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SPEEDGUNNER
April 25, 2017, 11:24
Have you guys seen this one? Awfully nice. Comments?

http://www.gunbroker.com/item/638974418

TenTea
April 25, 2017, 11:47
Beautiful riFAL but W.E.G. would never settle for upside down pictures in an auction listing. :biggrin:

armed2012
April 25, 2017, 12:04
nice gun but looks like a trunk gun that walked over thats probably sear cut and the atf would consider it contraband, no paperwork or import markings it looks like

SPEEDGUNNER
April 25, 2017, 12:10
If the Commonwealth guns were never full auto to begin with, how can it be considered "sear cut"?

lew
April 25, 2017, 13:14
If the Commonwealth guns were never full auto to begin with, how can it be considered "sear cut"?

Though the selector's profile prevented its travel to the "A" notch, the rifles still have safety sears.

armed2012
April 25, 2017, 15:04
the ATF is LAME AS CRAP thats how

enbloc8
April 25, 2017, 15:35
Two things I notice:

*The lightening cuts on the rear of the upper receiver aren't consistent on both sides. The cut on the right looks correct for a British rifle, but the one on the left side (above the selector) looks more Australian.

*The "RIFLE 7.62 MM L1A1" looks more like Australian font than British.

Is it possible that somebody took an Eden or other Lithgow receiver, back in the day, and altered it to match their British parts kit?

hkshooter
April 25, 2017, 20:32
The guy is a member here.

limeyinaz
April 25, 2017, 22:23
Obviously, the previous buyer had an issue with it:

previous sale (http://www.gunbroker.com/Item/635598397)

djfin
April 26, 2017, 10:55
nice gun but looks like a trunk gun that walked over thats probably sear cut and the atf would consider it contraband, no paperwork or import markings it looks like

Just how using the dark low quality pictures posted you came to the conclusion that it is sear cut and has no import markings ?? Seller does not state "no paperwork" and the import marks might be lite and not visible in the pictures. As there is not a clear picture of the area where the sear would be just how did you decide to post " thats probably sear cut and the atf would consider it contraband". As mentioned the seller is a member here according to another post and will most likely read this thread I would think twice about making statements claiming that this is an illegal rifle. Please explain

djfin
April 26, 2017, 10:58
Obviously, the previous buyer had an issue with it:

previous sale (http://www.gunbroker.com/Item/635598397)

Or maybe the buyer backed out of the deal. Assuming that there was a problem with the rifle with no facts to back it up seems wrong. FYI not mine.

miner1426
April 26, 2017, 21:08
The upper is not original Enfield manufacture. The Enfield font should be
7.62m/m, not 7.62mm. As has been previously stated, it appears to be an Aussie upper that has been machined to look British, the contours of the cuts look forced. If it was a complete serialized 100% machined upper, it now has two probably different serial numbers, unless the original above the lightning cut was scrubbed. The alternative is that it started out as one of the 1980's era unfinished Onyx L1A1 imported receivers, and was finished and then serial numbered to look British. The steel batch code located forward of the magazine well, or on the inside rear of the receiver (depends on date of manufacture), should give some indication of the time of production (80's onyx vs. original early). On top of that it's definitely been refinished. Check out that magazine lug deformation on the receiver cutout, as well as the bolt carrier contact mark having been finished over on the receiver, just above the breech .

JonnyP
April 26, 2017, 22:14
Steel batch code GB - 1962

enbloc8
April 26, 2017, 22:21
Steel batch code GB - 1962

Where do you see that?

miner1426
April 26, 2017, 22:31
Steel batch code GB - 1962

Ah... Did you happen to see if the original serial number was still intact?

JonnyP
April 26, 2017, 23:40
The original serial is not present, I've handled this particular rifle.