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    Falkland Island L1A1's

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    Thumbing through some old copies of the UKicon's Guns Review Magazine and came across this advert placed by the Falkland Islands Government in 1993
    I seem to remember reading a post somewhere that this was the source for the Anglo Custom (via Luxdeftec) Straight Pull conversions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by waco16 View Post
    I seem to remember reading a post somewhere that this was the source for the Anglo Custom (via Luxdeftec) Straight Pull conversions?
    Interesting, I seem to recall that all the Anglo examples I looked at were all BSA, no Enfields among them, I often wondered if there was some convoluted legal reason that BSA (commercial MOD contact examples) were sold off and not Government owned ROF Enfield made examples.
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    Jeez, I'll take two of each!

    Could be possible that the SLR's sent to the Falklands were all BSA contract? If drawn from MoD stores, you'd think they would be mixed manufacture.

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    One of each please.I wonder what they were purchased for in the end.

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    I think, most, (if not all) the Falklands L1A1's were deactivated and sold with authenticity certificates.

    I'm not really sure what was so collectable about these anyway, they were supplied after the Falklands war to re-equip the Falkland Islands Defence Force..

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    Regardless...............oh for building a time machine.
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    Might seek out a legal US range next time I'm over where I can shoot a "proper" SLR, I know where there are a few that side of the pond in ex Police hands
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