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Old September 08, 2019, 11:29   #1
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British l1a1 furniture

When did the British switch from wood to plastic?
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Old September 08, 2019, 14:02   #2
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It was a gradual process, supposedly starting around 1968 with rebuilt rifles, and filtering out into the field as replacement parts a few years later. Wood furniture was still being made at least as late as 1970, and as shown by a few pictures from the Falklands War, it was still out there long after Maranyl became the new standard.
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Here are a few old pictures with L1A1s in transition.


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Thanks. Nice pics
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Old September 09, 2019, 19:31   #5
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Old September 09, 2019, 19:35   #6
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A few more

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Great NI pics there!
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