View Full Version : Help! what does "LIEW TOW TECK" mean?

January 10, 2000, 07:21 AM
Wahoo! I finally got the L1A1 I've wanted and at a nice price, too. It's an Australian version, unaltered military issue rifle. While cleaning it up I found some words written on the left side of the front handguard, "LIEW TOW TECK". I have no idea what that means. Could it be a place, an Asian girlfriend, or what?

It is scraped with a sharp instrument or maybe a pencil tip, probably by someone who's carried the rifle. If there is anyone out there who knows what it means, please tell me!


January 10, 2000, 09:10 AM
Congrats on the FAL. No idea what it means. Sounds like someone "personalized" their weapon. All I know is that it's not factory. many Aussie L1A1s are from Lithgow. The first two words wouldn't be Lithgow actually by chance? Could then maybe have been an armorer's add-on.