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    What did I buy? Hadar Galil?

    So, I purchased this a few months back thinking I would convert it to a typical pre-ban IWI Galil. After much thought I decided to list it for sale on Gunbroker as an IWI Hadar Galil. Within the first day I received two messages from people who stated it is not a Hadar, but a clone. I'd like to know the member's opinion's on this. I believe the previous owner had switched out a couple parts in the anticipation of fully converting it one day such as adding a muzzle brake, swaping dust covers and possibly the bolt handle.

    I believe it to be a Hadar due to the fact I don't believe someone would clone one, especially with the scare gas block. Also, everything looks right to me except the lack of the dust cover which would have been marked Hadar.
    https://www.facebook.com/pickersocie...36227561141907
    Long story short I deleted the listing until i know it is 100% an IWI Hadar.
    Please see the pictures and let me know what you think.
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    Sure looks like a Hadar to me. Like you said, I don't see someone going out of their way to clone one of those & that stock is a Hadar stock. The big question is, are there IMI markings on it?
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    Looks like a low s/n 71

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    what's the ser.#?
    seems i saw this and it looked like it was a 308- 0071 which should be Rapid Fire Group in Ohio.

    pull the action from the stock and see who the manuf. is.
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    That doesn't look right. SN is wrong font and weird. Shouldn't have a vertical bolt knob.

    Looks to be an ORF Galil stuck in a HADAR stock.

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    Iíll have to try to pull the stock off and see if there are any markings. The Hadars Iíve seen online are marked on the dust cover (obviously mine was changed out though). Is there another place it would be stamped?

    It is a low serial number, so possibly there could have been a variance in the stamps used from the factory?

    I appreciate the input so far, Iíll try to dig deeper. If anyone has any other suggestions let me know

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    Also, the factory IMI Galil’s top cover has the last 4 digits of the guns serial number stamped on the side of the rear sights.
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    that's an ORF ser. #.
    i have a scrap rec. on my shelf with the same 308-xxxx number in the same place.

    real haddars have Haddar 7.62x51 where you have the ser. # and the Haddars ser. # is on the gas tube ear of the front trunnion.
    and the font is small- .085-.09 with calipers and tired eyes.

    pull the action out and look on either side or the bottom.
    if the paint is thick it'll be hard to read the manuf. info. as ORf used a dot engraving setup that could disappear under heavy sand blasting.


    so much is sideways with this-
    top cover has been mauled/ cut on the ejection side.
    trigger guard is a standard 5.56 bent almost into a loop- .308 T/G is cut shorter to allow for the mag. well.
    bullet guide looks like a standard ak thin one.

    if this isn't a cobbled together setup i'll eat my Bridgeport mill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tenngalil View Post
    that's an ORF ser. #.
    i have a scrap rec. on my shelf with the same 308-xxxx number in the same place.

    real haddars have Haddar 7.62x51 where you have the ser. # and the Haddars ser. # is on the gas tube ear of the front trunnion.
    and the font is small- .085-.09 with calipers and tired eyes.

    pull the action out and look on either side or the bottom.
    if the paint is thick it'll be hard to read the manuf. info. as ORf used a dot engraving setup that could disappear under heavy sand blasting.


    so much is sideways with this-
    top cover has been mauled/ cut on the ejection side.
    trigger guard is a standard 5.56 bent almost into a loop- .308 T/G is cut shorter to allow for the mag. well.
    bullet guide looks like a standard ak thin one.

    if this isn't a cobbled together setup i'll eat my Bridgeport mill.
    Well, that answered that question. The Master has spoken.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beyond Tactical View Post
    I’ll have to try to pull the stock off and see if there are any markings. The Hadars I’ve seen online are marked on the dust cover (obviously mine was changed out though). Is there another place it would be stamped?

    It is a low serial number, so possibly there could have been a variance in the stamps used from the factory?

    I appreciate the input so far, I’ll try to dig deeper. If anyone has any other suggestions let me know
    Yeah sorry bud, that is a US receiver. No way IMI built that sucker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Folgers View Post
    Yeah sorry bud, that is a US receiver. No way IMI built that sucker.
    Yup. When first logged on to the link only looked at/saw the 1st picture. The rest made all pretty obvious that it wasn't IMI.
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