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UK "redundant" small arms in Libya.

#4
Great any chance I can get mine back?
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....
 
#5
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.
 

jim24

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#8
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
 
#10
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!!
 
#17
Bubbles... Yes they are Alecto's, we had a few at Barce 'C'Sqd. and there were some with 'A' and 'HQ' in Benghazi.
OK, I know no one believes that they were in service but I think we had the only ones...1st.Kings Dragoon Guards.
 
#18
Bubbles... Yes they are Alecto's, we had a few at Barce 'C'Sqd. and there were some with 'A' and 'HQ' in Benghazi.
OK, I know no one believes that they were in service but I think we had the only ones...1st.Kings Dragoon Guards.
WTF are they? I'm a bit of an armour buff but I've never seen these before in my life! The suspension looks like that from a Tetrarch light Tank though, are they some sort of SP A/Tk. gun or something?


Actually, don't bother, I just Googled it and all is clear! I was right about the Tetrarch link though!
 
#20
I find it funny that people get so worked up about "small arms" sales. If we didnt sell them old SLRs they would soon find someone perfectly happy to sell them new AKs.

We have a curious attitude towards / fear of guns in this country. Some good friends of mine on the other side of the Atlantic have extensive collections, all legal.