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Lithgow No1MkIII*HT sniper rifle, .303

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  • Closed: Sat 15 Jan 2011, 7:41 pm
Listing #: 345887199
The seller is required to sight the buyer's firearms licence and required documentation.
Lithgow .303 sniper rifle, WWII vintage. Rifle serial number appears in Skennerton's list, so is an actual Lithgow factory assembled sniper rifle not a fake or armourer's assembled rifle.

The rifle has been used as a range rifle at some time in it's past and I obtained it with a view to restoration, but have not started this. This rifle is missing the lower mounts, the forearm has had the barrel channel routed out and the bolt and nosecap have been replaced with non-matching ones as was common with range rifles and the Lithgow snipers. The barrel is in good order but could use a clean, appears to be a replacement (rear sight mount at fault - I have a correct replacement tube that will go with the rifle). The butt is correct and shows the 'R, MA 5/45' and 'H' marks which are correct for this rifle's release date of May 1945.

Scope is a mismatched low mount, which is missing lenses and some other minor parts. I have the specifications for the lenses which are needed to have another set manufactured, info on the lenses is virtually unobtainable by itself as the only source is from a complete scope that the owner doesn't mind getting pulled to bits (yeah right). Very very hard to obtain these specs by themselves, I managed to luck onto a couple of Patt'1918's that were getting a service and got the data at that time...

There were only 1612 of these sniper rifles assembled, these do not come up for sale very often.

No licence, no sale. I would be happy for overseas sales provided the actual dispatch of the rifle is handled by a broker/firearms dealer at your cost and it happens after I receive payment. Please ask questions!

Shipping details

  • To be arranged
  • Seller allows pick-ups
  • Seller location: Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, NZ

Payment details

  • NZ bank deposit
  • Cash

About the seller

mauser308 (378 378 positive feedback) Address Verified Jan 2014
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Closes: Sat 15 Jan, 7:41 pm. 2011