UK "redundant" small arms in Libya.

Discussion in 'Syria, Mali, Libya, Middle East & North Africa' started by mad_mick, Mar 5, 2011.

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  1. I see "Ex" UK SLRs and GPMG's on the TV, did we sell them directly, or will "smoke and mirrors" apply again?
  2. BiscuitsAB

    BiscuitsAB LE Moderator

    Great any chance I can get mine back?
  3. BACK OFF!! you can have second pick.

    Mines with the old full wood furnish and a new fore-site.

    Seriously... thought there was an arms embargo and our old stuff turns up.

    Thank you stacker1 for a great link....

    NB. Notice the lack of LMG's.. we know Spielberg bought up the SMG's & LG42s for his troopers....
  4. So how do old Brit squaddie weapons end up in funny corners of Africa.
    and if you ship one you can ship a boat, the IRA taught us that.
  5. Any Small Metal Guns out there? If that's the case the only thing to fear is having one accidentally dropped on your toe.
  6. As long as it's not dropped while cocked and with a mag on. Sore toe AND lose the tip of your nose. Fixed firing pin. Sterling idea......
  7. jim24

    jim24 Book Reviewer

    Who the f@ck do you think armed Libya before Gadaffi, There will be loads of SLRs,SMGs a couple of Centurions and a squadron of Saladins rusting away somewhere
  8. errrr, wouldn't that be ''George Lucas?''
    ok, it IS Sunday, and i AM a pedantic tw4t!
  9. As I understand it, large quantities of our surplus weapons were sold to Sierra Leone at knock down prices. Once a weapon is in Africa, the world's it's oyster!!
  10. I keep looking out for these,we left em in 48, 60 miles from Benghazi!!!
    The one with the cover on was in Benghazi!!!

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  11. Being a pedant also, they were MG34's and not MG42's
  12. And a Lewis at Mos Isley.........
  13. And how long has the embargo been in place? Remember, Gadhaffi was until only a few weeks a good friend of Britain.
  14. Is that an Alecto?