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must know more about my lithgow sht*111 1918 .

Discussion in 'Firearms Research' started by garrettedwards777, May 26, 2009.

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  1. garrettedwards777

    garrettedwards777 Member

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    I have a lithgow sht*111 1918 and im not sure if its a surplus or the real thing it seems very old the wood is dark and greesy feeling also has some patch work done on stock and and near muzzle at the end of frame.I also have an old hi-standards u.s.a model h-d and would like to know when it was made it was found in an old broke down house some info on the both would be so helpful thank you
    garrett.
     
  2. A square 10

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    based on what you have said the lithgow would be a legitimate australian made WWI battle rifle ,

    the change from mkIII to mkIII* occured in mid-late 1915 , so a 1918 rifle would definetly be a mkIII* , it would of coarse have had a full wood stock when made with a steel nose cap[bayonet boss]

    these are BSA made rifles but yours should look like these , particularly the bottom one -

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    there are bound to be other markings on it that might tell you more ,
     
  3. Ron James

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    Out of curiosity, what is the difference between a military surplus and the real thing? :confused: also, why are you posting twice , with the same post on the same forum, Very odd?????
     
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