From what I have been able to dig up, the way to go with a new FAL is DS Arms. Can anyone help me understand why the Austrian STG58 FAL on the DS Arms website is almost half the cost of any of the other FALs that are there? The STG58 is $1150,
http://www.dsarms.com/STG58-Austrian-FAL/products/9/
whereas all the SA58s are $1700 and up.
http://www.dsarms.com/SA58-Original-Series/products/35/
The component parts appear to be the same for the most part in the picture on the site and also when you read the list of standard configurations on the site (for example, both have 21” barrels, etc.) And from what I have heard at the gun shop the barrel on the DS Arms Austrian FAL is superb, and it is a great gun overall. Why the huge difference in price?