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WTK: Orange Brit (Enfield) top cover?

The Chief

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Look similar to the Dutch FN blank covers. Maybe meant for training purposes?

Was thinking the same... however, was it done in-arsenal, in the field, because "Sergeant said so", or by a random owner way later?

Any idea on the history of this for the Brit L1A1?
 

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Was thinking the same... however, was it done in-arsenal, in the field, because "Sergeant said so", or by a random owner way later?

Any idea on the history of this for the Brit L1A1?
I've never seen one but that doesn't mean it wasn't used in service. Let me put it on FB in some Brit military groups. Might have been used by someone other than Army.
 

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The later terminology for the L1A1 rifles was a 'Safety Rifle' on board ships, it had the power to shoot sharks, but also primarily for line throwing, I can well imagine ships painting components of the rifle orange to designated it. I don't believe we did it, but the British could well of? Need some input from y18376. He use to work with Naval rifles.
 
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