Lithgow 243 added recall

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Re: Lithgow 243 added recall

Post by the big man » 18 Oct 2018, 4:33 pm

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new barrel
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yeah here is a pic other than the pattern/machine imprint or lack of all looks same as before
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Re: Lithgow 243 added recall

Post by Fred Smith » 10 Nov 2018, 5:33 pm

solarpak wrote:Yes - all us owners of the 308 LA102 are waiting with baited breath to see if our rifles will need a re-barrel.
What a complete disaster . I hope that they will promptly rectify all the issues and get rifles back to everyone affected. In reality they should have offered a full refund but then we would go off and buy a tikka , howa or similar...... but their reputation is severely dented and the only way for them to resurrect themselves is to source quality barrels from overseas or locally and fit these to their rifles - and make it a known fact. Forget using their own barrels - that didn't work.
I will be keeping a close eye on their website and anticipate a "308 recall notice" eventually - hope i am proven wrong.
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Hi Ladies and Gents.

This is an email I received from Stephen Brown, Civil Firearms Customer Service Officer, Lithgow Arms dated Monday the 5th of November 2018.

"At this point in time, no recall has been entered into with the LA102 in 308W.

We are applying what we have learnt with the other two calibres to change the material and the process for the 308W barrels.

Kind regards"

It was the answer I received from a question about the barrel recalls.

HTH
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Re: Lithgow 243 added recall

Post by solarpak » 10 Nov 2018, 9:55 pm

So i gather that the original 308 barrels were made the same way as the 223/243 barrels.....so they need to change the process for the 308's???

Doesnt really fill you with confidence...but since my LA102 in 308 has a 10 year warranty will continue to bang away with it till them.

Would i buy another Lithgow........ probably not......stick to the Howa and Tikka T3/T3X for peace of mind and reliability!!

I see the LA105 Woomera is nowhere to be seen???

CK
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Re: Lithgow 243 added recall

Post by Pythonkeeper » 20 Dec 2018, 2:50 pm

Got the email this morning informing me that my 243 has had its barrel replaced and is on its way back to the dealer.....allow 72 hours for it to arrive...
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Re: Lithgow 243 added recall

Post by Pythonkeeper » 21 Dec 2018, 7:17 pm

Received the phone call this afternoon to inform me my rifle is ready to be picked up from the shop.
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Re: Lithgow 243 added recall

Post by Runnymede » 22 Dec 2018, 4:06 pm

Pythonkeeper wrote:Received the phone call this afternoon to inform me my rifle is ready to be picked up from the shop.


Half your luck..... still waiting on mine. Love my 243.....
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Re: Lithgow 243 added recall

Post by Pythonkeeper » 22 Dec 2018, 4:31 pm

I got mine in as soon as the recall was announced. Picked it up this morning, pretty sure I got a brand new stock also as I had the dealer mention that my sling swivel stud kept coming loose, I haven’t checked it out closely enough yet to be sure, will do so later.
Glad it’s back, it’s one of my favourite rifles.
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Re: Lithgow 243 added recall

Post by JimTom » 22 Dec 2018, 4:54 pm

Glad to hear you blokes getting your rifles back. Enjoy.
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Re: Lithgow 243 added recall

Post by Runnymede » 29 Jan 2019, 7:31 pm

Happy days got confirmation today my rifle is in transit back to me via the LGS. Looking forward to getting my fox slayer back.
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Re: Lithgow 243 added recall

Post by JimTom » 29 Jan 2019, 7:53 pm

Good to hear mate.
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Re: Lithgow 243 added recall

Post by Micksta » 09 Mar 2019, 2:42 pm

would it be safe to say that new Lithgow .223's sitting on shelves now would have been re-barrelled ?

I'm pretty keen to get this in .223 but unsure whether buying new would have the recalled barrels still or buy second hand with an already replaced barrel.
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Re: Lithgow 243 added recall

Post by JimTom » 09 Mar 2019, 7:56 pm

Possibly mate or they could be manufactured with new barrels. Either way I wouldn’t have thought it would matter mate. If it’s new barrel it’s a new barrel.
I’d buy one in a heartbeat.
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