The L4, like the Bren before it, had a dedicated spare parts wallet containing items that were used to clean the LMG and make simple field repairs to keep the weapon in action. The wallet was very similar to its predecessor, but with different pockets and contents to reflect the different needs of the L4. The wallet was made of webbing, pre-dyed green:The wallet rolls up and is secured with two staples and tabs:A number of pockets are inside the wallet to hold the various contents:Inside the wallet are a number of different accessories:Like the earlier Bren wallet, there is a pocket for the oil bottle:An un-flapped one for the pull-through:One pocket for the takedown tool:And one for the spare parts tin:The spare parts tin is now made of plastic rather than metal. The big change from the earlier design however, is that there is a pocket to carry the multi-piece cleaning rod:The L4 had a chromed barrel so no spare was carried and the spare barrel bag often ditched in favour of just the spares wallet, hence the need for a multi piece cleaning rod in the spares wallet to allow it to be maintained with just the smaller wallet.
The 1978 army pamphlet on the L4 lists the contents as:
Spare parts wallet
Top left – Combination tool
Centre – Oil can containing rifle oil
Top right – Pull through, flannelette and tube of graphite grease (if carried)
Bottom – Spare parts tin
Inside flap – Cleaning rod in two sections for cleaning the barrel and chamber.
Spare parts tin. This contains the following items:
Extractor, extractor stay and extractor spring.
Firing pin spring
In addition the following SLR spare parts may also be carried in the spare parts tin:
Extractor, extractor spring and extractor plunger