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Old May 05, 2009, 19:48   #1
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Question FAL British isuue cleaning kits

Does anybody have any idea wher I can find the British issue fal cleaning kit for sale I'm not referring to the one w/ the pull through and multi tool I'm looking for the other set w/ the five piece cleaning rod bore brush and case extractor.
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Old May 05, 2009, 21:13   #2
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I don't know if this is British, but it sounds like what you want.
http://www.e-gunparts.com/DisplayAd....rSuperSKU=&MC=
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Old May 06, 2009, 02:51   #3
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I think the cleaning kit your refering to is the Australian 'Section' cleaning kit which contains the 5-piece cleaning rod, case extractor and brushes all contained in a roll.
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Old May 06, 2009, 02:59   #4
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No British FALs ...only L1A1s ....
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Old May 06, 2009, 02:59   #5
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The British used two types of cleaning kits, Individual and MG/Section.

The Individual cleaning kit comprised of a container, combo tool, cleaning brush, cylinder/chamber brush, cleaning brush, flannelette pullthrough, tube of grease or bottle of oil.

The section cleaning kit was either the Bren Gun cleaning kit or the L7 GPMG Cleaning Kit, both these cleaning kits contained cleaning rods and case extractor and some SLR spares.

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Old May 06, 2009, 11:54   #6
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The current issue of SGN has an add from the Dealer Warehouse that shows a cleaning kit that looks like the one shown by NZ L1A1 Collector.

Claims that it is Aussie issue and comes with some of the tools etc. No mention of the segmented rod.

I have not checked it out, nor have I ever done business with them so I cannot report on the vendor at all.

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Old May 06, 2009, 12:05   #7
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Sorry, should have been clear on this.

The one shown in the add looks like the rollup one shown by NZ collector, with the rod and case extractor, not the full kit in his second post.

Also the item number is "PLA01x"
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Old May 06, 2009, 12:33   #8
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For reference, there's an SLR cleaning kit, missing the chamber brush which you can see in the other pictures in this thread. Ordinarily there would be a chamber brush and it can be screwed onto the combo tool to clean the chamber (you can't quite make it out but the end of the combo tool near the 4x2 is a threaded piece that's riveted and can swivel to lock it between those two flanges - it would be obvious if you had one in your hand, it's hard to describe).

You can see that the combo tool is designed with a sort of c-spanner effect to be able to move a stubborn gas setting ring. You can make out the part that goes over the front sight so's you can turn it to screw it up or down, the other end of that piece is a screwdriver blade.

The combo tool is perfectly adequate for adjusting the sights and tightening up any loose screws.

Latterly, the tin was replaced by a thick green, pebble-grained, plastic container of pretty much the same shape and size.
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Old May 06, 2009, 16:28   #9
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The kit posted by the NZ collector is exactlt the one I'm looking for anybody have any ideas where I can obtain something like that?
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