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NZ L1A1 Collector
11-01-2003, 02:16 AM
A South African R6 residing somewhere in New Zealand
11-01-2003, 07:52 PM
What calibre is that?
NZ L1A1 Collector
11-01-2003, 08:15 PM
The following are all 5.56x45 mm
R4: 460mm (18.1 in.) barrel
R4A1: Modified firing pin R4
R5: 332mm (13 in.) barrel. Compact version
R5A1: Modified firing pin R5
R6: 279mm (11 in.) barrel. Ultra short version
R7: Heavy-barrelled Light Machine Gun version, fitted with a bipod
R8: long barrelled version of the R5
11-01-2003, 09:03 PM
My professional hunter had a safe full of R5's when I was over in Namibia. He said he could get me one for $425US. I must tell you that my mind was racing on how I could get a couple home.
Funny thing is when I hit Atlanta, GA US customs, I was standing in line with several other hunters coming back from Africa. It was so busy that a custom's agent came by and asked to see my paperwork for bringing my guns back into the country, glanced at it and signed it without opening my guncase. I could have brought a couple back! :(
Oh well, better safe then sorry.
11-01-2003, 09:47 PM
Beautiful photo NZ L1A1 Collector. Thank God we have an R4/Galil section! Woo Hoo!!! :D
11-01-2003, 11:54 PM
Thats one sweet looking rifle :cool:
11-03-2003, 09:18 PM
SWEET MOTHER OF PEARL!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm not a big fan of 5.56mm weapons, but I think I'd make an exception here!
11-03-2003, 09:41 PM
I'll take two, 1 for each hand...Ohhh wait a minute, I thought we lived in a FREE country!!
11-03-2003, 11:29 PM
Now that's sweet.
11-08-2003, 10:21 PM
Idsubgun, the parts alone would be worth that. Hmmm.... I was in central america a few years back and got to handle a SAR, (same as R5) very sweet.
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