Which LA101 have the feed issues

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Which LA101 have the feed issues

Post by JimTom » 10 Aug 2019, 7:51 am

G’day Gents.

Have had a look some old threads and am trying to find out which model Lithgow LA101 had the feed or any other issues?
Thanks in advance.
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Re: Which LA101 have the feed issues

Post by JimTom » 11 Aug 2019, 11:04 am

Reason for asking is that I had some feed problems the other day with a certain type of ammo which I had tried for the first time.
For the record mine is a 2016.
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Re: Which LA101 have the feed issues

Post by in2anity » 11 Aug 2019, 9:38 pm

The pre 16 ones were a bit notorious and many went back. I also have a 2016, and it had feed issues coming from the mag.- a new mag or a cz mag solved my problems. Hasn’t let me down many thousands of rounds later
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Re: Which LA101 have the feed issues

Post by JimTom » 12 Aug 2019, 10:29 am

Thanks mate. Appreciate you taking the time to respond.
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Re: Which LA101 have the feed issues

Post by Mattraff » 12 Aug 2019, 11:30 pm

They are all finicky and will have problems with some ammo. The main issue is the amount of slop in the very loose mag well. I own 3 CZ rifles that all feed fine with any of my CZ mags but the Lithgow will stove pipe and is never perfect.
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Re: Which LA101 have the feed issues

Post by allan » 13 Aug 2019, 12:58 pm

I have two - one 2015 build & one 2016.
I had a few initial issues with the 2015 rifle - Easily resolved with a slight magazine follower adjustment. The 2016 rifle fed perfectly as received.
I use 6X5 shot Lithgow mags & 2X5 shot metal CZ mags & SK ammo.
Just checked my logs....The 2015 build round count is 6,276 - The 2016 build round count is 4,510.
These rifles have fired over two cases of ammo. without issue - I'm satisfied with that.
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Re: Which LA101 have the feed issues

Post by JimTom » 13 Aug 2019, 2:22 pm

Can’t argue with that mate at all.
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Re: Which LA101 have the feed issues

Post by KoalaGrundle » 13 Aug 2019, 8:47 pm

I don't know if the actual rifles have feed issues, however the old style Lithgow magazines with a black plastic follower were causing the last round to invert 90 degrees.

They've replaced the follower with a metal one which works properly. If you contact them they'll swap it over or at least they did for me.

If you buy and aftermarket ISA magazine they'll include a piece of paper with how to bend their follower to work properly with the LA101
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Re: Which LA101 have the feed issues

Post by JimTom » 13 Aug 2019, 9:40 pm

Thanks mate. I have one of those ISA mags. Turned spring around and bent followed and it works a treat.
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