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Article about: by lithgow The Lithgow Lee Enfield No.1 Mk III* was mass produced until the end of WW2 in 1945 and then a batch of 1,000 was made in the early 1950s to test the machinery in case WW3 broke o

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    Gday, i thought i would show my 1942 lithgow. I picked this up years ago because it was all original and matching, including the leather sling which is 1942 as well.
    Although a common year of manufacture this is one of my favorites

    regards Paul
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    Excellent rifle Paul, one of my favorites...So many of them fought in Greece and remained in service, long after the M1 Garand was adopted in the 50's...
    Regards, Thanos.

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    That is a beauty, thanks for showing.
    Cheers.
    Nuno

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    very nice paul it looks very nice they were still in use with the british in the early 50s thanks for sharing a very nice pickup

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    thanks fellas, they were used here right up to the fifties as well i think
    regards Paul

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    Very nice Paul, it's in great nick. For many years there was hardly a farm in W.A. Where the cocky didn't have a 303 for the Roos.

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    Wow, that is gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing it.
    MarkV
    COL, U.S. Army (Ret.)

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    Great rifle! Thanks for showing.

    Regards

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    The Lithgow Lee Enfield No.1 Mk III* was mass produced until the end of WW2 in 1945 and then a batch of 1,000 was made in the early 1950s to test the machinery in case WW3 broke out if Korea escalated out of control. It remained as the army's service rifle through the Korea and Malaya campaigns until replaced by the FN FAL L1A1 SLR variant from the late 50s on-CMF ('National Guard/Territorials') units used the LE until the mid 60s especially country based units and the high school based Cadet Corps until 1975. Our army never used the later No.4 or No.5 Jungle carbine types except in very small numbers from British stocks in Malaya.
    As the rifle was surplussed in large numbers after both WW1 and WW2 they were common in use by farmers, target shooters and hunters for many years but are now becoming rare as many have been 'shot out' and good quality .303 ammo is expensive-good examples are also very collectable these days.

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