March 17th, 2017, 05:14 AM
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: North Carolina
Originally Posted by KurtC
I think the FAL actually fared a bit better, because a heavy barrel version was designed for automatic rifleman. Most folks are familiar with the Israeli model, but it was also known as the L2A1 by the Brits and the C2A1 by the Canadians.
I believe the US experimented with a heavy barrel for the M15, but it wasn't adopted.
The British never used the heavy barreled version of the FAL (L2A1), that was a Canadian/Australian thing.
The British continued to used the BREN gun, now converted to 7.62mm and renamed the L4, the L4A4 being the most common version.
The M15 was the actual heavy barreled version of the M14, the barrel was quite a bit bigger. They felt that the dedicated heavy version was not warranted and just used a minimally modified regular M14...