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  • Magnum Research 361 (5.56 AR)

    18 5.45%
  • Magnum Research 372 (5.56 ARM)

    20 6.06%
  • Magnum Research 331 (7.62 AR)

    6 1.82%
  • Magnum Research 332 (7.62 ARM)

    18 5.45%
  • Action Arms 361 (5.56 AR)

    11 3.33%
  • Action Arms 372 (5.56 ARM)

    21 6.36%
  • Action Arms 386 (5.56 AR)

    34 10.30%
  • Action Arms 392 (5.56 ARM)

    33 10.00%
  • Action Arms 331 (7.62 AR)

    2 0.61%
  • Action Arms 323 (7.62 ARM)

    14 4.24%
  • Action Arms 329 (7.62 AR)

    22 6.67%
  • Action Arms 332 (7.62 ARM)

    18 5.45%
  • IMI Receiver Sporter Version

    34 10.30%
  • ORF Receiver Version

    161 48.79%
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  1. #61
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    I have a Golani.

    Can someone explain how to tell ORF receiver from the Caspian?

    Mine says:
    Golani sporter Cal 223
    Century Arms Inc
    Georgia, VT

    There is an "F" on the bottom in front of the mag well.

    Thanks!

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    "only" on my first, however the bug has bitten badly, so there will be more. First was a budget Century Golani, but next should be something really fun.

    SAR perhaps . . .

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    Has anyone ever done a poll of Golani owners as to how many (what percentage) have issues vs how many are fine?

    Seems like some interesting date to gather, considering how many members own Golanis.

    Just a gee whiz thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainPhil
    Has anyone ever done a poll of Golani owners as to how many (what percentage) have issues vs how many are fine?

    Seems like some interesting date to gather, considering how many members own Golanis.

    Just a gee whiz thought.
    Yep, I did. Although problems occur across the board from early ORF serial numbers to late Caspian serial numbers. Although, the earlier the number, at least for Caspain receivers, the more problems occur with heat-treating the ejector and the bullet ramp. Later serials seem to have less problems if any.

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    Hi,
    I had the opportunity to purchase an unfired, believed it be made in 1987, Action Arms 386 from the original owner. Came with Soft case, four 35 round magazines, cleaning kit, sling, scope mount w/1" rings and owners manual.

    The rifle and magazines still has cosmoline on the inside.

    This is my first post and was wondering if someone could lead me to The first time poster section if there is one.

    Is there a place to post pic's. I am new to Galil's and would like to learn from your expertise and experience.

    This purchase was a spur on the moment type deal and I'm hoping that I didn't get taken.

    If this helps the first six digets of the serial number is AAL208xxxxx.

    Thanks

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    Welcome. Definately ask questions if you what to know more about the rifles.

    Here is some partial info for AA imported guns that I collected from earlier posts on 5.56's.

    5.56mm Action Arms Rifles
    AA 361 ; 5.56mm AR (transitional), 18; bbl., 1-12; twist, bayonet lug on
    barrel, no bipod, Galil style flash suppressor. Serial # in AAL000xxx to
    AAL011xx range and located vertically behind the rear handguard. These
    rifles are not marked Galil and have milled out areas on their receivers.
    (3 rifles reported)

    AA 372 - 5.56mm ARM, 18" bbl., 1-12" twist, bayonet lug, bipod, M-16 style
    (early) flash suppressor or Galil style (later) flash suppressor. Serial #
    in AA03xxx to AAL207750x range. Early rifles had bayonet lugs on a ring
    pinned onto the bbl. and later rifles have them attached to the front
    end of the gas block. (6 rifles reported)

    AA 386 - 5.56mm AR, 16" bbl., 1-12" twist, no bayonet lug, no bipod
    attachment point, Galil style flash suppressor. Serial # in AAL207765x to
    AAL209xxxx range. (4 rifles reported)

    AA 392 - 5.56mm ARM, 16" bbl., 1-12" twist, no bayonet lug, Galil style
    flash suppressor. Serial #s in AAL207910x to AAL207947x range.
    (3 rifles reported)

    AA 392S - 5.56mm "ARM Sporter", 16" bbl., 1-7" twist, wood handguard, carry
    handle, no bayonet lug, no bipod, but has bipod attachment pt., no night
    sights, threaded muzzle. (1 rifle reported)

    AA 397S - 5.56mm "AR Sporter", 16" bbl., 1-7" twist, black plastic
    handguard, no carry handle,no bayonet lug, no bipod attachment pt., no night
    sights, threaded muzzle. Serial # in AAL210xxxx to AAL21005xx range. (3
    rifles reported)

    AA 710S 5.56mm ;ARM Sporter 16; bbl., 1-7; twist, wood thumb-hole stock,
    wood ARM hand guard, no carrying handle, no night sights, threaded muzzle,
    bipod attachment point. Serial # in AAL 210022x range. (1 rifle reported)

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    Quote Originally Posted by adipose
    Welcome. Definately ask questions if you what to know more about the rifles.

    Here is some partial info for AA imported guns that I collected from earlier posts on 5.56's.

    AA 386 - 5.56mm AR, 16" bbl., 1-12" twist, no bayonet lug, no bipod
    attachment point, Galil style flash suppressor. Serial # in AAL207765x to
    AAL209xxxx range. (4 rifles reported)
    adipose,
    Thank you for your response. This is the rifle that I purchased.

    Is there any way to find out the year of production?

    The barrel is stamped 03 and 08-87 underneath. It appears to me that the rifle was made in Aug. of 1987, but what does the 03 mean? I may be completely wrong about the meaning of these numbers.

    Is there a place or sticky on this forum which identifies the marking/numbers and their meaning, or production year run with associated serial numbers?

    What does (4 rifles reported) mean?
    Last edited by peanut; 07-03-2010 at 12:45 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrGolani
    Yep, I did. Although problems occur across the board from early ORF serial numbers to late Caspian serial numbers. Although, the earlier the number, at least for Caspain receivers, the more problems occur with heat-treating the ejector and the bullet ramp. Later serials seem to have less problems if any.
    Can you clarify what serial # ranges qualify as earlier and later for the Caspian receivers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blazin
    Can you clarify what serial # ranges qualify as earlier and later for the Caspian receivers?
    Would also like to know

    Aren't some GLN's caspian, and some ORF?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainPhil
    Would also like to know

    Aren't some GLN's caspian, and some ORF?
    GLN are Caspian, GOL(?) are ORF.

    I can't recall the numbers, do a search on this forum, this topic has been touched on before.

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    Thanks!

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    Why no S models in the poll?

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    models 362

    Anyone have any information on Galil models 362?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbfirearmsales
    Anyone have any information on Galil models 362?
    The only info I have is : It is semi-auto only with a fixed frame (whatever that means). The photo of the left selector throws me off, though.

    You can see it looks like a early 361 w/ bayonet lug.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adipose
    The only info I have is : It is semi-auto only with a fixed frame (whatever that means). The photo of the left selector throws me off, though.

    You can see it looks like a early 361 w/ bayonet lug.
    Thank you for that photo. Can I ask where you found that information? The selector shows semi and full settings, as well as the receiver showing the auto sear pin. I wonder if "fixed frame" somehow means it has been "fixed" into semi only configuration?

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    5.56 vs .223

    Quote Originally Posted by cuate
    Mine says Golani Semi-Auto Sporter Rifle, Cal. 5.56mm, also came out of Century Int. Arms, Yes and the "F" underneath.....It looks like all this stuff is brand new, including barrel but used folding shoulder stock.

    Oh, yeah I had to disassemble and clean and oil and knew from other's posts that the receiver was going to be a bear to put back on,,,And it was,
    So my century golani says .223 cal serial gal and has the F stamp. I've heard this is Orf receiver and heard good and bad so far. But if its marked .223 doesn't that mean 5.56 NATO will not run through it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrGolani
    Yep, I did. Although problems occur across the board from early ORF serial numbers to late Caspian serial numbers. Although, the earlier the number, at least for Caspain receivers, the more problems occur with heat-treating the ejector and the bullet ramp. Later serials seem to have less problems if any.
    (Question) I have a golani sporter GAL03173 is this an earlier or later date serial number? I really hope this rifle is a trooper. I love everything about its ergonomics and look. I read that when properly milled and assembled the galil combined the best of the AR and AK with none of the drawbacks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by devoeski
    (Question) I have a golani sporter GAL03173 is this an earlier or later date serial number? I really hope this rifle is a trooper. I love everything about its ergonomics and look. I read that when properly milled and assembled the galil combined the best of the AR and AK with none of the drawbacks.
    You will know right off if it a good one or not when you shoot it. If it can run out a few mags without jamming and can chamber rounds without smashing or deforming the bullet tips (hand cycle to check this), you should be good to go. Some Century Galils run great from the start, some not...roll of the dice. Having said that, my GLN Galil/Golani took some work, but runs 100% now as well, as any Galil clone.

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    Like new Galil 386 here.

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    Again, no Golani option?????

    So far everyone I've bought has run %100.Added another this week.

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