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Very cool HT!  I think you did well on this.  I’m looking forward to a range report. 


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Terry Lee. Your collection is stunning!
What year is the lowest rifle, and what scope please?
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I did some research on repo vintage scopes. I wonder if it isn't a Hi-Lux scope that he is using on the No1? I'm calling him today to get more info and hopefully more pics. Our 40th anniversary is on the 26th and I can't think of a better present! His shop is about a 3.5 hr drive so we could stay overnight and go out for a nice supper! 
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Zed, The rifle is a 1915 Lithgow converted to sniper configuration with a heavy barrel by the Australians in 1944. It is the high mount version. The scopes used were the Australian copies of the
M 1918. These rifles were introduced due to the Australian shortage of P 14 sniper rifles, but were arguably held to be inferior. They remained in service for many years following the war. I pass no judgement on their effectiveness since my rifle has a rather worn barrel. 
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Thanks for the info Terry, that's an interesting piece for sure.
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terrylee
That is an outstanding group.
Thanks you for sharing. May I keep a reference copy ?

Pete Bloom's 1916 at Bisley.


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So this is some more info on the No1 MkIII faux sniper rifle the gentleman is currently building. It is a numbers matching Lithgow (I'm not sure which year) with all new furniture. It has been inspected and brought up to spec. The scope is a repo Malcolm Vintage 3x Short Telescopic Site made by Hi-Lux. It will be complete late next week and I will receiver more pictures at that time.
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MJ, Certainly, use it as you wish.
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