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cabinetman
January 13, 2003, 08:21
Hi all.

I was browsing through the TAPCO catalog and found an L1A1 Wood Stock with ID Disk Hole listed at the top of the of page 10 . I've never seen a FAL with a stock disk and have some questions.

1) What country had stock disks?
2) What did they designate?
3) Does anyone have a photo of one?

Any help will be apprecaited.

Thanks!

Rome

ce
January 13, 2003, 09:20
New Zealand is the only country that used the stock disc, probably on the same order as the Swedish Mauser, designating condition of bore, dtes of inspection, that sort of thing.
Ask Kevin in New Zealand.

NZ L1A1 Collector
January 17, 2003, 05:59
Here's some answers for you:-

1) What country had stock disks?
These are from Ex New Zealand Air Force L1A1 rifles. The Air force was the only ones to use this rifle rack ID system. Its similar system that was used on the the old .303 No. 1 Mk. III Lee Enfields. These disks are more then likely the same disks used on the .303 rifles.

2) What did they designate?
They designated the Air Force base and the rifle rack allocation number.

3) Does anyone have a photo of one?
Here you go:-

WIG = stands for 'WIGRAM' Air force Base
34 = is the rifle rack position.

NZ L1A1 Collector
January 17, 2003, 06:05
Butt disk fitted

cabinetman
January 17, 2003, 07:28
I apprecaite the answers and have learned something. I've never seen a stock disk on an L1A1 before and find it pretty unique! I'll bet that Tapco doesn't have many of them on the shelf.

Rome

masman
January 17, 2003, 08:07
once again your awsome kevin.thanks for sharing.