Excellent Lithgow L1A1 Semi-Automatic Rifle

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Excellent Lithgow L1A1 Semi-Automatic Rifle
Commercial production Australian L1A1 semi-automatic rifle manufactured by the Lithgow Small Arms Factory for import to the United States. The rifle is an inch-pattern L1A1, FN-FAL rifle with the distinctive Australian coach wood stock, pistol grip and forearm. The rifle has the Enfield style buttplate with trap, bolt with 'sand-cuts' and folding cocking handle which are unique to British and Australian L1A1 FN-FAL rifles. The barrel has the long flash hider with a lug for a knife bayonet. The rear sight has a folding aperture and is adjustable for elevation. The barrel, frame and receiver have a black anodized finish. The right side of the frame is stamped: "SAF 830111/AUSTRALIA". The right side of the receiver is marked: "JOE POYER'S/ANTIQUE FIREARMS/ORANGE CA." in three lines and "S.A.F. 830111/AUSTRALIA" in two lines below the ejection port. The opposite side of the receiver is stamped: "RIFLE, 7.62 mm, L1A1A. The serial number, "SAF 83011 is etched on the side of the bolt carrier and on the bottom of the bolt. All of the serial numbers match. The rifle is complete with a bayonet, scabbard, sling, magazine and manual and comes with the original carton and shipping container.
BBL: 21 inch
Stock: wood
Gauge: 7.62 Nato
Finish: black
Serial Number: 830111

Near new, with only the slightest handling marks. The bayonet, sling, manual and magazine are in the original wrappings. This is an excellent plus example of a scarce commercial production, Lithgow L1A1 semi-automatic rifle that was manufactured in limited quantity for import to the U.S.