ADL South Australia for RN, also
Lenz & Ladysmith,
ALB Albany, West Australia
AU Albury, NSW
BGT Bogan Gate, NSW
BMH Bacchus Marsh, Vic.
BRIS Brisbane, RNAD
BRIS Ashgrove, Qld.
CTW Charters Towers, Qld.
DK Deer Park, Vic.
DEN Denman, NSW
DN Darwin, NT
FT(A) Fleet Train (Aust.)
FTL West Australia (for Royal Navy)
FWA Fremantle, WA
FWA(B) Byford, WA (for Royal Navy)
GBK Glenbrook, NSW
GDN Gladstone, SA
HB Hobart, Tas.
HDN Helidon, Qld.
HG Hendon, U.K.
HOB Hobart, Tas (for Royal Navy)
KWD Kingswood, NSW
MA Lithgow, NSW
MAB Bathurst, NSW
MAN Mangalore, Vic.
MAO Orange, NSW
MB Ballarat, Vic.
MBO Bendigo, Vic.
MC Finsbury, South Australia
MD Derwent Park, Vic.
ME Maribyrnong, Vic.
MEP Maribyrnong, Vic.
MEF Maribyrnong, Vic.
MEC Maribyrnong, Vic. (cordite factory)
MEL Melbourne, Vic (for Royal Navy)
MEM Mulwala, NSW also Membury UK?
MF Footscray, Vic. (also Maribyrnong)
MFA Albury, NSW
MFB Broken Hill, NSW
MFG Goulburn, Vic.
MFW Wagga Wagga, NSW
MH Hendon, Vic., No.3
MJ Hendon, Vic., No.4
MJB Hendon, Vic.
ML Maribyrnong Munitions Supply Lab.
UK and Mosul
MO Maribyrnong Ordnance Factories
MPM Mildura, Vic.
MPT Tamworth, NSW
MQ Rocklea, Qld.
MR Rutherford, NSW
MRO Marrangaroo, NSW
MS Salisbury, SA No.2 (also Mauritius)
MSP Port Pirie, SA
MT South Melbourne
MV Villawood, NSW
... Those with a number
e.g. MV 20
are UK stations)
MW Welshpool No.6, WA.
MY St. Mary's, NSW
MYM Myambat, NSW
PM Port Moresby, New Guinea
SCK Snake Creek, NSW
SEY Seymour, Vic.
SPH Spring Hill, WA
SWID Swan Island, Vic.
SYD Moorebank, NSW
SYD Sydney, NSW (for Royal Navy)
TI Thursday Island, Qld.
TOC Tocumwal, NSW
TV Townsville, Qld.
WGA Wagga Wagga, NSW
WGA Wallangarra, Qld. (1961)
BF/C Bishop's Falls
CQA Canadian Arsenals Ltd.*
CIL Canadian Industries Ltd.*
DAQ Dominion Arsenals, Quebec (S.A.A.)*
DC Defence Industries, Brownsburg*
DI Dominion Industries, Verdun
DJ/C De Beaudeau
ESQ Esquimalt (Royal Canadian Navy)
HAL Halifax (Royal Canadian Navy)
IFS/C International Flare Signal Co.*
KAM Kamloops (Royal Canadian Navy)
Mobile Ammunition Repair Unit
NFLD Newfoundland (Royal Canadian
REN Renous (Royal Canadian Navy)
SJ/C St. John
TWH/C T.W. Hand, Cooksville*
WT/C McDonald Chemical, Waterloo*
* These appear to be manufacturer designations, the remainder in this list are
for locations of Ammunition
ALA Alabama Ordnance Works
AOP Arkansas Ordnance Plant
APG Aberdeen Proving Ground
BAJ Badges Ordnance Works
CHK Chickasaw Ordnance Works
COP Cornhusker Ordnance Plant
DEN Denver Ordnance Plant (S.A.A.)
DM Des Moines Ordnance Plant
DOD Delaware Ordnance Depot
EC Evansville Chrysler Ordnance Plant
ECS Evansville Chrysler Sunbeam
EA Edgewood Arsenal
EW Eau Claire Ordnance Plant (S.A.A.)
FA Frankford Arsenal (S.A.A.)
GM General Motors
GMR Gibbs Manufacturing & Research
GR Green River Ordnance Plant
HOL Hosten Ordnance Works
IA Indiana Ordnance Plant
IL Illinous Ordnance Plant
IOP Iowa Ordnance Plant
IOW Indiana Ordnance Works
JA Joilet Arsenal
KEN Kentucky Ordnance Plant
KEY Keystone Ordnance Works
KNK Kankakee Ordnance Works
LC Lake City Ordnance Plant (S.A.A.)
LOP Louisiana Ordnance Plant
LS Red River Arsenal (Lone Star Div.)
KN Kansas Ordnance Plant
MA Milan Arsenal
OA Ogden Arsenal
OAP Ordnance Assembly Plant
OKL Oklahoma Ordnance Works
OOP Oak Ordnance Plant
PA Picatinny Arsenal
PLM Plumbrook Ordnance Works
RA Raritan Arsenal
RA Remington Arms (S.A.A.)
RAD Radford Ordnance Works
RAPD Raritan Arsenal Publication Dept.
RD Redstone Arsenal
REM Remington Arms (105mm, S.A.A.)
RIA Rock Island Arsenal
ROP Rovenna Ordnance Plant
SL St. Louis Ordnance Plant (S.A.A.)
SOD Savanna Ordnance Depot
SOP Sangamon Ordnance Plant
TW Twin Cities Ordnance Plant (S.A.A.)
UT Utah Ordnance Plant (S.A.A.)
WC Wolf Creek Arsenal
WCC Western Cartridge Co. (S.A.A.)
WRA Winchester Repeating Arms
WVW West Virginia Ordnance Works
in service manuals and reports are sometimes quite obvious but at other times,
they are not. These abbreviated designations can also appear on weapons,
ammunition and equipment.
The following list is generally post-Great War vintage and therefore it is
applicable to many of our studies, (British, Empire and Commonwealth oriented,
A.A.A. Anti-aircraft Artillery
A.C. Army circular
A.F.V. Armoured fighting vehicle
A.K. American 'K' device
A.P. Armour piercing or After proof
A.P./I. Armour piercing incendiary
A.P./T. Armour piercing tracer
A.R. Aiming rifle or Anti-radar
A.T. Aiming tube
B.F.M. Belt-fed mechanism
B.L. Breech loading
B.M. Breech mechanism
B.P. Black powder (gunpowder)
C.A. Coast artillery
C.D. Coast defence
C.E.S. Complete Eq'pment Schedule
C.M.T. Corrected mean time
D.C. Direct current
D.C.I.'s Defence Council Instructions
D.S. Discarding sabot
E.M.E.R. Electrical & Mechanical
F.A. Fully automatic or fixed auto.
F.S. Field service
F. of M. Figure of merit
G.O. Gas operated
G.P. General purpose
G.S. General service
H.C. Hollow charge or High capacity
H.E. High explosive
H.E./I. High explosive incendiary
H.V. High velocity
L.C. List of Changes paragraph no.
LoC List of Changes paragraph no.
L.M.G. Light machine gun
L.S. Land service
L.V. Low velocity
M.C. Machine carbine
M.E. Muzzle energy
M.G. Machine gun
M.L.O. Muzzle-loading ordnance
M.M.G. Medium machine gun
M.O.A. Minute of angle (optical)
M.P.B. Mean point of burst
M.P.I. Mean point of impact
M.T. Mean time or Missed target
M.V. Muzzle velocity
N.R.N. Nobel rim neonite
N.S. Naval service
N/T Night tracer
O.P. Observation post
O.F.M. Obsolete for future manufacture
P.E. Plastic explosive
P.I.A.T. Projector, infantry, anti-tank
P.S.A. Percussion small arm
Q.F. Quick firing
R. & E. Range & elevation
R.B.L. Rifled breech loading
R.C. Reduced charge
R.D. Research department
R.M.L.O. Rifled muzzle loading ordnance
R.O. Rifled ordnance
R.T. Range table
R.V. Remaining velocity
S.A. Small arms or semi-automatic
S.A.A. Small arms ammunition
S.A.P. Semi-armour piercing
S.A.T. Small arms training
S.B. Smooth bore
S.F.G. Sulphur-less fine grain
S.L. Separate loading
S.L.E. Short Lee-Enfield
S.S. Sea service
T.P.I. Threads per inch
T.V. Terminal velocity
V.A.O.S Vocabulary of Army Stores
List of Changes paragraph
of Changes paragraphs
Some interesting makers & offices were nominated in
this tabulation too:
B.E.S.A. British Engineering
B.S.S. British Standard Specification
B.T.C. Broadway TrustCo.
C.O.W. Coventry Ordnance Works
E.S.C. English Steel Corporation
D.I.L. Defence Industries Ltd.
I.C.I. Imperial Chemical Industries
N.P.L. National Physical Laboratory
T.A.W. Thames Ammunition Works
And in Service Parts Catalogues:
BA British Association screw thread
BSF British Standard fine thread
BSW British Standard Whitworth
BWG Birmingham wire gauge
Ordnance factory and ordnance depot abbreviations appear in various service
literature and reference books from the early 19th century. Also included here
are other related service establishment abbreviations from the 18th & early 19th
A.I.D. Army Inspection Department
C.G.O. Commissary-General of
D.D.E. Design Department Enfield
O.C. Ordnance Committee
O.F. Ordnance Factory
O.S.C. Ordnance Select Committee
R.A. Royal Artillery
R.C.D. Royal Carriage Department
R.E. Royal Engineers
R.E.V.S. Royal Engineers Vocabulary
R.G.F. Royal Gun Factory
R.G.P.F. Royal Gunpowder Factory
R.N.D. Royal Naval Depot
R.N.O.D. Royal Naval Ordnance Depot
R.O.F. Royal Ordnance Factory
R.S.A.F. Royal Small Arms Factory
R.S.A.R.F. Royal Small Arms Repair
S.A.C. Small Arms Committee
S.A.I.D. Small Arms Inspection Dept.
S.G.O. Surveyor-General of Ordnance
S.R.S.A.F. Superintendent Royal Small
W.O. War Office
Small arms abbreviations regularly encountered in service and
contemporary references are listed here for newcomers (and old hands too?) to the British military
collecting scene. Some of these abbreviations may also found marked on the action
bodies of 19th century vintage firearms.
B.A.Co. Braendlin Armoury Co. Ltd.
B.E. Co. Blenheim Engineering
B.S.A. Co. Birmingham Small Arms Co.
B.S.A.& M.Co. Birmingham Small Arms
& Metals Co.
A.C. Artillery Carbine
A.C.I. Artillery Carbine Mk I (also II,
C.C. Cavalry Carbine
C.C.I. Cavalry Carbine Mk I (also II,
EFD Enfield R.S.A.F.
E.-M. Enfield-Martini (.402-in.
FTR Factory Thorough
H.B.Co. Henry Rifled Barrel Co., 1878-
H.R.B. Co. Henry Rifled Barrel Co. to 1878
L.A. Co. London Armoury Co.
L.E.C. Lee-Enfield Carbine
L.E.R. Lee-Enfield Rifle
L.S.A. Co. London Small Arms Co.
M.E.C. Martini-Enfield Carbine
M.E.R. Martini-Enfield Rifle
M.H.C. Martini-Henry Carbine
M.H.R. Martini-Henry Rifle
M.L.E. Magazine Lee-Enfield
M.L.E.C. Magazine Lee-Enfield Carbine
M.L.E.R. Magazine Lee-Enfield Rifle
M.L.M. Magazine Lee-Metford
M.L.M.C. Magazine Lee-Metford Carbine
M.L.M.R. Magazine Lee-Metford Rifle
M.M.C. Martini-Metford Carbine
M.M.R. Martini-Metford Rifle
N.A.& A.Co. National Arms & Ammunition
R.S.M.L.E. Rifle, Short Magazine Lee-
S.M.L.E. Short, Magazine Lee-Enfield
V.A. Vickers Armstrong
V.A.C. Vickers Armstrong, Crayford
V.A.E. Vickers Armstrong, Erith
V.S.M. Vickers Sons & Maxim
W.R.A.Co. Westley Richards
Abbreviations used by military manual printers appear on the Small Arms
Training pams and other such service publications. The British printers
A.P.& S. Ltd. Alabaster, Pasmore
& Sons Ltd.
G.C. Ltd. Greycaine Ltd.
H.M.S.O. His Majesty's Stationery
Office (or Her Majesty's)
H & S Ltd. Harrison & Sons Ltd.
Hudson & Kearns
P.L.H. & Co. Percy Lund, Humphries
W.C.& S Ltd. William Clowes & Sons Ltd.
W.O.P. War Office
W.& S. Ltd. Wilding & Sons Ltd.
Gale & Polden, Bernards Publishers as well as
Nicholson & Watson printed many pams on small arms
topics too. Many of these titles were also available for private purchase. However, during
WW2 this practice of over-the-counter retail sales was curtailed primarily for security reasons.
Designations found on drawings:
S.A.I.D. Small Arms Inspectorate Dept.
A.D.D.(S) Army Design Department (Aust.)
A.I.D. Army Inspectorate Department
D.D.(E) Design Department (Enfield)
Some Australian ones too—
M.G.O. Master General of Ordnance
A.D.D. Army Design Department
A.D.D.(A) Army Design Department (Aust.)
Some more British
service abbreviations and service establishments encountered in Great War and
WW2 period references...
C.I.N.O. Inspector Naval Ordnance, Bath
D.O.D. Operations division
H.M.S. 'Excellent' Portsmouth shore base
H.M.S. 'Cambridge' Plymouth shore base
H.M.S. 'Birnbeck' Somerset shore base
C-i-C Commander in Chief
C.O.S. Controller of Ordnance Services
D.M.T. Director, Military Training
D.o A. Director of Armaments
D.R.A. Director, Royal Artillery
D.R.A.C. Director, Royal Armoured Corps
D.W.D. Director, Weapons & Development
M.C.S. Military College of Science,
S.A.C. Small Arms Committee
S.o D. Superintendent of Design
S.W.E. Senior Weapons Engineer
D.G. (Arm) Director General, Armaments
D.G.E. Director General of Equipment
Ministry of Supply:
A.I.D. Army Inspection Department
C.E.A.D. Chief Engineer & Superintendent of
Armaments Design, Fort Halstead
C.E.A.D.(Cheshunt)- Chief Engineer & Supt.
Armaments Design, Cheshunt
C.I.A. Chief Inspector of Armaments
C.I.A.(W) Chief Inspector of Armaments
C.I.S.A. Chief Inspector of Small Arms
C.S.O.F. Chief Superintendent of Ordnance
P.& E.O. Proof & Experimental Officer
D. of A. Director of Artillery
D.G. of A. Director General of Artillery
D.G.F. Director General of Factories
D.G.O.F. Director General of Ordnance
D.O.F. Director of Ordnance Factories
D.W.P. Director of Weapons Production
R.O.F. Royal Ordnance Factory
W.& E. Weapons & Equipment
A.M.R. Australian Munitions Representative
B.A.D. British Army Delegation
C.I.E. Chief Inspector of Explosives
M.L.O. Military Liaison Officer
R.A.O.C. Royal Army Ordnance Corps
R.E.V.S. Royal Engineers Vocabulary
S.R. Superintendent of Research
A.I.S. Army Inspection Service
M.G.O. Master General of Ordnance
More noted in service pams:
A.C.I. Army Council Instruction
A.O. Army Order
A.T.I. Army Training Instruction
A.T.M. Army Training Memorandum
D.C.I.s Defence Council Instructions
G.O. General Order
G.S. General Staff
I.T.M. Infantry Training Manual
O.C. Officer Commanding
S.A.T. Small Arms Training
S.A.E.D. Small Arms Experimental Depot
S.M.R.C. Society of Miniature Rifle Clubs
W.T.M. Weapons Training Memorandum
With many new books available, serious collectors need source material.
The prime reference is 'List of Changes in British War Material', the monthly
issues re-printed in 5 vols., 1860-1926. [see Reprints].
For WW2 production, 'British
Small Arms of World War 2' lists makers and codes on
small arms, edged weapons, MGs. An advantage to know more about your subject
than other collectors.
Manufacturer's Monograms for ammunition production—
MB (gun ammo) Ballarat No. 4
MDK (gun ammo) Albion No. 5
ME (gun ammo) Maribyrnong No. 1
MEM (gun ammo) Mulwala No. 6
MF (S.A.A.) Footscray No.
MG (S.A.A.) Footscray No.
MH (S.A.A.) Hendon No. 3
MJ (S.A.A.) Hendon
MQ (S.A.A.) Rocklea No. 5
MS (gun ammo) Salisbury No. 2
MV (gun ammo) Villawood No. 3
MW (S.A.A.) Welshpool No.
MY (gun ammo) St. Marys No. 3
MEC (propellant) Maribyrnong Cordite
MO (empty shell) Maribyrnong Ordnance
MA (small arms) Lithgow (81mm mortar
And a little earlier in time—
CAC Colonial Ammunition Company
Black powder abbreviations...
F.G. Fine grain
R.F.G. Rifle fine grain
Rifle fine grain (for M.-H. rifles)
L.G. Large grain
Rifle large grain
S.P. Selected pebble
And some smokeless...
GC Gun cotton
MD Modified (cordite)
This listing of ‘L’ series Rifles & MG's
still has a few gaps. L-prefix nomenclature was introduced into British
service (and Australian too) in the mid-1950s. It also applies to other
ordnance; we see items such as ‘L2 55mm Smoke Bomb’, ‘L2 hand
grenade’ and ‘L9 SUSAT sight’. Separate and distinct ‘Lx’
nomenclature was applied to other munitions also... those relating to small
arms are listed here. Do you have additional info? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
L1A1 Rifle, 7.62mm (Canadian service is C1 & C1A1)
L2A1 Automatic Rifle in Australian service (Canadians have C2 & C2A1—
there is no British
equivalent Automatic Rifle)
L2A1 Submachine Gun (Sterling) - but only in British service.
L2A2 Submachine Gun (improved version of L2A1 - British only)
L2A3 Submachine Gun (improved L2A2 - British only, currently in service)
L3A1 .30 cal Browning M1919A4 (fixed gun). Aust service, AFV.
L3A2 .30 cal Browning M1919A4 (flexible). Aust service, AFV.
L3A3 .30 cal Browning M1919A4 (fixed) w/ modified rear sear hold-open
currently in Aust service with AFV.
L3A4 .30 cal Browning M1919A4 (flexible), as for L3A3.
C3 7.62mm Parker Hale M82 Sniper Rifle in Canadian
L4A1 7.62mm Bren LMG conversion (X10E1) with Mk I bipod & steel
L4A2 7.62mm Bren LMG conversion (X10E2) w/ lightened bipod, steel barrel.
L4A3 7.62mm Bren LMG conversion of Mk II Bren (prior L4A1 & L4A2 were
converted Mk III Bren) - these 3 guns UK service only.
L4A4 7.62mm Bren LMG conversion of Mk III Bren, one chrome & one steel barrel each.
Also in current Aussie service.
L4A5 7.62mm Bren LMG conversion (ex-Mk III) w/ 2 steel barrels, Naval.
L4A6 7.62mm Bren LMG conversion, upgraded L4A1 w/ chrome barrel.
L4A9 7.62mm Bren LMG conversion, with GPMG dovetail.
L5A1 Mounting Tripod, 7.62mm MG.
L6A1 12.7mm Ranging Machine Gun on Centurion, ranging gun for 105mm tank
L7A1 7.62mm Machine Gun, British-made version of the FN MAG. 200-rd.
L7A2 7.62mm Machine Gun, improved L7A1 with revised feed mechanism
and provision for fitting 50-rd. belt
box under receiver.
L8A1 7.62mm Machine Gun, AFV; redesigned L7. Butt removed, firing
L8A2 7.62mm Machine Gun, AFV, improved variant of the L8A1.
L9A1 9mm Pistol, Browning Hi-power, previously the Pistol No.2 Mk I*.
L11A1 9mm Automatic Pistol Kit (same as L9A1 but with accessories & kit).
L11A1 12.7mm Machine Gun (.50 cal M2 ranging), another designation for L6A1 in
AFV service. Obsolete.
L12A1 .22 Conversion Kit by Heckler & Koch, for L1A1 rifle.
L12A1 9mm Blank Fire Attachment, Blank ammunition.
L13A1 5.56mm Blank Fire Attachment, Blank ammunition.
L14A1 84mm Carl Gustav Anti-Tank, in Australian service.
L16 81mm Mortar.
L19A1 7.62mm L7 series with heavier barrel to preclude barrel changes.
L20A1 7.62mm L7 adapted for Helicopter, for use in pods & external
L20A2 7.62mm L7 Helicopter Machine Gun, slight variant of L20A1.
L21A1 30mm Rarden cannon for AFV. Also obsolete name for .50cal L11A1 ranging
gun, with barrel 152mm longer than L6A1.
L21A1 12.7mm [.50 cal] MG ?
L23A1 Rifle, 7.62mm Instructional.
L24A1 .50cal MG, Ranging Drill.
L25A1 Rifle Instructional, training version of L1A1. Non-firing model, but
different to L1A1 DP.
L26A1 Rifle Instructional, variant of L25A1.
L26A1 30mm Rarden
L29A1 .22 Trainer
L29A2 .22 Sportco Model 71S Trainer
L30A1 .50cal M2 HB DP (drill purpose) variant, also sometimes referred to
as 12.7mm L2A1,
L32A1 12ga Automatic loading FN Browning Riot Gun.
L33A1 .30 cal L3 Browning AFV Fixed Machine Gun, DP variant. 300 made.
L33A2 .30 cal L3 Browning AFV Flexible Machine Gun, DP variant.
L34A1 9mm Submachine Gun. Silenced version of L2A3 Sterling.
L36A1 7.62mm Machine Gun. Instructional skeleton model of L7.
L37A1 7.62mm L7 Machine Gun for AFV; special barrel for tracer. Mixture of L7
& L8 parts to enable removal for perimeter defence.
L37A2 7.62mm L7 Machine Gun, AFV, improved. Can be used on Challenger AFV.
L39A1 7.62mm Rifle, conversion of .303 No. 4 Mk I/2 or I/3 for
L40A1 12.7mm Ranging Gun, used with Wombat anti-tank weapon. Also called
spotting gun, M8C.
L41A1 7.62mm Machine Gun, drill (inoperable model L8).
L42A1 7.62mm Sniper Rifle, conversion of .303 No. 4 (T).
L43A1 7.62mm Machine Gun, variant of L7, used on the Scorpion as a
L44A1 7.62mm Machine Gun, for Helicopters, Naval. Variant of L20.
L45A1 7.62mm Machine Gun, Drill version of L45.
L46A1 7.62mm Machine Gun, drill (Skeleton model L7A1/A2).
L47A1 7.65mm Pistol, Walther PP. By Manuhrin, France.
L48A1 37mm (1.5 in.) Riot Gun. Grenade Launcher.
L48A2 37mm Riot Gun, upgraded variant of L48A1.
L49 9mm DP L2A3 SMG
L50 9mm DP Sten Mk II Machine Carbine
L51 9mm DP Sten Mk III Machine Carbine
L52 9mm DP Sten Mk V Machine Carbine
L54A1 .303 DP variant of the Bren LMG.
L55A1 7.62mm DP variant of the L4A4 LMG.
L56 .30 cal DP variant of the L3 Browning
L57 & L58 ?
L59A1 D.P. conversion of No. 4 rifles for (Cadet use).
L60 to L64 ?
L66A1 5.6 x 16mmR (.22RF) Pistol Automatic, Walther, target. By
L67A1 37mm (1.5in.) Riot Gun. Arwen Grenade Launcher.
L68 to L73 ?
L74A1 12ga Pump Action Riot Gun.
L75 to L80 ?
L81A1 7.62mm Cadet Target Rifle, version of the Parker Hale M82
L82 to L84 ?
L85A1 5.56mm Individual Weapon (SA 80), British general issue
'bull-pup' assault rifle.
L86A1 5.56mm Light Support Weapon, LMG version of L85, with bipod.
L89A1 9mm Instructional Automatic Pistol.
L90A1 9mm Submachine Gun.
L91 9mm Submachine Gun?
L92 9mm Submachine Gun?
L94A1 7.62mm Machine Gun, Chain. Hughes EX34 chain gun applied to
new generation AFVs.
L95A1 7.62mm Machine Gun, Chain. Further development of Hughes EX34
chain gun, applied
to new AFVs.
L96A1 7.62mm Sniper Rifle, Acc.Intn'l. 700m iron sight, 6x42
Schmidt & Bender scope. SAS silenced model, sub-sonic ammo.
L98A1 5.56mm Cadet General Purpose rifle. Manually operated
single-shot version of L85A1 EWS.
L99 to L101 ?
L102A1 Pistol, Automatic (Walther P5 Compact)
L103 DP L85 (SA 80)
L115 .338-in. Accuracy International Sniper Rifle
L119 5.56mm Diemaco Light Support Weapon (M16)
XL64 4.85mm right hand Individual Weapon
XL65 4.85mm right hand Light Support Weapon
XL68 4.85mm left hand Individual Weapon
XL69 4.85mm left hand Light Support Weapon
XL70 5.56mm right hand Individual Weapon
XL73 5.56mm right hand Light Support Weapon
XL76 37mm ARWEN
XL77 37mm ARWEN
R.S.A.F. Enfield (then M.O.D.
Nottingham) produced the H&K 9mm MP5A3 SMG and variants for S.A.S.,
counter-terrorist squads and commercial sale, although it does not appear to
have been awarded an L-series designation.
Canadian post-1956 small arms utilized a 'C' rather
than 'L' prefix. World War 2 arms also saw the application of a 'C' prefix to
designate Canadian production and/or issue.
C No.4 Mk I & Mk I* Lee-Enfield and (T) sniper variants
C No.7 Mk I .22 trainer
C1 9mm Sterling SMG
C1 7.62mm FAL rifle
C1A1 upgraded 7.62mm C1 FAL rifle
C2A1 7.62mm FAL heavy barrel, auto rifle
C3A1 7.62mm Sniper rifle
C3 7.62mm converted M1919A4 Browning MG
C3 rifle 7.62mm Parker Hale M82 Sniper Rifle in Canadian
C6 7.62mm MAG 58 GPMG (flexible or co-axial roles)
C7 5.56mm Diemarco M16
C7A1 5.56mm Diemarco M16 with optical sight
C8 5.56mm M16 carbine (shorty)
C9 5.56mm Minimi LMG
C9A1 5.56mm Minimi LMG with optical sight
C11 7.62mm Target Rifle
C12A1 7.62mm Target Rifle with optical sight
C28A1 Canadian Cooey rifle with pistol grip modification for drill purpose