Fact sheets

Markings on SMLE rifles
We do not have any information on the history of individual rifles after they left the Factory. The markings found on SMLE rifles can give you some indication of their service history.

Markings on Pattern O7 Lithgow bayonets
We are still working on this fact sheet. Some information may change slightly after we've properly researched these bayonets.
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Email Enquiries

Enquiries about firearms

If you cannot find the answers on SAF produced firearms here please Email us.

Enquiries about Lithgow SAF commercial production

If you cannot find the answers here please Email us.

Enquiries about Factory history

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"The Lithgow Small Arms Factory and its People" by Tony Griffiths is a comprehensive history of the Factory, its people and its production over two volumes. It is available from the Museum Shop.

Enquiries about relatives who worked at SAF

The Museum has gained access to the employee records prior to 1943 (as of Feb 2012) and is currently digitising them with the help of Lithgow & District Family History Society.

Enquiries are answered as the records become available. The Museum is volunteer run and results may take some time.

For enquiries about a relative who worked at the Factory pre-1943 please email us with as much information as you can including your relative's full name, date of birth and the period they worked at the factory.

All other enquiries

please Email us.