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December 15, 2000, 15:43
Had the good fortune to be cruising around europe in the last couple of weeks, and went to the Military Museum at Diekirch, Luxembourg. In addition to being one of the best military museums I've ever been to, they had some neat stuff a little more contemporary than the big one the region is known for. I won't offer any comentary because I am not a subject matter expert, but the photo's are from several of the many excellent dioramas the museum has. If you are ever in the area, go see it.
December 15, 2000, 15:55
Very nice post!
Farmer from Hell
December 15, 2000, 16:51
Cool. Notice the US T48 style folding trigger guard for winter shooting.
December 15, 2000, 21:02
Excellent pictures thank you for sharing.
December 15, 2000, 22:31
Do these have semi only slector limiters on them or just a differnt type of selector?
NZ L1A1 Collector
December 15, 2000, 23:17
The rifles are FAL 'Canadian', the selectors are the Type 'A' and are most likely Auto capiable also requested by Luxemburg, they had the T48 trigger guards.
Note the BFA, Bayonet and the german K98 type cleaning kit.
Luxemburg ordered 1,500 rifles in 1956. Here's where 5 of them ended up http://www.fnfal.com/forums/smile.gif
Rifle, 7.62 mm, L1A1 Collector & Researcher.
December 16, 2000, 01:20
There were several more in the museum, in various displays and dioramas. There was a commando moving across a two-rope bridge near the ceiling (and a second with an Uzi), sporting another example, but I could not get a decent photo. There were several in the numerous weapons displays, as well.
Is it just me, or is the weapon in the bottom picture missing the buttplate?
December 16, 2000, 08:09
Doug, Is this the mueseum that used to be an old brewery? If it was, the the best part, after the outstanding weapons display, was the letters home from the GIs who fought during the Battle of the Buldge. Walking through therre reading what those guys were going through gave me new perspective and enduring respect for the greatest generation.
December 16, 2000, 10:36
Nice......places to go.......people to see.......things to do.......etc, etc, etc...
December 16, 2000, 14:25
It looked like it could have been a brewery, but I don't know. It's off season, and they turned the lights on for me to walk through (it was afternoon). They have a pretty good web page though (don't know where I stashed the URL), it should be easy to find.
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