Mesa Tactical has introduced a butt stock adapter for the FN-SCAR rifle. This new adapter allows the FN-SCAR to use virtually any AR-15 butt stock. The availability of different styles and configurations AR-15 butt stocks, now usable on the FN-SCAR, increases the adaptability and versatility of this fine carbine. The Faro™ Adapter fits both the SCAR 16S and SCAR 17S.
- Adapts the FN SCAR to accept any AR-15 butt stock
- Gives FN SCAR owners butt stock options and choices
- Mirrors AR-15 stock to top rail height
- Integral ambidextrous QD sling attachment points
- Machined from investment cast aluminum
- Available in black and FDE
Mesa Tactical’s Faro Adapter allow FN-SCAR shooter the option of using any AR-15 butt stock in place of the factory stock. This give FN-SCAR shooters an incredible range of products available to best suit their needs or preferences. Machined from investment cast aluminum, the Faro Adapter is easy to install and requires no gunsmithing. Simply remove the factory stock, slide the adapter in its place, and then install any AR-15 buffer tube and stock. The Faro adapter includes ambidextrous QD sling attachment points.
The Faro stock adapter, named after a sweetened variety of Lambic, a Belgian beer, is investment cast from A365-T6 aluminum alloy, and allows any AR-15 or M16 stock to be fitted to an FN SCAR carbine. While the FN SCAR carbine’s factory stock is robust and innovative, many operators have their own favorite buttstock designs from among the many dozens of third-party offerings already on the market for the AR-15. The Faro adapter was produced to offer buttstock choices to owners and shooters of the FN SCAR carbine.
The Faro adapter can be fitted to the commercially available FN SCAR 16s and 17s carbines, as well as their military-issue siblings, the FN SCAR-L and SCAR-H carbines. Buttstocks can be exchanged in seconds in the field, with no special tools. The Faro adapter is available with a rugged black or flat dark earth (FDE) powdercoat finish. It is available with or without a “mil-spec” dimension AR-15 carbine receiver extension tube and mounting hardware.
Special features of the Faro adapter include an integrated steel insert for push-button quick release sling swivels; and adhesive rubber gaskets where the adapter interfaces with the carbine’s trigger module (lower receiver) and guide rod retaining plate. The distance between the center of the receiver extension tube, when installed on the Faro adapter, and the top of the FN SCAR carbine’s Picatinny optics rail, is 1.21 inches, exactly the same as with the M16A4; which means optics and sights made for flattop AR-15 rifles and carbines can also be used as-is with buttstocks attached to the Faro adapter.
Prices and availability
Please consult Mesa Tactical or your dealer for more information. You can also place an order by calling us at 714-545-3332 or through the webstore shopping cart.
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Third-party stock compatibility
When the Faro adapter is installed on the FN SCAR carbine, the rear of the carbine looks exactly like the rear of an AR-15 lower receiver. This means that any stock produced for the AR-15 or M16 rifles, or M4 carbine, including telescoping stocks, can be fitted to the Faro adapter, and thus to an FN SCAR carbine. “Commercial” or “milspec” dimension carbine receiver extension tubes are supported. The AR-15 buffer assembly is not required for use with the FN SCAR carbine.
Improper installation of the Faro adapter could cause adverse legal consequences depending on your jurisdiction within the United States.
In general, US Federal law defines a short-barrel rifle to be a rifle with a barrel shorter than 16 inches or an overall length of less than 26 inches. Short-barreled rifles are regulated under the National Firearms Act (NFA) and cannot be legally possessed accept under the provisions of the NFA. When a Faro adapter is installed on an FN SCAR carbine with a 16¼ inch barrel, and no receiver extension tube or stock, the carbine’s overall length is over 27 inches, comfortably within Federal legal requirements.
However, some states have additional local restrictions on overall length. In California, for example, an FN SCAR carbine with an overall length of less than 30 inches (instead of 26 inches) would be considered an illegal “assault weapon.” When a Faro adapter is installed on an FN SCAR carbine with a 16¼ inch barrel, and no receiver extension tube or stock, the carbine’s overall length is less than 30 inches, and therefore would be an illegal configuration in California. Fixing the receiver extension tube to the Faro adapter before installing it on the FN SCAR carbine returns the overall length to a legal dimension under California law.
Before installing the Faro adapter on your FN SCAR carbine, you must understand your local laws pertaining to overall length. To be safe, always be sure to attach a receiver extension tube or stock to the Faro adapter before installing it on the FN SCAR carbine.
Collapsing or telescoping stock designs
The Faro adapter allows the installation of collapsing or telescoping stocks onto the FN SCAR carbine. Again, while this is currently permitted under US Federal law, some states might have additional restrictions on the stock configuration of the FN SCAR carbine. Ensure you are familiar with applicable state laws before swapping buttstocks.
Assembly of the Mesa Tactical Faro stock adapter and installation on the FN SCAR carbine requires no exotic tools and should take less than 15 minutes. A set of needle nosed pliers would be useful for installing the adhesive rubber gasket on the Faro adapter; an AR-15 armorer’s wrench or specialized stock wrench may be necessary to install a carbine receiver extension tube (these tools are not included with the Faro adapter kit).
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