Lithgow no.1 mk3

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    leprechaun
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    Lithgow no.1 mk3

    Post by leprechaun on Fri Jun 21, 2013 10:44 am

    Good day all,

    Last weekend I picked up a 1921 Lithgow enfield. Everything on this rifle is excellent, the only thing different on this that I have never seen before is the front band is brass. Has anyone seen this on a no.1 before?

    Thanks,

    Matt

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    Re: Lithgow no.1 mk3

    Post by bomber439 on Fri Jun 21, 2013 1:56 pm

    My 1942 Lithgow:


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    Re: Lithgow no.1 mk3

    Post by leprechaun on Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:15 pm

    Any idea if the brass is put on as a rebuild as the butt stock of my rifle has 46 stamped into it

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    Re: Lithgow no.1 mk3

    Post by Infanteer on Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:04 pm

    Yes, I have seen this before. In fact I recently sold a No1 MkIII* that had the brass/copper front band. I don't believe it's a rare feature but that's just based on my experience and what I've seen over the years.

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    Re: Lithgow no.1 mk3

    Post by 36 hamon on Wed Apr 13, 2016 7:41 pm

    The Brass or gunmetal if you will band is not that uncommon but they usually have a chemical finish that turns the metal black but it wears off

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    Re: Lithgow no.1 mk3

    Post by Joe D on Wed Apr 27, 2016 6:34 pm

    I have a 1918 dated one with the brass band, and the base piece of the butt sling swivel is blackened brass as well.

    I was once told (with NO backing authority) that the brass parts were originally specific to Lithgow weapons
    made for the RAN. Your guess is as good as mine.

    Joe

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