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British 7.62mm SLR
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Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 07:21 AM UTC
Alan McNeilly takes a look at the Firestorm SLR''s.

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brian638
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Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 07:28 AM UTC
A nice review, we still had the SLR in '91 -'92,to be fair we (R.E) might have been the last to receive the L85/SA80, still I had my best grouping with the SLR.
AlanL
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Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 09:58 AM UTC
Hi Brian,

Thanks for that info, I wasn't sure how long it was before the change over was complete. Although I left the army about 28 years ago I'm pretty sure I could still strip and assemble one of these blindfold

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 12:05 PM UTC
I used the SLR while I was in the RAAF and I still think it was much much better than the Tupperware Steyr we got issued in the 1990s. Nice and powerful..
brian638
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Posted: Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 09:00 AM UTC
I haven't touched an SLR since '92 but I too think I could strip one with my ees closed. Muscle memory is a great thing..
erichvon
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Posted: Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 09:25 AM UTC
Truly a weapon of beauty. 132331 was mine, manufactured in 1959. Never had a stoppage in all the years I fired her with ball or blank. Was a sad day when I did my SA80 instructors course and they gave me a joke replacement (which I broke in 30 minutes...oops!) for my baby. Reliable, powerful and realistically it didn't matter where you hit someone they'd end up on their arse in a mess. Nice to see someones actually making one in 1/35th
erichvon
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Posted: Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 09:30 AM UTC
I used to make my section strip and reassemble them blindfolded and set my record as a bench mark...lol. 15 secs for a strip 22 for a reassemble blindfolded. 20 secs over they got 25 press ups. That's infantrymen for you. They got faster...lol
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Posted: Sunday, September 15, 2013 - 09:44 AM UTC
Any idea on where to get them from? I have a project in the works that will need a set of these.
AlanL
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Posted: Sunday, September 15, 2013 - 10:01 AM UTC

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Any idea on where to get them from? I have a project in the works that will need a set of these.



Firestorm:

http://www.firestormmodels.com/store/home.php

Cheers

Al
phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Monday, September 16, 2013 - 09:57 AM UTC
cheers. I'll check them out.