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pim123
August 12, 2008, 13:15
Today got my L1A1, happy, happy, happy !!

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2006-8/1204893/IMG_0205.JPG

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2006-8/1204893/IMG_0202.JPG

gear-head
August 12, 2008, 14:10
Nice! What did you do for the swivel on the buttstock? I can't seem to find an original anywhere.

pim123
August 12, 2008, 14:18
It's all original, so is the swivel.

cbr954fz1
August 12, 2008, 18:11
sweet...cbr:fal:

RRotz
August 12, 2008, 18:35
cool! when you get bored of it, send it my way!

kalliste
November 23, 2008, 05:17
Originally posted by gear-head
Nice! What did you do for the swivel on the buttstock? I can't seem to find an original anywhere. http://www.ds-solutions.co.uk/Store/product_info.php?cPath=1_9&products_id=147
http://www.ds-solutions.co.uk/Store/images/tn%20SLR%20Plastic%20Butt%20Swivel%201.jpg
These are original, British Army issue, sling swivels (or loops) for use with the black nylon (ABS) type of issue butt. They are in unissued condition with a black paint finish. Sold complete with an original screw. NATO Stock Number 'B1/1005-99-963-2041'.
http://www.ds-solutions.co.uk/Store/product_info.php?cPath=1_9&products_id=149
http://www.ds-solutions.co.uk/Store/images/tn%20SLR%20Swivel%20Set.jpg

It's a UK gunshop but AFAIK they'll ship things like this to the US. User denny tried emailing them for parts but they weren't very prompt in replying - on their webpage they said they had computer problems. Might be worth you PM'ing denny to see if he got what he wanted from them. (The pound is weak against the dollar right now, 5 + 2.20 shipping = 7.20 ought to be in the region of $10.)

Stratoghost
November 23, 2008, 05:56
Nice!

IanMor
November 23, 2008, 15:20
Who made the receiver?

pim123
November 23, 2008, 16:11
It's an original L1A1 made by the BSA factory in the UK in 1960, the only more original you have are the Belgium FAL rifles

Brass Rat
November 23, 2008, 17:22
That would explain the swivel;)

pim123
November 23, 2008, 17:26
yes, it would for sure :wink:

There are about 1800 of these dumped on the European market now by a Belgian arms trader... You can buy these here for about 500 EUR ... :)

IanMor
November 23, 2008, 18:47
It's an original L1A1 made by the BSA factory in the UK in 1960, the only more original you have are the Belgium FAL rifles

Oh, I thought it was a kit someone put together! You are fortunate indeed!!

Thanks for posting this!

Ghost
November 23, 2008, 19:19
Its a a shme to think that the Europeans can get these and here in the US with our bill of rights we can't have them bloody stupid thinking here.

denny
November 23, 2008, 19:49
I never followed up on an order - First they wanted about $ 80.00 shipping for 2 packages and second they only wanted pmt in cash. Their excuse was they claimed the UK banks charged some hefty fee for M.O. or checks.
The hole thing made me uneasy.
on the other hand i've been told by a person who did a face to face with DS Solutions in England that they are ok to deal with.
My last package from England wasn't cheap shipping wise but I felt their costs were out of line for what I was having shipped..
Thanks D.