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    Hi Frank, as your L1A1 is freshly rebuilt, you...

    Hi Frank, as your L1A1 is freshly rebuilt, you probably won't really need the reamer, as you will no doubt clean her after every shoot properly, but it's nice to have.

    I would just use a standard...
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    [QUOTE=tankhunter;494380] Anytime, great to...

    Anytime, great to have you back with us mate!
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    Just because its a Sterling based thread, here is...

    Just because its a Sterling based thread, here is one of 5 tatty old spec deactivated Sterling's I bought, cosmetically restored and sold a few years ago...

    Lets see how long it takes for those...
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    Bloody hell Jim, it's got one hell of a rate of...

    Bloody hell Jim, it's got one hell of a rate of fire!

    A basic point and spray SMG is just too easy to make by a good engineer with a half decent machine shop at his disposal...

    This homemade...
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    Happy days Jim.......

    Happy days Jim.......
  6. Thread: My L1A1

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    Frank, the Tritium foresight blades come in...

    Frank, the Tritium foresight blades come in two/three?? different marks.

    All are difficult to come by now.

    Good Wood work is also in short supply, either walnut or beech triangular two slot or...
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    Just to echo this, 'very minor' issues,...

    Just to echo this, 'very minor' issues, absolutely nothing that will detract from an excellent read.
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    I'm certainly not an expert on Fals, but, looks...

    I'm certainly not an expert on Fals, but, looks to be a metric mix, STG58 'style' combined flash hider and grenade launcher, not slotted at the muzzle though....

    The rest looks to be based on a...
  9. Thread: My L1A1

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    Excellent, good shooting... Wood set next, or...

    Excellent, good shooting...
    Wood set next, or are you keeping her in plastic?
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    Mine is on the " don't" sell list Gil, but I'm...

    Mine is on the " don't" sell list Gil, but I'm still looking at other avenues for you mate. Frustratingly, nothing coming available yet. They seem to have got few and far between now.

    This is the...
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    115400Finally got to look through the book...

    115400Finally got to look through the book yesterday, excellent read, massive amount of detail, simply a 'must have' in your library guys...
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    Re the SUIT, if you find one, if possible try...

    Re the SUIT, if you find one, if possible try before you buy, don't spend a load of euros on one that can't be zeroed.

    Check it for the original alloy UK data plate, as quite a few ex Israeli...
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    I would agree with Skiprat, re John DS solutions,...

    I would agree with Skiprat, re John DS solutions, go to guy for Enfield and SLR..

    Failing that, try Sal at MDW supplies..
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    Excellent stuff, don't mention the SUIT, or...

    Excellent stuff, don't mention the SUIT, or 'Shooter Usually In Trouble' as our Peter likes to say!

    Still, all part of the collectors period look, some SUITs shoot well, some are dreadful and...
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    Pop off the handguards and take a look at the...

    Pop off the handguards and take a look at the markings, you will probably find the the same answer by looking at the left hand side of the gas block as they always seemed to come as a pared item in...
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    Very nice L1 Frank, Faz charging handle I see,...

    Very nice L1 Frank, Faz charging handle I see, you don't see too many of those.

    Original barrel, or replaced during overhaul.

    Let us know how she shoots..
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    My father was a highly skilled tool maker and...

    My father was a highly skilled tool maker and this sight arrangement has all the hall marks of the tool makers craft.

    I still have my dad's tool chest with dozens of engineering gauges he made...
  18. Excellent progress Peter, give 'em' hell, Mod...

    Excellent progress Peter, give 'em' hell, Mod Plod need their noses rubbed in it!
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    Good to see you here Mike, we don't see enough of...

    Good to see you here Mike, we don't see enough of you these days mate!

    My book finally arrived today, quick flick through and taken away as it's a birthday present in a few weeks.... From my brief...
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    :banghead:I'm still waiting for mine Gil, missing...

    :banghead:I'm still waiting for mine Gil, missing in action so far .....
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    Ordered tomorrow morning.....

    Ordered tomorrow morning.....
  22. I would agree with Brian, no aggressive chemicals...

    I would agree with Brian, no aggressive chemicals should be used.

    Use red scotchbrite to get the crap out of the pores and prepare for refinishing.

    In the UK, I use Liberon spirit based...
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    I can't see a blanket ban happening in the US,...

    I can't see a blanket ban happening in the US, perhaps individual States will be given more powers to act as they see fit?
  24. It's very interesting and I would love to have...

    It's very interesting and I would love to have seen some pics of the Maltby haul!

    "I see wonderful things" As Howard Carter would have said....

    Many of these WW2 factories and facilities were...
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    Absolutely, some great news in rather dark times,...

    Absolutely, some great news in rather dark times, the prodigal son returns!
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