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Old June 20, 2016, 19:05   #101
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Here is my Oynx receiver on an AD68 kit, thanks to Baker72 for providing said kit.
This has been to the desert for a rejuvenation by ARS, thanks Mark.




and with my 50.00 Match, thanks to Dashaus for providing at a more than fair price. I know... mag and drink foul, but there are mags hidden in the picture.




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Old June 28, 2016, 16:58   #102
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Here is my Oynx receiver on an AD68 kit, thanks to Baker72 for providing said kit.
This has been to the desert for a rejuvenation by ARS, thanks Mark.




and with my 50.00 Match, thanks to Dashaus for providing at a more than fair price. I know... mag and drink foul, but there are mags hidden in the picture.



She is a bute mate well done
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Old November 09, 2016, 16:18   #103
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Is this a Aussie or British L1A1?


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Good morning from Finland,

bought my one and only FAL/L1A1-family rifle back in 2001 when a shipment of a few hundred Lithgow-built rifles popped in to the local civilian gun market. The rifles were rated by the seller from fair to excellent condition which affected pricing of an individual rifle, mine was rated "good", something in between fair and excellent. I paid for this rifle with an inch pattern 20 round magazine less than US$200, the excellent ones would have been about US$250-300. Note: this is the inflation adjusted value of the money I spent in 2001...

Contrary to my previous post the rifle is made in 1968 (not 1967) and to the best of my knowledge (i.e. serial number AD6809506) it was shipped to Singapore, alas it doesn't have any Singaporean markings I've seen on for example Singaporean police force issued weapons.

The rifle looks like it has been carried along quite a lot in a drill field, plus it has got the obligatory armory-induced dings and dents, but the bore is impeccable and its internal parts fit to each other almost like components on a hand made Swiss pocket watch. The trigger breaks at about 1,5 kilos (3.3 lbs) and after slight and careful polishing doesn't have any noticeable creep.

The rifle is a decent shot, 10 shot groups hang around 2,5-3 MOA depending on the batch of NATO surplus ammo.

Here it is in the early morning sunlight. The rifle is, excluding touch of an enhancement on the trigger group, unmodified and the furniture is all original, I do though occasionally apply some gun stock oil and wax for protection against harsh Finnish elements.



...and with the leisure SUIT on...



Markings...





Proofed for sale in C.I.P. countries by Birmingham Proof House





Seemingly not a "frankenfal"...

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Old November 10, 2016, 01:18   #104
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Is this a Aussie or British L1A1?
Aussie.
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Old June 10, 2017, 02:54   #105
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Two more L1A1's from New Zealand

Hi all,
I have been reading a lot on here but this is my first post. I am from New Zealand and an AD61 & AD63 Lithgow L1A1.
One still has to have its rear site fitted, and a carry handle needs to be found. Both a reasonable shooters and make a nice change from the AR's...
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Old June 12, 2017, 21:25   #106
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Hi all,
I have been reading a lot on here but this is my first post. I am from New Zealand and an AD61 & AD63 Lithgow L1A1.
One still has to have its rear site fitted, and a carry handle needs to be found. Both a reasonable shooters and make a nice change from the AR's...
Welcome! Two beautiful rifles there, especially with that wood carry handle.
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Old June 15, 2017, 11:50   #107
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No kidding. Very nice looking rifles.
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Old June 16, 2017, 22:16   #108
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Thanks guys,
I'm looking at getting the bottom one refinished to look like new.
The top one may follow, even though I love the new look, you loose a little bit of this history in changing them.
But I guess over their lives they have changed anyway, as the key parts are all correctly numbered, but the upper one has wood from 1973, and the bottom also from different years.

Top one has its rear sight fitted now... just need to get a front site set screw to finish it off.
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Old June 16, 2017, 22:25   #109
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God, don't refinish them. They're perfect as is.
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Old June 17, 2017, 16:02   #110
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God, don't refinish them. They're perfect as is.
Agree. Those have that classic off-the-arms-rack look (as opposed to the BFPU look).
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Old June 17, 2017, 18:12   #111
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Those are some great rifles, welcome to the Files. Love your country, best place I've visited. Spent a week driving around the North island on the wrong side of the road shifting with the wrong hand. Look forward to exploring the south island at some point.
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Old June 23, 2017, 20:50   #112
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Yeh, you lot have made me reconsider the re-finishing. I like the original look to, probably why I've kept putting it off.

@mack1611, I know the feeling. When I travel to the US, it takes my brain a little to switch over to LH drive... so I know what its like for you here in NZ...
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