An excellent in the wild pic of a UKSF L119A2 was posted on the L119 Owners Club on Facebook, today, by JB; a well respected aficionado.

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Check out Colt Canada’s website.

 photo Screen Shot 2016-05-12 at 16.20.53_zpscrvrq2z7.pngSo what can we interpret from this information?

 photo Screen Shot 2016-05-12 at 16.21.17_zpsimx3pb6t.pngWell, it’s a one-piece upper, meaning that the rail and upper receiver are conjoined. JB refers to it as the IUR – which means Integrated Upper Receiver.

That’s interesting in itself, given that LMT – which owns the patent on monolithic uppers – successfully prevented Mega Arms from marketing their own one-piece upper.

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Update: the term IUR is not known to be used by the British MOD.

Update: Colt Canada has licensed the monolithic upper receiver design from LMT, as evidenced by the US Patent number on the A2’s upper:

The L119A2’s pistol grip looks very much like an Ergo grip.

Update: the grip is confirmed as Ergo and the L119A2 ships from the factory with the grip.

I can’t identify the brand of flip-up BUIS. The front looks HK style, but the overall shape of the sights isn’t one I can verify just yet. Could be proprietary Colt Canada products, but judging by the grip, stock, receiver end plate and flash hider they are not averse to buying from third parties at the top of their respective games.

Update: the L119A2 is not known to ship with BUIS. Furthermore, no BUIS have been observed so far on the A2 in UKSF reference pics.

The stock is, obviously, a Magpul CTR, in FDE.

Looks like the usual UKSF Surefire flash hider.

Update: readHRW’s blog for The Reptile Houseabout the UKSF issued can and hider.

The receiver end plate is very likely a Magpul ASAP.

Update: this has been confirmed in reference pics as the Magpul ASAP.

These parts all make sense, because they most are viewed as common to later L119A1s in the wild.

What I like most about this new iteration of UKSF blaster is the slick front end. OK, it’s a one-piece upper but it reminds me of the KAC URX 3.1.

DEVGRU uses the Remington RAHG, CAG uses the Geissele HK SMR. It’s not surprising that UKSF have ditched the venerable KAC RAS and are also using a tube.

It’s the way forward.

Click here to see the first public pic of the A2 15.7″ upper in use with SBS.

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