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    Question Telling an SA58 from a STG-58?

    I've come across several people telling me they have an SA58, but each time they've just been STG-58s with SA58 receivers.

    I'm for sure not an FAL expert, but is there any really visible way to tell them apart other than physically looking to see that the parts share serials?


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    Check the barrel. If it has a serial number on it (under the handguard) it's an StG parts kit gun, which DSA does assemble today. An "SA-58" will have a U.S. manufactured barrel BUT, can also include surplus StG components as well. Toss some pictures up of the bolt (top view), carrier (top view) lower (left side), just above the pistol grip, and we'll go from there.
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    Oh, and DSA doesn't offer a "DSA" stamped steel lower.
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    Thanks Sarge, now I know exactly what to look for.

    Thanks for the quick response!

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    Typical locations:

    Barrel:

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    Bolt and Bolt Carrier:


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    Lower Receiver:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Buffman View Post
    Typical locations:
    Wow, thanks for taking pics! That's very helpful.

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