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zouaverifle
March 19, 2017, 12:58
Hello Gents

A small post for a quick review of my L1A1.
You must to know than here in France, you have two way for this kind of weapons.
Reg B...you can have a regular FAL with agreement for 5 years renewable (but you must follow some rules every years (shooting control...) and if you stop shooting practise, you must sale or deactivated the gun.

Reg C...you have two choice :wink: the first one is to have a fixed magazine (welded) with 2 rounds in (plus one in the chamber) you keep the semi automatic action.
Second possibility (mine in this case) is to have a normal magazine but with 10 rounds limitation (by pop rivet) and the semi automatic action is deactivated so you can use only the rifle in repetition action.
BUT...you are the owner in the two case of the gun even if you stop the shooting practise.

I know it's silly but it's like this in France.

So, some pics

http://img11.hostingpics.net/pics/48757457F1.jpg (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=48757457F1.jpg)

http://img11.hostingpics.net/pics/71336513F3.jpg (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=71336513F3.jpg)

http://img11.hostingpics.net/pics/79195091F2.jpg (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=79195091F2.jpg)

http://img11.hostingpics.net/pics/70643075F4.jpg (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=70643075F4.jpg)

http://img11.hostingpics.net/pics/41607260F6.jpg (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=41607260F6.jpg)

http://img11.hostingpics.net/pics/98648299F8.jpg (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=98648299F8.jpg)


ZR ( sorry for my english !)

DakTo
March 19, 2017, 13:43
That is an excellent British SLR and congrats.

Regulation B appears for shooters and i would choose this verses Regulation C which makes you deactivate in part the magazine or make the SLR a straight pull.
Regulation C is more appealing to keep the SLR intact.

What is Regulation A?

01BIRDDOG
March 19, 2017, 13:54
Thanks for the post and pics. of a beautiful L1A1......Welcome aboard also.

pl521
March 19, 2017, 13:57
That's a real deal Brit L1A1 SLR. Excellent condition for a 59 year old rifle. Very nice and thank you for sharing.

enbloc8
March 19, 2017, 13:58
Bonjour!

I wonder, how is "shooting practice" defined in this case under French law?

zouaverifle
March 19, 2017, 14:13
That is an excellent British SLR and congrats.

Regulation B appears for shooters and i would choose this verses Regulation C which makes you deactivate in part the magazine or make the SLR a straight pull.
Regulation B is more appealing to keep the SLR intact.

What is Regulation A?

Hello

Regulation A is for full automatic weapons (to be short) quiet difficult to reach for a normal shooter.
Best Regards

ZR

L1A1A
March 19, 2017, 14:15
Very nice L1A1. Matching numbers too. Thanks for posting, and very nice to hear from someone in France. Please let us know how it shoots when you get a chance.

zouaverifle
March 19, 2017, 14:21
Thanks for the post and pics. of a beautiful L1A1......Welcome aboard also.

Many thanks !

ZR

zouaverifle
March 19, 2017, 14:27
Bonjour!

I wonder, how is "shooting practice" defined in this case under French law?

Well...if you are under the "B" regulation you must have 3 shooting tests by years under the control of your shooting club director. THe tests are for safety, questions about weapons knowledge in general terms.

Best Regards

ZR

zouaverifle
March 19, 2017, 14:40
Very nice L1A1. Matching numbers too. Thanks for posting, and very nice to hear from someone in France. Please let us know how it shoots when you get a chance.

Hello
The rifle is a really great moment of pleasure (because I am more a collector than a shooter)
This kind of rifle are not commun here ( We have plenty of german, US, GB,.comming for attics or caves...) due to history
For me, the Fal rifle is a sort of pic of the 60/70/80 years of the Africa history
I am quiet happy to be here with plenty of FAL addicts !

ZR

zouaverifle
March 19, 2017, 14:43
That's a real deal Brit L1A1 SLR. Excellent condition for a 59 year old rifle. Very nice and thank you for sharing.

The rumor say than this weapons comes from "Falkland" stocks" ?

ZR

pl521
March 19, 2017, 14:55
The rumor say than this weapons comes from "Falkland" stocks" ?

ZR

Even better...SLR used in combat. Cherish it -- it's a rifle many of us can only dream of owning in the states.

Vulcanator
March 19, 2017, 23:19
Looks just like the L1A1 I used to own in the UK many moons ago. Beautiful rifle,

novalondon
March 20, 2017, 17:21
Is the hinge pin welded so it cannot be removed or is that my old eyes seeing something else ?
Beautiful rifle you have .

zouaverifle
March 21, 2017, 06:01
You don't dream...:whistling: and your eyes are still working fine :)
For some obscure reasons, the Hinge pin was welded when I buy the rifle from ST Militaria (the shop name)
A Dremel tool, a new screw and everything is fine now !

http://img4.hostingpics.net/pics/76182290V1.jpg (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=76182290V1.jpg)

http://img4.hostingpics.net/pics/83517082V2.jpg (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=83517082V2.jpg)

http://img4.hostingpics.net/pics/31814548V3.jpg (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=31814548V3.jpg)

http://img4.hostingpics.net/pics/58324118V4.jpg (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=58324118V4.jpg)

G3isMe
March 22, 2017, 22:17
Thank you for sharing as it is really nice to see one of these still intact with the original receiver.


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SteelGreyML
March 23, 2017, 00:12
Nice SLR! :bow:

Jarhead504
March 23, 2017, 20:38
Welcome aboard brother! That is a sweet looking L1A1. I always wanted a real Brit cut LIA1. Keep us posted on how it shoots and the progress you will make with it.

Jarhead

zouaverifle
March 24, 2017, 15:15
I will do !

THe next step will be to put the Wood set on !
Honestly spoken, I don't know what is the best way...to keep the plastic furniture or not...due to the rifle finish (certainainly refurbisheb)
Wait and see in some few days !

ZR (I must Check in the "bible" about early L1A1 factory standard !

preban336
April 14, 2017, 15:37
Beautiful L1A1 and in excellent condition...:bow:

zouaverifle
April 15, 2017, 14:18
Many thanks !
I just received the Wood kit today !!!

I will try to post some pics during the week-end

Regards

ZR

raubvogel
April 16, 2017, 18:18
Don't throw away the old furniture

jam762
April 16, 2017, 20:30
I hope that you found Brit furniture to put on that SLR. Here in the states it's tough and expensive to find the correct wood. We have some very talented wood workers on the files and early wood in good shape is very hard to find. It's even more difficult to find wood that is year specific. Please post pics after the transition and thank you for sharing your L1.:bow:

Many thanks !
I just received the Wood kit today !!!

I will try to post some pics during the week-end

Regards

ZR

zouaverifle
April 17, 2017, 11:51
Well,

I try to put the new wood stock on my rifle today, look nice for the forearms but due to the needs of special tools in Inch for pistol grips and stock (S2 marked) I decided to keep the plastic stuff in place.
I will contact the two forum members first who show interest some weeks ago.

http://img4.hostingpics.net/pics/194863FAL1.jpg (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=194863FAL1.jpg)

http://img4.hostingpics.net/pics/710846FAL2.jpg (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=710846FAL2.jpg)

best regards

ZR

G3isMe
April 17, 2017, 14:07
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I will contact the two forum members first who show interest some weeks ago.
.....

best regards

ZR



:bow:...:bow:....:D....:whistling:....


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.30-06
April 18, 2017, 13:27
Beautiful!

pistolero1911
April 18, 2017, 19:19
Very nice L1A1. Get the special tools from a FALFiles member and go for the woodie look, just as it would have come from Enfield factory back in '58.

jam762
April 18, 2017, 19:54
Don't be discouraged, overcome the challenge. I've used a shiskabob skewer and flat head screwdriver to remove and replace the recoil spring. The buttstock tool does make it quick & easy but there is more than one way to skin a cat.:wink:

That L1 deserves wood and nothing less.

Well,

I try to put the new wood stock on my rifle today, look nice for the forearms but due to the needs of special tools in Inch for pistol grips and stock (S2 marked) I decided to keep the plastic stuff in place.
I will contact the two forum members first who show interest some weeks ago.

best regards

ZR