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    An alternative "official" optic is the one we in Oz got from the Germans after they went from the FAL-based G1 to the Heckle and Jeckle G3 and the very nice Schmidt and Bender compact scope.

    The earlier Hensholdt is a compact unit that looks a LOT like one of the late WW2 Germanicon ZFK 43/1scopes, but mounted on a special dust cover and retained by cheesy thin steel straps as per the ZFK 43/1 and ZF 4 mounting and which are prone to cracking and failure.

    Pix and discussion here: Band Mount Hensoldt ZF4 for G1 In Detail - Wehrmacht-Awards.com Militaria Forums

    More pix and discussions here: FN G1 MILITARY SCOPE, MOUNT AND BOX? OR???? - The FAL Files

    Most of the rubber lense-covers seem to have fallen off / rotted away since the early 1960's; funny how that happens....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce_in_Oz View Post
    An alternative "official" optic is the one we in Oz got from the Germans after they went from the FAL-based G1 to the Heckle and Jeckle G3 and the very nice Schmidt and Bender compact scope.
    When you say got from the Germans, do you mean civilian surplus sales, or did the Australianicon Army adopt them in a limited fashion for the L1A1?
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    I understood there was some sort of limited trial of optics going on.

    We also had SUIT kits floating around the system and then there was a weird little reflex sight.

    That one appeared to be originally designed to fit the carry handle on the M-16, but "someone" came up with an adaptation of the L1A1 dust-cover to make it "fit" that rifle. I never owned one of those, but they appear from time to time.

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    I found a pic of that little reflex sight that seemed to have found its way onto a few L1A1s..

    Its proper name is: LC-7-40-M16

    It looks like:




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