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    Talking L1A1 build

    Is anyone building an L1A1 from one of the kits available recently?

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    I plan on building one sometimes soon. I have 1 real nice GI barrels to go with this kit, only bad thing is it's a metric. Most all FN Fal or fun to build.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy t View Post
    I plan on building one sometimes soon. I have 1 real nice GI barrels to go with this kit, only bad thing is it's a metric. Most all FN Fal or fun to build.
    I've built several FALs and I have quite a few FAL parts that I'd like to use on my L1A1 build...just not sure what goes where if you know what I mean. It's my understanding that you can use the metric(FAL) barrel on the L1A1. You will need to use the metric gas system and possibly a breeching washer.

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    Where did you get your receiver?
    The place I ordered from still has me on hold, they keep telling me that it will be at least next month before they can get it to me.

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    I'm building on a L1A1 kit now. i was unable to obtain a inch pattern receiver. so I got a DS Arms Type 1 metric reciever & and a metric barrel I plan to send the receiver & barrel to Enterprise Arms for their metric to inch conversion work, modify the gas port on the barrel for the inch gas block & sight and also have them install the barrel & headspace. and finish the rest myself. The receiver, piston, trigger group,muzzle brake,charging handle, Ds Arms new Walnut Furniture Set, magazine floor plate will be my compliance parts with a gunkote finish when i'm done

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    Quote Originally Posted by 27123 View Post
    I'm building on a L1A1 kit now. i was unable to obtain a inch pattern receiver. so I got a DS Arms Type 1 metric reciever & and a metric barrel I plan to send the receiver & barrel to Enterprise Arms for their metric to inch conversion work, modify the gas port on the barrel for the inch gas block & sight and also have them install the barrel & headspace. and finish the rest myself. The receiver, piston, trigger group,muzzle brake,charging handle, Ds Arms new Walnut Furniture Set, magazine floor plate will be my compliance parts with a gunkote finish when i'm done

    Why not just use the metric barrel and get a metric gas system? The inch/metric conversion thing sounds expensive and except for looks isn't really gaining you anything. You could also just put the inch barrel on your gun and use a breaching washer.

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    I like the looks of the inch gas system with the open ears, I also like the inch magazine better than the metric. i have both. it was no problem getting the gas sytem off the cut barrel and the gas port lines up with the metric barrel looks like a little bit of drill work for the port angle

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    How do you remove the L1A1 flash sup.....same as FAL?

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    Not quite. There is a groove in the bbl, a washer secured by a crosspin holds the washer in the groove, locking it from turning. Drive out the pin, remove the washer, and unscrew the FH. IIRC the inch pattern rifles have a RH thread, but I haven't messed with one in 15 years so I may be wrong on that.

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    Yes, the L1A1 is RH threads. You can use a metric barrel if you have the muzzle redone for the FH. Check, but I think the angled metric gasport will work fine with the L1A1 gasblock. Unless you need to drill it bigger.
    I have several L1A1 builds going at the moment. I was lucky enough to hoard a few kits back when they were plentiful. I use nothing but Entreprise L1A1 receivers too.
    At least on my Aussie builds.
    For my Brits I'm going to have to get creative....

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