Ta. Interesting. I presume the 4,000 still in existence in 2016 would be the better surviving examples. I presume that due to government policy they will still be destroyed rather than offered to the civilian market.
This policy obviously wasn't in place when the government gifted all the old SLRs to Sierra Leone..........
I know this particular rifle will not be missed but I still find it a shame that there will be virtually no evidence of any military firearms of this generation for the future.