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SA80A3-UGL bae_systems_l59a1_762mm_diagram The 4.85 British (center) was developed in the UK and competed in the NATO trials that eventually standardized on the Belgian 5.56mm SS109 load (left). Like the similar German 4.9x45mm DAG (right), it is based on the 5.56mm case. 36D54CF000000578-3721270-The_heavily_armed_officers_carry_semi_automatic_rifles_hand_guns-a-98_1470228207269 1645998_-_main 315D93F900000578-0-image-a-5_1455879244214 uk police dressed as terrorists Capture 2015-06-11 17_41_24-The Mk I Lee-Metford_ Shooting at 400yds - YouTube Copyright © 2015 Roy Shadbolt Collection 2600B5CF00000578-2966075-A_teenage_metal_detector_discovered_40_weapons_dumped_in_the_Som-a-20_1424737783725 IMG_3628 shotspotter IMG_2642-1

The Holland & Holland Flagship Store

Walking along the streets of south west London, just north of Buckingham Palace, a person will take a step into glamour and glance at the official store fronts of such luxury brands as “Louis Vuitton”, “Gucci”, and “Rolex” to name a few. It is among these [Read More…]

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More UK Legal Pistols

After my post on UK-legal blackpowder pistol conversions  Dave emailed us with more information about UK-legal pistols. Technically speaking, pistols are apparently legal in the UK as long as they have a barrel longer than 12″ and a total length longer than [Read More…]

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British Police With New L85A2

A reader emailed us a photo he saw in a trade union magazine. The British police officers in the photo are helping guard a Rapier missile installationing during the Olympic games. They are carrying the updated version of the L85A2 with the new rail system, Trijicon ACOG [Read More…]

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Queen Elizabeth II firing a British L85

This old photo of Queen Elizabeth II firing a British Army L85 has been making the rounds online. She would have been in her 70s when that photo was taken, so I will forgive her for not actually shouldering the gun. [Hat Tip: HappyToSurvive]

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A British M16

Simon, aka. Simon_the_Brit, was an Armorer in the British Army. He sent me photos of the M16 he was issued with during the British Army jungle training in Malaysia, which he participated in sometime between 1984 and 1986. I was surprised to learn that at the time, just [Read More…]