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Jumped in with both feet and got a genuine AA-imported 386 Galil AR, pre-ban. In excellent shape, I'd say 95% (but some wear, it is 35 years old). I even got a letter from the original owner who was stationed in Hawaii and had it sent to his wife, apparently also a firearms enthusiast as it is very detailed. Apparently it was picked up in an estate sale a few years ago, shot a few times more, and I got it from outside Portland, OR, of all places! Just goes to show there are some right-minded folks even in that nutty place.

Shot it last weekend. Runs like a top, with great iron sights, though they are still tough for my 53-YO eyes. As I expected, it threw mangled brass (I added a recoil buffer before shooting it) 30+ feet. Talk about over-gassed! I already have a correct KNS Precision adjustable gas piston that will be installed shortly.

I could probably already sell it and make money on it, but I won't of course. I'm feeling Israel-affinity as my son, who is about to graduate Virginia Tech next month, is in the process of joining the IDF this Fall and getting his dual citizenship. Of course, they use ARs.

 
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Beautiful gun!
Re: joining the IDF. Make sure that you get a draft letter for him. I wouldn't want the Biden Administration to mess with his American citizenship for "enlisting in a foreign army". I hope that is just me being paranoid but do your homework. And Mazel Tov for both!

Bruce





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Nice. Welcome to the Galil tribe. I’ve had my preban ARM 30 years now. You’ll never regret getting a Galil. Only thing you’ll regret is getting rid of it. Only thing you may want to do is get a spare recoil spring.
 
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Beautiful gun!
Re: joining the IDF. Make sure that you get a draft letter for him. I wouldn't want the Biden Administration to mess with his American citizenship for "enlisting in a foreign army". I hope that is just me being paranoid but do your homework. And Mazel Tov for both!

Bruce


Thanks. Its a pretty established program. He's becoming a dual US/Israeli citizen via birthright (we're Jewish). He also has an aunt and uncle and two cousins in Israel about his age. He was at Tel Viv U. Spring 2020 for about 2 months as an exchange student before COVID sent him home. As you can tell, he's keen to go back.
 
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You'll have a much nicer-shooting rifle once you get that KNS piston installed/adjusted.
 
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Nice rifle! And unlike the Valmets out there, you can actually get magazines!
 
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Nice score. I'm an AK fanboy. Nevertheless appreciate this Gali. Yea, hang on to it for a while.


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Love the 386. Had one years ago. Had to sell it. Dam hated letting it go, it really is such a nice rifle. Enjoy sir.

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On my black gun list.

Would love to find the model with wood forearm and bipod.

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Hillbilly Firearms will build you one.

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-PJ O'Rourke
“It is just as difficult and dangerous to try to free a people that wants to remain servile as it is to try to enslave a people that wants to remain free."
-Niccolo Machiavelli

The trouble with fighting for human freedom is that one spends most of one's time defending scoundrels. For it is against scoundrels that oppressive laws are first aimed, and oppression must be stopped at the beginning if it is to be stopped at all. -Mencken
 
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Nice score! I have an ARM kit and a few SAR kits I need to get built out. Always on the hunt for pre-bans but never seem to find them and prices are way up on GB.
 
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