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    Lithgow Technical Brochures

    Bellow is a selection of Technical Brochures issued by Lithgowicon SAF for those customers that were going to do their own repairs on the rifles.

    The earliest version I have is the red folder dated 1966
    The what appears to be circa 1982 edition
    Then a 1984 edition I only surmise the dates of the last two from the name of the department of supply that's listed in the back, But basically there is no change in the content.

    The Supplement dates from 1977 and goes into more in depth detail of repairs.

    Does anyone else have any other variations? I know there is a version with a plastic slip and there are reprints done by TAPCO, back in the early 2000.








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    Very interesting Kev, thanks for sharing, I've certainly never seen any of those publications this end of the planet mate..

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    I also have the Tech Brochure published March '75, and the Supplement dated December '77, good reference for tools etc.

    I also found (when we were allowed to own them...) that Skennertonicon's SAIS #12 "7.62mm L1 and C1 F.A.L. Rifles" handy for parts, and alternatives, identification and nomenclature.
    Collector of Sportco/Omark, LE No.1 & No.4, P-H 1200TX; Browning Hi-Power/GP-35

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    WGB, is your Tech Brochure physically marked March 75?, and December 77

    Can you post a photo of the markings, I want to see if mine have dates to hidden somewhere. what covers do you have?

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    Hi Kevin,
    Thought that might elicit a response...
    The Technical Brochure (cover the same as yours, plastic cover with clear 'circle' over SAF logo on Title page), undated on Title page ;
    The Technical Brochure Supplement (cover same as yours), has "December 1977" in the 'prepared by' section of the Title page, and below that, "Note: This document is a supplement to the Technical Brochure published and distributed after March, 1975". As an aside, the Supplement has a price sticker for $15.00 on the inside front cover.
    Collector of Sportco/Omark, LE No.1 & No.4, P-H 1200TX; Browning Hi-Power/GP-35

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    Thanks for the details, mine are marked as follows:-

    1966 Technical Brochure

    PREPARED BY

    THE COMMONWEALTH GOVERNMENT SMALL ARMS FACTORY,
    LITHGOW, N.S.W., AUSTRALIA

    MARCH, 1966



    ENQUIRES

    Enquiries should be addressed to:-
    THE SECRETARY
    DEPARTMENT OF SUPPLY,
    BOX 2288 U, G.P.O.,
    MELBOURNE, VIC.,
    AUSTRALIA


    Printed by Department of Supply, Central Drawing Office, Maribyrnong, W. 3.


    Technical Brochure (with ABCA marking)

    I now notice page 1 is missing from my Brochure, it starts on Page ‘2’ {Foreword]

    ENQUIRES

    Enquiries should be addressed to:-
    THE SECRETARY
    DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY & COMMERCE
    CANBERRA A.C.T. 2600
    AUSTRALIA
    The term ‘Industry & Commerce’ dates the brochure to 1982 - 1984







    Technical Brochure (Plastic Cover)

    PREPARED BY

    THE Australianicon GOVERNMENT SMALL ARMS FACTORY,
    LITHGOW, N.S.W., AUSTRALIA


    ENQUIRES

    Enquiries should be addressed to:-
    THE SECRETARY
    DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE,
    CANBERRA A.C.T. 2600
    AUSTRALIA
    The term ‘Department of Defence’ dates the brochure to 1984 - 1986


    Printed by Joseph Bennett & Sons Pty. ltd. Katoomba - (047) 822514



    Technical Brochure Supplement


    PREPARED BY

    THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT SMALL ARMS FACTORY,
    LITHGOW, N.S.W., AUSTRALIA
    DECEMBER, 1977


    NOTE: This document is a supplement to the Technical Brochure published and distributed after March 1975


    Printed by Defence Printing Establishment, Brunswick, Victoria.


    ENQUIRES

    Enquiries should be addressed to:-
    THE SECRETARY
    DEPARTMENT OF PRODUCTIVITY,
    CANBERRA A.C.T. 2600
    AUSTRALIA

    The term ‘Department of Productivity’ dates the brochure to 1976 - 1980

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    Kevin,
    Good detective work on isolating production dates.
    Interesting that they were never ISBN type publications, apparently only for 'internal' use, not generally available.
    Collector of Sportco/Omark, LE No.1 & No.4, P-H 1200TX; Browning Hi-Power/GP-35

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