+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2
Results 11 to 16 of 16

Thread: L1A2 Trilux sight Mounting plate

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #11
    Contributing Member mrclark303's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Last On
    Today @ 01:10 PM
    Location
    The wild west of England
    Posts
    1,875
    Local Date
    07-17-2018
    Local Time
    06:17 PM
    Real Name
    Mr Clark
    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.

  2. Thank You to mrclark303 For This Useful Post:


  3. # ADS
    Friends and Sponsors
    Join Date
    October 2006
    Location
    Milsurps.Com
    Posts
    All Threads
    No Drill-Tap scope mounts for Mosin Nagant, Mauser K98K, Yugo M48, Swedish M96 and M38, Swiss K31, K11, 1911 and more! Bringing mil-surplus rifles to modern standard without damaging historical values! LIMITED TIME OFFER FROM THE AMERICAN GUNSMITHING INSTITUTE: Get Immediate Online Access To AGI's NEW Armorer's Course for Glock Pistols, Covering Every Generation of Glocks, Including the Latest Model 42/43 and Double Stack Pistols for ONLY $7.00! Brian Dick ... BDL Ltd. - Specializing in British and Commonwealth weapons Chuck in Denver ... Buy-Sell-Trade .. Guns, Cars Motorcycles Service Publications - Collectors books that earn their place in your library! Your source for the finest in High Power Competition Gear. Canadian Import and Export Services (Click banner ad for more information) Here at T-bones Shipwrighting we specialise in vintage service rifle: re-barrelling, bedding, repairs, modifications and accurizing. We also provide importation services for firearms, parts and weapons, for both private or commercial businesses.
     

  4. #12
    Moderator
    (Parker Hale Forums)
    Gil Boyd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Last On
    Today @ 05:01 AM
    Location
    Home of The Parachute Regiment & 16 Air Assault Brigade
    Posts
    2,636
    Local Date
    07-17-2018
    Local Time
    06:17 PM
    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.
    Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	PARA GIL BORDER TRILUX TRIALS 1973.jpg‎
Views:	55
Size:	98.2 KB
ID:	87234  
    'Tonight my men and I have been through hell and back again, but the look on your faces when we let you out of the hall - we'd do it all again tomorrow.' Major Chris Keeble's words to Goose Green villagers on 29th May 1982 - 2 PARA

  5. The Following 2 Members Say Thank You to Gil Boyd For This Useful Post:


  6. Avoid Ads - Become a Contributing Member - Click HERE
  7. #13
    Contributing Member mrclark303's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Last On
    Today @ 01:10 PM
    Location
    The wild west of England
    Posts
    1,875
    Local Date
    07-17-2018
    Local Time
    06:17 PM
    Real Name
    Mr Clark
    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...

  8. #14
    Really Senior Member skiprat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Last On
    06-22-2018 @ 07:46 AM
    Location
    North Yorkshire
    Posts
    249
    Local Date
    07-17-2018
    Local Time
    06:17 PM
    [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

  9. The Following 4 Members Say Thank You to skiprat For This Useful Post:


  10. #15
    Contributing Member harlton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Last On
    @
    Location
    Colborne, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    118
    Local Date
    07-17-2018
    Local Time
    01:17 PM
    Real Name
    Ian Sutherland
    Thread Starter
    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.

    Regards Ian

  11. #16
    Contributing Member harlton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Last On
    @
    Location
    Colborne, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    118
    Local Date
    07-17-2018
    Local Time
    01:17 PM
    Real Name
    Ian Sutherland
    Thread Starter
    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.



    Regards Ian

+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2

Similar Threads

  1. BSA Aperture Sight Mouning Base Plate
    By hatrick in forum The Lee Enfield Knowledge Library Collectors Forum
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 01-04-2017, 02:28 AM
  2. L2a1 trilux sight pointer
    By adrianc in forum FNFAL Rifles
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 08-14-2015, 07:32 AM
  3. H Burton Wilson made aperture sight mounting plate for SMLE
    By Kiwi in forum The Lee Enfield Knowledge Library Collectors Forum
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 01-01-2013, 03:01 PM
  4. Central sight mounting plate/hardware for P-14/1917 Rifle
    By Calfed in forum The Lee Enfield Knowledge Library Collectors Forum
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 05-29-2011, 10:52 AM
  5. Shooting the L1A2
    By sdh1911 in forum Milsurps General Discussion Forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-24-2007, 04:58 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts