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    I need some advice re an L1A1

    I have been asked to dispose of an L1A1 in sporting configeration but I am pondering if it would be better to return it to its original and have it registered as an MSSA.
    I can get hold of the flash hider butt and pistol grip to undertake the conversion.
    I have an MSSA licence.
    Which way would it be more valuble and would any one be interested one way or the other.
    Your advice would be apreciated.

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    People ask about A cat l1a1 all the time, you'd be surprised. Got a picture of said beasty?
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    My view is return it to its original configuration. Like Tommy I would like to see it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldboy View Post
    I have been asked to dispose of an L1A1 in sporting configeration but I am pondering if it would be better to return it to its original and have it registered as an MSSA.
    I can get hold of the flash hider butt and pistol grip to undertake the conversion.
    I have an MSSA licence.
    Which way would it be more valuble and would any one be interested one way or the other.
    Your advice would be apreciated.
    An L1 ( FN, R1) in original form has to be one of the most desirable military rifles. Accurate, penetrates most cover in bushy conditions and with moderate recoil if dialed in right and is far more accurate than most soldiers can aim it. I would suspect that a nice black one would be starting to become a rarity? I handed mine back in the early '90s with a heavy heart. Restore the old war horse would be my advice.
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    yup, make it whole again.
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    I shal post pictures tomorrow. And thanks for the advice. keep it comming and I will get a clear direction.

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    ill swap a .22 with a usb charger screwed to the side of it, and an eraser for a recoil pad. also can add a ball point pen bayonet attachment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 40mm View Post
    ill swap a .22 with a usb charger screwed to the side of it, and an eraser for a recoil pad. also can add a ball point pen bayonet attachment.
    Pffffttttt! What, no seventies TV rabbit ears aerial bipod?
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    In A category configuration ("sporting configuration" has been repealed) it would, in my opinion appeal to a smaller market. Most A category holders would be into their bolt action rifles and have little interest for an A category L1A1.

    Almost no E category holder would want it as it's not an historically accurate representation of the rifle. I'd implore you to restore it to its original configuration.
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    Put her back to original.
    I am yet to see an A cat SLR that looks any good.

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    The L1A1/FAL/R1 is a work of firearm making art and history all in one please restore it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    Pffffttttt! What, no seventies TV rabbit ears aerial bipod?
    will do, just need the rabbit ears!
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    If the A Cat furniture is nice, it will sell well, a cobber of mine is after a set.
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    i would like to see what it looks like in A cat configuration always wanted one but cant be assed getting a E cat license. would it be legal to also own the furniture too put it back to E cat if no E cat magazine was owned and stock stored separately.
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    A cat ones fetch good money

 

 

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