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    Looks much more like an L1A1 to me. And the presenter doesn't have much idea how to cock it properly, hence he fumbles it. We were always taught: Pull back then let go, Let the springs do the work.

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    its a nice one - has the cuts for sandy country in the bolt ?

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    Belgian Rifle using Frenchicon tilting bolt and SVT GAS SYSTEM. Assembled mine from STG58 and L1a1 part sets. They cost me $500 using semi auto Imbel receiver. Never failed me. Beautiful machine. gary
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    Looks much more like an L1A1 to me.
    You're quite right. The only metric parts are the receiver and the magazine. FAL action (recoil) springs can be heavy, and you're correct about slingshotting the charging handle. FrankenFALs are as good as the person who put them together.

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    He certainly was a pompous unknowing individual wasn't he? No actual knowledge or expertise at all!
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    Plastic? All the ones I got to use were wood. And no-one ever got their handle off...
    Thanks...Mark

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    Like I was saying, Mark...he has no actual knowledge. We used the carry handle extensively. Sometimes hooked on the rucksack frame for marches or just in hand for 10 milers. See if Mr Laidlericon likes the idea of us cutting off the carry handles?
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    I thought about that when he was going on about cuttinh them off BAR. I thought what I'd have said if anyone had come in and told me that he'd cut his carrying handle off because '.....I didn't like it....' My reply couldn't be printed in this family forum! I also thought to myself that the average Joe would have a job to cut the handle off because it was fixed to a piece of hard spring steel that would test the best hacksaw!

    In Malaya with the Australians we didn't have carrying handles or slings fitted for one long period but that was so that you'd get used to carrying the rifle at the 'ready'

    'cutting them off...................' I should co-co!

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    Re: Carrying Handles.

    With regards to Peter's comment as to that Particular 'User' cutting his handle off.

    If he had come in to MY Workshop & reported that 'He had cut his handle off'. I would have cut something off of his, that he would have held very dear to Him!.........................

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