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    Posted: October 11 2014 at 4:20am
Lithgow went back to producing the MkIII shortly after WW1 and continue to do so right up until early 1941 (IIRC, no books on me at present so relying on memory)
The 1940 all matching No1 MkIII has a  MA '41 marked cut off and piling swivel, and is in very good nic except for a little pitting on one side of the nosecap. Pictured here with a bayonet only a dozen numbered off it's serial.
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1913-1918 = Mk III
1918 = Mk III* with cut-off slot
1918-1922 = Mk III* without cut-off slot
1922-1923 = Mk III* with cut-off slot
1924-late 1941 = Mk III with cut-off
1941-1945 = Mk III* without cut-off slot
 
I had to look it up since it always confuses me with Lithgows. That info came from Page 341 of The Lee Enfield: A Century of Lee-Metford & Lee-Enfield Rifles & Carbines. You have another very beautiful rifle there, Max.
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Yeah nice one MaxP. 1940 was a very interesting time for Lithgow and the SAF

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nice rifle and bayo  .....and a nice stand too 
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I never even noticed the bayonet! I guess I wasn't paying attention there. Now I have to ask.... How on God's green earth did you balance that thing that way?!
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Blu Tack?
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Cool with the green paint.
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