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JRA Gallant Rifle, 5.56 NATO, Semi-Auto, 18" Barrel W/ Compensator, Battle Worn Model, Original Wood Handguards, 30 Rd Mag, S.F. Stock, No Bayonet Lug

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Gallant Rifle by James River Armory 5.56 NATO Caliber - Semi-Auto With Side Fold Stocks, Assembled from Original Israeli Galil Parts Sets - No Bayonet Lug. - One of the challenges that JRA faced in refurbishing these amazing parts kits and turning them back into rifles is that, unlike the polymer furniture versions, many of the wood fore-end models had battle wear to the wood that prevented them from being refinished back to like-new status.  Although all of the wood was serviceable, some of the dents, scratches, or chips in the wooden forearms, were too deep to sand out without being noticeable, plus, there are grooves in the original wood handguards that simply will not allow for heavy sanding. As such, and because they were getting requests for a more authentic battlefield turn-in-looking version anyway, they have decided to do all future wood furniture models in what they are calling a battle-worn finish. That is what the rifle being sold under this SKU represents. This model duplicates the appearance of some of the nicer original Galil rifles that were retired from military service in 2010 when they were turned in. In order to qualify to be built into a Battle-Worn rifle, the parts kit had to retain at least 80% of the original finish. JRA then parkerized the new receiver and barrel but with the exception of professional cleaning, left the remainder of the rifle largely as received in order to retain the original look and feel of these amazing pieces of history. Some buttstocks may come painted with fluorescent paint on the bottom of the stock, which was used by the soldiers in the field to identify teammates and squads. In addition, some of these firearms also have the original Israeli stampings on the top of the receiver that have been left intact. Shades of wood may vary from rifle to rifle and please know that there may be some trench art as well as minor dings, dents, and digs on the wood fore-ends from their over 20 years of use in military service as well. While these rifles are being sold as their "Battle Worn Model", James River was going for a specific look upon the completion of each rifle and even though the rifles retain their original, untouched finish on many of the smaller parts, in all cases, they will retain at least 80% of the original cosmetic finish ( Bluing ) on the minor parts, with 100% new blue on the barrel and receiver. Frankly to see them is to love them. I think they look great.  

These rifles feature Brand New U.S. Made Gen II Billet Steel Receivers with the original Israeli markings painstakingly reproduced, as well as a beautiful Shield Of David logo on the rear of the receiver as you can see in image 7 above. All rifles also feature new U.S.-made barrels with a twist rate of 1 in 7. Each rifle ships in a nice heavily padded rifle case for maximum protection, value, and convenience. The carry cases may vary in type from order to order based on availability, but they will always work great for carrying and storing the rifle as well as adding tremendous value to the purchase.  This model comes with the original wood forend and a deluxe pistol grip by Phoenix Technology.

Note - Rifles ship with a U.S.-made 30-round Tapco magazine but original Israeli 35-round steel magazines fit and function flawlessly as well. Images showing the rifle with the original steel mag are for informational purposes only. The rifle will ship with a Tapco mag. 

Important Note - Our parts kits came to us from Israel in several different configurations. Some with wood furniture, some with polymer furniture, some with bayonet lugs, some without.... etc...  Choosing your Gallant rifle under this particular item number will get you our original wood handguard " Battle Worn Finish "  Gallant rifle WITHOUT the bayonet lug. See the extended description below for full details.



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