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    Its interesting that this mount issue wasn't picked up during trials, after all you only have to examine the mounting system to see the rather obvious weak points.

    I suppose in its defense, you could say they certainly weren't intended to, or envisaged to still be in use 45 years on with civilian shooters!

    Back in the early 1970's, the L1 was due for replacement by the early 1980's, so perhaps no one considered REME Armourers would be repairing the mounts 20 years after the SUIT entered service.

    I've got a few mounts and SUIT's, the best one is an earlier L2A1, that one groups very well indeed.

    I must admit, I never separate the sights and mounts, I don't know if that makes a difference to be honest, but I always think best left well alone.

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    As stated previously had them on trial on the border in NI light years ago, and other than trialing a new gucci piece of kit, and endeavouring to keep a decent group at Ballykinler ranges, thats about it...........not impressed.
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    Cheers Gill, one of mine groups very well, early L2A1, bench rested at 100 yds will group consistent 2" groups (odd flyer), I am yet to see one that shoots better!

    I also have an L2A2 that appears to be in excellent original order, on a mint mount with a new spring and that struggles to print 4" groups on a good day...

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    [IMG][/IMG]

    Upside down image .... but its the type of things I have,
    The two 5mm machine screws help secure the "T" to the pressed steel mount before they are formed over to look like the rivets on the originals

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    Hi All,
    Sorry this is so late in coming, but I would like to thank you all for taking the time to respond to my question. Sorry to have been so tardy, I've been quite ill for the last little while, and haven't felt up to tending to my projects. I'm getting back to it now, so I'd like to thank all who helped me out, much appreciated.

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    Hi Skiprat,
    I know this is really late responding to this, but do you still have any of those mounts for sale. or a drawing even as it's a bit of a problem getting measurements off the sight, thanks for you're response.



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