SLRs in Iraq

Discussion in 'Weapons, Equipment & Rations' started by MSSC, May 1, 2007.

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  1. On this video

    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=178_1178026734&p=1

    at 1m 01secs, is that an SLR in the hands of an Iraqi (FF)? If so, and given that its being fired single shot and not auto, and given that americans are within the proximity, could it be an indication that it is one of our old ones?
     
  2. Belgian FN? Millions made a disseminated, probably only the AK is more popular.

    However it wouldn't surprise me if it was a British SLR, i've seen worse - A British 94mm LAW was handed in by the naughty people during the weapons collection Op in Macedonia in 2001.
     
  3. I remember the LAW getting found, we traced it back to a PWRR battalion I believe also, we confiscated an FN on Telic 1, then on Telic 4 a well known "Cleric" was captured on film by news crews waving an FN about. Dont forget that it wasnt just the Brits who used the SLR, Canada, Australia and NZ amongst others all used a similar version to ours.
     
  4. Definately SLR or FAL, Brilliant bit of kit, never mind I'm sure we are all happy with the pressed monkey metal shoite we now have! At least when we had that you knew they weren't getting up again anytime fast! Out!
     
  5. Difficult to tell from that vid, but looked like one of the FN varients with a cylindrical flash hider.
     
  6. Plenty of FALs/FAL clones produced for civilian markets, which are not capable of automatic fire.

    This is mine. It's actually a South African R1 with the 'full auto' part removed before sale, and a new STG-58 upper receiver with sight mounting.

    http://www.clubi.ie/exalted/images/army/Ireland/FAL2.JPG
    http://www.clubi.ie/exalted/images/army/Ireland/FAL1.JPG

    An alternative explanation is that he might actually be a sensible chap (he certainly has good choice in weapons) and follow standard FAL-user doctrine that the full-auto capability only be used in specific circumstances. The thing is a bugger on full auto. (I used it in the Irish Army)

    NTM
     
  7. spike7451

    spike7451 RIP

    Nice... :D A real rifle!Not a mecano kit like the current pile of sh1t!
     
  8. Could've come from many sources. To name a few offical users: UK, Canada, Australia, NZ, Israel, Brazil and naturally Belgium who exported to their African cousins.

    Discovery channel short history: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrSWpWi5eEs (kinda cheesy but still ok)

    NATO ammunition might be problem in this instance.
     
  9. Very Nice C_T
    God i miss my SLR.... :cry:
     
  10. SLR real mans gun fond thoughts of that bad boy
     
  11. I miss my old SLR too, though if I bang on about why, I'll be accused of merging threads with the left-handed rifles thread from Training Wing!
     
  12. F##k me thats the one Bicky lost up on Sennebridge
     
  13. old_fat_and_hairy

    old_fat_and_hairy LE Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    I loved my old SLR. Even though it was heavy - it was one of the wood stocked ones 1960s vintage. A satisfying feel when fired, and you just knew that it was going to stop what it hit.Even arms drill felt good, especially when it was gleaming with linseed oil, and the sword was attached. Sad git, I know.
     
  14. I bet you used to love sleeeping with it ???
    I loved the wood ones they looked neat . I loved mine I had the all plastic one but alas mine allways remained in the armoury for range days because they allways made me No1 gunner so that meant lugging the GPMG around I loved that f##ker even more