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SLR-5000 February 19, 2009 01:33

T48 rifles of these United States of America
 
This is a photo documentation of the FAL type rifles at Marine Corps Base Quantico taken December 12 2008
Feel free to copy any or all of the images and use them as you wish.

Belgian prototype #28 as seen in the FAL Rifle reference book, Metric section page 94, figure 71
This rifle was proofed on March 14 1952 and then brought to America only days later.
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Captain Ben Grant with #28
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Pat Jones from SAF Lithgow.com with #28
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second rifle from the right
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The top cover is incorrect for this rifle but there were many different types of top covers and scopes tested on this rifle so it was very probable that the original was lost.
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SLR-5000 February 19, 2009 01:44

Belgian heavy barrel T48E1 that has gone through US trials.
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Handguards are missing and were most likely broken during trials
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OOPS I drooled
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Carry handle is offset and swept back like the Canadian heavy barrel rifles
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Here is a pristine example of the Belgian made T48 E1. Bipod has been removed for storage in the racks.
Note the highly polished bolt carrier.
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Belgian made T48 light barrel rifle.
70 light barrel rifles ordered in 1953 and then another 833 ordered in 1954. (other configurations were supplied in those orders totaling 3403 rifles)
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SLR-5000 February 19, 2009 02:04

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SLR-5000 February 19, 2009 02:26

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Belgian T48 light barrel ser# D115, this rifle is most likely one of the first 70 rifles ordered in 1953 as the markings on the left side of the receiver are marked "FAL.7.62mm" and has a full auto selector.
The 1954 order were marked "RIFLE Caliber.30T.48_F.N." and were semi auto only with semi selectors fitted from the factory.
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US T48 Harrington and Richardson
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Pat Jones from SAF Lithgow.com with one of the 70 remaining H&R T48's at Quantico
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Captian Ben Grant with H&R T48

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A small metal plate is pinned to the rear of the sight to prevent the aperture from sliding back and off the sight ramp.
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SLR-5000 February 19, 2009 02:43

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Half of the rifles in the racks have the original wrap on them and show no wear except for test firing after assembly back in 1955.
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Bottom of carriers are polished to make the action as smooth as glass.
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SLR-5000 February 19, 2009 02:47

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SLR-5000 February 19, 2009 02:51

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SLR-5000 February 19, 2009 02:52

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SLR-5000 February 19, 2009 02:53

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SLR-5000 February 19, 2009 02:54

Some more modern brand new unfired Belgian FAL's with type 2 receivers are also in the collection.
They are marked " ESSAIS OTAN" which translates NATO TRIALS
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There is one Belgian para with a type 1 receiver and a 21" bipod cut barrel and standard combo device.
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There approximately 7 Operation Desert Storm bring backs some of which were also NATO TRIALS rifles, these were sold to Kuait. Type 1 and type 2 receivers.
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SLR-5000 February 19, 2009 09:36

New in wrap British L1A1's from different years and both Enfield and BSA manufacturers.
It is unheard of to have a British L1A1 with only one manufacturers parts used in it's construction.
The number of British L1A1's built was in the many millions and they were strictly military sales and therefore military grade (no polished poyers here).
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The rough finish of the Brit rifle makes the Australian holding it look good.
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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...ntico08060.jpg

armeiro February 21, 2009 08:47

...are there black and white images of it?
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd297/armeiro1/k.jpg
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/d.../aerocycle.jpg

W.E.G. February 21, 2009 11:07

:bow:

SLR-5000 February 21, 2009 18:12

I strongly suggest everyone go out and get a copy of the " THE FAL RIFLE collector edition"
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...ts/FALbook.jpg

SLR-5000 February 21, 2009 18:40

There are very few American made T48's in private hands. I recently saw H&R Ser#4396 at Knights Armament while taking a tour of the personal collection of Reed Knight but the highlight of the tour was all of Eugene Stoners collection that he left to Reed after his death. He also has serial #001 in the famed G series of Belgian FAL imports from back in the 60's.
Pat

W.E.G. February 22, 2009 15:38

saved and "stuck"

Potshot June 29, 2009 23:08

Hmmmmmm, if SLR starts offering 'find of the century' parts kits from an un-named military arsenal, we'll know.......

moses September 14, 2011 14:47

Wow! How did I miss this thread? :eek: :eek: :eek:

I was lucky enough to spend a day there too!!!!

It was around 2002 I think before digital camera's were plentiful and cheap.
All my pics are the old fashion ink and paper, I need to scan them!!!!!

Gotta say I didn't want to let those H&R's go!!!!

jimsoden February 04, 2012 14:50

Maybe for my Birthday?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by moses (Post 3203221)
Wow! How did I miss this thread? :eek: :eek: :eek:

I was lucky enough to spend a day there too!!!!

It was around 2002 I think before digital camera's were plentiful and cheap.
All my pics are the old fashion ink and paper, I need to scan them!!!!!

Gotta say I didn't want to let those H&R's go!!!!


Can I please have one, too? :tongue:

Jim Soden :biggrin:
Slave to the FN of Old! :shades:

Kyrottimus February 19, 2012 14:24

Why o' why didn't the DoD adopt this rifle instead of the M-14? Madness!!!!

sturmgrenadiere June 21, 2012 01:24

That was a good day for Pat. Glad I got him in there. Of course, don't let my expressions in the pictures fool you... I was beside myself with joy...

Good memory to share of Pat...

Ben

homelandprotector June 21, 2012 13:55

Wow! I'd sell one of my kidneys to own a few of those rifles...

Amazing historical value, and great memories of Pat, Thanks Ben :cool:

enbloc8 August 05, 2012 22:04

One word...wow. :bow:

Great of Pat to not only document them in such depth, but post the pics on an open site for all to see.

Abominog September 27, 2012 12:16

The FN prototypes and FN-made T48s look parked to me. Surprising, since the BGS rifles and early G1s were blued.

def90 September 27, 2012 17:37

Quote:

Originally Posted by Abominog (Post 3437291)
The FN prototypes and FN-made T48s look parked to me. Surprising, since the BGS rifles and early G1s were blued.

Maybe it was a specification of the country placing the order? I could also see them ordering several finishes just to see how they would hold up seeing that they were trials rifles just.

tywest October 23, 2012 10:34

this is just an awesome thread that serves to commemorate a mans lifetime love.

JAVIER November 25, 2012 21:27

I wonder when they are going to sell them rifles.......to offset the debt of this country.... pretty sure is a lot of money in the museum......LOL...... I like them all..... :biggrin:

sturmgrenadiere December 06, 2012 00:10

Selling Marine Corps property is not going to fix Medicare.

but... If they did sell any, I'll be elbowing my way to the head of the line as best I can :D

dirtyrice January 06, 2013 04:37

I'm just glad to see pats photobucket is still intact. Need to save all of these and many others. Too bad his main folder isn't public. All I can keep thinking is how many other neat l1a1 products he would have brought to market in the years he had left or found on his travels. I'm lucky I had the chance to do business with him. :beer::fal::fal::beer:

LaConservationist April 14, 2013 15:33

Always amazing no matter how many times I visit this thread!!

LaC

PiotrekNYC June 13, 2013 18:55

Belgian FN T48
 
I'm wondering, are there ANY original Belgian FN FAL T48s in private hands? If that's the case, what would be a value of a piece from the original 3,303 units that found their way into the United States?

Peter R. - www.hotgunads.com

gaijinsamurai April 18, 2014 22:40

[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/V57PWojl.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/q5a9sHGl.jpg[/IMG]


Taken last month, from a private collection in Oregon.

raexcct2 September 07, 2017 23:25

Did anyone save Pat's photos so they can be reposted on this thread? Damn photobucket.

MAINER September 11, 2017 09:24

I have only a couple of them, but others likely have a lot more. Maybe we could cobble up most of them with a joint effort.

Being computer dysfunctional myself, could not someone find Pat's pics on Photobucket and retrieve them?

stoicrabbit September 11, 2017 13:15

Photobucket's burning of the Alexandria Library

raexcct2 October 04, 2017 02:58

I found the pictures on my computer and uploaded them on an album on my Flickr website. I will organize them in the proper posts when I get time. Here is the link to the FLickr album with SLR-500's T-48 pictures at Quantico.

The pictures are public so you can save them all you want.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/146319...57686654171341

raexcct2 October 04, 2017 03:17

[QUOTE=SLR-5000;2510850]This is a photo documentation of the FAL type rifles at Marine Corps Base Quantico taken December 12 2008
Feel free to copy any or all of the images and use them as you wish.

Belgian prototype #28 as seen in the FAL Rifle reference book, Metric section page 94, figure 71

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4466/...9c86ca36_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-1-Quantico08101 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

This rifle was proofed on March 14 1952 and then brought to America only days later.


Captain Ben Grant with #28


[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4488/...568536ee_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-2-Quantico08102 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]
Pat Jones from SAF Lithgow.com with #28


[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4457/...5d7a8f11_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-3-Quantico08078-1 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]
second rifle from the right


[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4494/...706ee706_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-4-Quantico08079-1 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]
The top cover is incorrect for this rifle but there were many different types of top covers and scopes tested on this rifle so it was very probable that the original was lost.


[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4486/...0ddbf378_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-5-Quantico08097 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4484/...a4d2879d_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-6-Quantico08098 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4488/...65097bf9_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-7-Quantico08096 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4445/...9a9ce024_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-8-Quantico08100 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4468/...0bd24f64_b.jpgSLR-500 T48-9-Quantico08103 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4449/...0a18c79a_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-10-Quantico08104 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4513/...f688ac48_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-12-Quantico08156 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4459/...15895851_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-13-Quantico08157 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4481/...5816894e_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-14-Quantico08158 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4444/...038b3916_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-15-Quantico08084 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4490/...07f6d40d_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-16-Quantico08085 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4499/...ba585fae_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-17-Quantico08087 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4455/...53c1e85a_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-18 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4459/...9bd65f35_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-19-IMG_3493 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4507/...76de2075_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-20-IMG_3509 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4494/...79e5f2b6_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-21-MG_3510 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4487/...550c81bd_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-22-MG_3512 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4500/...333d73b2_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-23-IMG_3514 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4448/...b1960522_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-24-IMG_3515 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4445/...272e7ab7_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-25-IMG_3516 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4446/...c9048b94_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-26-IMG_3517 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

raexcct2 October 04, 2017 04:03

[QUOTE=SLR-5000;2510857]Belgian heavy barrel T48E1 that has gone through US trials.

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4464/...89176b51_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-27-Quantico08022 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

Handguards are missing and were most likely broken during trials

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4467/...99c94e4c_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-28-Quantico08017 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4489/...51bcd4ba_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-29-Quantico08016 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4497/...91dc24fd_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-30-Quantico08018 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]


OOPS I drooled

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4491/...4f29de7b_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-31-Quantico08020 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

Carry handle is offset and swept back like the Canadian heavy barrel rifles

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4467/...1ea6ac48_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-32-Quantico08019 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4484/...5e2cf7db_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-33-Quantico08023 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4496/...34ec1c53_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-34-Quantico08024 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]


[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4490/...101e9c40_b.jpgSLR-500 T48-35-Quantico08025 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]


Here is a pristine example of the Belgian made T48 E1. Bipod has been removed for storage in the racks.
Note the highly polished bolt carrier.


[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4460/...906aafc3_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-36-IMG_3466 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]


Belgian made T48 light barrel rifle.

70 light barrel rifles ordered in 1953 and then another 833 ordered in 1954. (other configurations were supplied in those orders totaling 3403 rifles)

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4447/...d9b4d716_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-37-bellt12 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4474/...12cfb1c7_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-38-Quantico08014 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4514/...f4860893_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-39-Quantico08027 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4489/...80af33b7_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-40-Quantico08026 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4494/...6fb7a724_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-41-Quantico08028 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4488/...2cb21cfb_z.jpgSLR-500 T48-42-Quantico08029 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4514/...0ddf4563_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-43-Quantico08030 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4459/...fa7a8743_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-44-Quantico08032 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4509/...0fd8f99a_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-45-Quantico08033 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4483/...69c2d64b_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-46-Quantico08034 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4511/...5788fa68_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-47-Quantico08035 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4491/...f2354438_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-48-Quantico08036 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4449/...0fb73e8a_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-49-Quantico08037 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

raexcct2 October 04, 2017 04:21

Belgian T48 light barrel ser# D115, this rifle is most likely one of the first 70 rifles ordered in 1953 as the markings on the left side of the receiver are marked "FAL.7.62mm" and has a full auto selector.
The 1954 order were marked "RIFLE Caliber.30T.48_F.N." and were semi auto only with semi selectors fitted from the factory.

US T48 Harrington and Richardson

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4501/...53aa6c39_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-50-Quantico08068 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

Pat Jones from SAF Lithgow.com with one of the 70 remaining H&R T48's at Quantico


[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4460/...3f7e32cd_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-51-Quantico08069 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]
Captian Ben Grant with H&R T48

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4508/...37c64f45_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-52-Quantico08110 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]



[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4489/...3bf26089_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-53-Quantico08115 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4449/...c213d4d2_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-54-Quantico08116 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]
A small metal plate is pinned to the rear of the sight to prevent the aperture from sliding back and off the sight ramp.

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4511/...444ca59f_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-55-Quantico08114 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4459/...08284387_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-56-Quantico08113 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4480/...91995c72_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-57-Quantico08112 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4450/...592f7348_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-58-Quantico08170 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4496/...6b5b4fc1_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-59-Quantico08109 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4449/...85b2978f_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-60-Quantico08105 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]


[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4487/...fe3ba3bf_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-61-Quantico08108 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4506/...6458de52_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-62-Quantico08107 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4465/...dbeeb894_b.jpgSLR-500 T48-63-Quantico08086 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4503/...23c791a3_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-64-Quantico08153 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

raexcct2 October 04, 2017 04:36

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4513/...21759f44_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-65-Quantico08088 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]


[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4467/...a5faa717_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-66-Quantico08094 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]


Half of the rifles in the racks have the original wrap on them and show no wear except for test firing after assembly back in 1955.


[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4452/...3a241133_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-67-Quantico08049 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4491/...9bcc208f_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-69-Quantico08091 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4471/...c85af425_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-70-Quantico08090 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4476/...7546e85f_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-71-Quantico08118 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4494/...703a24b2_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-72-Quantico08119 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]


[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4511/...19552f99_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-73-Quantico08120 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4497/...abeb6250_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-74-Quantico08117 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4458/...d7f4d5f8_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-75-Quantico08122 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4484/...553017e6_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-76-Quantico08121 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4479/...3259fb26_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-77-Quantico08131 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4484/...e56c805b_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-78-Quantico08130 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]


[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4461/...70f1b189_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-79-Quantico08133 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]


[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4505/...a28e4d44_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-80-Quantico08124 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4475/...bcca6637_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-81-Quantico08132 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4479/...f42c6361_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-82-Quantico08129 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4444/...0d2e3960_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-83-Quantico08128 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4487/...7fc6a57e_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-84-Quantico08125 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]


[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4481/...0a6149fd_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-85-Quantico08126 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

Bottom of carriers are polished to make the action as smooth as glass.

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4512/...ca6eb2f0_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-86-Quantico08127 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

raexcct2 October 07, 2017 21:34

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4454/...9197495c_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-87-Quantico08095 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4448/...a68c6747_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-88-IMG_3484 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4456/...264640b8_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-89-IMG_3483 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4449/...9c99bc05_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-90-Quantico08081 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4478/...123c1aa3_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-91-Quantico08089 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

raexcct2 October 07, 2017 21:39

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4501/...ce859f93_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-92-Quantico08144 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4496/...75dd5cd6_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-93-Quantico08146 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4489/...6e4244af_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-94-Quantico08147 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4451/...37320822_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-95-Quantico08145 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4471/...d9814ce2_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-96-Quantico08148 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4469/...e367822c_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-98-Quantico08161 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4502/...6fc15375_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-99-Quantico08080 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

raexcct2 October 07, 2017 21:44

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4464/...23ee456b_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-100-MG_3434 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4459/...91edee72_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-101-IMG_3432 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4494/...708ec3fc_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-102-IMG_3434-1 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4469/...a749d9c2_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-103-IMG_3445 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4455/...548feb12_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-104-IMG_3467 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4513/...8fa17118_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-105-IMG_3468 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4464/...cd2876a2_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-106-IMG_3470 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

raexcct2 October 07, 2017 21:58

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4470/...42a5f5b3_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-107-IMG_3471 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4469/...9b161bbe_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-108-IMG_3472 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4490/...c2770153_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-109-IMG_3473 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4444/...78d4d2f6_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-110-IMG_3474 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4493/...1f82063f_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-111-MG_3476 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4460/...a8939c7f_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-112-IMG_3477 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4481/...8ab06ac7_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-113-IMG_3478 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4514/...68895a35_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-114-IMG_3479 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4445/...1349b981_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-115-IMG_3481 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG][IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4478/...509e57bc_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-116-IMG_3482 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG][/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4468/...94fcb1a4_c.jpgSLR-500 T-48 QUANTICO-IMG_3485 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4513/...1b8f18f7_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-118-IMG_3486 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]


[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4461/...54333625_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-119-IMG_3487 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4491/...a2a9f605_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-120-IMG_3489 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4458/...cd2884d3_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-121-IMG_3490 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4496/...78884552_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-122-IMG_3495 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4488/...6e4d9879_c.jpgSLR-500 T-48 QUANTICO-IMG_3496 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4460/...68ac1f54_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-124-IMG_3497 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4486/...52ccbbef_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-125-IMG_3498 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4477/...26d02792_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-126-IMG_3499 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4502/...321eb3a0_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-127-IMG_3500 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4461/...3296b5c9_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-128-IMG_3501 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4492/...5c4ca604_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-129 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]


[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4512/...3c84be89_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-130-IMG_3506 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4494/...1908be84_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-131-IMG_3507 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

raexcct2 October 07, 2017 23:41

[QUOTE=SLR-5000;2510889]Some more modern brand new unfired Belgian FAL's with type 2 receivers are also in the collection.
They are marked " ESSAIS OTAN" which translates NATO TRIALS

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4471/...3b649752_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-132-Quantico08038-1 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4500/...ff9b7f4a_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-133-Quantico08044 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4450/...78392fb0_b.jpgSLR-500 T48-134-IMG_3437 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4510/...08bc9007_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-135-IMG_3451 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4488/...7f29d8da_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-136-IMG_3452 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4478/...d6fb9f55_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-137-IMG_3453 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]
[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4496/...cbf3443e_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-138-IMG_3438 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]



There is one Belgian para with a type 1 receiver and a 21" bipod cut barrel and standard combo device.

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4491/...a18a5f74_b.jpgSLR-500 T48-139-IMG_3450 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4501/...cd4eb01d_b.jpgSLR-500 T48-140-IMG_3449 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

There approximately 7 Operation Desert Storm bring backs some of which were also NATO TRIALS rifles, these were sold to Kuait. Type 1 and type 2 receivers.

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4492/...24774631_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-141-IMG_3441 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4497/...24762195_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-142-IMG_3442 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4444/...6bf22323_b.jpgSLR-500 T48-143-IMG_3436 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]


[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4458/...e25c5ea4_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-144-IMG_3435 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4456/...b5cb0bf8_c.jpgSLR-500 T-48 QUANTICO-IMG_3440 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

raexcct2 October 08, 2017 00:24

[QUOTE=SLR-5000;2511009]New in wrap British L1A1's from different years and both Enfield and BSA manufacturers.
It is unheard of to have a British L1A1 with only one manufacturers parts used in it's construction.
The number of British L1A1's built was in the many millions and they were strictly military sales and therefore military grade (no polished poyers here).

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4475/...28043791_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-145-IMG_3492 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]


The rough finish of the Brit rifle makes the Australian holding it look good.

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4499/...7c37ef42_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-146-IMG_3551 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4508/...5ed20bc6_b.jpgSLR-500 T48-147- by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4501/...4d60ea4d_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-148-IMG_3455 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4483/...08d6ba9a_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-149-IMG_3457 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4484/...81b8d811_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-150-IMG_3459 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4478/...54070ec2_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-151-IMG_3461 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4509/...be79da2a_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-152-IMG_3463 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4448/...96d7c3cb_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-153-IMG_3464 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4494/...ccc10990_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-154-IMG_3465 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4487/...e4571a17_b.jpgSLR-500 T48-155-Quantico08062 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4459/...4fbfa5c0_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-156-Quantico08064 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4472/...b26c55bb_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-157-Quantico08066 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4487/...527e4f3c_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-158-Quantico08059 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4497/...3c0c064f_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-159-Quantico08057 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4462/...e50601a2_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-160-Quantico08055 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4487/...e5b163fe_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-161-Quantico08056 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4465/...e1f8174f_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-162-IMG_3494 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4454/...bf8d3597_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-163-IMG_3520 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4501/...d3a36178_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-164-IMG_3521 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4476/...0f711242_c.jpgSLR-500 T-48 QUANTICO-IMG_3522 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4447/...608b2611_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-165-IMG_3523 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4463/...d0d5222d_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-166-IMG_3525 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4499/...bfa9c320_c.jpgSLR-500 T-48 QUANTICO-IMG_3526 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4464/...e7767b06_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-168-IMG_3527 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4508/...e30e6b30_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-169-IMG_3528 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4461/...298f7b9c_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-170-IMG_3529 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4511/...70151022_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-171-IMG_3530 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4468/...5982b1ed_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-172-IMG_3531 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4501/...edd5a878_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-173-IMG_3532 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4514/...2944363b_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-174-IMG_3533 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4476/...45260815_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-175-IMG_3534 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4494/...741d13b6_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-176-IMG_3535 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4443/...89c8c254_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-177-IMG_3536 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]


[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4514/...26fd4a08_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-178-IMG_3538 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4450/...b9340b8e_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-179-IMG_3539 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4456/...6677c2d3_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-180-IMG_3540 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4491/...2aec7ca6_b.jpgSLR-500 T48-181-IMG_3541 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4491/...84ddf54a_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-182-IMG_3542 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4491/...9a57a7f1_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-183-IMG_3543 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4477/...576525b2_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-184-IMG_3544 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4504/...e5e51387_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-185-IMG_3545 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4446/...40779ebb_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-186-IMG_3546 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4484/...7116c5d9_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-187-IMG_3547 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4452/...58aa2805_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-188-IMG_3549 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4444/...fc06535a_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-190-IMG_3552 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4469/...ca389049_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-191-Quantico08060 by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

raexcct2 October 08, 2017 00:26

[QUOTE=armeiro;2512858]...are there black and white images of it?


[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4465/...011a5f32_z.jpgSLR-500 T48-192- by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4508/...d445f32b_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-193-aerocycle by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

raexcct2 October 08, 2017 00:27

[QUOTE=SLR-5000;2513366]I strongly suggest everyone go out and get a copy of the " THE FAL RIFLE collector edition"


[IMG]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4456/...1f1e9317_c.jpgSLR-500 T48-195-FALbook by tailpipe_cct, on Flickr[/IMG]

raexcct2 October 08, 2017 00:30

All the pictures previously posted by SLR-500 (Pat Jones) have now been reposted to make this thread complete again.

For those that want to copy these pictures, here is the link to my Flickr website hosting the T-48 pictures.

Hopefully Flickr won't go the way of Photobucket.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/146319...54171341/page1

stoicrabbit October 08, 2017 01:08

Thank you!


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