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Posted: 5/30/2003 7:26:01 PM EDT
How do I tell if a l1a1 is inch or metric.
The one I was looking at is a century reciever and the rest is steyr I believe.
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 12:10:34 PM EDT
Rear sight-Inch folds and is fairly tall. Metric doesn't fold ans is fairly short.

Front sight-Metric is round post, Insh is blade on threaded post.

Safety-Metric is small round knob at the end, Inch has beefy area for your thumb.

Charging handle-Inch folds, most metric will be fixed knob.

Mag release-Inch is large affair that is actuated ont he left side, Metric is on right and you should be able to reach it with your trigger finger (if you are a righty).

Bolt catch-Inch usually doesn't have a last shot hold open (unless it's been replaced), Metric has a last shot hold open.

That should be enough to tell, as most Inch kits have been built on Metric receivers and use Metric mags.

HTH,

Tim
Link Posted: 6/3/2003 9:07:50 PM EDT
Thanks for the info.
From what I remember(and your description) this would be an inch. But like you said It could have a metric reciever.
Is there any way to tell on the reciever?
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 8:34:59 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/18/2003 8:40:05 AM EDT by Mack556]
Go to the link below and it will have pictures that show the difference. The main one for practical purposes (which mag type) is in the mag catch area.


http://www.centuryarms.com/receivers.htm

By the way, even though it says you can, don't count on using metric mags in an inch reciever, I understand that this usually does not work.

Mack
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