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Old July 08, 2018, 10:03   #1
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CAI L1A1 Question

Hey all, recently found an SLR listed that's within my price range. I generally wouldn't bother with CAI, but this one is built on a Canadian receiver, so I'm thinking it might be OK in terms of quality. Is this a correct assumption, or should I not bother?
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Old July 08, 2018, 10:18   #2
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If it says made in canada, in small font on the side of the magwell, it's not really a candian receiver. Likely a Imbel or a Argentine. Post some pics if you can si we can know for sure. How much is the seller asking fir it?
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Old July 08, 2018, 10:44   #3
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As 223/308 states, I doubt the receiver was made in Canada, but the gun as a whole was put together in Canada at a CAI manufacturing facility.

They built a lot of Thumbhole conversions at the time, bastardizing a lot of Aussie & Brit L1A1'a and also their Canadian counterparts.

If it's an Argy receiver, or even Imbel (and not a Thumbhole conversion), you should be good to go.
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Old July 11, 2018, 17:31   #5
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Hi m1shooter2

I would not hesitate on buying what you found. It is an Imbel Receiver.. here is a pic of a receiver i have Stamped - Made In Canada . This is a metric receiver but Century Arms machined it to use the inch folding charging handel as seen in the pics. but you can use a metric charging handel also..

pics show the stamping, and where Century machined the receiver..

Hope this helps..

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Old July 13, 2018, 09:34   #6
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What actually determines if you need shims the barrel or the receiver? ive got a century l1a1 receiver and a imbel metric barrel i need shims correct? Sorry im the new kid on the block
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You should only need breaching washers { the shims } on L1A1 barrels { Inch } , not on the FAL { metric } barrels.
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Old July 13, 2018, 14:36   #8
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ok thank you. Going to put a metric imbel kit on an inch receiver trying to get my ducks in a row i appreciate the reply
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