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NZ L1A1 Collector
August 29, 2000, 06:49
These tools are locally made for use in the refurbishment/repair of L1A1 & L2A1 rifles through Base Workshops. The New Zealand Armys Main Base Workshop refurbished approx. 100 rifles per week at it's peek.

Other than the foresight setting gauge, all the other tools have been made for me using the original spec plans.








Dan at VOW
August 29, 2000, 07:38
Damn you have the neatest stuff Kevin, all I can say is I'm jealous. You must have a warehouse to keep all this stuff in. Ever thought about opening your own museum? I have some stocks and such at home I need to get the numbers from, see if you can help me ID them. Also turns out one of my L1A1's has a bunch of Aussie parts on it. Will send the numbers when I get back home. Great stuff Kev, keep up the good work. Dan.

September 02, 2000, 08:48

I'd be really interested in some specific information on these.. Like dimensions for the go/no go gauges etc. Especially the pivot pin area gauge and the gas block one. I betcha half the problems we hear about with rifles not cycling or lowers being loose have something to do with the gas block/pivot dimensions being outta spec. What other nifty gauges/tools do you have lying around?


NZ L1A1 Collector
September 02, 2000, 18:40
Gidday Jen,

the details of these gauges and 'plans' for making them are contained on the Armourers Instructions both British & Australian. There are all sorts of tools and guages that are required to make life easier when doing base overhauls and repairs. Some of the items I have are unqiue because an Armourer decided to make a tool to make the task easier. (I would also say faster, but that would be a oximoron (sp?) I don't belive that Armourers in general have the desire to 'work fast' http://www.fnfal.com/forums/biggrin.gif )

There are a number of tools that I still have to have made for my collection. I don't build L1A1's.... there's no need as I can find origonals at the drop of a hat. So the tools I get done are for collecting and are only ever tried on the rifles to see if they infact to work. That's how I found out that one of the three gas block I have is stuffed, as you can see by the pic!

I don't work in an office so it does make getting photocopies a little difficault http://www.fnfal.com/forums/frown.gif

I guess I should get a batch of photocoping done? for the requests from the manufactures for the prints?....... what I want from the deal is and example of the tools for the collection. http://www.fnfal.com/forums/smile.gif .... sound fair? there's about 20 Tools/Jigs from screwdrivers for tightening the pistol grip bushing to a Locking Shoulder assembly fixture, all these tools are to be 'locally made'.

footnote: GP I have managed to get printed a set of the drawing for the tools you said you would be interested in doing I've got to get off my butt and send them to you, a couple of them are in metric measurements.....can you handle real world measurements? http://www.fnfal.com/forums/wink.gif

Kevin Adams
Rifle, 7.62 mm, L1A1 Collector & Researcher.

November 03, 2000, 11:03
Kevin: *Laugh* Yes, metric is perfectly fine for me. http://www.fnfal.com/forums/smile.gif

I'd love to get those schematics/specs.