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Old May 25, 2019, 11:15   #1
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The 3 Inch-Pattern Rifles together

Hello,

Please see some pictures of my 3 "Amigos" Inch-Pattern Rifles together (FN C1A1, Australian L1A1 (used by the New Zeland Army) and British L1A1. Enjoy!




















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Old May 25, 2019, 11:21   #2
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There is an elegance in the Commonwealth riFALs that is undeniable.

Thanks for sharing the photos.
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Old May 25, 2019, 11:30   #3
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I like! End of an era and a nice collection.

Canadians didn’t do that bad going to the C7
Australian Aug was a nice choice if you are downsizing
The brits going from L1A1 to L85 must have been rough.

My first parts kit was an L1A1 so I’m partial to it but there’s no denying that wood is good
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Old May 25, 2019, 12:12   #4
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Nice set! Any plans for a Kiwi or Indian?
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Old May 25, 2019, 12:23   #5
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Awesome collection--- thanks for sharing pictures!!!

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Very nice.
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Old May 25, 2019, 16:11   #8
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Very nice little group indeed.
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Old May 25, 2019, 17:20   #9
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Nice set! Any plans for a Kiwi or Indian?
My Australian L1A1 was used by the New Zeland Army, this is a Kiwi rifle.
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Old May 25, 2019, 18:06   #10
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They do have a sexiness to them.
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Old May 25, 2019, 18:18   #11
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Very nice.

Im really torn when it comes to people posting their collections on FalFiles.
On one side I really enjoy seeing others amazing collections.
But on the other hand it makes me want to buy more riFals!
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Old May 25, 2019, 19:36   #13
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Very nice.

Im really torn when it comes to people posting their collections on FalFiles.
On one side I really enjoy seeing others amazing collections.
But on the other hand it makes me want to buy more riFals!
The rules stated when you signed up that you had to buy more any time that you got the "urge"!
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Excellent Group AF1. I see the Canadian 8L C1A1 has the magazine cut to remove and replace the extractor.
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Wow,

I have lots of coachwood furniture, but that walnut looks sexy. The marnyl looks like incredible. Nice bunch of sticks.

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American rebuilds. Australian L1A1, Canadian 8L C1A1 and British L1A1.

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Excellent Group AF1. I see the Canadian 8L C1A1 has the magazine cut to remove and replace the extractor.
It is called the "Removable Ejector Block" and officially called "Ejector Cartridge (8L Series)" and NSN is 1005-21-841-4879. It shall be securely positioned by the magazine catch axis screw at the bottom and the body shoulder at the top. The fixed one is officially called "Fixed Ejector Block" and the NSN is 1005-21-150-3944.

Please see pictures of the fixed and removable ejector side-by-side.









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Old May 26, 2019, 09:07   #18
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American rebuilds. Australian L1A1, Canadian 8L C1A1 and British L1A1.

WOW! Great collections of the 3 Amigos in Inch-Pattern.
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Hello,

Please see some close up pictures on the removable and fixed ejector of the 3 Inch-Pattern rifles. We can see difference between the Aussie and British Fixed Ejector.


Left to right: C1A1, Aussie L1A1 and British L1A1.



Removable ejector of the C1A1



Fixed Ejector of the Aussie L1A1



Fixed Ejector of the British L1A1



Removable ejector of the C1A1



Removable ejector of the C1A1
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Interesting 'purpling' on that Brit receiver - what might that be about?
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All the rifles in this thread are beautiful. Thank you brothers for pics of those fine beauties.

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There is an elegance in the Commonwealth riFALs .

Well stated.
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It can be from being over heated by by being in the super saturated caustic bath(Houghto Black 15) too long or the bath temperature too high.


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Thanks everyone for the good words of my Inch-Pattern collection. It is a pleasure to share the pictures of the 3 "Amigos".
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Late to the game but they are beautiful......
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Yeah, those are very cool rifles! Congrats!
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Hello,

Please two picture of the "3 Amigos" with magazine.





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This is an early C1 I built on a metric receiver. The C1 employed a metric cut design receiver and was made to inch standards.
The carry handle is close but not an early original.

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[QUOTE=DakTo;4746850]This is an early C1 I built on a metric receiver. The C1 employed a metric cut design receiver and was made to inch standards.
The carry handle is close but not an early original.

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Wow, it looks great as an early FN C1
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