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#1052240 - 12/21/17 05:20 PM Re: One Gun ... which would you take? [Re: Lord Mortdecai]
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LOL guilty as charged... wink Not many people around the world got to own an original factory built and marked version, I do sadly miss mine. Add British plastic furniture and there was no better variant of that rifle I believe.

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#1052242 - 12/22/17 01:16 AM Re: One Gun ... which would you take? [Re: Lord Mortdecai]
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I had a metric L1A1. Kinda wish I hadn't gotten rid of it.
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#1052248 - 12/22/17 06:15 PM Re: One Gun ... which would you take? [Re: Lord Mortdecai]
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Now you know that is a bit like saying "I had a Chevy Mustang" ... wink Both are cars but it cant be a Chevy AND a Mustang... I suspect it was an L1A1 kit built up on a metric pattern receiver.

There is you small schooling for the day mate....LOL wink wink

Some real ones...



And my standard L1A1 (with British plastics and a locally mate mount)...


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#1052249 - 12/22/17 07:08 PM Re: One Gun ... which would you take? [Re: Lord Mortdecai]
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Sexy! Not you Andy, sorry. What type of muzzle device on the bottom rifle?
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#1052250 - 12/22/17 07:09 PM Re: One Gun ... which would you take? [Re: Lord Mortdecai]
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Also, its s little hard to tell on my little iPhone...whats on the ejection port side of the gas block?
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#1052251 - 12/22/17 08:52 PM Re: One Gun ... which would you take? [Re: Lord Mortdecai]
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That is simply the standard L1A1 FH sawn off at the muzzle of the rifle....



The other you can see is a one piece optic mount and case deflector (for shooting from helicopters - keeps the cases from causing damage to the leading edges of the blades)... a better pic....



Edited by Andy the Aussie (12/22/17 08:53 PM)

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#1052252 - 12/23/17 01:32 AM Re: One Gun ... which would you take? [Re: Lord Mortdecai]
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Andy, I COULD have easily been wrong. BUT It was an L1A1, that is all I am fully sure of. smile
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#1052255 - 12/23/17 02:31 PM Re: One Gun ... which would you take? [Re: Lord Mortdecai]
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This looked a little different ... again 1.5x2.5 screen.
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#1052258 - 12/23/17 05:33 PM Re: One Gun ... which would you take? [Re: Lord Mortdecai]
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Nope that is a standard L1A1 (right out of the military War Stores) that is just the pic I think.

The green swing tag is the serviceability marker (rifle is new and unfire at this point)..



Randy, L1A1s are built to imperial specs (or inch pattern as they are commonly called), some parts interchange and some don't. The "metic" rifles are almost all the rest of production - though the Israelis threw in some curve balls and then there are the Indian mades ones that are....well something. The kit production of rifles in the US (particularly by CAI) made a bit of a gobbledegook of the whole thing building up various metric and ABC (Australia, Britain and Canada - who made all the inch rifles) surplus kits on "semi automatic" receivers with the required number of US made parts. They called them a few names but L1A1 (a real variation obviously but the Century versions were not always true to pattern) and R1A1 (no such variation - they just made it up).

They often built L1A1 kits up on metric pattern receivers (differing external machining), some were cut to take ABC pattern magazines and some were cut for metric magazine (the magazines are somewhat interchangeable with metric working in inch but not the other way around). In the US this was a bit smart as metric magazines were cheaper and more plentiful.

I could write much more about the L1A1/FAL as they are a bit of a passion of mine.... laugh

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#1052263 - 12/24/17 02:00 AM Re: One Gun ... which would you take? [Re: Lord Mortdecai]
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I may be burned in effigy, but personally I like the looks of the H&K G3 better.
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