Discussion in 'The Guns Galore Section' started by Canadian_Super_Patriot, Sep 16, 2005.
What kind of gun is this ?
This is my dad early in his military career in the early 70's.
Not sure. Is that the only picture of it?
can you ask your dad wath kind of gun it is?
I'd guess probably not, otherwise he wouldn't be asking us here. :-?
It looks like a Heckler and Koch G-3 to me Canadiansuperpatriot.
Looking through a book I have "Military Small Arms of the 20th Century", it's the only weapon I can see in the Automatic Rifles section that I can't positively discount, although it looks a bit small in the picture for a G3 and the furniture foreward of the magazine housing doesn't quite look right.
Do you have any idea where your dad was when this photograph was taken? That might help narrow it down a bit.
Do you mind if I ask, do you know roughly how tall your dad was at the time of the photograph? That will also help try and gauge the size of the weapon.
Picture from: http://www.heckler-koch.de/core.php?dat ... NlRmxhc2g9
Edit, having just read your post in the WWII section, if your dad was stationed in Germany that might explain why he would be training with a German Rifle.
It´s defenitly a L1 A1
I'm not so sure, it doesn't have the distinctive "handle" of the SLR. It does look more like an FN-FAL than a G-3 though.
hmm, not every version of the SLR has the "carrying handle"
That one does too, it has it folded down you can see it below the ejection port .
That said that is probably where the handle is on Canadiansuperpatriot's dad's rifle.
well it was probably take around 1972-1976, he was likely in Germany at the time , and hes in the canadian army at the time.
Here, I found the manual for the FN-FAL perhaps interessting for people, who are interessted in the FN
Source: http://www.gunmanuals.ch/handbuecher/ha ... index.html
I beleive that Canada adopted the FN-FAL as C1 but I'm not sure where i ahve read it. I will try to foind my source.
EDIT: I have found my source just scroll down to Canada.
Thank you everyone for the info
So i assume that the weapon was a Canadain FN-FAL?
Canada was using their version of the L1A1 from the 1960's through to the 1990's. They went to the M-16 platform at some point in the 1980's or maybe early 1990's.
L1 is the samething as C1
Now They use the C7, and C8 rifle which are pretty much the M16A2, and M4 respectively. Except C8 is shprtar than the M4. So basiacally the lesson of the story don't sel rights to anything.
I can't see the picture. has it been deleted?
Unfortunately all the previously uploaded pictures were lost in the Forum upgrade.
that too bad. No pictures! :angry: