What is the L prefix on Small Arms?

Something I have been curious about for years but have never found an answer to beyond mere unsupported deduction.

It concerns the prefix 'L' on Small Arms and other weapon and ammunition natures.

'L1A1', 'L2A1', 'L2A2' etc.

I can only deduce that these are measurements of lethality accorded to the varying weapon/ammunition natures but I have never been able to obtain a table or any explanation as to their meaning.

Any experts out there that could enlighten me?
I thought L was the designation for British. M for septics etc

But would you trust anything that ARRSEpedia tells you, considering the untrustworthy nature of the people that post there, not to mention the shameless unabridged sh1te that is regularly posted by users??


PS L for Land Service will probably be re designated as Labia or Labrador or lady-Boy in about 30 seconds.
Many thanks. Much obliged.

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