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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
TypeBattle rifle
Place of originBrazil
Service history
In service2009–present
Used byBrazil
Production history
Mass4.5 kg

Cartridge7.62×51mm NATO
Muzzle velocity950 m/s
Effective firing range600 meters
Maximum firing range3800 meters
Feed system20-, 30-round box or 50 round FAL drum magazine
SightsIron 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]

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  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-02-02. Retrieved 2015-01-29.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
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