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    Posted: September 18 2021 at 12:46pm
I did my due diligence in regards to checking into Hi-lux and agree, early on, their QC was questionable but since are producing a good product... exceptional product judging by reviews on their Vintage Series that I believe are acceptable to many sanctioned US and A military sniper shoots. So I'm confronted with the opportunity of buying a 191? numbers matching Lithow (with new furniture) and a repo telescopic site system for something slightly south of $2700 CDN. I ponder, while watching Gallipolli...
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My "Leatherwood ART 600, 3~9 X 40 Camputer" is a Hi Lux, they make nice scopes don't be put off by the early reviews for them.
The original factory had some QC Issues but they got replaced years ago.
Don't shoot till you see the whites of their thighs. (Unofficial motto of the Royal Air Force)
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MJ, Certainly, use it as you wish.
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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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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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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Zed Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 17 2021 at 10:38am
Thanks for the info Terry, that's an interesting piece for sure.
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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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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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Terry Lee. Your collection is stunning!
What year is the lowest rifle, and what scope please?
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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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The big trick with offset (sideways, not vertically) scopes is to sight them PARALLEL TO, not concentric with a POA/POI zero.

I learned this with the Trilux SUIT!

If it offset x" to the "Y" sight it there too.

If you don't the path of flight  (which is curved, vertically, but not horizontally) & The LOS which isn't will only be "correct" at one specific distance. (Think collimating aircraft wing guns to a specific range).
Instead shoot "off" always by the initial separation.
That way if its 1" left at the muzzle it will still be 1" left at 1,000 yds!
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That's cool!
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OK Pics.
(hoping the forum will take the full sized one, here goes):
Drats I thought I'd rotated that. OK, fixed!


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Yes please and thanks! I believe it had been freshly d&t'ed to allow for the mock-up in the picture, so there are filings around the rear mount. He is kind of hard to understand, as he speaks a different language (he's originally from EnglandLOL) but I believe he said they are modern scopes produced by the company that originally made them. Please do not take that for gospel as I could be very wrong. From his asking price, I would not think they are original. Please feel free to comment once Shamu posts the pics. Once again, thank you, Shamu!
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