Favourite SLR sounds

Which was your favourite?


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#1
The SLR produced evocative and distinctive sounds, but which was your favourite?

Mine was the simple "click, click, click" very fast.
 
#2
So, another thread on this.........you've got dementia you old twat ;)

Off to that lovely clinic in Switzerland for you.
 
#6
The schlick-slap of the working parts as they're pulled to the rear and released. None of that forward-assist pish needed, either.
 
#7
So, who voted for fitting the magazine? ("clunk" in the poll)
 
#9
The "bang, wheeeeee, thud" as your BFA flies off or the "ping fizz" as you open a bottle with cocking handle.

I'm watching the Libyan rebels with FNs on the news now. Proper war porn
 
#10
You cant beat the good old left hand thawck on the wooden furniture as you presented arms?
 
#11
The "bang, wheeeeee, thud" as your BFA flies off or the "ping fizz" as you open a bottle with cocking handle.

I'm watching the Libyan rebels with FNs on the news now. Proper war porn
That made me spew beer out my nose, I recall a young admin Lt. saying with all seriousness during a base defence exercise, "Where is your BFA? What if this was the real thing?"
I'm still not certain if he was just winding us up or not.
 
#12
"Company will fix bayonets"..............."fix"......" bayonets......"shun! followed by that lovely clanking sounds of a SLR bayonet landing on the tarmac parade square. Happy days.
 
#13
That made me spew beer out my nose, I recall a young admin Lt. saying with all seriousness during a base defence exercise, "Where is your BFA? What if this was the real thing?"
I'm still not certain if he was just winding us up or not.
Bloody useless things BFAs, the bulbous ones you screwed on or the smaller clip on ones were equally useless.

And always some optimistic JNCO insisting you leave your gas on 5 or 6 and then your having to go straight to the second IA and turn it to 0 when it failed to work after one shot.
 
#14
Bloody useless things BFAs, the bulbous ones you screwed on or the smaller clip on ones were equally useless.

And always some optimistic JNCO insisting you leave your gas on 5 or 6 and then your having to go straight to the second IA and turn it to 0 when it failed to work after one shot.
Ignore me.
 
#15
Bloody useless things BFAs, the bulbous ones you screwed on or the smaller clip on ones were equally useless.

And always some optimistic JNCO insisting you leave your gas on 5 or 6 and then your having to go straight to the second IA and turn it to 0 when it failed to work after one shot.
0? Bloody hell that was only for rifle grenades wasn't it? When I went through recruit training (back when dinosaurs walked the earth) God (or at least the platoon Sgt) told us to set them at 4 for parades, and otherwise at the setting that was worked out during firing in on the 25 yard range. Mine, through pure luck was functional at 4.
 
#16
0? Bloody hell that was only for rifle grenades wasn't it? When I went through recruit training (back when dinosaurs walked the earth) God (or at least the platoon Sgt) told us to set them at 4 for parades, and otherwise at the setting that was worked out during firing in on the 25 yard range. Mine, through pure luck was functional at 4.
Before my time, i never saw one of those. My Energa pouch held cam cream and spangles.

I thought you loaded a jazzed up blank cartridge and turned the gas plug round 180 degrees to stop the weapon blowing back with rifle grenades. If that is true why would you need to touch the gas regulator at all?

SLRs were mega.
 
#17
Properly cleaned and maintained the SLR worked fine on 6 for both ball and blank ammunition.

The scary bit came when you were short of 7.62 blank so got issued de-linked M60 blank instead. Bang-Bang-Bang-**** - weapon breaks open 'cos the charge was significantly more than the normal blank round.
 
#18
Before my time, i never saw one of those. My Energa pouch held cam cream and spangles.

I thought you loaded a jazzed up blank cartridge and turned the gas plug round 180 degrees to stop the weapon blowing back with rifle grenades. If that is true why would you need to touch the gas regulator at all?

SLRs were mega.
The Energa grenade setting was to turn the gas plug round thruogh 180 degrees. There was a groove on the gas plug to show which way round it was.

My Energa pouch had a KFS in it.
 
#20
Before my time, i never saw one of those. My Energa pouch held cam cream and spangles.

I thought you loaded a jazzed up blank cartridge and turned the gas plug round 180 degrees to stop the weapon blowing back with rifle grenades. If that is true why would you need to touch the gas regulator at all?

SLRs were mega.
I was an airforce plug, so had no experience with rifle grenades, I just heard that 0 was the setting for them from someone or another and took it for gospel. Most of my service career I carried the SMG as my personal weapon.
 
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