Australia chose the Steyr AUG as a replacement in the form of the F88 Austeyr, with New Zealand following suit shortly after. The XM148 40 mm grenade launchers were obtained from U.S. forces. Initial production rifles were fitted with walnut furniture, consisting of the pistol grip, forward handguard, carrying handle and butt. HistoryNet.com is brought to you by Historynet LLC, the world's largest publisher of history magazines. Century Arms FN FAL rifle built from an L1A1 parts kit, SLRs could be modified at unit level to take two additional sighting systems.
Despite its weight and size—the FAL is one of the longest battle rifles of the 20th century—Australia’s 1RAR’s troops considered their weapon well-suited for jungle warfare. The L1A1 Self-Loading Rifle, also known by the Canadian Army designation C1, as the SLR, or as the "inch pattern" FAL,[nb 1] is a British Commonwealth derivative of the Belgian FN FAL battle rifle, produced under licence. Traditional Cocking Handle. The Malaysian Army adopted the L1A1 SLR rifle from the British Commonwealth c. 1969 to replace the elderly bolt action Lee Enfield rifle and Sten sub-machinegun, but the Royal Malaysian Navy adopted the L1A1 SLR earlier than Malaysian Army, about 1965-66 along side the Sterling SMG. Only the United States fielded a heavy caliber semi-auto battle rifle, the well-regarded M1 Garand .30–06 weapon that Gen. George Patton called “the greatest battle implement ever devised.” But the future was one that fired full auto—and the Garand did not. umm..my FN FAL take in 0.6..helluva lot of work..i worked alot on this to do the best i could. Nothing entirely new from barrel to receiver, but the whole point of this post is folding stock. During the Cold War it was adopted by many North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) countries, with the notable exception of the United States. Exams are OVER, some downer stuff going on with me has been resolved, and bitch, I'm back. by billysink(WELL IF YOUR 555 THEN IM 5.56!!  Canada was the first country to use the FAL. John Philip Sousa, "The March Master," American bandmaster and composer. It's been a long time since I made something, somehow I felt motivated enough to build again. -The FN-FAL type adjustable gas regulator. Lighter cartridges in select-fire assault rifles captured the imagination of weapons designers. Instead, it became “the right arm of the free world.”. The specifications of the rifle in this video include: 18" Premium Traditional Profile Barrel. Thanks to Ben for some company during the build and the banner. James Naismith, Canadian physical education instructor who, in 1891, invented the game of basketball. I've been working for days on this... especially on that handguard. Another interesting product of Australian participation in the conflict in South-East Asia was the field modification of L1A1 and L2A1 rifles by the Australian Special Air Service Regiment SASR for better handling. “The laudable aim was one that had been much in the minds of many forward-looking military thinkers for a long time,” writes David Westwood, author of Rifles: An Illustrated History of their Impact. I ran into this photo on Texas' Vietnam Archive website, which show weapons (included some FN FAL rifles) by US during Cambodia incursion in 1970. Nonetheless, while sales of the FN FAL were brisk in the 1950s through the 1970s, the FALO was only adopted by a few countries under license. The rifle was produced under license, and then improved. so what do you guy's thing, make of these "used" PMC type weapons, or what? Believe it or not, this all started with the GL1 housing turned up-side-down. Later production weapons were produced with synthetic furniture, The material used was Maranyl, a nylon 6-6 and fiberglass composite. In the short but pointed section dealing with Vietnam, the statistics surrounding the infantry from Down Under should raise some eyebrows, as should the original issuance of just five 20-round magazines per soldier until the Battle of Long Tan on Aug. 18, 1966, which convinced the Aussies to carry more. Although phased out of use by NATO armies in the 1980s, the FN in all its variations and incarnations remain a pleasant memory among the veterans who wielded it.