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The ParaFAL 7.62mm M964 A1 MD1 is a 7.62×51mm NATO battle rifle which is a lighter-weight modification of the 30-year-old Brazilian-licensed and built FN FAL, MD2 and MD3. Existing FALs can be converted to the more modern ParaFAL specification by the Brazilian company IMBEL with a low-cost kit of parts. Amongst the changes is a shorter barrel, and replacement of aluminium by high-impact polymer parts.

The ParaFAL with a folded stock
Type Battle rifle
Place of origin Brazil
Service history
In service 2009–present
Used by Brazil
Production history
Manufacturer IMBEL
Produced 2009–present
Weight 4.5 kg
Length 1.09m

Cartridge 7.62×51mm NATO
Action Gas-operated
Muzzle velocity 950 m/s
Effective firing range 300 meters
Maximum firing range 3800 meters
Feed system 30-round box magazine
Sights Iron sights

The ParaFAL is increasingly used by the military police and some units of the Brazilian Army.

In 2009 IMBEL received the order to produce the ParaFAL to replace the FAL as the standard weapon while the IMBEL MD97-A2 assault rifle is in development.[1][2]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-02-02. Retrieved 2015-01-29.
  2. ^