FAL was on my radar, but low priority, and a difficult design to do in the space there was. The 'slip sear' design (there's probably a technical name for it that I don't know) tends to place the pivot holes very close together, so fitting in a disconnector is difficult. Well, last weekend someone asked me about it, and as I was describing the challenge, it suddenly hit me how to do it. So being the ADD guy I am, and having a shiny new idea, I shelved al the stuff I was *supposed* to be working on, trashed the previous CAD models I had started, and started over.
I've now 3D printed 5 iterations (in plastic), and I like! It's come together nicely. Tomorrow I'll start to cut the first one in steel. I think this will be an excellent trigger.
Only outstanding technical issue is I need to fit the hammer spring. I do not like the FN straight coil spring. I prefer the clock spring approach, like the AR uses.
I might be back here a lot, asking stupid questions. I own an old Century FAL, but have never delved into the rifle. I know there are metric and inch ones, but am not sure what is most prevalent, I know there are kits and rifles from all over, but don't know if parts interchange, or which are better. It'll be fun to get something out there, so this is just a 'heads up' of what's coming for the New Year.