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    Help, is this lithgow a parts gun?

    Help, is this a parts gun? A local pawn shop has it for 489. After research im kinda leery. The only thing the pics dont show is a mint bore and scroll marks on the stock that are all over it. There is also a S/A stamp on the butt.


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    The scroll design on the wood is probably from a palm sander. The DP on the other hand means Drill Purpose...the butt plate is a later type. Aussie? Looks like the ones mounted on the FNs. Are there not traces of yellow paint on the foresight ears and the wood behind the rear sight?
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    No paint. Thats what I thought tge scroll marks were, but I wasn't sure.

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    There is no DP stamp there is a D ^ D stamp on the receiver which is the Dad and Dave Government stamp mark. the P on the knox is a replacement barrel P.
    The part stylized R is a rust stamp. The number on the bayonet boss is from an earlier rifle. The number you showed on the bolt is the PA number which will also if it matches be on the action under neath the closed bolt handle. You don't show the rifle serial number on the rear of the bolt handle. The butt plate is not original and there may not be any stamps on the butt.
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    The missing serial is G4698. The picture would not upload for some reason.

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    Sorry, that is the number on the receiver under the closed handle. There aeems to be no serial on the back of the bolt handle. Just the one pictured.

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    Looking more and more like this is a JJ CO NY parts special

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bindi2 View Post
    D ^ D stamp
    My mistake, it looked like a P...but they never stamped DP like that either...
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    In the first picture one can see remnants of yellow paint down in the grain. The wood has been refinished and by Bubba at that hence the palm sander.
    $489.00..? Nah, about $150.00 overpriced and that's on an honest example at least around here. I'd walk....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krieger82 View Post
    No paint
    Look at the picture of the rear sight then.
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    Thanks everyone for your prompt replies. I didn't even see that paint in the wood grain. It doesn't show up without a bright light. I turned it down, the writing on the wall was not promising. Too bad, Don't come across them that often. Shop owner got irritated with me, but I am paying a premium price for frankensteined parts gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krieger82 View Post
    Shop owner got irritated with me,
    Tells you all you need to know about doing business with the man.....

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