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I have a stock set for the 91 series sent in to me maybe 12-15 years ago traded for a Remington 700 stock by a fellow collector in South Africa. I know they have been referenced all over as "Namibian" but they were really molded for the South African Air Force.

He sent in both sand and green sets. I sold the sand set as it lacked pistol grip and bipod. I black-holed the green set and it's new in the issue plastic bags, vented handguard, FAL style buttstock, a unique buttpad and all hardware, also includes the pistol grip and all the backplate/buffer/recoil rod assembly (unassembled) and a new metal unmarked bipod in the HK pattern. I think the buffer and hardware are also new having only been disassembled for transit.

All this is unissued. Don't have the faintest on current value? Perhaps I should just put them on a gun auction site? I just do not see my G3 cross dressing in these, and haven't even seen one of these set in ages. Not much point in hanging onto them forever....I can take/post pics in the plastic, but don't get much detail (and I hate like heck to open all the packages), but if necessary I sure will. Anyone here have much experience with them?

Hep' a guy out? Rough guess? Hep me, hep me....
 

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I have seen sets sell for $300-500 in good shape. None of those sets had the bipod with them.

What does the pistol grip look like? I have a set but the pistol grip looks just like a standard green German model. Does it have the 'marbling' as seen in the stock?
 

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Looks like a German one, but perhaps slightly different color on the grip? Fellow I got them from said they never molded any of their own. I had another request so popped them out on the table and took a pic with my wife's (not so good) camera. Strange too, no sling clip? I'd seen pics of some that did. The sand set I had also lacked this feature. Note the buttpad, not FN FAL, longer but molded closer to the FN style than others I'd seen. The sand set had the smooth sided one I've seen elsewhere. This set the only one I've seen like this. I checked the sand set before it went and this one is also same length of pull. Even their FN FALs they liked long length of pull stocks when SA made them.


 

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I have seen $300 to $500 as stated. That is a very nice set you have pictured.
I concur on the $3-$500.
South African Airforce?
Interesting to hear this. Nobody has ever really posted any reliable information on the origin of these, just what they heard somebody else say.
 

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No cammo on them at all. That's the way and coloration they molded them. I think all I've seen have this variation to larger/smaller degree. SA needed the camo look. They were actually fighting several incursions and border wars. They were not this subtle in the FN world.....

These had been taken from SADF and used by SA Air Force security and perimeter guards. Some G3s were fielded in the conflicts but they ended up not able to come to terms with HK (fancy that) and licensing FN FAL production in country. Then things really went to hell during the arms embargos.....tons of things off the international arms markets including Bolivian and Peruvian FALs produced by Imbel in Brazil. It got really, really wild.

All this I only know second hand from the FN collector I traded with and regularly conversed with back in the 90's. I have no indication that any of what he told me is untrue. When these came over, there were still some traces of SA red dirt on the bipod feet and inside backing plate, etc. and the way they were packaged looked real arsenal storage. I like them, but I shoot exactly one G3 and like the way it's setup. So I've never even done more with these than check for general fit.

I've also never seen a finer or more complete set of what those guards G3's wore. Even the details of the backing plate construction and bipod, look real authentic as compared to FN R1 production and FN product produced in the Pretoria factory. You fellow are much more versed on the HK side. That's why I dropped by.
 

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Two sets sold here for $650 and up this year.

 
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