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Old August 05, 2017, 17:02   #1
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L2A1 and C2A1 carry handle question

I know that the Canadian C2A1 carry handles are brown and that the Australians obtained much of their parts for their L2A1's from Canada, but did they ever make their own carry handle? Does a proper L2A1 carry handle exist in another color than brown?

If this has been discussed prior, please post a link as I could not find an answer with our search feature here.

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Old August 05, 2017, 17:32   #2
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If this has been discussed prior, please post a link as I could not find an answer with our search feature here.

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Old August 05, 2017, 22:05   #3
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I don't think I've ever seen an actual black L2A1 carry handle
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Old August 06, 2017, 00:11   #4
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I don't think I've ever seen an actual black L2A1 carry handle
....it would be a rare bird....Canadian are brown and if we made one here (damned if I can recall) it would be green like all our others...
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As I remember the Australian L2A1 parts kits of 30 years ago all had brown carry handles.
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The carrying handle for the L2A1 and C2A1 are one and the same. I'm unaware of any other carrying handles being made for the rifles.
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Old August 07, 2017, 03:57   #7
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I Hope the image shows

Left Side Top: Australian
Right Side Top: New Zealand
Right Side Bottom: Canadian
Middle Bottom: British
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Old August 07, 2017, 12:37   #8
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Thank you, that helps a lot!
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Left Side Top: Australian
Right Side Top: New Zealand
Right Side Bottom: Canadian
Middle Bottom: British
The top four standard Australian carry handles are they different manufacturers or a change in government color specifications? Also, is there a timeline change for each? I have the top two carry handles.
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Well, green's a new one for me. I'd be interested in knowing how much of the L2A1 was mfg in Canada and how much was local. We're the receivers, barrels, bipod sand such all CAL?
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I don't have any evidence of official colour changes pinned to a date. Just that the green plastic carrying handle (Shiny) were introduced in 1965. The later ones were bead blasted to remove the shine. The colour difference probably comes down to production runs. Its possible the lime green were an early option but changed because they stuck out too much?

The earliest Technical Brochure I have of 1966 shows a dark green plastic handle.
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Old August 08, 2017, 01:37   #12
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Left Side Top: Australian
Right Side Top: New Zealand
Right Side Bottom: Canadian
Middle Bottom: British
That's great, thank you!!!

You would not have a similar type picture of the various wooden handles for posting here?????
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AUSTRALIAN MADE OR SOURCED L2A1 COMPONENTS
1005-66-013-9803 RIFLE, 7.62 mm, automatic, L2A1
1005-66-015-5320 BARREL, fitted
1005-66-015-6314 BACKSIGHT and cover assembly, L2A1
1005-66-015-6315 COVER, body with permanent fittings
1005-66-015-6317 LEVER, assembly, change, L2A1
1005-66-015-6320 BARREL, rifle, 7.62 mm, with permanent fittings
1005-66-093-1292 FILLER, housing block
5315-66-017-5926 PIN, cotter, steel 3/32-in dia, 1/2-in long
5320-66-025-5382 RIVET, Tubular

CANADIAN MADE OR SOURCED L2A1 COMPONENTS
1005-21-102-8337 APERTURE, backsight
1005-21-102-8338 BAND, front sling swivel
1005-21-102-8343 GUARD, hand, left
1005-21-102-8344 GUARD, hand, right
1005-21-102-8346 LEAF, backsight
1005-21-102-8351 LINK, locking, backsight
1005-21-102-8352 NUT, zeroing screw
1005-21-102-8353 PIN, axis, backsight
1005-21-102-8355 PIN, axis, leg
1005-21-102-8357 PLUNGER, trigger spring
1005-21-102-8358 PROTECTOR, foresight
1005-21-102-8359 SCREW, foresight protector
1005-21-102-8360 SCREW, locking, link
1005-21-102-8361 SCREW, zeroing, backsight
1005-21-102-8362 SLIDE, backsight
1005-21-102-8363 SPRING, backsight leaf
1005-21-102-8364 SPRING, helical, compression, bi-pod
1005-21-102-8366 SPRING, slide, backsight
1005-21-102-8368 SIGHT, rear
1005-21-107-3398 HANDLE, carrying assembly, plastic, L2A1
1005-21-111-2269 PIN, straight, headed (bipod)
1005-21-111-7736 BI-POD, rifle
1005-21-111-7737 BI-POD, leg assembly, left
1005-21-111-7738 BI-POD, leg assembly, right
1005-21-111-7742 PIN, axis, bipod
1005-21-111-7743 LINK, bipod
1005-21-860-3738 BAND, bipod catch
1005-21-860-4401 SPACER, bipod catch
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Australian Wood Carrying Handles
Mk. 1 (Non Rotating)
Mk. 2 (Rotating)
Modified Mk. 1 to Mk. 2 (Rotating)
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British Wood Carrying Handles

Mk. 1 (non rotating)
Mk. 2 (non Rotating) two metal ferrules

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Australian Wood Carrying Handles
Mk. 1 (Non Rotating)
Mk. 2 (Rotating)
Modified Mk. 1 to Mk. 2 (Rotating)
Armourers repair/modification.

Thank you so much, been looking for a picture of that bottom one to duplicate.
My trial ones, are very close to that, now I can duplicate them for folks!!!!
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Canadian Wood Carrying Handles

Top: C1 Carrying Handle
Bottom: C2 Carrying Handle


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Have a box of green but mine are more of a forest green, little darker than picture. Keep meaning to put on on the green metric short barrel/short gas and Tiger Stripe heavy barrel DSA SPR. Were difficult to find at time so bought all vendor had. See them more often now that don't need anymore.
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Thank you for all the photos and information. This carry handle is just about impossible to find and I will have to settle for my own knockoff on a C1 build.

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^^^^^ THIS ^^^^^ looks close enough for government work
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Canadian Wood Carrying Handles

Top: C1 Carrying Handle
Bottom: C2 Carrying Handle


Anyone have detailed pictures of the end caps of these carry handles? Specifically, the ends of the metal caps and how they connect to the wire. What the crimp pattern (if there is one) looks like or is it rings.

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Old August 14, 2017, 23:34   #22
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Anyone?
Is it the same as Brit L1a1 end caps ?

If so, I will post photos in the morning.

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The caps are similar to L1A1 wood caps but smaller.
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Thank you! I can make those. I bought out the RTG stock of C2A1 carry handle wires. Looking to do some reproductions.

Don't worry, I'll mark them.
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L2A1 and C2A1 carry handle question

I have just bought an L2A1 but it has the incorrect L1A1 carry handle.
I'm after a L2A1 or C2A1 offset carry handle, anything would be appreciated.
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