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Old 03-11-2019, 8:17 AM
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Default L1A1 SLR

Took it out of the safe this weekend and decided to take some photos of mine fully kitted-up. Built on an English 1960 kit with a forged Entreprise L1A1 ABNI receiver. The wood furniture is a repro set made Ironwood with slightly thicker hand guard as the original wood handguards were somewhat fragile. The L1A2 kabar-stype bayonet matches the gun quite nicely and I imagine makes a pretty useful utility knife as well as bayonet.

The SUIT sight is a bit goofy but is an early example of a 4x prismatic battle optic which we see in modern times with the ACOG. It even has tritium inserts to illuminate the reticle a little bit in low light situations.







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Yes, super sweet!
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FN had some beautiful designs.
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Nice work - I like the wood.

More than a few of us here learned to shoot with that one - !

9.9 lbs of cool.
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The L1A1 of course having a storied history within the British Armed Forces, from the early 60-70s in Northern Ireland during "The Troubles" to the early 80s in the Falklands. A lot of history in these line of rifles serving the United Kingdom in its various conflicts.










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Nice looking rifle! I need one of those SUIT scopes now!

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Is your SUIT sight Brit or Izzy I love the one I have and always get comments on it at the range, I did the reinstall of tritium inserts myself,
FAL is really one sexy beast !!!
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Is your SUIT sight Brit or Izzy I love the one I have and always get comments on it at the range, I did the reinstall of tritium inserts myself,
FAL is really one sexy beast !!!
My SUIT is Brit. I also reinstalled the tritium insert in mine with an orange-red vial as red was unavailable at the time.
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Well nice OP! Love seeing the FAL & SLR represented here on CG.
I need to keep an eye open for a inch pattern receiver and L1A1 kit....
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Love those SLR's. Here is a Aussie version:

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Definitely on the short list of most elegant self loading rifles ever produced.
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Here was mine mated to a number matching Enterprise rcvr. Wish I
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Those are some sweet looking L1A1s. The wood furniture really makes them so much better looking.
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OP - is your registered or does it have a fixed magazine arrangement?
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The OP convinced me to hunt down a SUIT



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So it is registered then?
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Very nice rifle - looks great with the SUIT.


IMO - Take the "is it registered" posts to PM/DM.
Who the Hell wants to discuss that crap on a public forum.

"Jealous" gun collectors are the absolute worst - more likely to throw you under a bus than any left-wing extremist.

It's got a huge block of metal over the mag release - chill, Winston!
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Great thread OP! Thanks for sharing, now I want one!
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Very nice rifle - looks great with the SUIT.


IMO - Take the "is it registered" posts to PM/DM.
Who the Hell wants to discuss that crap on a public forum.

"Jealous" gun collectors are the absolute worst - more likely to throw you under a bus than any left-wing extremist.

It's got a huge block of metal over the mag release - chill, Winston!
Thanks! I was going for that "Used" look.
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How would you go about attaching a l1a1 muzzle brake on a fal.?what kinda soder or weld do you need ? Mine has the slip on type and looks like the ones seen in the OP 's pics. That , and I'm looking to make mine compliant , so I don't get thrown in the Pokey.
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Very nice rifles above. The Trilux is a very interesting optic, I have a few Israeli versions sitting with a kit I need to build.

Question on the L1A1- does the front of the handguard by the gas block have metal on the inside. or is it just wood?

I will always have a special place in my heart for FAL's, because it's the only machine gun that I ever had pointed at me in anger. I was in Argentina in 2002 during a financial crisis there, and the police were stopping cars looking for someone in a neighborhood I was driving through on my way to the airport. I guess my friend's father and myself and the car fit the description! They had a road block set up.

A few apologies later I was on my way, but the FAL is really a terrifying view from the muzzle end.
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Thanks to the L1A1 owners/fans for this thread, and pics. Fantastic. Always learn a lot from these.
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Very nice rifles above. The Trilux is a very interesting optic, I have a few Israeli versions sitting with a kit I need to build.

Question on the L1A1- does the front of the handguard by the gas block have metal on the inside. or is it just wood?

I will always have a special place in my heart for FAL's, because it's the only machine gun that I ever had pointed at me in anger. I was in Argentina in 2002 during a financial crisis there, and the police were stopping cars looking for someone in a neighborhood I was driving through on my way to the airport. I guess my friend's father and myself and the car fit the description! They had a road block set up.

A few apologies later I was on my way, but the FAL is really a terrifying view from the muzzle end.
There is a piece of metal near the gasblock on the inside of both handguards.
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I will always have a special place in my heart for FAL's, because it's the only machine gun that I ever had pointed at me in anger. I was in Argentina in 2002 during a financial crisis there, and the police were stopping cars looking for someone in a neighborhood I was driving through on my way to the airport. I guess my friend's father and myself and the car fit the description! They had a road block set up.

A few apologies later I was on my way, but the FAL is really a terrifying view from the muzzle end.
It turned out Ok - thankfully.
Would not want one pointed at me.
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