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Sear Cut Steyr Import 20018*****Belgian FN Fal

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My Fal is a Belgian pre-ban cut sear Steyr Secaucus NJ import. I believe that I bought it in the early 80"s. I have heard that there are some rifles that were in a specific range of serial numbers of cut sear FALs that are listed by ATF as exempt from others that are considered illegal due to being sear cut. Does anyone know anything about these rifles or where I can find information. I would like to confirm since it will drastically affect its value.
 

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The only sear cut Type 3s specifically exempted by serial number are the 20 Katsenes guns that came in in the Spring of 1980. The sear cut Steyrs, so long as they’re in factory semi-auto configuration are accepted as legal, just not identified by SN (there are roughly 2000 of them) as I understand it.
 

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My Fal is a Belgian pre-ban cut sear Steyr Secaucus NJ import. I believe that I bought it in the early 80"s. I have heard that there are some rifles that were in a specific range of serial numbers of cut sear FALs that are listed by ATF as exempt from others that are considered illegal due to being sear cut. Does anyone know anything about these rifles or where I can find information. I would like to confirm since it will drastically affect its value.
The only ones that I know of are listed by serial number are the G Series Fals and they are listed on the atf C&R list. There were some other Fals that had the receiver cut for a sear but had a semi auto Ejector but I don't think those are listed anywhere but legal as long as they have the semi Ejector still in place.
 

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The only ones that I know of are listed by serial number are the G Series Fals and they are listed on the atf C&R list. There were some other Fals that had the receiver cut for a sear but had a semi auto Ejector but I don't think those are listed anywhere but legal as long as they have the semi Ejector still in place.
Looks like you repeated the previous posts. Got anything new to add?
 

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Does anyone have an idea of the current value for the 2000 FALS that Valmet mentioned. I think that is what I have. I saw on another forum that those Steyr Secaucus rifles were all in a certain serial number range, and mine falls within that range. If that information is correct, the value should reflect the scarcity of those rifles. The rifle is all original, in terrific condition, having been shot less than 20 times over 35 years and kept clean in a safe thorughout. I am toying with the idea of selling it, since all "black" rifles (as they are ignorantly referred to) have come under such attack recently that none in my family want any part of it. I am the last of the Mohicans (in my family) who enjoy all facets of gun ownership. I need to thin the herd. I grew up hunting, navigated to practical pistol shooting, and bulls-eye in pistol and rifle, but not so much anymore. I know that I will regret selling it but I still have a SCAR 17S in .308, a custom AR, and access to an FN CAR in 5.56mm. for when the itch hits, or when he shit hits the fan.
 

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They’ll all have a 250-prefix but there’s no squarely defined range for the sear cut guns. Type 3 rec serial numbers are all over the place- lowest observed Type 3 is 2500688 which is a non-sear cut Gun South and the highest is in the 2508XXXX range and those tend to be heavy-barreled guns. As far as value is concerned, it’s a wide window. I’d estimate a 98-99% 50.00 like you’re describing as a $3700-4000 gun on the lower end and a $5500-6k gun on the high end.
 
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Does anyone have an idea of the current value for the 2000 FALS that Valmet mentioned. I think that is what I have. I saw on another forum that those Steyr Secaucus rifles were all in a certain serial number range, and mine falls within that range. If that information is correct, the value should reflect the scarcity of those rifles. The rifle is all original, in terrific condition, having been shot less than 20 times over 35 years and kept clean in a safe thorughout. I am toying with the idea of selling it, since all "black" rifles (as they are ignorantly referred to) have come under such attack recently that none in my family want any part of it. I am the last of the Mohicans (in my family) who enjoy all facets of gun ownership. I need to thin the herd. I grew up hunting, navigated to practical pistol shooting, and bulls-eye in pistol and rifle, but not so much anymore. I know that I will regret selling it but I still have a SCAR 17S in .308, a custom AR, and access to an FN CAR in 5.56mm. for when the itch hits, or when he shit hits the fan.
Your semi-auto military pattern rifles are under no assault in the State of Florida and no municipality may pass a gun law other than the state legislature and that is how freedom really works. We have cookies and machine guns too.
There is a bill working its way through the legislature where no gun permit and permit tax will be necessary for all firearm purchase in the state. Fed background checks still apply. There may be an open carry provision also in the bill.
You mat be referring to other state's prohibitions which would narrow down your potential firearms customers, however if your sale price realistically they would easily sell in Florida and other non-restricted states.

An opinion is not considered a fact and a personal observation or description may not be the truth. So put up a long or two and several short photo of your firearm and get a professional opinion on the import timeframe and value. (y)
 
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