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Old November 2, 2009, 05:12 AM   #1
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Just bought L85!!

I am excited that I just bought L85. I will post pictures soon.

I have been after this weapon for a while now.
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Old November 2, 2009, 09:55 AM   #2
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Congrats on getting one! The only ones here in the U.S. are "Post May 1986 Dealer Samples"....and darn few of those.
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Old November 5, 2009, 05:19 AM   #3
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WOW! I thought I was doing good by finding an L1A1. Congrats!
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Old November 7, 2009, 11:21 AM   #4
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Come on, Firepower!

Pics or it didn't happen!
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Old November 7, 2009, 12:18 PM   #5
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Thanks P99guy and gyel!

Here you go Willie...I was waiting for better time of the day to take pictures but since you insisted:









Total cost was about: US$12,500
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Old November 7, 2009, 02:36 PM   #6
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Wow, nice find! I wonder where that rifle came from... Is it the H&K modified version or an early model?
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Old November 7, 2009, 06:01 PM   #7
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it looks like it has the updates
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Old November 7, 2009, 06:20 PM   #8
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What's it chambered in 5.56 NATO?
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Old November 7, 2009, 08:24 PM   #9
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I wish we had one in the US. and yes 5.56 and it supposedly shoots like a lazer
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Old November 7, 2009, 08:36 PM   #10
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Nice, I've always wanted one of those.

There is supposedly a project in the works to make semi-autos for the US market. Unfortunately, it's a Charles Daly import/build deal, so who knows if they will be worth a damn. Sounds like something that will take a few revisions to get right anyway, so it will probably be at least a decade before we have a functional semi-auto L85ish rifle, if it happens at all.
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Old November 7, 2009, 08:39 PM   #11
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Yes it has the updates. It is L85 A2. It is chambered in 5.56.
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Old November 8, 2009, 11:39 AM   #12
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Very nice. Have you had a chance to fire it yet?
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Old November 8, 2009, 01:22 PM   #13
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Just a test fire magazine. Did not go to my private range where I fire automatic weapons.
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Old November 8, 2009, 03:13 PM   #14
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Very impressive Fire power. You are living up to your handle.
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Old November 8, 2009, 03:49 PM   #15
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Just a test fire magazine. Did not go to my private range where I fire automatic weapons.
I just saw you location

It is a nice rifle
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Old November 8, 2009, 04:39 PM   #16
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I wonder what the story on your rifle is...as in how did it find its self not in British Military ownership. ( every gun has a story, they just arent good at telling us lol)
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Old November 8, 2009, 09:13 PM   #17
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Thanks Piper C.

Well guns tend not to tell stories. It probably made its way to tribal area through Afghanistan or part of the aid package to equip the tribals against extremists. I really dont know.

I wanted one for a while and paid heavily for the gun and the automatic license for it and for its registeration.
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Old November 10, 2009, 12:13 AM   #18
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Manuals required.

Last night I could not sleep so I decided to strip down my 85a2 and clean it. Let me tell you how much I appreciated my AKs and M4s after this. Very complicated weapon. You have to do everything carefully or the job get longer and longer. What surprised me is that VERY little information on field stripping was available on net. I found one British Army PDF file which was apparantly a scanned copy from somewhere else. It was very general and lacking information for serious folks.

What are you experiences specially regarding the trigger assembly? And do you have any detailed manuals on this baby?

Thanks.
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Old November 10, 2009, 07:39 AM   #19
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Beautiful! Congrats!
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Old November 10, 2009, 11:38 PM   #20
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Small Arms Review to the rescue. The field-stripping and maintenance guide starts on page 9 of this PDF:

http://www.smallarmsreview.com/pdf/sa80.pdf
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Old November 11, 2009, 12:00 AM   #21
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This is the one I have. I was looking for something more elaborate. Thanks.
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Old November 11, 2009, 03:39 AM   #22
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I would buy a copy of Collector Grade Publications, "The Last Enfield" it is the complete story of your rifle.
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Old November 15, 2009, 05:57 AM   #23
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Here's a field-manual for sale. It's in spanish.

https://secure.longmountain.com/prod...552de8121f43fb

Here's the book p99 mentioned:

https://secure.longmountain.com/prod...4292569f949179

One manual was marked RESTRICTED at least as late as '96. Spoilsports.



More random info:

http://www.project-x.org.uk/sa80.html
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Old November 15, 2009, 10:47 AM   #24
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Thank you for the help.
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Old November 18, 2009, 05:24 AM   #25
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Another manual for sale. This one's even in english.

http://cgi.ebay.com/SA80-LSW-Operati...item5882705ec9

Looks like a copy of the RESTRICTED one, without the cover page...
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