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    Sticky: The bases have never been reproduced for the...

    The bases have never been reproduced for the Lithgow HT's. Originals, I have seen one or two sets come up in the last five or six years...
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    Sticky: Well... that just added a grand and a half to my...

    Well... that just added a grand and a half to my collection!
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    Sticky: Hello 303Rob. Having a look at your pics I am...

    Hello 303Rob.
    Having a look at your pics I am sure your rifle was never a HT sniper. The quickest sign is the lack of machining on the side of the charger bridge for the HT's rear scope base. I'm...
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    Sticky: I rang up about that and they told me it had no...

    I rang up about that and they told me it had no number engraved on it!
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    Sticky: Hi Craig. Again apologies for not getting back to...

    Hi Craig. Again apologies for not getting back to you with your report on your rifle's details. I will get onto it.

    In a lot of cases, the serial number on the barrel is almost totally obscured by...
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    Sticky: Hi George. Could you please check your email...

    Hi George. Could you please check your email address, it is coming up rejected when I try to send to you..

    Cheers,
    Brad.
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    Sticky: Hello there Geoalex, and welcome to the forum....

    Hello there Geoalex, and welcome to the forum. You'll find we have a multinational membership here all very helpful and happy to look at and chat about any pics you care to post. As luck would have...
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    Sticky: The rifle was initially built as a highmount. It...

    The rifle was initially built as a highmount. It would have had the rifle number engraved on the scope in Nov 44 when it was assembled.
    When the rifle was taken from stores to be FTR'd in (IIRC)...
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    Sticky: Hi Craig. I just posted a reply to your question...

    Hi Craig. I just posted a reply to your question on the Aussie forum, mate. That number hasn't come up before in my research. Would be interested in some more info on it, though... to add to my...
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    Sticky: Hello Damon, and welcome to the board, mate! It...

    Hello Damon, and welcome to the board, mate! It looks like you know your way around your rifles, thanks for the precise info you have posted on them. In the next couple of days I'll input your...
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    Sticky: Hank, you need to check the serial number again,...

    Hank, you need to check the serial number again, mate... too many digits in that one. From the little you have said here, it may be a genuine HT, there are serial numbers 84466, 84486 and 84866 on...
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    Sticky: Hi, JerryB08. If you post this in the main forum...

    Hi, JerryB08.
    If you post this in the main forum threads below you should get a few responses. There are a couple of aperture sight collectors here who can fill you in on all the details. Also...
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    Sticky: There's always a degree of luck involved when you...

    There's always a degree of luck involved when you score a rarity. Bushy's turn will come- let's hope he hasn't put too much coin down on therapy to take the opportunity when it does!

    BTW Fergs,...
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    Sticky: Thankyou, Bindi. I'm afraid that every one you...

    Thankyou, Bindi. I'm afraid that every one you see in a Military Museum on permanent display will be welded up solid. There's a couple at Bandianna too, not sure how many here were done...

    Is...
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    Sticky: Thankyou for re-aquainting me and the guys here...

    Thankyou for re-aquainting me and the guys here with your rifle, Michael. I believe to this day it's definately one of the five best Lithgow HT's I've ever seen.... :bow:

    When you do get to fire...
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    Sticky: WOW! Congrats on a great job. All that's missing...

    WOW! Congrats on a great job. All that's missing here is a target with a few holes in the middle! Do you plan on trying it out? I could never resist...
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    Sticky: If I remember correctly, there was a difference...

    If I remember correctly, there was a difference in the way the lenses were mounted. The English parts may not fit. If you could hold out for a bit, I'll ask someone who may know.
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    Sticky: Hello tbonesmith. Welcome to the forum and to...

    Hello tbonesmith. Welcome to the forum and to ownership of a Lithgow Sniper.

    I'm afraid internal parts (or any parts for that matter) of the scopes are virtually non existant. A group got together...
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    Sticky: Lithgow No1 MkIII* HT Sniper Rifle Survey

    Lithgow No1 MkIII* HT Sniper Rifle Survey

    Just looking at my profile and making a couple of changes (a bit older, plus a career change...) and noticed the second anniversary of my membership here...
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