JS-Kit/Echo comments for article at http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2006/02/gun-pr0n-daddy-like.html (7 comments)

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jsid-1139490310-343290  Jed at Thu, 09 Feb 2006 13:05:10 +0000

Probably at least $2K, if it's authentic (fakes are common with this model).

jsid-1139498590-343310  Ryan Gill at Thu, 09 Feb 2006 15:23:10 +0000

*sigh* If only I weren't buying armored cars. I'd have a room full of such things from BDL Limited.

I love my No1 MKIII lithgow. It's a great gun. FTRd too! But the most beautiful are the 2 No4Mk2s that I own that are from the Irish Contract. New, in wax wrap (but unwrapped). Beautiful Blonde wood similar to that Lithgow Sniper model.

jsid-1139510005-343350  cliff at Thu, 09 Feb 2006 18:33:25 +0000

I notice that the sling appears to be in what Jeff Cooper calls the CW configuration. Slipping your arm through and under is as effective as the old military sling.
I have used a sling in this configuration on my Ruger rifle.
Aids hitting considerably, and quick to acquire.

jsid-1139515128-343366  Bilgeman at Thu, 09 Feb 2006 19:58:48 +0000

Small Minor;

Boy, does that pic bring back fond memories.

My second rifle was a sporterized Lithgow "Smelly" #1 Mark III. I laid out $125 for it, as I recall, in 1983.

Strong medicine for coyotes out to 300 yards.

The other thing I recall was that it had the loudest muzzle blast of anything my 'toonies were shooting.

Back in the day, and where I was at, .303 British wasn't all that available, so it was fairly pricey.

Fun rifle...a good choice IMHO for a KdT-type "truck gun".


jsid-1139534210-343412  Mark at Fri, 10 Feb 2006 01:16:50 +0000

Money. Piles of it. If it's authentic, I'd guess about $3000, maybe more with those few made.

God, it's gorgeous!

jsid-1139543168-343430  Jim at Fri, 10 Feb 2006 03:46:08 +0000

Collector's Firearms in Houston has a similar P-1917 Sniper for sale.

$10,950 ish. Don't even THINK about haggling.

Granted, it's a different rifle, but the condition, equipment are about equal, with the WW-1 '17 having been made in quantities less than 500 units.

I'd wager an above $5k value for this one, easy.

Sloop New Dawn
Galveston, TX

jsid-1139767810-343661  Kim du Toit at Sun, 12 Feb 2006 18:10:10 +0000

Collector value: probably about $7k, IF it's a genuine sniper piece and not a reworked SMLE. The Brits destroyed most of them after WWI, as snipers were supposedly "unsporting" (I'm not making this up), so the remaining few are highly desirable to collectors.

Actually, the SMLE didn't make that good a sniper rifle -- the German M98 was far better.

Of course, genuine WWI-era M98 sniper rifles can set you back about $10k...

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