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Ramone
May 30, 2017, 17:25
Who had the contract for a Lithgow rifle serial number AD6110197? I have a parts kit with that number. Thanks.

Chester Nimitz
May 30, 2017, 17:43
Who had the contract for a Lithgow rifle serial number AD6110197? I have a parts kit with that number. Thanks.

According to Skennerton p. 101, L1A1's S/N AD6109461 - AD6110260 were supplied to Malaya, with the note "Ejector to new hardness".

Ramone
May 30, 2017, 18:10
Thanks!

MilsurpMonkey
May 31, 2017, 14:48
Any idea what contract AD62171xx was from? Have been unable to score a copy of Skennerton's book for references, barrel date of W?

Chester Nimitz
May 31, 2017, 15:36
Any idea what contract AD62171xx was from? Have been unable to score a copy of Skennerton's book for references, barrel date of W?

"XX"? You must have a complete original receiver to be that concerned. Seven digit numbers after AD means it was assigned to an L2A1. Issued to Malaya with recoil reducer.

"W" was not used for regular weight barrels. Try WA - WZ.

MilsurpMonkey
May 31, 2017, 15:44
"XX"? You must have a complete original receiver to be that concerned. Seven digit numbers after AD means it was assigned to an L2A1. Issued to Malaya with recoil reducer.

"W" was not used for regular weight barrels. Try WA - WZ.

Not at home and can't remember the last few digits on my lower. I'll have to re look at the barrel, could have sworn it was just a w, maybe an m? I think you are mistaken on the 7 digit being L2, the numbers for L1A1s above that you quoted are all 7 digit.

Chester Nimitz
May 31, 2017, 16:19
Not at home and can't remember the last few digits on my lower. I'll have to re look at the barrel, could have sworn it was just a w, maybe an m? I think you are mistaken on the 7 digit being L2, the numbers for L1A1s above that you quoted are all 7 digit.

I'm sorry your right. The "X"'s threw me.

MilsurpMonkey
May 31, 2017, 19:22
Guess my memory was further off than I thought, the lower in my kit is AD6217283. Only marking on barrel is the crown over keys and either a W or an M. Anyone able to tell me what contract this was from?

MilsurpMonkey
June 02, 2017, 09:14
Anyone?

MAINER
June 02, 2017, 09:44
India, with the note (Mostly with chrome shoulder locking holes.)

A barrel mark of "M" or "W" is tough to find. "A-R Up to 1961 (I and Q not used)"

All other years following use a two-letter code. "FM 1963" .
"WA-WG 1965-1966" to "WV-WW 1981" for instance.

MilsurpMonkey
June 02, 2017, 10:34
India, with the note (Mostly with chrome shoulder locking holes.)

A barrel mark of "M" or "W" is tough to find. "A-R Up to 1961 (I and Q not used)"

All other years following use a two-letter code. "FM 1963" .
"WA-WG 1965-1966" to "WV-WW 1981" for instance.
Thanks, I'll try to get a decent pic of the barrel markings tonight. Guess I'll have to get a pith helmet and a howdah pistol to go with it now :biggrin: