Okay, I was in Wisconsin last week, too cold (for me) to go outside, so I started looking up local gun shops on the net. I find a store in Madison (about 20 miles away) advertising "Cetme .308 with 4 mags" I go look at it, and it's not a Cetme. I talked a friend into buying one a few years ago and we shot it a bunch with the then-cheap surplus 7.62 NATO. I vaguely recognized it but it was hard for me to read what was on the receiver inside the shop and the thumbhole stock threw me off. It was cheap, so I bought it. I got it back to my daughters, put my glasses back on and under a bright light: L1A1 Sporter Cal 308 CAI-St Alban VT Cool, I've never owned an FAL but always wanted one! So, here's the deal. I've fired it and hate the thumbhole stock. Several of you people here are much more into surplus rifles than I am, so suggest away. What should I do with this? Do I have to replace the lower to put a normal stock and pistol grip on it? It has the B-Square scope mount in place of the dust cover--should I use that for a scope, and how stable is it? Bipod? Flash hider/muzzle brake? Any and all advice is welcome. You can even suggest I send it to you, I don't have to follow it! The 4 magazines are 2 metric, and 2 converted inch. The metric work better, by far. Pretend you got this cheap and you want to do something; SHTF rifle, long-range target (let's avoid the s word for the squeamish), whatever.