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Aussie SMLE sporter retro fully wooded project

Article about: I've a little winter project; retro convert my old Lithgow (1942) No 1 MkIII* hunting rifle back to 1942 military specs. It just so happens that 40 years ago my grandfather gave me the compl

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    Thanks Dan, that's interesting. Both my rifles seem to have stocks made from the same timber. I had a feeling it was Coachwood, but I'm not sure. What is noticable is quite nice yellow "flecks" through the wood while other parts sections have light and dark brown colour.

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    Quote by Anderson View Post
    Thanks Dan, that's interesting. Both my rifles seem to have stocks made from the same timber. I had a feeling it was Coachwood, but I'm not sure. What is noticable is quite nice yellow "flecks" through the wood while other parts sections have light and dark brown colour.

    Aussie SMLE sporter retro fully wooded project
    Anderson, that looks like beech to me. Almost identical pattern to the Danish beech wood stock on my M1.

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    The SMLE restoration is nearing completion. A few minor hardware bits still seeking but starting to look the part.

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    Wow! It's looking very nice!

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