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December 11, 2007, 01:50
I am new to this site and as I have bought a near new Lithgow L1A1 in its original foam/box and I have some questions

Serial number is 8300057 I presume made in 1983?

How do you know if it was issued? Army/Police etc? no markings


Andy the Aussie
December 11, 2007, 01:55
Does it have any US import makings ? If it is one of the imports it was made specifically for the US civvy market and should be worth over $4k in excellent/new condition. It should also be marked L1A1A in that case.

Do you have any pics as that would go a long way in IDing it for you.


December 11, 2007, 02:07
I am in oz I should have stated that sorry , markings are Rifle L1A1 7.62 and the serial number, I do not know how to post pics but I can email them.


December 11, 2007, 09:01
You'd get more response if you posted in General Firearms Discussions rather than R&D.

Yes, S/N was made in 1983 (or, 1984, some 1984 production were S/N w/ "83").

I'd have to check Ian Skennerton's book for the S/N to see where it shipped.

December 11, 2007, 20:15
I have just got "SLR, Australia's FN FAL" and it appears it was made in1983 and sold to "Private" I would presume a Gundealer in Australia.