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Old November 16, 2012, 07:49   #1
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Well I did it. My FFL put my first L1A1 in my hands some months ago, love at first fondle. I confess to spending time lurking here, especially threads dealing with the SUIT. My thanks to everyone who posted particularly Mark on the subject. I put together all the info and figured if folks much smarter than I could screw things up, why not take the chance?

My unit didn't focus worth beans and was filthy. So I took it apart, nothing broken! Got it back together without damage.

What I found when winding down the front lens is that my focus at 375 yds. was approx. 3 1/2 threads were showing. The lens had been wound down all the way previously. At least for this unit I can count those lands and get and get a sharp focus at a known distance. The depth of field is over 100 yds! In any event it's a english unit with the figure 8 spring. BTW if anyone did start producing them I'd like to have a couple....

What I have is a Enterprise rec. with a 1700 serial number and I believe it's a british parts kit, plastic furniture. I took several pictures and I will post them as I'm able, I'd be interested in feedback about it.

Then I sinned, took out my rattle cans and painted the mother in the same maple leaf woodland I've done all my rifles in. I'll post those too.

So greetings and thanks to all those here, it's great to have a place to go to get info on these awesome arms. I am in need of seven inch mags, but I can't do anything about those until after the holidays. A buddy is letting me use a boresighter, I downloaded the sight setup page for 15 meters, gonna be fun, order arrived yesterday.

Keep your powder dry,


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Old November 16, 2012, 08:59   #2
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Welcome aboard and congratulations on your Brit rifle and SUIT sight.
Let us know what kind of accuracy you can squeeze out of that thing.
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Old November 16, 2012, 09:04   #3
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Welcome! You rifle sounds great! Can't wait to see pics!
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Old November 16, 2012, 09:23   #4
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Old November 16, 2012, 09:45   #5
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Welcome aboard!

You can read interesting FAL stuff til you get bleary eyed here. Good bunch for answering Q's too!
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Old November 16, 2012, 09:49   #6
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Originally Posted by SteelonSteel View Post
Welcome aboard!

You can read interesting FAL stuff til you get bleary eyed here. Good bunch for answering Q's too!
Good to see another inch weapon..Looking forward to a photo of your Bolt? Err...of course the entire rifle. I too like the rattle can approach..
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