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L1A1 SLR TRILUX (SUIT) SIGHT of 1976

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L1A1 SLR TRILUX (SUIT) SIGHT of 1976

The SUIT (Sight Unit Infantry Trilux) sight. This was an early 1970s attempt at providing the infantryman with robust optics for use in both an urban and battlefield environment, it found use on the streets Ulster where it was a useful tool - enabling quicker acquisition of fleeting targets than iron sights.

The sight was clamped to the SLR top cover by a spring, which - with age and wear - would weaken, leaving the sight to move around with recoil, rendering the weapon significantly less accurate than if fired using standard sights.

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