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AlienFTM

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#2
I'm not going to try and view the pic on this sh¡tty tablet. At least two possibilities.
  1. There was always planned to be 10% left-handed SA80s produced for the benefit of left-handed soldiers. It was never adopted by the British Army. Doesn't mean none were ever produced (exported overseas? Unlikely).
  2. The photo has been printed back to front?
 
#3
  1. The photo has been printed back to front?
Hmmm, both Toms in the photo appear to be wearing their watches on the right arm; reversal, an unusual coincidence or evidence of disproportionate numbers of left-handers in today's Army?
 
#5
The photo has been printed back to front?
Seems a reasonable assumption. They both appear to have their watches on the "odd" wrist, too.

Hard to tell zooming in but the watchface looks reversed, too.

What about the red light-tube thingy over the top of the sight??
 
#8
Now the lettering is back to front...
Bend over backwards to help people and there's's always one who complains.... ;-)
 
#10
Apparently there is a left handed SA80 somewhere as a museum piece. It's possible that the Small Arms School would know about this; so if you were to contact them... Then who knows? they might be able to offer some definitive answer and maybe hard evidence.
 
#11
Apparently there is a left handed SA80 somewhere as a museum piece. It's possible that the Small Arms School would know about this; so if you were to contact them... Then who knows? they might be able to offer some definitive answer and maybe hard evidence.
There’s one in the former Pattern Room collection (now National Firearms Centre) held in Leeds. From memory, it’s without any of the A1 modifications let alone A2 (or A3).
 
#13
Seems a reasonable assumption. They both appear to have their watches on the "odd" wrist, too.

Hard to tell zooming in but the watchface looks reversed, too.

What about the red light-tube thingy over the top of the sight??
Yeah its a reversed image, the "red light tube thingy" on an ACOG runs from the rear/mid right of the optic to the front left, opposite to the image, also the defection turret is on the right hand side of the ACOG not the left like in the image. Another indicator of a flipped image is the hinge for the UGL, in the image its visible on the left hand side when in actual fact its found on the right hand side of the 40mm barrel with the barrel opening to the left.
 
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