Frequently Asked Questions

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Product Release Dates

Does Lithgow Arms plan to release new LA101 CrossOver rimfire calibres?

At this stage, Lithgow Arms does not have any plans for new rimfire calibres.

Does Lithgow Arms plan to release new LA102 CrossOver centrefire calibres?

Yes! But which calibres are a secret. We plan on releasing new calibres every year. Do you have suggestions? Email us and let us know.

When will the LA102 CrossOver be available?

LA102 CrossOver rifles chambered in 223REM, 243WIN and 308WIN are in full rate production from February 2017 and are shipping now.

Will the left hand LA101 models be released with timber stocks?

At this stage, the left hand LA101 models will only be sold with polymer stocks. If timber stocks do become available, we will let you know via our mailing list.

Will Lithgow Arms produce a left hand version of the LA102 CrossOver?

At this stage, the LA102 will not be produced in a left hand version.

When will Black Mountain Barrels be available?

Despite great feedback on prototype barrels, Lithgow Arms is not able to supply Black Mountain barrels at this stage.

When will timber accessory stocks be available?

Timber laminate and walnut stocks are available for right hand action now. Please contact your local firearms retailer.

New Products and Designs

Will Lithgow Arms consider releasing CrossOver rifles with iron sights?

At this stage there, we have no plans to develop rifles with iron sights.

What colours will Lithgow Arms offer on rifles in the future?

We are currently offering LA101 and LA102 CrossOver rifles in Cerakote™H Series Titanium and Armor Black. We will assess customer interest in alternate colours from the Cerakote™catalogue in the future, as well as alternate polymer stock colours available through our military firearms development.

Will Lithgow Arms produce thumbhole stocks?

At this stage there, we have no plans to develop thumbhole stocks.

Will Lithgow Arms produce tactical stocks?

We are currently assessing interest in tactical and chassis style stocks for the LA101 and LA102 CrossOver rifles.

What else is Lithgow Arms working on?

We wish we could tell you! Lithgow Arms has a long term growth plan encompassing military, civilian and dual use products. We intend to expand our branded accessories and clothing lines soon.

Contacting Lithgow Arms

How do I contact Lithgow Arms to provide feedback?

If you would like to provide positive or negative feedback, please let us know your thoughts via the Contact page.

Purchasing Products and Parts

How can I find I Lithgow Arms retailer near me?

If your preferred firearms dealer is unwilling or unable to get you the Lithgow Arms product or accessory you would like, please send us an email via the Contact page on the website and we’ll direct you to an alternate dealer. For approved retailers, please check the Where to Buy page.

How do I purchase timber stocks for my LA101?

Timber stocks for rifles are available now. Please contact your local firearms retailer.

How can I buy handcuffs and keys?

We do not sell handcuffs or keys directly to individuals. Handcuffs are only sold through purchase order to accredited security businesses, government and law-enforcement agencies.

How can I purchase more of the clothing I saw at SHOT Show?

Lithgow Arms branded HART hunting/ outdoor clothing, accessories and merchandise can be purchased directly from all our products are free shipping Australia Wide.

Which scope mounts should I use on my rifle?

The LA101 CrossOver is equipped with two segments of Weaver Rail. The LA102 CrossOver is equipped with a single segment of Picatinny Rail. A myriad of scope bases and rings will fit these rifles. Please talk to your local firearms retailer about purchasing scope mounts to suit your optics and chosen scope height.

Will CrossOver rifles be produced in a blued or stainless finishes?

At this stage there are no plans to produce rifles finished in any surface treatment or coating other than Cerakote™H Series.

Modifications and Gunsmithing


Lithgow Arms does not endorse the modification of our firearms. Modifying a firearm may cause a catastrophic failure or accidental discharge and result in death or serious injury to the operator or bystanders.

Modifying firearms against the strict guidance provided within the associated user manual may invalidate your warranty. if in doubt, please Contact us first.

Can I install a lighter trigger spring for my LA101 CrossOver?

Lithgow Arms does not recommend the installation of a light trigger spring in the LA101 rifle. A lighter spring may not meet the considerable requirements of the SAAMI drop safety standard and as such cannot be recommended. The LA102 has a fully adjustable trigger.

Technical and Specification

Where can I find the technical specifications for my rifle?

Please refer to your rifle’s user manual or the applicable product page on the Lithgow Arms website.

Can you help me with technical information about an older model rifle?

No. If you have an older model of rifle and you would like to know more about its technical specifications, we encourage you to research this via a local gunsmith or contact the Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum.

Can you help me with historical information about my rifle?

Unfortunately not. Historical information produced before modern cataloguing systems were developed has not been kept. If you would like a broad overview of the history, design or date of manufacture of your rifle, we encourage you to research this via a local gunsmith or contact the Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum.

What are the Cerakote™code numbers for Armor Black and Titanium?

Cerakote™H Series Armor Black H-190-Q, and Cerakote™H Series Titanium H-170Q.

How do I care for Cerakote?

Cerakote™surfaces should be wiped down with gun cleaning cloth. For hard deposits, loosen and then remove foreign material with an oily cloth and then wipe dry. Do not use abrasives on surfaces treated with Cerakote. There is no need to oil Cerakote™treated surfaces.

Warranty and Repairs

My LA101 magazines don’t feed properly. What’s going on?

Some LA101 CrossOver owners have noted less than optimal performance of supplied Lithgow Arms magazines. These owners have sometimes noticed a difficultly to feed or ‘stove piping.’ Lithgow Arms has traced the magazine issues to the magazine follower guide leg, and despite our careful attention to quality control some magazines feed sub-optimally.

We have prepared a modification instruction that allows users to inspect and adjust any of their own magazines at home if they notice these issues. The instruction can be viewed on our website under the Downloads page or can be opened by clicking here.

How do I find out about the warranty conditions for my rifle?

Warranty conditions are recorded in the user manuals.

My rifle isn’t working properly, what can I do?

Please return your rifle to your local firearms dealer. They’ll assist you in diagnosing the fault and will contact us through our distribution network for replacement parts or repair under warranty.

My rifle is broken, what can I do?

If your rifle is under warranty, please send us an email through the Contact page. We’ll contact you within two working days to discuss a solution.

If your rifle is not under warranty please return your rifle to your local firearms dealer. They’ll assist you in diagnosing the fault and will contact us through our distribution network for replacement parts.

How can I repair Cerakote™surfaces?

Lithgow Arms recommends using an authorised Cerakote™applicator for repair work.

Can Lithgow Arms repair my rifle?

Lithgow Arms only repairs rifles under warranty.

Does Lithgow still supply parts for older model rifles?

Unfortunately, no. We cannot continue production of repair parts for rifles no longer for sale. We encourage owners to contact their local gunsmith for alternate repair options.

Ammunition and Reloading

Can you assist me with my reloading questions?

No, but we encourage you to review the ADI Powders website – there’s a link on our home page. ADI Powders produces world class propellants and can provide a wealth or reloading information. The ADI Powders reloading guide can also be purchased via their website.

Which ammunition works best in my rifle?

Lithgow Arms will not recommend a particular brand or type of ammunition for use in your firearm. Terminal effect, accuracy and cost requirements should be determined at an individual level. Typically, match grade ammunition delivers the best accuracy from any firearm, although we encourage you to test for yourself.

About Lithgow Arms

Is Lithgow Arms owned by the Government?

No. Lithgow Arms is not owned by the Commonwealth of Australia.

Does Lithgow Arms run the Lithgow Small Arms Museum?

No. The Lithgow Small Arms Museum is a not-for-profit organisation run by passionate volunteers independent of Lithgow Arms. For more information please visit the Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum webpage.

Does the factory run tours?

Sorry, no. New product development and proprietary manufacturing methods make tours impossible.

I want to write a magazine article/internet review about a Lithgow Arms product, can I get some high resolution images of the product for my use? Can I use the Lithgow Arms and CrossOver logos in my article?

Absolutely. Media and independent authors should send us an email via the Contact page. We’ll put you in touch with our corporate communications team and ensure you receive the material you need.