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    Posted: February 13 2021 at 9:12am
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Don't shoot till you see the whites of their thighs. (Unofficial motto of the Royal Air Force)
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OK, with a little help from my friends I posted a short clip onto youtube.  If you listen you can hear the "ping" about 100M down range.  I am shooting into the cutout from a ships porthole.  Pretty cool.

Let me know if this link works OK.
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Always a good read and worth coming back to this post.

My Lithgow ,The top rifle,  is an E prefix with matching numbers on the key bits denote a completed rifle.

I shoot the BSA and on a good day meaning I'm good it it does well. It is a shame they closed the 300 and 500 yards steel plates as I love banging them for the noise while the fellow shooters with scoped modern rifles are digging dirt all over the hill. When they realize it is an old wood braced 303 I like to see them stopping by to eyeball the old dear.

Thanks for the new postings. Give this old man something to read.


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Thanks for the interest.  The numbers do match - bolt, receiver, barrel, nose cap, and the fore stock. It was exceptionally clean rifle, with a commensurate amount of dings and scraps.  In real life the wrist band appearance/color is very similar to the receiver metal, so I think it is my (lack of) photography skills.   I have a new respect for the high quality photos available on GB! 

The bayonet is a Lithgow marked 1942 bayonet. It is MA marked 03, 42 , and I believe they shifted manufacturing to Orange in July 1942, so it is one of the last bayonets our of Lithgow (Skennerton).  I attached a couple of photos to show markings better. The markings above the date are (reading top to bottom) MA 907 1. The scabbard is marked Mangrovite '42

As far as shooting - I am using new factory loaded PPU 150gr.  I test fired at about 10 yards and was shooting high right.  At 100 yards I aimed bottom left.   I'll see if I can post a new link to the video.
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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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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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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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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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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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agreed - that will help a lot , 
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need freshie fotos.
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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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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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