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Abominog
December 10, 2006, 17:12
OK, it's probably something stupid that I should recognize. But I don't. I'm thinking it's late Ishapore.

Pistolwiz
December 10, 2006, 18:22
Looks like a Kiwi. NZ. You know, as the Aussies say: Those sheep lovers on that little Isle just to the east of us." :biggrin: Sorry Andy, Couldn't help myself. You know how us seppies are! :love:

NZ L1A1 Collector
December 10, 2006, 22:11
NZ Carrying Handle, should have deep finger grooves

http://www.falfiles.com/forums/attachment.php?s=&postid=536719

Abominog
December 19, 2006, 21:13
It would appear, according to B.S., UK&CW FALs p. 196 fig. 170 that this type of handle was made by Australia.


Which begs a few questions:
1. Is BS wrong?
2. Was this type made by NZ?
3. Was it ever fielded by Australia for domestic use?

Andy the Aussie
December 19, 2006, 21:21
Originally posted by Gunpartsguy
Looks like a Kiwi. NZ. You know, as the Aussies say: Those sheep lovers on that little Isle just to the east of us." :biggrin: Sorry Andy, ....could not agree more...no wonder their race horses are so damn quick....they ahve seen what happens to the sheep..... ;):p

Nothing like anything Aussie I have seen mate. Is it actually black or is that just what I am seeing.

Andy:biggrin:

Andy the Aussie
December 19, 2006, 21:23
Looking again I am thinking Kiwi due to the depth and angle of the first finger contour. Does it smell on lanolin (that was harsh and uncalled for...but I will leave it in anyway, I have not stirred Kevin up in ages) ?

Andy:beer:

Abominog
December 19, 2006, 22:52
Originally posted by Andy the Aussie
Looking again I am thinking Kiwi due to the depth and angle of the first finger contour. Does it smell on lanolin (that was harsh and uncalled for...but I will leave it in anyway, I have not stirred Kevin up in ages) ?

Andy:beer:



If you could read, or at least see, the photos in B.S. FAL Bible would show you! And quit taking the mickey out of Kevin!

Andy the Aussie
December 19, 2006, 23:48
Originally posted by Abominog
And quit taking the mickey out of Kevin! ....I am Aussie....he is Kiwi....aint going to happen.... ;)

NZ L1A1 Collector
December 20, 2006, 02:29
That's ok Abominog the Aussie needs something to have a laugh at, while they wait for some rain and/or the bush fires to consume them.

Yes you are right the rifle shown on those pages shows this type of carrying handle, unfortunately I can't find a credit for the pic, so I'm not too sure which collection the rifle is from.

What I can tell you is I have a pic of NZer's in Rhodesia (1980) and this type of carrying handle on one of the rifles.

It's a little hard to read one number in the serial number so here are the possibilities for AD610x767

AD6100767 = New Zealand
AD6101767 = Malaya
AD6102767 = Malaya
AD6103767 = Australian Army
AD6104767 = Australian Army
AD6105767 = Australian Army
AD6106767 = Australian Army
AD6107767 = Ghana
AD6108767 = Malaya
AD6109767 = nil

Temp
December 20, 2006, 13:48
Kickstart peg from a 1927 Webley-Vickers 500cc Bleedin' Speedmeister.