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Old August 27, 2016, 15:16   #1
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Rhodesian G1 Build

Alright so this is the build that won out over another Para. The barrel on this one has shown up a few times and I believe the Jury is still out as to if it is a G1. I think that it deserved a build and to be heard again. I had a few G1 parts with some paint on them and when I saw def90 selling the G1 Lower, Stock and Barrel, I figured it was time. Here it is. I will be matching paint on the receiver this weekend and will add the final pictures when it is complete.

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Old August 27, 2016, 15:21   #2
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I like the look as is. What's the story with the muzzle brake?
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Old August 27, 2016, 15:48   #3
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The receiver just needs touching up, here are some threads about the barrel

http://www.falfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=310153
http://www.falfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=365340
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Old August 27, 2016, 16:14   #4
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Any chance you'll be able to bring it to Daves next month?
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Old August 27, 2016, 16:40   #5
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I sure hope so, looking good for now.
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Old August 27, 2016, 17:19   #6
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That's what happened to the crazy barrel! Excellent build! Super jealous!
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Old August 27, 2016, 18:07   #7
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Very nice. I love how these unique parts make the rounds amongst the members here....................


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Old August 27, 2016, 19:49   #8
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I sure hope so, looking good for now.
Cool, can I put you on the attendance list? I would really like to see that rifle.
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Old August 27, 2016, 19:49   #9
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Great looking RiFal!
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Old August 27, 2016, 20:06   #10
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Good on ya mate !
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Old August 27, 2016, 20:16   #11
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That's a very nice build! I love the wood stock.
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Old August 28, 2016, 09:04   #12
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I also say that this is a beautiful build and yes is that a threaded brake for a can mount or just appears threaded in pics.
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Old August 28, 2016, 09:12   #13
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Very nice.The muzzle break looks to be a modified type. Don't know why this was done other than for a suppressor . I have seen very few of these type muzzle brakes and I would consider them on the rare side. That is a very nice gun I would leave it alone. I can tell you that is a G1 barrel unless proofs tell me other wise. Many G1 barrels used in South Africa were threaded for a muzzle brake and its not uncommon to see this.
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Old August 28, 2016, 13:23   #14
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I have issues with a bare Coonan receiver as promised here are the final pics after the receiver touch up. Also this was a perfect opportunity to include one of my Star BS South African Pistols and an original BSAP marked magazine.

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Old August 28, 2016, 13:26   #15
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nicely done on the paint on the receiver.
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Old August 28, 2016, 13:31   #16
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The paint looks good, well done! Definitely ties the build together...
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Old August 28, 2016, 13:31   #17
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Nice job!
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Old August 28, 2016, 20:28   #18
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Very nice! More info on the pistol if you be so kind.
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Old August 28, 2016, 20:36   #19
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excellent job blending in the receiver! The rifle has the that nice BFPU look.
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Old August 28, 2016, 20:52   #20
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Strong work Lorne! Looks great
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Old August 28, 2016, 21:06   #21
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Looks amazing Lorne! Been trying to decide whether or not to paint up my Rhodie G1, I don't think mine has enough original paint to justify it. Yours however turned out great!
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Old August 28, 2016, 21:10   #22
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Very nice! More info on the pistol if you be so kind.
The Star BS in 9mm was standard issue to the SADF in the 60's up into the early 90's many of these pistols made it into Rhodesia. You can identify them by the UM marking above the trigger guard. I have attached an article from an old SOF Magazine for your reading pleasure.

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I like the "BSAP" etched into the bottom of the mag. Nice touch. Very cool build.

The Star B/BS was Rhodesia's standard handgun alongside the Hi Power. BSAP's standard was the Walther P38/P1.
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Old August 29, 2016, 14:14   #24
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I thought it all went together well. The magazine came with the etching, I got it with a few other SA mags.
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Good to see these parts put to use, I wouldn't have gotten around to it for years.. How does the barrel shoot?
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Old April 15, 2018, 20:25   #26
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This G1 with its unique barrel and the build are something to be proud of.

G1 in Rhodesia____Hoping to bring this topic back to life.

Has anyone found any more since this thread went to bed.

http://www.freewebs.com/dudleywall/guardforce.htm
I found this information on the link above

Guard Force was raised in August / September 1975 when the first officers and NCOs were recruited from several units including INTAF. By the 1st February 1976 the unit had been gazetted as a part of the Ministry of Defense. Its commander was Brigadier W.A. Godwin DMM, OBE who had seen service with the British army in Malaya.

The intention of Guard Force was to take over the role of protection and manning of Protected Villages from INTAF so as to allow INTAF to resume more of its administrative duties. Out of necessity INTAF personnel remained in the Protected Villages so that they could continue with their responsibilities.

Members of Guard Force soon settled down to their tasks and often made contact with the enemy. Just as the INTAF personnel lived amongst the local population, so did the members of Guard Force. As the war progressed Guard Force were given additional duties which included the protection of national assets such as the railway lines and farms.
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Old April 18, 2018, 21:42   #27
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I had an idea on this barrel, how about a land rover oil filter? Does anyone have any spare solvent traps?
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