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May 11, 2009, 09:31
Hello, Gents...
Took my L1A1 to the range yesterday, shot 147 gr S&B through it. Functioned fine. Pics to come. DSA L1A1 receiver on a Lithgow lower. Requisite # of 922r parts. Had been waiting a long time for its debut... Thanks to L/FN, found a nice wood set...
The bold hold open did not have the pin to hold the bolt open on the last shot; on one website, I see that this pin was not always present or used.
will closing on the last shot wear the chamber/bolt face? i.e. should I get this pin or leave as is? Thoughts. I've been lurking awhile and appreciate all the info shared between us. There is real expertise here.


May 11, 2009, 10:02
To BHO or not BHO, that is the question?

Pretty much a personal preference thing. The Brits didn't like the feature and disabled it. Lessened the chance of foreign material entering the action while the bolt/carrier is locked back, I believe. Most metric countries left it in working order.

My L1A1/Imbel came with the BHO working and I like it that way. For my uses there isn't any reason not to have this feature.

If it were my rifle, I'd restore the BHO. :)

May 11, 2009, 10:24
I am in agreement with MAINER. I like the BHO (not The Anointed One).