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Thought you guys might like to see some holiday snaps I took at the Imperial War Museum a couple of weeks ago. I labeled as many as I could. Some of the descriptions were too blurry to read from my photos. Plus, it was hard to get good shots through glass in dark rooms.

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HK MP5, obviously.








This seems to be the standard rifle for the British army. Every soldier I saw on around town, be they in camo guarding a government building or a Grenadier Guard at Buckingham or the Tower, had one.










You didn't think I'd leave these out, did you?















 
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Demilled and behind the Glass in darkened rooms in England, that is. Super pics though. Thanks. :smile:
 

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I was there once in 2005, great museum. Great pictures, thanks for sharing.

Guy
 

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I could do without the childish cable locks run through the trigger guards. :neutral:
I didn't understand the cables either. All they do, besides clutter up the display, is anchor the weapon to the case wall. How much of a deterrent are they going to be to someone who is already breaking into the museum, smashing the glass cases or going in through the display case doors? Certainly wouldn't stop an employee with a screw driver from walking out with a gun in their pocket.
 

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Super. Thank you for posting these. The cables attached to the firearms may be an insurance requirement. At any rate, there is a hell of a history there.

I would love to vist as many places like that as possible, as would most of us.
 

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The Brit Rifle is the Enfield SA80/85 (now L85A3).
Bit of a screwup, they are on the third generation of rebuilds (done by Heckler and Koch) to fix terrible reliability and function problems with it.

According to the book about it "The Last Enfield" the Brits have spent something to the tune of $12,000 for EACH rifle over their life in fixing and upgrading. The debacle was so massive that the longstanding Enfield Arms Works was closed as a result of this weapon (and some other things going on).

Neat bullpup, but totally outclassed by the AR series of weapons and the newer style bullpups like the Tavor and the FN2000.

The book "The Lasy Enfield" is a must have if you are interested in how (and not) to develop a new weapons system.

_Cabby
 
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