Looked at an L1A1 SLR for sale yesterday, so on the pretext of trawling for information, I thought I would post this to make folks in UK jealous Anyway, the rifle is number UE 60 A54831, receiver upper and lower match - both parts look like new with zero wear visible - better than anything I saw while serving. Barrel has external wear as does the carrying handle and plastic stock. Gas plug and piston are also as new (and obviously never scrubbed by a squaddie for hours). Rear sight base looks like a new part, marked in yards. So its currently reserved for me at an armoury in France, I'll get it on my French ticket (its category 1, military so requires a pre-purchase permission). Asking price is Euro 800. It came through the trade from another armoury who could not shift it, origin therefore not known. Handling one for the first time in about 19 years has meant emotion has become a purchase decision factor.... I'm happy to swap out the barrel for a new one if needed, but anything I should be looking for?