At least it is listed outright as bad news as a shooter.DP marked near the serial number** down graded to a training item at some point. We offer this as a collectable/non shooter just in case.
What is next? A headline like: "Rare Lithgow completely restored utilizing original parts by the acclaimed master gunsmith JOHN JOVINO, a specialist in restoring and rebuilding Enfields."
Next thing I'll be hearing is DP Is the " Dependable Performance" guarantee mark of excellence
If you need a laugh check it out: To their credit Liberty lists it as a non shooter. They are always honest.
https://www.libertytreecollectors.com/p ... dcategory=
Info about caution on Jovino:
http://www.surplusrifleforum.com/viewto ... vino#p9326No. 1 Mk III* (Lithgow - 'New') Often advertised as “collector grade” or “mint - unfired” or “unissued” and selling for $200 and up. Watch out for these! Quite a few “new Lithgow” rifles have been built just within the last few years from spare parts bought from the Australian government. The parts are new, and the rifles were never issued--but they aren’t Lithgow factory rifles by any stretch of the imagination! They’re recently-built parts guns. It is possible (though not likely) that some Lithgow-manufactured rifles with late-1945 (or later) dates were kept in storage and subsequently surplused out in unfired or unissued condition. Such rifles would have 5-digit serial numbers with either an “E” or an “F” serial number prefix, and the serial number would be stamped on the rear of the bolt handle and on the bottom of the fore-end, as well as on the receiver ring. Neither the nose cap nor the bottom of the backsight leaf will carry a different serial number on these rifles. Also, legitimate factory rifles will have brass or copper recoil plates installed on the fore-ends where the sear boss bears against the wood. If you find a “new” Lithgow with a 1943 or 1944 date, be highly suspicious. This was the height of the war, and virtually all rifles manufactured were issued. If you find the receiver marked with a “JJ CO NY NY” import stamp, assume it’s a parts gun unless you have clear evidence to the contrary. (Many “new Lithgow” parts guns appear to have been assembled on receivers imported by John Jovino & Co.) If you find a 4-digit serial number with no prefix letter and an “A” suffix, this is clear evidence that it is not a Lithgow factory rifle. If you find different serial numbers on different parts, this is clear evidence that it is a parts gun. And if the recoil lugs are missing, it is not only a parts gun--it is dangerous to shoot. There’s a good chance that the fore-end will shatter with as few as 20 or 30 round fired.
A lesson. For the new to surplus firearms. http://www.surplusrifleforum.com/viewto ... f=8&t=2911
First, a refinished stock - I stop there. At that price its a definite no go.
Second, a DP, I stop there. My eyes are worth more than $500 If you live on the edge and avoid caution. What to shoot it
Third, a mismatched bolt? Does it headspace? Was a matching DP bolt switched out?
Fourth, if a complete imported Jovino Enfield and a DP, what is the reason for the DP? The rifle warrants a close inspection. Check headspace, check for enlarged chamber, check for a bulged barrel, check for a slightly bent barrel, checked for a rusty or pitted chamber, check for a worn muzzle, bad crown, or poor bore.
Fifth, The DP and refinished stock means poor return value if one is stupid enough to pay such a high price.
Six if that is a Jovino import mark as I suspect, Check to see if it is a parts dog. Do parts match? The bolt certainly does not.
My , A $100 wall hanger for someones man's room