oops, I misspelled the title. It should've read: Epic FAL Being a product of the cold war, seeing these what seems like just about every day on the evening news, they are one of the easily recognizable long guns of my day. And probably why they were dubbed "the right arm of the free world". I have wanted to pick one of these up for many years, but never seemed to connect, until the other day when a friend of mine listed it up for sale on another forum I frequent and I just could not pass it up. And what makes it better was some of the history behind the gun. My friend has been an FFL for many years, and living near the factory, he picked this one up there straight from them. I have even spoken with the man who built the gun numerous times on the phone when I'd call in an order or something with the factory when I had my FFL's, so I know him personally, so that means a lot to me to be able to put a face with the gun. And I also have info from the company that there were less than 500 of these produced, so it is one of the more rare models that they have made in the scheme of things. Despite being produced during the AWB (year 2000 matter of fact), this one has had very few rounds through it and thankfully had the "permanent" muzzlebrake removed to expose the original barrel threading and currently is wearing a slip over 4 prong flash hider installed so as to not appear as long as the barrel really is so I am actually greatful for that. It retains the velocity of the full length barrel (which it is), but with more pleasing aesthetics of the shorter "paratrooper" model. It came with the regular receiver cover, though I installed a DSA scope mount and Redfield battlezone 3-9x42 .308 scope on it as soon as I got it home. I'm still undecided whether to replace the forend or not with a railed version. I'd like to add a bipod but this barrel doesn't have the bipod cut on it for the OEM bipods, so that is why I am considering a quick swap so I could mount a picatinny bipod on it. Anyway, here's some pics. This one is the inside of the receiver showing just how few rounds has been put through this gun. (less than 150 in total according to the previous owner). And just some other pics showing some of the proof marks and other markings on the gun.