So, I’m looking for a Lithgow built no 1 mk III to be representative of what my great grandfather would have carried at Gallipoli and in France, and what my grandfather would have carried in PNG.
I want to shoot this (plinking mostly), I’m not after a competition rifle or collection piece.,but I would like it to be essentially original.
What do I really need to look for?
Where exactly are the numbers (bolt handle, receiver, nose cap?) that should match. What if they don’t match? I’ve seen a few that the number on the bolt handle does not match that on the receiver. Do I need to get the headspace checked by a gunsmith? Anything else to look for? Markings on the stock that are important?
Cheers, and thanks in advance.