View Full Version : L1A1 issue

January 18, 2009, 17:44
I was shooting my L1A1 today, which has a SUIT scope. The mount for the SUIT actually fell off while I was shooting. Anyone had anything like this happen before? And should I get a new mount or fix this one?

English Mike
January 18, 2009, 18:45
I take it you mean the bracket broke away from the top cover?

If so, then it can be fixed - IIRC Brownknees had one break & mended it.

I remembered wrong - Aifwikir fixed it for him:


January 18, 2009, 20:53
Mine actually broke twice.:eek:

The first time the rivets holding the "t-bar" came loose. I fixed that by having a local garage spot-weld the t-bar.
The second time the spot welds holding the sheet metal together came apart.
That's when AIF offered to weld it up for me.

He did a great job, better than the original. Unfortunately I haven't seen him post here for quite a while.

January 19, 2009, 00:13
The T-bar rivets apparrently broke. So how should I fix it assuming I can? If not, where do I get another one?

January 19, 2009, 07:59
The best permanent fix I came up with was to get a local garage to allign the t-bar using the old rivets as a guide & then put a spot of weld at the front, middle, & back sides.
Others have used just 2 spots, one at the front, & another at the back.
A quick cleanup & a coat of paint & I was done. IIRC the cost was $15.00.