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Rick.50cal
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posted 11-06-2000 01:28 AM     Profile for Rick.50cal     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote

Ok British Army squaddies, about the Enfield SA80 / L85, a few questions: is the outside steel blued, parkerized or painted??

The reason I ask is because I have heard of rust being a problem for that weapon system. Also, I have just noticed while watching ITV's "Battle Stripes" that the LSW-80 (the bipod squad auto version) had a whole bunch of exposed white metal all over the barrel and flashider. This IMHO, is bad news, especially for those doing so much operations and training in rain/drizzle conditions. I have heard that the LSW has even had a barrel come out of the receiver (it does NOT have a changing barrel) due to rust.


By the way, Battle Stripes is an excellent show for the civilian to understand what modern infantry soldiers' training is like (at least for some of them, some of the time).

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Rick.50cal
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posted 11-06-2000 01:39 AM     Profile for Rick.50cal     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote

Oops, I forgot to mention that Battle Stripes is shown in Canada on Sundays, on The History Channel.
http://www.historytelevision.ca/

I think it was filmed by ITV.

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