For sale is a short barrelled or snub nose L1A1. This was made in a limited number of 500 weapons and were sent for use in the U.K and Australian SAS. The U.K Special forces did not adopt this weapon and retained use of the M16 . However the Australian SAS used this weapon with great success after having previously adapted in house earlier variants of the SLR to create the 'Bitch gun' a shorten barrel with a 30 round mag (Bren gun mag with two springs) with a forward support handle in the wooden stock. This rifle was Royal ordnance built based on this requirement. The rifle is an Australian SAS weapon verified and has the following variants to the standard SLR,
A shortened barrel
Hythe sights (a fitted trillium front sight with double rear flip up apertures) This is a rare SLR fitment only used for target or night shooting.
An L5A1 night sight (These were fitted with either Hythe / SUIT / IWS systems depending on use, this rifle has a newer L5A1 which often happened as rifles were adjusted for newer sighting systems. This sight is in full working order and will power up with standard X2 batteries (included) This sight alone is valued at £1400
30 & 20 round magazines
The rifle is used and is in a clean above average condition although having had a working life. Magazine release works, sighting systems can be removed. cocking handle works, Gas plug removal and main body can be opened for cleaning.
Deactivated to current EU/UK Spec. No license required.
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