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    It would be simple to convert a f/s cover into a deflector as shown (thread 20, thanks KtK). The problem is the two retaining clips at the rear. They would have to be tig welded on a some point and shaped accordingly. Difficult to hide the join though........

    I bet that in the past, some storeman has had a hundred of the brush guards issued to him in error for f/s covers and wondered '.....what is all this crxx...... I ordered f/s guards....' and thrown them straight in the bin! I never ever saw those things or even heard of them. And I was where they were supposedly made to be used!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nzl1a1collector View Post
    I'm also looking for the foresight cover (Plastic) the Canadianicon's made..... hint, hint, all you Canadian viewers
    I remember them well, I'll keep my eyes open for one from here in. It will appear in a junk box at a gun show...for about nothing value. Most wouldn't know what it is.

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Laidlericon View Post
    I never ever saw those things or even heard of them.
    We just carried the rifle with our left hand forward and over the gas plug and two fingers above, two below the barrel. This also gave control of the front of the rifle until shooting...until it was hot.
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    Regards, Jim

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    Right, i'm on to it, with those excellent pictures and 12 to mess about with to get it right, its a possibility now! If I can get one or two something close the next time I am in the workshop, I will post it to you Kev!

    Do I detect a bit of green paint on that example ??
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    An ingenious solution still looking for a problem. No wonder nobody ever saw it!

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    I'll look and see if I have any of the little Canadianicon plastic sight covers too. I had some years ago but they may well be gone. I don't even remember keeping one for myself.

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    Original British L1A1 Self-Loading Rifle SLR (FAL) Front Sight Hood and Brush Deflector ima-usa.com

    Oh dear, would someone like to tell the good folks at IMA that they are barking up the wrong tree, hope they didn't pay much for them!

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    That would great guys if you are able to track down the plastic covers, it would be another thing I could tick off the wanted list.

    There's no point in saying anything to IMA. If you post something helpful, but contradicts what they say in the Reviews section they delete it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrclark303 View Post
    tell the good folks at IMA
    They would never listen, they're the experts, remember? Like trying to correct a museum curator.

    Regards, Jim

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