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OK Team.  I have proudly joined the ranks of Lee Enfield owners.  I took Shamu's advice to heart - even though I noticed a couple of relatively minor mismatched pieces (Safety Spring, Trigger Guard) I went ahead as i really liked the overall condition and example of this gun.  Also, another gun collector friend of mine echoed the same sentiment.  I have passed on other (maybe better?) examples by being too cautious, but I can't live life always waiting for the "perfect" piece.  Thanks for your assistance, and I hope this is the first of many as I build out a great Aussie collection. Regards, Geoff
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Congrats!The muzzle to nosecap relationship looks fine BTW.
Don't shoot till you see the whites of their thighs. (Unofficial motto of the Royal Air Force)
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Got it.   Rifle it is! ;)
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congrats.  
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Agreed with the comments from the senior - more learned Jedi Master section. These RIFLES will grow on you..... and when you think you understand a bit about them, you will then be proved wrong and learn there is always the "Lee Enfield" exception to the rules in the current knowledge base. Your rifle looks great, and I would be very happy to find a place in my collection for an example like it next to its brothers and cousins.
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never , ever say 'always' or 'never' when it comes to enfields 
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How's this for service...My FFL hand delivered my "new" Lithgow 303. It is beautiful and even better then the photos from the auction site.  I am so excited to get up to the range and fire it myself. I picked up period correct Lithgow P07  bayonet to compliment the rifle.  Thanks to everyone for your advice. 

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need freshie fotos.
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agreed - that will help a lot , 
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Sorry for the long delay in getting updated pictures.  Something called work got in the way :)  I did manage to take it out an shoot the rifle - so much fun.  I noticed alignment is off, so I need learn why which is my next task - yeah, yeah I know, probably my aim, but if you listen closely you can hear the "ping" of the target about 100 yards away. I hope the video link works  https://www.facebook.com/565761537/videos/10158067353056538/




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A couple more photo's.

Also, as an FYI - I purchased a copy of Ian Skennerton's latest Broad Arrow Mk2 reference book.  I am happy to reference anything if I can assist.
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F/B  link comes up as "Content Unavailable", sorry.
When you say alignment is off do you mean its not shooting to point of aim?
What ammo did you sue?
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Nice looking rifle, looks pretty clean. The metal almost looks to be in the white or is it just the lighting.
The wrist band kind of looks like green phosphate finish, never seen that before? or its just picture lighting as well.
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it does look quite nice , i see why you are pleased , does that number match on the receiver , bolt handle to the bayonet boss ? someone here can reference that serial to date of production to see if it matches the receiver marking , i no longer have my reference for that , 

is the bayonet an MA marked one ? what year ? looks very nice from your photos and what little i see of the scabbard as well , should say mangrovite on the leather near the seam ,  congrats , 
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