I never saw a carrying handle on any kind of Galil except in publicity photos. There was no SOP requiring the use of carrying handles in fact the opposite applied. Slings were attached using paracord so the weapon could hang in the low port position, available for immediate use.I don't think the carbines had carry handles, only the angry version with the bipod. @loofkar will have the hot skinny on that.
TBQH, I can't recall seeing the insert in the folding stock on any SA or IDF ones, and the front sight and bits forward of the forestock look a bit different from the SA stuff. Pic is a bit iffy so can't tell for sure.
Surely this.The search for *allyness* has gripped the boards...Here's a few to start it off:
Utterly un-ally (and foreign)
Foreign and 110% ally (at least I think so )
P.S - Can anyone tell that I'm bored? I promise I'm not trying to skive off work.
Yup, none on ours either, although I think earlier ones may have had a handle. (I seem to recall a handle on the first one I was issued - wood furniture and apparently they were prone to NDs if bumped when ordering arms.) If they did, they were quickly removed on later ones, as were those on the FAL/R1.
Many teeth units' gubs were not fitted with slings so the rifle would always be carried in the ready position. Some like the donkey wallopers required slings for hands free ops to keep their insane transport under control, because apparently stapling a set of clips to Dobbin's head was not the done thing.