L81 Target Rifle

Paul Ashby made this Freedom of Information request to Ministry of Defence

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Dear Ministry of Defence,

The L81 Was a single shot bolt action rifle designed for use by the cadet forces in 7.62mm cal to replace the No4 303 rifle.

The rifle was introduced in the Mid 70's and was withdrawn in the early 90's. The rifle was designed by Parker Hale Ltd.

Could you please confirm that these facts are correct and also state how many of these weapons was manufactured and why they was withdrawn from service.

Also what happened to these weapons when they were withdrawn. Over all approx how much did the L81 cost the MOD and was any of this money recovered when the weapons where withdrawn

Yours faithfully,

Paul Ashby

DES SEC-PolSec LE-JSC-WPNS (MULTIUSER), Ministry of Defence

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Dear Mr Ashby

Please find attached a response to your recent FOI request.

DE&S Secretariat
MOD Abbey Wood, #2043 | Maple 0a | Bristol | BS34 8JH
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