Object Title

Centrefire automatic rifle - SA80 L85A1 Individual Weapon (IW)

Centrefire automatic rifle - SA80 L85A1 Individual Weapon (IW)

Date

1988

Object Number

PR.5534

Provenance

Gifted with the Pattern Room by the Ministry of Defence, August 2005

Physical Description

Standard A1 rifle of later Enfield build standard, notably type 2 trigger and modified magazine catch (without shroud). `Iron` sights fitted, no SUSAT.

Techniques

Machining, Casting, Stamping, Painting, Phosphating

Materials

Dimensions

BarrelLength20.39 in
BarrelLength518 mm
OverallLength30.43 in.
OverallLength773 mm
OverallWeight4.13 kg
OverallWeight9.75 lb

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number UE88A081538

Calibre

5.56 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

Selector markings
'R' for Repetition and 'A' for Automatic
Lower receiver, left side.
Stamped
Designation
'RIFLE 5.56mm L85 A1'
Lower handguard right side
Moulded
Proof marks
Military proofs
Body, barrel, bolt head.
Etched
Serial number
UE 88 A081538
Receiver right side
Stamped

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