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April 03, 2009, 16:02
Have these two partial British kits and was wondering what some of the markings mean...
Barrel 1
Barrel: B61 960-2006
Gas Block: 960-2266 B61
Flash Hider: D76933422

Barrel 2
Barrel: CF 960 2006 D71
Gas Block: D71 960 2266
Flash Hider: B60

Lower 1
Side: UE59 A27623
Bottom Near Tang: 960 0071 58D
Trigger: B60

Lower 2
Side: UB59 A35959
Bottom Near Tang: 960 0071
Trigger: B58


Here are some pics of them: www.respecki.net/brits

April 03, 2009, 16:16
B=BSA or Birmingham Small Arms

D w/line in center= Enfield Small Arms

UB and UE on the lowers are the same as above



The two digits after letter is the year it was made the rest is a national stock except on the lowers that the serial number.

The barrel with CF whats the bore condition?

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April 03, 2009, 16:19
It looks brand new and unfired.... I tried searching but came up with generic info.. ( I probably input the wrong search criteria)..

April 03, 2009, 16:26
If you want to sell or trade the CF marked barrel PM me.

Thanks Thorack

April 03, 2009, 16:56
What are the two barrels worth separately and which of the lowers is considered better? The Enfield or the BSA?

April 04, 2009, 00:24
I will be doing a build with at least one of these sets and was wondering about which one to use because of quality/uniqueness... Any further info or critique on the numbers?

NZ L1A1 Collector
April 04, 2009, 05:34
Just to clarify a point about one of the markings on British barrels

CF doesn't stand for 'Cold Forged' it's the manufacturers code for the supplier of steel used to make the barrel, in this case Corby Foundries 'CF' Anther manufacturer is 'FB' (Firth Brown Steels Ltd).

April 04, 2009, 21:17

Previous post edited, Kiwi SLR hoarder, now tell me what "V HC" markings stand for for and I'll be impressed!

dpr 64, I'm sure I'll be corrected, but from what I've learned here none of your L1A1 parts are unique but as always younger less used is always better. Neither BSA or Enfield was better than the other nor none of the years of manufacture noted as any better than any other.

Again I'll probably be corrected so take it for what its worth.


April 05, 2009, 00:02
Haha....thanks for the info...I am torn whether to keep both, build one, or hide them under my bed until I am smarter...I like the looks of one over the other as they are subtly different in minute ways but cannot decide if there is quality in one versus the other. ..(this is where fal inexperience is hurting me).

NZ L1A1 Collector
April 05, 2009, 04:14
Originally posted by Thorack
now tell me what "V HC" markings stand for for and I'll be impressed!

At this stage I don't have an answer for that one yet. :biggrin: