Since my last update I have acquired the following:
*More mags (I have plenty, now, including 4 brand new condition Belgian mags!)
*The Indian mag catch arrived and is in new condition, thanks to L/FN over at the FAL files.
*Pin gauges for headspacing from MSC
*US made steel cocking handle slider from DSA (had to wait on this, was backordered, just arrived recently)
*US made handguards from DSA, appear to be comparable in quality to the original
*Barrel shoulder shaving tool and barrel timing tool from Randy Nott (aka Ggiilliiee, see here: http://community-1.webtv.net/ggiilliiee/)
So now I have 4 US made parts: magazine floorplates, cocking handle, pistol grip, handguards. 3 more to go. I'm planning to get a Tapco gas piston, Smith Enterprise Vortex flash hider, and maybe a Falcon trigger.
Other things left to acquire:
Okay, I really need to find my camera, this is getting ridiculous I'll definitely take some pics along the way of building it, even if I need to borrow a camera for it.
I want to shoot this thing already. I look at all the parts sitting in the drawer almost every morning