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Old December 21, 2018, 12:33   #1
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Grenade Launcher L1A2 for FN C1A1 and FN C2A1

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Please find below some pictures of the grenade launcher used on the rifles FN C1A1 and FN C2A1.

The Grenade Launcher L1A2 was developed to permit the projection of the M61 and M67 Fragmentation Grenades and HCC1A1 Smoke Grenades from the FN C1A1 and FN C2A1 rifles. The Grenade Launcher L1A2 is from the UK Army and the NSN is 1005-99-960-0263. Ranges of up to 150 yards can be attained with all grenades. The M62 Grenade, the practice version of the M61, can also be launched achieving ranges equivalent to those attained with the M61.

The main launcher assembly consist of a barrel-like tube 6 3/4 inches long which is fitted with a folding leaf-type sight and a retaining catch that locks onto the bayonet log of the rifle. A wing-type retainer spring prevents the grenade adapter from failing of the launcher. The launcher weights about 12 oz.

The sight graduated in 25 metre (27 yards) increments from 50 to 100 metres (55 to 110 yards).

The adapter consists of four parts: a fin assembly, a stabilizer tube, a cup, and three claws. It is fabricated from sheet steel with three spring-steel claws adjusted to grip the grenade body. The cup and claws, attached to the forward end of the stabilizer tube, hold the grenade in place during projection. The longest of the three claws contains an arming clip which is held in place by brittle piece of metal: the arming clip retainer.

The Grenade Cartridges, C33, are non-bulleted cartridges containing a special charge which produces the pressure required to propel a rifle-launched grenade.


The grenade is inert (dummy).




The Grenade Launcher was made by Enfield in 1962.





Grenade Cartridge, C33, shown above.

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Old December 21, 2018, 13:13   #2
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There are at least 2 major types, and a number of variations within them. The earlier one appears to be made by an FN subcontractor who also made GLs for the SMLE. Tha other is the one you show. Within that, not the spring clip on this one. Available on my website.

Edit - drat, that's the same as yours. I'll see if I can come up with a pic of the other. It has more flanges on the spring. I think they also had a slightly different style to the push button.

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Hello,

Please find more pictures on the grenade launcher.















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The standard issue Grenade Launcher. The Spring tension ring lost tension over time and had to be replaced. We ended up getting a local spring manufacturer to manufacture replacement spares because of the horrendous cost from aftermarket suppliers in UK.


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Old December 26, 2018, 10:40   #5
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I know nobody is interested but I do have a copy of the British army manual for launching grenades off the L1A1.
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