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Old August 27, 2018, 19:02   #1
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L1A1 Selector Switch Removal?

The lower from my British L1A1 has the lower stripped except for the selector switch which I looked at and I can't figure on how to remove. The hole on the right side is smaller than on the left but the left side is too small to let the switch go thru. I'm sure either the outside lever has to be removed and the inside part could be wiggled out from the inside of the lower or the larger sleeved portion with the pins protruding has to come off. I searched the site and couldn't find anything. Since I'm new to the FAL, I need help so anyone that can point me in the right direction would be appreciated.
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Old August 27, 2018, 19:04   #2
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Look for a "C" clip on the inside of the lower, and attached to the change lever { selector } if there's no clip, rotate the change lever anti-clockwise till the "nub" on the shaft lines up wirh the cutout in the lower. It should just pull out .
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Old August 27, 2018, 19:48   #3
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I see the clip but it is moved towards the center of the switch. I figure it must go against the inside left of the lower, correct? Any tricks of getting it off as I hate C clips. Anyway it makes sense now. I just have to learn about these small FAL quirks.
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I see the clip but it is moved towards the center of the switch. I figure it must go against the inside left of the lower, correct? Any tricks of getting it off as I hate C clips. Anyway it makes sense now. I just have to learn about these small FAL quirks.
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Small needle nose pliers or a curved seal pick works.
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Old August 27, 2018, 20:11   #5
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I see the clip but it is moved towards the center of the switch. I figure it must go against the inside left of the lower, correct? Any tricks of getting it off as I hate C clips. Anyway it makes sense now. I just have to learn about these small FAL quirks.
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Small needle nose pliers or a curved seal pick works. May also be a small pin in there as well.
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Old August 27, 2018, 20:44   #6
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A C-clip in a Britt L1A1 is unusual. The Britts were issued with cotter pins in the selector shaft and Izzie rifles got the C-clips. Neither army had much faith in the intelligence of their troops. If the shaft has neither, move the lever to the top with the action open. A small tab on the shaft will the align with a notch in the top of the hole and the shaft will slide out.
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