The gun is in great shape, imported in the late 70's. It has the shorter barrel and combo brake. This Pre-sample is a gun that any Class III dealer can keep after he gives up his license. This is what FN originally wanted the FNC to be. It was made originally to sell to our US Military, but it never took because of the high cost. This gun is basically a FAL but in a 223. Super smooth to shoot. Very rare in our country.