Lithgow 243 added recall

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Re: Lithgow 243 added recall

Post by DeadPool » 15 Sep 2018, 9:03 pm

Yeah I fear you may be right big man. I want to support Australian manufacturing so much, but the product and service has to be on point.

I've already started looking at getting a Tikka instead. :(
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Post by the big man » 15 Sep 2018, 9:04 pm

oh yeah did anyone else notice that all the 223s they had ready to send back all had a titanium barrel no black ones cant say that was the order they came back in it all smells like crap to me
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Post by Ziad » 15 Sep 2018, 9:13 pm

Once the barrel is fixed still the gun mate. I am sure you will find a buyer easily enough. Hopefully your tikka gets you back to enjoying shooting.
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Re: Lithgow 243 added recall

Post by solarpak » 16 Sep 2018, 7:31 pm

Its strange to think that having put 12000 rounds through a 308 barrel would show anything - would testing it to proofing requirements (or exceeding proof)be more suitable ??
I aint a metallurgist or firerarms engineer but i would think that faults in the metal grain in the barrel would stand out like dogs cahunas!!

Interesting times ahead...will just continue to use my LA102 in 308 and keep my finger on the pulse so to speak....

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Post by Ziad » 18 Sep 2018, 4:33 pm

They just updated with a picture first 100 are on their way back to owners. I wonder if any of them come on the market for sale
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Post by JimTom » 18 Sep 2018, 6:54 pm

If they have had barrel replaced and the issue has been resolved I think selling it would be counter productive. I would still buy one.
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Re: Lithgow 243 added recall

Post by Ziad » 18 Sep 2018, 7:29 pm

I too, had a feel of the 308 law...I liked it, thinking of 223 for my next gun purchase, how to somehow convince the minister of war, currently trying the line that she needs a rifle to put it on her license (only complications she is left handed)
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Re: Lithgow 243 added recall

Post by Ziad » 20 Sep 2018, 4:47 pm

First of the repair 223 have hit the shops. For anyone who doesn't have facebook.
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Re: Lithgow 243 added recall

Post by flashman » 24 Sep 2018, 9:18 am

Sorry to hear that about Lithgow rifles, I went the other way , Tikka ,223, 243,308, hope it woks out for every one.... :(
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Re: Lithgow 243 added recall

Post by Runnymede » 09 Oct 2018, 1:15 pm

Has anyone received their 243 back yet? Mine still at factory and apart from confirmation email to say they had received it haven’t heard anything since.
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Re: Lithgow 243 added recall

Post by MontyShooter » 09 Oct 2018, 2:45 pm

If it really is FIFO, then you won't see a 243 for quite a while.
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Re: Lithgow 243 added recall

Post by bigrich » 09 Oct 2018, 4:47 pm

sadly i think this drama may effect the resale value of these rifles. other makers have had dramas , remington has had issues with it's triggers and marlin build qaulity at times, brno recalled the number 5, the qaulity on portugese winchesters has been suspect i bin told. all these makers have got past their problems and carried on. wishing the best for a aussie business like lithgow , their backing their product and fixing things, probably at no small expense to themselves :thumbsup:
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Re: Lithgow 243 added recall

Post by Pythonkeeper » 11 Oct 2018, 4:33 pm

I don’t think we’ll see them before Xmas, I suspect they would need to get the 223’s completed first before starting on the 243’s, doesn’t really bother me to be honest, I’ve got plenty of other rifles that I can use in the meantime.
I think it’s good that they are doing the right thing and publicly admitting there may be a problem and recalling the rifles for barrel replacement.
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Post by Runnymede » 11 Oct 2018, 5:00 pm

Would be handy to have back, love my 243. Would have been good last night as was out chasing foxes with the 22 mag and spotted a wild dog but too far out for the 22.... the 243 would have been perfect. Looks like I’ll take the 308 out tonight in case he makes an appearance again.
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Re: Lithgow 243 added recall

Post by flashman » 13 Oct 2018, 9:03 am

Hi all ,only one question .where are the barrels made and by whom ????????????? :unknown:
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Re: Lithgow 243 added recall

Post by Gaznazdiak » 13 Oct 2018, 9:59 am

flashman wrote:Hi all ,only one question .where are the barrels made and by whom ????????????? :unknown:


Australia, by Thales.

http://www.lithgowarms.com/the-science- ... -493600885
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Re: Lithgow 243 added recall

Post by the big man » 17 Oct 2018, 8:51 pm

update

picked up my 223 today 3months 1 week later barrel looks totally different no real pattern in it anymore and when i opened the box shock horror no free mag as promised la customer service at its finest will be chasing them up tmoz
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Re: Lithgow 243 added recall

Post by dazz1975 » 18 Oct 2018, 4:53 am

the big man wrote:update

picked up my 223 today 3months 1 week later barrel looks totally different no real pattern in it anymore and when i opened the box shock horror no free mag as promised la customer service at its finest will be chasing them up tmoz
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Is there any chance you can provide photos of the new barrel?
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