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    Hey Bindii, the sun set on the western Empire yet?
    Your data is only good because you copied it from the East, but don't start Demo on Gods Own Country though, I think there is a 1935 on Used Guns at the moment.

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    Muff the planning to float you lot off is moving along nicely. The sun is down for today just back from eating out. I know what you mean about Demo but then Gods own country is right out west not on the East coast. Will have a look at that 35.

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    You generally can work out someone's age when they are home from eating out before sun down.

    Dont forget that those figures that bindi has posted do not necessarily represent actions dated to that year. Many rifles were assembled with much earlier dated actions, up to 10 years in some cases.

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    Well then I hope I get it before you do lol, If I dont then that makes my 2nd 1935 Lithgowicon ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by FTX03 View Post
    Well then I hope I get it before you do lol, If I dont then that makes my 2nd 1935 Lithgowicon ;-)
    I definitely don't want another. Did you buy it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bindi2 View Post
    S.A.I.S No.19
    1929/30 340
    no production
    1934/35 500
    1935/36 1141
    1936/37 900
    1937/38 421
    1938/39 860
    1939/40 3480

    I am out west so hope my data is OK
    Hi Bindi, would you know the production figures for the 1928 Lithgowicon SMLE?

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    Quote Originally Posted by martins8589 View Post
    Hi Bindi, would you know the production figures for the 1928 Lithgowicon SMLE?
    For the fiscal year July to June.

    to 1913 40
    1913-14 4,760
    1914-15 13,786
    1915-16 30,460
    1916-17 23,960
    1917-18 23,251
    1918-19 42,129
    1919-20 25,570
    1921-22 14,440
    1922-23 2,700
    1923-24 3,320
    1924-25 3,140
    1925-26 2,760
    1926-27 3,000
    1927-28 3,200
    1928-29 3,200
    1929-30 340
    1934-35 500
    1935-36 1,141
    1936-37 900
    1937-38 421
    1938-39 860
    1939-40 3,480
    1940-41 35,140
    1941-42 82,098
    1942-43 138,700
    1943-44 116,200
    1944-45 38,310
    1953-56 1,000

    Source : Skennertons "Identification series"
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    Remember that the 1930s was also when Lithgowicon was getting serious about Bren and Vickers production. On the other hand, during the Depression and whenever "Defence" orders were scarce, they turned to other industrial; production: Shearing hand-pieces, sewing-machine components, aircraft parts. Anything to keep a workforce and the associated skills on the job.

    It's not like the possibility of more war in the near future was not considered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martins8589 View Post
    Hi Bindi, would you know the production figures for the 1928 Lithgowicon SMLE?
    The figures can be slightly misleading, particularly with these rarer inter war years. For example, the quoted figure for 1928/29 production would be made up with some 1928 actions but also earlier dated actions as well……1925, 1926, 1927.
    1928 actions were assembled as late as 1940 so it’s almost impossible to know true numbers.


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    I saw a 1934 at the Birmingham (AL) collectors show a decade ago. I had just bought the first N.9 .22 I had ever seen in the flesh and was tapped out. When I went back an hour later with a recharged wallet it was gone. IIRC it was right under 1K.

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