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Original British L1A1 FAL Rifle Green Nylon Rifle Sling

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Original Item: Dating from the 1960s-1990s these are the rot resistant nylon woven rifle slings introduced for use in the Malaysian Jungle and other exotic tropical (wet & humid) parts of the former British Empire.

Most commonly seen on F.A.L Rifles these were put into service with many varieties of small arms as they proved to be highly reliable under difficult fighting conditions. Each is comprised of Olive drab woven nylon yarn and metal ends (ends are almost identical to those used in WW2) interchangeable with dozens of historic weapons, modern weapons and assault rifles.

Approximate measurements: 43" x 1.25"

Offered in good solid condition.

The L1A1 Self-Loading Rifle, also known as the SLR, by the Canadian Army designation C1A1 (C1) or in the USA as the "inch pattern" FAL,[nb 1] is a British Commonwealth derivative of the Belgian FN FAL battle rifle, produced under licence. It has seen use in the armies of Australia, Canada, India, Jamaica, Malaysia, New Zealand, Rhodesia, and the United Kingdom.

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. Many sub-assemblies are interchangeable between the two types, while components of those sub-assemblies may not be compatible. Notable incompatibilities include the magazines and the butt-stock which attaches in different ways.

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 automatic fire. Differences from the L1A1/C1 include a heavy barrel, squared front sight (versus the "V" on the semi-automatic models), a handguard that doubles as a foldable bipod, and a larger 30-round magazine although it could also use the normal 20-round magazines as well. Only Australia and Canada used this variant, as the UK and New Zealand used Bren light machine guns converted to fire the 7.62mm NATO cartridge. Some Canadian C1s issued to naval personnel were also capable of automatic fire.

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