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 Post subject: 1920 Lithgow
PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:37 pm 
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I succumbed to this yesterday, I had an FN M1930 Mauser 'Sniper' (Yes, I know they were never made) That was seldom brought out so I did a deal for this 1920 Coachwood Lithgow No1Mk3*

Judging by the marks it saw service in Korea as well as WWII and looks to have a heavier barrel than unusual. This was a personal rifle of a collector I know so I am rather pleased to have been able to wrestle it out of his hands and it was only on the understanding I do not sell it on.

I am looking forward to shooting it.

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 Post subject: Re: 1920 Lithgow
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Very nice let us know how it shoots.


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 Post subject: Re: 1920 Lithgow
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I have seen it shot, in someone else's hands it is probably the best shooting Lithgow I know of. It was re-barreled in 1952 and the barrel will not take a .3032" gauge from either end, so it is well within limits. It is also nigh on perfect throat wise both with the gauge and visually, so no excuses.

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 Post subject: Re: 1920 Lithgow
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That's a lovely rifle, I've just ventured into Enfields - bought my first, a fairly ordinary Long Branch made no.4 mk1* a few weeks ago. It's far cry from yours but I've got the bug! (no, not that one...) Learning about two piece stocks, bedding, headspace etc...

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 Post subject: Re: 1920 Lithgow
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millemigliadave wrote:
That's a lovely rifle, I've just ventured into Enfields - bought my first, a fairly ordinary Long Branch made no.4 mk1*......


Thank you. I owned a 1915 BSA no1Mk3* many years ago, sadly it died... I have been after one for years and did know of this one, however it was a bit of a struggle to get it, hence I am one 'scoped Mauser down in the Armoury.

There is nothing ordinary about any .303 rifle and the Long Branch is a lovely rifle, I had a couple here end of last week and it is only because I wanted another SMLE that one of them is not here right now.

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 Post subject: Re: 1920 Lithgow
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ooh that's lovely David, I'll have to have a fondle next time we're up... :good: :good: :good:

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You know my SOWR of choice Comrade....but I have to admit that is a very nice looking Lee Enfield you have there :good:

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I really wish I could get into mil-surp....

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I really wish I could get into mil-surp....


What's stopping you?......

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Ovenpaa wrote:
I succumbed to this yesterday, I had an FN M1930 Mauser 'Sniper' (Yes, I know they were never made) That was seldom brought out so I did a deal for this 1920 Coachwood Lithgow No1Mk3*

Judging by the marks it saw service in Korea as well as WWII and looks to have a heavier barrel than unusual. This was a personal rifle of a collector I know so I am rather pleased to have been able to wrestle it out of his hands and it was only on the understanding I do not sell it on.

I am looking forward to shooting it.

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That looks lovely, and sounds like its a peachy shooter as well..... :good:

I'd still love to get a nice pre-1915 SMLE as a tribute to my maternal Grandmother's oldest brother who was listed as MIA on the opening day of the Battle of Loos in Sept 1915, while serving with 7th KOSB.


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