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Localisation : Between Hannover and Herford, off all main routes
Cap Badge : Not even a reservist now - have been Pborn3
Places Served : Oswestry 1965, Paderborn to 1971, NE Dist, Munsterlager from 1974, Sennelager (1976 to 2012)
Registration date : 2016-12-16
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Localisation : Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
Cap Badge : RC Sigs (RTG Op) / CF Logistics (Cook)
Places Served : Germany, Egypt, Cyprus, CFS Alert and some other strange places
Registration date : 2007-12-16
|Subject: Re: SLR / SA80 or M16! 28/12/2019, 04:03|| |
Well I can see that some changes were obviously made from the time this film was made.
In my estimation I think giving up the FN was a bad decision. You want stopping power and this weapon had it in ace's.
What grabs me a bit is to see the battle dress (Woolen) in 54, we were to wear in the Cdn. Forces until 1969.
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Registration date : 2008-07-09
|Subject: Re: SLR / SA80 or M16! 30/12/2019, 00:10|| |
- Pborn4 wrote:
- 22 Jan 1954 Vintage SLR
Interesting; but after my time, would have been good to use.
How much lighter than the old 303; also easier to use, not as long and heavy
Passed to the WO; perhaps the officer had not handled one before
Comments, the old battle dress was good, maybe better than synthetic fabrics
Good health in 2020
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Localisation : Germany
Registration date : 2017-10-10
|Subject: Re: SLR / SA80 or M16! 4/1/2020, 11:07|| |
The 1954 film shows one error.
After stripping the rifle it is not “ready to fire once again” as told, simply after putting in the magazine. You need to bring a cartridge into the barrel by open and close the chamber.
|Subject: Re: SLR / SA80 or M16! || |