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Old October 15, 2017, 15:40   #1
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Oddly marked L1A1 sand cut bolt carrier

Hey, all. I have an L1A1 sand cut bolt carrier that has the stamping in the top that is "PP1266" on the top with the Aussie crossed flags and an "87" at the end. Any clue because my aging memory is not finding it.








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Old October 16, 2017, 22:33   #2
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That is a new one on me. I have no idea.
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Old October 17, 2017, 00:14   #3
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Buggered if I know, original rifle was supplied to the Army here and then on as aid to somewhere. That is not a generally normal Aussie marking,as you already know, in fact it almost looks British. I have nothing to further and answer...
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Old October 19, 2017, 06:13   #5
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Also interesting is that 68 0003 to 69 0001 are not listed
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Also interesting is that 68 0003 to 69 0001 are not listed
Ooohhh those .... those were part of the secret Rhodie shipment .... Hey, you have to start the conspiracy theory someplace. I just wanted to get the jump on folks.
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I'll add to the conspiracy.
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Old October 19, 2017, 10:38   #9
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What serial number? Also 68 02xxx?

Could be something as simple as a steel batch mark or steel type.
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What serial number? Also 68 02xxx?

Could be something as simple as a steel batch mark or steel type.
6713466
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Whoa! Just...............whoa!

Do you have the bolt, too?



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Whoa! Just...............whoa!

Do you have the bolt, too?



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The PP obviously stands for Pew Pew. The carriers have more Pew Pew than normal carriers.

Either that or is a Philippine contract?
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6713466
.....also delivered to the Aus Army initially and on "somewhere" from there. The stamping does not look like any other Lithgow marking I have seen on an SLR but it DOES look like it was applied at manufacture (basing it also on the consistent placement on the two examples). I can only speculate it was added from new for reasons unknown. Mark is probably closest with it being something that was a small, but accepted, variation to pattern/specification that needed to be readily identifiable.
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