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L1A1 SLR Rifle

Calibre 7.62mm
Straight Pull - Section 1

Price: £2,900

Very Good Condition

The L1A1 Self-Loading Rifle, also known as the SLR (Self-Loading Rifle), by the Canadian Army designation C1A1 (C1).
The L1A1 is a British version of the Belgian FN FAL battle rifle (Fusil Automatique Léger) produced by the Belgian armaments manufacturer Fabrique Nationale de Herstal. The L1A1 is produced under licence & was the main Battle rifle with most commonwealth countries including Australia, New Zealand, India etc

The original FAL was designed in Belgium using metric dimensions, while the components of the "inch-pattern" FALs are manufactured to a slightly modified design using British imperial units.


Most Commonwealth pattern FALs are semi-automatic only. A variant named L2A1/C2A1 (C2), meant to serve as a light machine gun in a support role, is also capable of fully automatic fire. Differences from the L1A1/C1 include a heavy barrel, , a handguard that doubles as a foldable bipod, and a larger 30-round magazine although it could also use the normal 20-round magazines.

This is one of the recent straight pull builds, made from parts & fitted witha new unported barrel.
Desireable Early Wooden Furniture & Fitted with a Hythe Rear Sight

They do get a bit sticky on extraction, not all the time, but it does happen depending on ammunition used.
As with most straight pulls of this type, the extraction can be improved with home loads.
In my example i have been using GGG cases, 145 Grn military bullets & min powder weight with BLC 2 powder, which has helped a lot.

These will never be a precision target rifle but will bring a smile to your face and a steady stream of admirers on the range !!!

Variation Required - Straight Pull Rifle - Calibre 7.62