For all the the SLR gurus whats the script with this sawn off barrel?

AIRBORNEJOCK

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#1
Was recentley in the Gurkha museum in Nepal and seen this picture of a Gurkha down south in 82 now apart from him not being very ally does can anyone explain the shortened barrel?
I know that the aussie them used to cut down their barrels in Vietnam I doubt very much this is the case in this photo anyone any sensible answers for anyone who only knows the SLR from call of duty just keep that info to yourself.
Cheers in advance.

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Could also be a candidate for a non ally star.............
 
#2
Looks like the photo is badly smeared on the top right side, and that the edge of the mark lines up exactly with the stump of the barrel - so the barrel probably just got deleted.
 
#4
Obvious pixels are obvious.
 
#5
Down South in 82, I think not!
 

AIRBORNEJOCK

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#6
Why not down south 82? Out of shot are another 2 blokes who look a lot more squared than this chap.
I see what you mean it looks blurred I had right close up look to the pic and I don't think it's been cut off by a bad shot.
Photoshop wind up I think not.
 

OldSnowy

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#9
It's an ordinary issue SLR - but the picture is smudged. If you look across you can see a few smudges where the end of the barrel/flash eliminator should be. Old photo, that's all.
 
#11
In the top right of the picture there are four rectangular features, the right hand two of which seem to be the left hand two copied across. further editing is evident below this and this is what appears to have "disappeared" the rest of the barrel.

I would suggest that the original photo ended where the barrel ends and the rest was "added on" to centre the subject and improve the composition.
 
#12
Short barrel but a full stock?

I'd go with the photomanipulation theory.
 
#13
Could well be a product of photo decay and/or manipulation, but the full stock does happen to match the "Armtech FAL SAS" in post #10. I dunno.
 
#15
In the top right of the picture there are four rectangular features, the right hand two of which seem to be the left hand two copied across. further editing is evident below this and this is what appears to have "disappeared" the rest of the barrel.

I would suggest that the original photo ended where the barrel ends and the rest was "added on" to centre the subject and improve the composition.
I'd say this was the DS answer. Nice spot and explanation.
 
#17
Could well be a product of photo decay and/or manipulation, but the full stock does happen to match the "Armtech FAL SAS" in post #10. I dunno.
But most, if not all, of the other short barreled variants of the FN FAL had folding stocks at delivery.
 
#18
He misread the admin order and thought he was going on a normal exercise so he took his airsoft SLR instead of having to keep a real one clean and within six foot of him at all times.
 
#20
It's very strange. Not only is there the short barrel, but there appears to be a front handgrip, the butt is the wrong size and his right hand is somewhere between the pistol grip and the mag. The mag doesn't look right either. Even the helmet and legs don't look the right scale.

Could he have been photographed with an SMG and decided that an SLR looked better?
 
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