Hirtenberger 5.56mm L3A1 Ball box for UK

Here is a nice, late, (December 1987) box for the 5.56mm L3A1 Ball round produced by Hirtenberger of Austria for the British MoD. The L3A1 was loaded with the 55 grain M.193 style bullet suitable for 1 in 12” twist rifles such as the AR-15 / M16A1 and H&K.53 rifles used by Royal Marine Commando & other specialist units. 1987 post-dates the introduction of the L2A1 (SS-109 style bullet used in the SA.80 weapon system with a tighter rifling twist) from 1984 to 1987 (replaced by the L2A2 bullet in 1988).

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