There are models that have the bolt hold open blanked out and non-functional. Usually short barrel models. If the bolt hold open is there but the magazine doesn't catch it , the roll pin is removed from the front of it.
If it has a bolt hold open that you can push up with your finger, look at the front center of it inside the magwell. You should see a hole in it.A small split pin tension pin / roll pin or a proper size piece of drill rod should fit it. Look at another FAL for length of the pin. The British removed the pin from their rifles. You can replace the whole bolt hold open or solder a pin in place if a press fit won't hold it.
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