Lithgow Recall Progress

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Re: Lithgow Recall Progress

Post by bladeracer » 07 Sep 2018, 6:40 pm

grandadbushy wrote:Please forgive me for asking a stupid question but here goes _____What is actually supposed to be wrong with these rifles? :?
Because if it was something I could fix myself then I wouldn't send it back, like only if it was trivial that is :thumbsup:


I understand they are putting new barrels on them, but I also haven't seen an actual explanation as to why. I haven't seen any owners complaining about a problem either so it seems to have come from Lithgow themselves upon discovering something. A headspace issue could be corrected but would shorten the barrel slightly under spec. Barrels are not usually heat-treated so I doubt it's that. Maybe they milled some metal away around the chamber area that should not have been done?

I wonder if a large pile of secondhand barrels might soon be available in the market?
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Re: Lithgow Recall Progress

Post by bladeracer » 07 Sep 2018, 6:59 pm

From the website: http://www.lithgowarms.com/product-recall-la102-crossover-rifle-in-223-rem-calibre/

"What is the defect?
Over time small cracks may develop in the barrel of the LA102 CrossOver rifle in .223 REM calibre.

What are the hazards?
Potential injury from escaping gas from the failed barrel."
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Re: Lithgow Recall Progress

Post by grandadbushy » 07 Sep 2018, 7:14 pm

Well there you go sounds like Lithgow has done a wise move for safety and it will be to their credibility for doing so
Cracks in the barrel are not to be taken lightly or even potential cracking I wouldn't take a chance on not having it fixed
too risky
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Re: Lithgow Recall Progress

Post by bladeracer » 07 Sep 2018, 7:39 pm

grandadbushy wrote:Well there you go sounds like Lithgow has done a wise move for safety and it will be to their credibility for doing so
Cracks in the barrel are not to be taken lightly or even potential cracking I wouldn't take a chance on not having it fixed
too risky


Yes, doesn't sound very trivial :-)
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Re: Lithgow Recall Progress

Post by Chappo » 08 Sep 2018, 12:03 am

My lgs told me that each rifle sent back will have its barrel crack tested and if no fault is found then that particular rifle is not rebarreled and just sent back. He said that under consumer law this is their minimum legal requirement.
If a bad batch of steel has come through the plant then I would think that all barrels should be replaced. On the other hand if a barrel shows no sign of fatigue it seems a waste time and money.

I should point out that this is all heresay and possibly not true.

Anyway their reputation is not tainted in my eyes, what they’ve produced so far seems to slot in fairly high up in the worlds quality scale with a price tag that has made them an easy choice for a lot of proud Aussie’s.

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Re: Lithgow Recall Progress

Post by the big man » 14 Sep 2018, 4:08 pm

hey chappo

wanna buy mine when it comes back they have had it for 2.5 months now so maybee sometime soon it might come back i only had it for 2.5 months before i sent it back with less than 100 round through it if interested sure we can work somthing out cheers ps its black on polymer stock
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Re: Lithgow Recall Progress

Post by JimTom » 15 Sep 2018, 8:06 am

I received an email in the last day or say detailing that they had completed the rebarrelling of a number of rifles and they were on the way back to their owners.
Making progress at least.
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Re: Lithgow Recall Progress

Post by Chappo » 15 Sep 2018, 10:28 pm

the big man wrote:hey chappo

wanna buy mine when it comes back they have had it for 2.5 months now so maybee sometime soon it might come back i only had it for 2.5 months before i sent it back with less than 100 round through it if interested sure we can work somthing out cheers ps its black on polymer stock

Cheers mate,
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Re: Lithgow Recall Progress

Post by the big man » 16 Sep 2018, 7:10 am

hey chappo

its a 223 armour black on synthetic
i had a bushnell 6x24x50 trophy extreme with a 30mm tube but wanna keep that to put on the next one but rings can go there leupo 30mm selling coz i want nothing else to do with la due to pooooor service :thumbsdown: through this period and will not ever be buying another la just gunna be a tikka only sorta guy :thumbsup:
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Re: Lithgow Recall Progress

Post by Chappo » 16 Sep 2018, 7:47 am

Yeah big man.
I re read some of your posts. Everything you’ve written on here is about how s**t La is :lol:
. I’m still keen on the one I ordered but I’m thinking about using my pta on a .22 hornet and maybe buying the la102 later but let me know when you get yours back.
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Re: Lithgow Recall Progress

Post by Fwoz » 16 Sep 2018, 8:21 am

Had just decided on a Lithgow in .243 and now this. Disappointing so will wait and see the outcome. Interesting that the Remington 'walker' triggers were mentioned. The 'faults' with their triggers were numerous, understood and covered up for years. The main problem was that they put a target trigger on hunting rifles. To compound it they made the parts out of cheap sheet metal which wore and allowed them to go out of spec. Finally these triggers could be adjusted by users to past the point where the sear remained safely engaged even though the trigger hadn t been pressed. So they could 'trip' at the slightest jolt or even when placing the safety on or off. For anyone interested there is a very good book on it called Unsafe by Design by a US gunsmith if you want all the detail of how negligent Remington were. Lithgow are trying to do the righty at least.
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Re: Lithgow Recall Progress

Post by the big man » 16 Sep 2018, 8:28 am

im in canberra mate and its truely a great rifle did some load development on it and was shooting a touching hole group on nosler 55g bt with 25gr of 2206h absolutely awsome my only gripe is the disgusting customer service and lack of information after they have told everyone they have qoute the best customer service in Australia according to there site :thumbsdown:
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Re: Lithgow Recall Progress

Post by Fwoz » 16 Sep 2018, 8:28 am

The Lithgow site itself states that ALL barrels will be replaced and you receive a free magazine when the firearm is returned along with a certificate of remediation
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Re: Lithgow Recall Progress

Post by the big man » 16 Sep 2018, 11:12 am

fwoz

problem is i have to get it back and getting any sort of info is impossible to get and trust me ive been patient 2.5 months of patient and its not like i said it would be an 8 /10 day turn around originally they did dont really care about freebies just want what i paid for geuss im sorta old school when you say you will do somthing you do or you front up tell the truth with a phone call not an email( that never comes unless you call them) then say when you can have it done with a date not a corporate speal
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Re: Lithgow Recall Progress

Post by Chappo » 16 Sep 2018, 6:32 pm

No worries big man.
Let me know when you have it back and I will definitely consider it.
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Re: Lithgow Recall Progress

Post by Mike Echo » 16 Sep 2018, 7:13 pm

I ended up getting a refund.
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Re: Lithgow Recall Progress

Post by solarpak » 16 Sep 2018, 7:32 pm

Mike,
did you get a refund after you had purchased the rifle??
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Re: Lithgow Recall Progress

Post by the big man » 16 Sep 2018, 8:31 pm

will do chappo can even share all the old load data and help out with the new loads where abouts are u could even take it to the range if you wanna give it a crack if your serious :thumbsup:



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