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    The BRP centre section is from an Enfield made transition gun and is ex Greek. Youíll notice itís had the ED logo and year milled off, and also the acceptance marks linished away.

    The Lithgowicon Mk1 canít be 1940 as they didnt start production until 1941.
    I looked again at the Lithgow and it is marked 1942 !! Why did the Greeks mill off the logo etc.? What years would this receiver have been made ? Is the rear section pieces shown in picture number 2/4/6/8/9 correct to used for the Enfield receiver shown ?
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    Why did the Greeks mill off the logo etc.?

    Thereís a few stories about this, one is that they were Greek special Forces, another was that a large batch were stolen from a warehouse by terrorists and were sanitised to hide where they came from. What you will find (or would find if you had the whole body) is that every marking is removed and a new serial number was applied. As I have one with a 3 digit replacement number, I really donít know the answer because thatís a lot of Brens to steal or for SF use.

    What years would this receiver have been made ? 1940

    Is the rear section pieces shown in picture number 2/4/6/8/9 correct to used for the Enfield receiver shown ? Yes, but the section with the locking pin hole looks very rounded at the rear, could be an osticle collusion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brit plumber View Post
    Why did the Greeks mill off the logo etc.?

    There’s a few stories about this, one is that they were Greek special Forces, another was that a large batch were stolen from a warehouse by terrorists and were sanitised to hide where they came from. What you will find (or would find if you had the whole body) is that every marking is removed and a new serial number was applied. As I have one with a 3 digit replacement number, I really don’t know the answer because that’s a lot of Brens to steal or for SF use.

    What years would this receiver have been made ? 1940

    Is the rear section pieces shown in picture number 2/4/6/8/9 correct to used for the Enfield receiver shown ? Yes, but the section with the locking pin hole looks very rounded at the rear, could be an osticle collusion.
    Thanks for the reply . In your last sentence did you mean to say optical illusion ? Take care .

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    Yes, it was something my blind small arms instructor used to say, he had all sorts of phrases heíd put a twist on. He would be giving you a lecture and drop in a few altered words to see if you were awake.


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