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I am new to this site and I just picked up a 1953 Lithgow does any one know about the markings on it, Thanks

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Now for the big question...are there any stamped markings on the right side of the butt?
 

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On the right hand side of the butt there are no markings ,under the wrist part it has

BUTT
N
SLAZ
51
other normal marks are similar to my '44
Brass Butt plate has MA

ACTION
Trigger guard on the bottom MA53
SAFETY
Has MA53
BOLT
Bolt has #F39723 and crossed pennants
Bolt head has MA47
Cocking Piece MA47
BARREL
Has usual proofs like my '44 but has '5 '54
REAR SIGHT
The bed has MA and a separate M or W?
Sight has MA53
Protectors OA
FOREWOOD
Has no serial number but has
F
SLAZ
51
NOSE CAP
Has MA53 undreneath and has armourers holes in each sight protector

This rifle has no DP or FTR and I believe is as from the factory
cheers
sjm
 

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Have you got it yet? Howzabout a picture? I was keen on buying that particular one but the Minister of Finance put forward a good argument not to..........She said 'NO!":(
 

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Yes it is the Rebel one, I know of another that may be for sale very soon all these posts has got me in contact with another 53 owner, I will be seeing it this weekend!!
 

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Well done you greedy bugger. Can you tell us whats on the right hand side of the butt and what year the stock was made. Are all the parts marked MA 50's. Love to see some photo's.
 

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Well done you greedy bugger. Can you tell us whats on the right hand side of the butt and what year the stock was made. Are all the parts marked MA 50's. Love to see some photo's.
The second rifle is marked
Action 1953
Trigger guard MA53
Barrel '5 '54
Sights MA53
Nose Cap MA53
bolt head BA
Safety FA
Stock 1944

On the left side of stock 1944 but on my other 1953 there is nothing only SLAZ 51 under the wrist and forewood and all matching numbers!:D

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Steve
:D
 
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