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ceb3
March 14, 2016, 10:25
What is meaning of lithgow markings what appears california?

breda markings and fkf on receiver

did lithgow in cali import Breda garands?

ghostoftopbanana
March 14, 2016, 10:50
IIRC: Lithgow made some pretty bad Garand receivers that went to parts builds. These receivers were considered the bottom of the barrel, worse than the Pine Tree ones.

That is a moot point if the gun functions however. Someone else suffered the build process for your gain. :fal:

hagar
March 14, 2016, 10:55
Post a pic, I have a new Springfield Armory Garand with a FKF receiver. Would like to compare.

Rumor goes that a lot of these receivers "walked" across the Canadian border..

AliYahu
March 14, 2016, 12:29
Lithgow receivers are reproduction, and not considered good.
http://www.falfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=96991
http://www.fulton-armory.com/%5Cfaqs%5CM1G-FAQs%5CLithgow-TI.htm
With that said, some run - others don't. It isn't worth fixing if it doesn't run, you can buy 'real' (GI) Garand receivers all day long for less than $300, which is less than it'll cost to 'fix' the reproduction receiver.

Eli

tdb59
March 14, 2016, 13:43
What is meaning of lithgow markings what appears california?

breda markings and fkf on receiver

did lithgow in cali import Breda garands?

Breda produced receivers for Denmark.

Is it possibly marked C.A.I. ? if, so that is the importer.



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garandguy10
March 14, 2016, 20:50
What is meaning of lithgow markings what appears california?

breda markings and fkf on receiver

did lithgow in cali import Breda garands?


I believe there was once a private entity in Sacramento California, called "SAF Lithgow" (not to be confused with the Australian Armory). This entity imported surplus gun parts and may have been associated with Pacific Arms Corporation in Modesto, California. It also may have been associated with "Old Sacramento Armory" that AFAIK is out of business.

The SAF Lithgow in Sacramento, CA imported some Breda/Beretta M1 Garand receivers and placed their import marks on those receivers. They may have also imported the cast "Lithgow" marked M1 Garand receivers.

The Breda/Beretta M1 Garand receivers were good to go AFAIK.

Hollis Wood
March 15, 2016, 10:06
Lithgow receivers are reproduction, and not considered good.
http://www.falfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=96991
http://www.fulton-armory.com/%5Cfaqs%5CM1G-FAQs%5CLithgow-TI.htm
With that said, some run - others don't. It isn't worth fixing if it doesn't run, you can buy 'real' (GI) Garand receivers all day long for less than $300, which is less than it'll cost to 'fix' the reproduction receiver.

Eli

Where have you found them for less than $300? That would be tempting.

AliYahu
March 15, 2016, 11:00
Where have you found them for less than $300? That would be tempting.

CMP forums, Gunbroker, etc. The CMP was selling them for $110 or so a few years ago. http://forums.thecmp.org/forumdisplay.php?f=87
The Garand Guy has them for $375 retail: http://garandguy.com/product/grade-2-receivers-click-info/
I think there's a lot more parts kits than receivers out there...

Eli

nvcdl
March 16, 2016, 10:49
Sounds like a Danish Breda - the Italian Garands work well.

ghostoftopbanana
March 16, 2016, 11:55
That may be true of the parts, but the Lithgow receivers were a Mid '80s thang IIRC.