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    Thanks for all the L42 feedback guys, as always...

    Thanks for all the L42 feedback guys, as always it takes us off down the Enfield rabbit Warren to other fascinating lessor known areas of breed.

    Why have we moved Doug, if you don't mind me asking?
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    Absolutely Kev, As I understand it, this has...

    Absolutely Kev,
    As I understand it, this has been cleared and being sold, so it appears to offer some interesting possiblities.

    The trick appears to revolve around importing a firearm into...
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    Hmm, thanks for all the input guys. Variations in...

    Hmm, thanks for all the input guys. Variations in for ".30 Carbine"

    I will make enquiries tomorrow, having seen the example posted, I really want one!

    I have a small bore and carbine/ pistol...
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    There is a curious juxtaposition regarding the...

    There is a curious juxtaposition regarding the legality of these rifles.

    If the conversion is carried out abroad, then it's imported and accepted as Sec1.

    If you do precisely the same thing...
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    Thanks Peter, another thoroughly detailed...

    Thanks Peter, another thoroughly detailed description from you, always appreciated.

    A rifle on the cheap it might have been, but anyone who has had a chance to shoot a good L42, can attest to it's...
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    Springfield Tang shims

    Hi,does anyone have a source for the original Springfield tang shims?

    Failing that, if someone has one, could they possibly give me the measurements?
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    No problem Roger, I find the whole L42...

    No problem Roger,

    I find the whole L42 contract subject fascinating as it really is a bit of a grey area.

    I had one of Geoff Hart's single shot rifles, that certainly utilised a BSA 'T' action...
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    That's very interesting, thanks for the reply and...

    That's very interesting, thanks for the reply and image.
    On a wider point, I would guess the No4T's were supplied from store to Enfied for rebuild to L42 specs as government furnished equipment?
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    L42A1 rebuilding

    Evening all,

    I've been mulling over what was happening to L42A1's requiring serious rebuild in the early 1980's.

    I would assume that if a rifle required a replacement action body and bolt, it...
  10. Absolutely Shaun, it removes the 'fear and hate...

    Absolutely Shaun, it removes the 'fear and hate of firearms' liberal agenda from kids, teaches great self discipline that reads across well for many areas of life as they grow up.

    I assumed the...
  11. Thread: Scimitar

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    I always assumed the Gurkhas were kept away from...

    I always assumed the Gurkhas were kept away from the main contacts for political reasons Gil, involving newspaper headlines around the world using the words, 'Mercenary soldiers' and 'Kukri'...
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    Looks very good indeed, nice to have an original...

    Looks very good indeed, nice to have an original rifle.
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    Thanks Roy, the efforts much appreciated, I'll...

    Thanks Roy, the efforts much appreciated, I'll take a good look...

    What does his shoot like?
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    UK spec Straight pull Carbine

    Hi all,

    Cover your ears if you're got a sensitive disposition, or perhaps leave the internet for a few minutes...

    As we in the UK are only allowed M1 Carbines in straight pull, with no gas...
  15. https://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=58031&pa...

    https://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=58031&page=1

    Here's one I prepared earlier F10

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  16. Another interesting thing in the film was the use...

    Another interesting thing in the film was the use of a Westland 30 helicopter
    (standing in for a Lynx or Puma).

    A helicopter that never really found a role (only a handful built) as it used the...
  17. Interestingly Gil, Its the time I have seen...

    Interestingly Gil, Its the time I have seen evidence of a C1 being used outside the Canadian Armed forces anywhere.

    I wonder what company provided the firearms for the film?

    Re cleaning guns, I...
  18. Thanks for posting Gil, very interesting film. ...

    Thanks for posting Gil, very interesting film.

    It really shows the pressure and conditions the lads had to work under and though things certainly arn't perfect in Northern Ireland today, they are,...
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    Well said Geoff, the chap I was referring to in...

    Well said Geoff, the chap I was referring to in my post who used the rifle on active service on numerous occasions, has no real complaints.

    It's poor ergonomic design is overcome with training and...
  20. Thread: SA80

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    As an aside, At the range last year, one of the...

    As an aside,
    At the range last year, one of the guys brought along his son, a young serving soldier in the Signals.

    He was used to using the A2 and his first go on an an AR platform was my .22...
  21. It's amazing the subliminal effect a certain...

    It's amazing the subliminal effect a certain sound can have on you.

    The Merlin engine in particular makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up!

    It's a beautiful, sublime sound, if victory...
  22. Thread: SA80

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    As you say Peter, mechanically the same, new...

    As you say Peter, mechanically the same, new body, full length rail and up to date go faster forend.

    I would assume it's as reliable as the A2, it certainly should be.

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  23. Thread: SA80

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    I've never really understood how an obviously...

    I've never really understood how an obviously deeply flawed firearm like the L85A1 could go through all the necessary checks and balances and be accepted for service...

    It really does seem like 'a...
  24. Lovely looking example, that's a keeper!

    Lovely looking example, that's a keeper!
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    Good point Brian, Give anyone an Armalite...

    Good point Brian,

    Give anyone an Armalite variant and the controls are intuitive and fall naturally to hand, they become comfortable with the firearm very quickly.

    The L85 is an absolute dogs...
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