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  1. Post Sticky Thread Parker Hale M85 Serial Number Checks & Provenance on Manufacture (Records)

    Parker Hale M85 Serial Number Checks & Provenance on Manufacture 01-30-2014 02:57pm Chosenman, Steve, 00245F - Hand built and...

    Started by Gil Boyd‎, 02-06-2014 08:00 AM
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    checks, hale, m85, manufacture, number, parker, provenance, records, serial
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  2. Lightbulb Sticky Thread Service for L42A1, Enforcer, Envoy and L39A1 Owners.

    Folks, I am in the fortunate position of being able to check out the serial number listings for the L42A1, Enforcer and L39A1. As a service to...

    Started by Simon‎, 03-15-2009 03:50 PM
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  3. Sticky Thread Whatís your Lee Enfield Holy Grail?

    What is your Lee Enfield Holy Grail? That one Enfield you have or would just about give anything to have and why? For me itís the 7.62mm L42 sniper...

    Started by No4Mk1(T)‎, 09-03-2008 01:29 AM
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    09-15-2014, 11:06 AM Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread Long Branch serial number listing

    Greetings, fellow Enfield collectors! Limpetmine here limpetmine1@gmail.com With permission from ansleyj at Gunboards, I have been...

    Started by limpetmine‎, 09-26-2009 12:31 PM
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    09-04-2014, 05:07 AM Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Looking to buy that No32 'scope.........

    If you have spotted a likely looking No32 telescope on Ebay, there’s a chance that the only view you’ll get of it is the outside – all newly painted...

    Started by Peter Laidler‎, 01-26-2013 11:58 AM
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    09-02-2014, 08:37 AM Go to last post
  6. Arrow Sticky Thread Lee Enfield Sights (Slideshow)

    Thought this may be of interest, and maybe a candidate for a 'sticky' Used by the HBSA at the imperial War Museum <iframe...

    Started by Alan de Enfield‎, 05-12-2014 05:16 AM
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  7. Thumbs up Sticky Thread Would like my DAD to hold a Lee Enfield No.4Mk1(T) after 70 years

    Hi, it was suggested on the forum a little while back, that I should try to get a No 4 Mk 1 T owner to visit my dad so that he could after 70 years,...

    Started by IanS‎, 04-14-2014 03:03 PM
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    dad, enfield, hold, lee, no4mk1t, years
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    07-27-2014, 10:40 AM Go to last post
  8. Question Sticky Thread Do you have a 1950 Long Branch?

    If you have a 1950 dated Long Branch, I need some information please: 1. what are the first 3 digets of the serial #? eg.) 91L6 2. Is the...

    Started by Lee Enfield‎, 12-08-2006 11:25 AM
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    07-25-2014, 03:56 AM Go to last post
  9. Lightbulb Sticky Thread Lithgow No1 MkIII* HT Sniper Rifle Survey

    Lithgow No1 MkIII* HT Sniper Rifle Survey Just looking at my profile and making a couple of changes (a bit older, plus a career change...) and...

    Started by Son‎, 10-26-2008 08:42 AM
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    07-21-2014, 07:55 PM Go to last post
  10. Sticky Thread 90L LongBranch Sniper rifles serial/scope list

    I just picked up 90L8099 rifle with REL mk3 scope number 62-C. Since there is a definite likely serial range for these rifles and scopes, would there...

    Started by stencollector‎, 03-23-2014 01:52 PM
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    90l, list, longbranch, rifles, serial or scope, sniper
    • Replies: 32
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    05-01-2014, 01:21 AM Go to last post
  11. Sticky Thread Photograph of rare Canadian Telescopic Rifles from WWII (Expert opinions wanted)

    I recently came across a photograph of my grandfather from his scout-sniper training course at Camp Borden. It's dated for January 1945. I am going...

    Started by CheesyCigar‎, 06-11-2012 05:10 PM
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    03-23-2014, 09:46 PM Go to last post
  12. Arrow Sticky Thread Viewpoint - British Army Contract for L96A1 Sniper Rifle (by Gil Boyd B.E.M)

    The following article is published with the kind permission of member, Gil "gil9713" Boyd B.E.M (click here). On behalf of MILSURPS.COM members,...

    Started by Badger‎, 01-12-2014 01:47 PM
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  13. Post Sticky Thread History of Small Arms Limited (October 1943 - March 1946)

    I don't think I have a lot of specifics for this period other than this '46 doc. Specific (official) info/documentation on the development and...

    Started by Bullseye4mkI*‎, 01-29-2012 07:09 PM
    1943, 1943march, 1946, arms, history, limited, march, october, small
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    01-21-2014, 01:36 AM Go to last post
  14. Arrow Sticky Thread How to zero a Lee Enfield (Video by Riflechair)

    How to Zero the Lee Enfield Rifle - YouTube

    Started by Badger‎, 11-25-2013 08:04 AM
    enfield, lee, riflechair, video
    • Replies: 1
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    11-25-2013, 08:41 AM Go to last post
  15. Announcement Sticky Thread Jay Currah's Lee Enfield Web Site

    Hello everyone ... :) As many serious Enfield collectors know, Jay Currah's excellent webs site about the Lee Enfield Rifle, disappeared from the...

    Started by Badger‎, 09-20-2013 06:37 AM
    currah, enfield, jay, lee, site, web
    • Replies: 9
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    09-26-2013, 02:01 PM Go to last post
  16. Arrow Sticky Thread Lee Enfield Story (Wallaceburg Museum)

    Wallaceburg Museum Video (Republished here with the kind permission of Alan Mann)

    Started by Badger‎, 02-26-2013 10:32 AM
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    09-03-2013, 09:14 PM Go to last post
  17. Post Sticky Thread History of Long Branch Arsenal

    I got a ton of LB info y'all might be interested in…. Technically LB was a Crown corp in 1940, with the Government being pretty much the...

    Started by Bullseye4mkI*‎, 01-29-2012 01:55 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 7,005
    07-12-2013, 08:39 PM Go to last post
  18. Arrow Sticky Thread Weedon Royal Ordnance Depot

    Weedon Royal Ordnance Depot - Military Surplus Collectors Forums

    Submitted by Badger‎, 06-11-2013 06:43 AM
    depot, ordnance, royal, weedon
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  19. Arrow Sticky Thread Comparing the Lee Enfield No.4 Mk1, No.4 Mk1* & No.4 Mk2 Rifles

    Comparing the Lee Enfield No.4 Mk1, No.4 Mk1* & No.4 Mk2 Rifles (Videos by MILSURPS.COM member "JollyGreenSlugg") <script...

    Started by Badger‎, 02-26-2013 12:28 PM
    comparing, enfield, lee, mk1, mk2, no4, rifles
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    05-22-2013, 04:09 AM Go to last post
  20. Sticky Thread Survey of Lee-Metford Mk. II*, Late Lee-Metford Mk. II and Derived Conversions

    Survey of Lee-Metford Mk. II* Rifles, Late Lee-Metford Mk. II Rifles and Converted Derivative Rifles. Moderator, would it be possible to sticky...

    Started by coggansfield‎, 01-10-2013 12:24 PM
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    04-13-2013, 08:06 PM Go to last post
  21. Post Sticky Thread .22 Enfield's (Collection Photo Essay)

    :beerchug: With thanks to Advisory Panel member Lance, there's an excellent new series of photo essay posts which may be found in the The Lee...

    Started by Badger‎, 12-20-2009 08:37 AM
    collection, enfield, essay, photo
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    07-09-2012, 06:47 AM Go to last post
  22. Sticky Thread Lee Enfield On-line Knowledge Libraries (Index of Articles)

    On-line Knowledge Libraries containing entries relating to Lee Enfield arms, accessories, ammunition, and accoutrements. Lee Enfield Knowledge...

    Started by Badger‎, 11-29-2011 07:28 AM
    articles, enfield, index, knowledge, lee, libraries, online
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  23. Arrow Sticky Thread Guns and Ammo Review on the L42A1

    Was searching the Internet on the L42A1 sniper rifle, and came across this Guns and Ammo Review on the L42A1. I have added the link below.:thup: ...

    Started by DanL96a1‎, 11-27-2011 10:02 AM
    ammo, guns, l42a1, review
    • Replies: 4
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    11-27-2011, 02:45 PM Go to last post
  24. Arrow Sticky Thread Wood Goes To War (1942-1943)

    WOOD GOES TO WAR (1942-1943) With thanks to member Patt14 No2 for locating this video ... Original Forum Thread (click here) :thup: A film...

    Started by Badger‎, 06-26-2011 07:16 PM
    war, wood
    • Replies: 0
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    06-26-2011, 07:16 PM Go to last post
  25. Question Sticky Thread Long Branch Experimental Serial # EX2 ....

    I have a friend who is a casual collector, but actually more of a shooter than anything else. He's got a small and varied collection, but he's had...

    Started by Badger‎, 05-25-2011 09:04 AM
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    branch, ex2, experimental, long, serial
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  26. Post Sticky Thread Index of Peter Laidler's on-line series of articles.......

    Capt. Peter Laidler is the senior Armourer in the UK Military, now retired, but based as a Technical Officer at the UK Military Small Arms School. On...

    Started by Badger‎, 11-14-2009 11:57 AM
    articles, index, laidler, online, peter, series
    • Replies: 0
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    11-14-2009, 11:57 AM Go to last post
  27. Post Sticky Thread Fundamentals of Small Arms Weapons (WWII U.S. Training Films)

    Fundamentals of Small Arms Weapons (WWII U.S. Training Films) These combined videos demonstrate the mechanics of pistols, rifles and machine guns....

    Started by Badger‎, 11-04-2009 12:47 PM
    arms, films, fundamentals, small, training, weapons, wwii
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  28. Post Sticky Thread Infantry Weapons and their Effects (WWII and Korean era U.S. Training Films)

    Infantry Weapons and their Effects (WWII and Korean era U.S. Training Films) "Infantry Weapons and Their Effects" is an official WWII era...

    Started by Badger‎, 10-11-2009 04:31 PM
    effects, era, films, infantry, korean, training, weapons, wwii
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  29. Post Sticky Thread Welcome .... Please Read First!

    One of the very first polls started by Stevo when this site first opened in the fall of 2006, was titled Milsurps Interests Poll (click here). The...

    Started by Badger‎, 07-24-2008 07:23 AM
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  30. Announcement Sticky Thread Lee Enfield Collector Web Sites

    "Mouse Click" on any LINK to open a new browser window to any web site If you know of others, please email the link to badger@milsurps.com

    Started by Badger‎, 07-21-2008 09:05 AM
    collector, enfield, lee, sites, web
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  31. Question Global Thread Help: What is the Advisory Panel Review & Validation Service?

    <center><img src="http://www.milsurps.com/images/advisory_panel_reviewed_medium.png" alt="This item has been reviewed by members of the Milsurps...

    Started by Badger‎, 02-19-2014 10:18 AM
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    We understand you may be impatient to get on with placing your advertisement, but we would ask that you please read this post carefully, in order to...

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  33. Question Global Thread Help: Why are my images from Photobucket, ImageShack etc. copied to milsurps.com?

    Answer: For your own protection and to help preserve them for future research by all members ... :thup: The reason we capture and store all...

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  34. Question Global Thread Help: How do I show pics from Photobucket, Flickr, ImageShack etc. on milsurps.com?

    The following tutorial was created for the benefit of our members by Milsurps Moderator cafdfw (Harlan). On behalf of all of our membership, I'd...

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  35. Question Global Thread Help: How do I upload pictures to my posts for storage on milsurps.com?

    The following tutorial was created for the benefit of our members by Milsurps Moderator cafdfw (Harlan). On behalf of all of our membership, I'd...

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  36. Question Global Thread Help: Can I access the milsurps.com site from dial-up, cell phone, iPhone or Blackberry?

    The answer is YES Ö :beerchug: With the evolution of technology, many of our very active members want to keep current viewing our forums using...

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  1. Canadian No.7 .22 caliber lightweight sporting rifle

    This strange rifle showed up a local show. It is a Canadian Long Branch No.7 Mk1 .22 rimfire rifle from the first production run receiver...

    Started by breakeyp‎, Yesterday 03:19 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    Today, 10:02 AM Go to last post
  2. Enfield Sling Mark Question

    I have a Lee Enfield web sling with "EMI" stamped on the buckles. Just curious if anybody knows what that stands for?

    Started by kar98k‎, Yesterday 08:08 PM
    enfield, mark, question, sling
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  3. Why is there no (c) after m47?

    hello my name is ron dent . i an a new to british enfield rifles .i have one from a estate sale (no4 mk 1 sniper rifle ) no A 8805 , on the receiver...

    Started by stardog123‎, Yesterday 11:27 AM
    m47
    • Replies: 2
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  4. Of the 1500 No4 trials rifles converted to snipers

    How many were estimated to have survived through the war?

    Started by Hal O'Peridol‎, 10-08-2013 01:43 AM
    10 Pages
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  5. 1933 Trials T

    If anyone is interested there is currently a very nice 1933 dated trials 4T, minus its scope on Gunbroker at the moment.

    Started by chosenman‎, 09-15-2014 10:41 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    1933, trials
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 688
    Yesterday, 12:47 AM Go to last post
  6. That word again!

    On that site with the word that instantly causes a 1000% price rise in value "Sniper" just imagine the spotter telling the firer where to aim!!! ...

    Started by CINDERS‎, 09-18-2014 07:34 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    word
    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 737
    09-21-2014, 08:48 PM Go to last post
  7. Ballpark value 1918 SSA No.1 Mk.III*

    I know we all hate these kinds of threads, but I have been offered a 1918 SSA No.1 Mk.III*. Serial numbers match on the receiver, bolt, barrel, rear...

    Started by spinecracker‎, 09-09-2014 09:59 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 145
    09-20-2014, 07:51 PM Go to last post
  8. No.1 Mk.III inner band.

    I have a 1921 Lithgow and want to know about tightening or adjusting the inner band screw.Don't know a lot about these rifles,does the inner band...

    Started by ut1seabee‎, 09-14-2014 03:24 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 24
    • Views: 607
    09-20-2014, 07:43 AM Go to last post
  9. 1918 Enfield Small Arms Factory made SMLE No.1 Mk.III* converted back to No.1 Mk.III

    Just picked up another excellent conditioned, all numbers matching Enfield made SMLE and thought it would make a good reason while showing everyone...

    Started by owengun‎, 09-16-2014 01:46 PM
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 6
    • Replies: 54
    • Views: 967
    09-19-2014, 09:32 AM Go to last post
  10. .074 Field Gauge from Clymer

    I just talked to Clymer and ordered a field gauge for the Enfields in .074. They don't normally make them but they will as a "prototype". As a one...

    Started by Ben Cartwright‎, 09-18-2014 07:24 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 163
    09-19-2014, 09:01 AM Go to last post
  11. Finally got my 1904 SMLE MK 1

    After a long long process, I got my rifle. Full matching serial numbers and never modified. Interesting butt markings. It's got 12 ALH and CMF over...

    Started by mattyboy82‎, 09-16-2014 07:13 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 384
    09-19-2014, 05:39 AM Go to last post
  12. Enfield #1 barely closes on feel guage - solution?

    I took an Enfield No 1 that I recently acquired but have never shot to my gunsmith. He tried it with a No-Go and it closed, he then put in a feel...

    Started by Ben Cartwright‎, 09-17-2014 05:36 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    barely, closes, enfield, feel, guage, solution
    • Replies: 27
    • Views: 504
    09-18-2014, 04:05 PM Go to last post
  13. New No.4 Mk1 owner... what can you tell me about my rifle (pics)

    Just acquired a No.4 Mk1 deac from a dealer here in the UK (for my father, actually). The dealer advertised the rifle as being made in 1942 at the...

    Started by ianuk1975‎, 09-16-2014 11:50 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    mk1, no4, owner, pics, rifle
    • Replies: 24
    • Views: 599
    09-18-2014, 10:25 AM Go to last post
  14. Mystery SMLE No1 Mk 1

    Have a Question, a SMLE No 1 Mk 1 that is all original as a Mk 1 , it doesn't have any of the * ( star ) improvements of later rifles, research shows...

    Started by KiwiLee‎, 09-16-2014 09:00 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 286
    09-17-2014, 09:42 PM Go to last post
  15. On that site Flea bay

    Item No. 181522760619 No. 32 Mk 1 scope in the 2000 serial range 1942 has 2W's looks like for maker anyway have a gecko. CINDERS NO32 MK1 Tel...

    Started by CINDERS‎, 09-17-2014 09:46 AM
    bay, flea, site
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 192
    09-17-2014, 01:58 PM Go to last post
  16. BSA serial number stamp

    I have read that BSA serial numbers were stamped on the bolt handle with a distinctive font. Can anyone show me an example of this font? I am...

    Started by Craig Eberhardt‎, 09-10-2014 01:22 AM
    bsa, number, serial, stamp
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 281
    09-17-2014, 08:17 AM Go to last post
  17. Another 32 scope for sale on THAT site

    Details are: 'TEL SIGHTING / No 32 MK.1./ OS 466A KL/ 1941 REG. NO. 5968' Item no is 291241000704 Price. Not cheap.

    Started by Robert303‎, 09-14-2014 01:27 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    sale, scope, site
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 415
    09-17-2014, 05:07 AM Go to last post
  18. An Armourer's Perspective: .303 No. 4 (T) Sniper Rifle and the H&H Connection

    Recently purchased the book and had an opportunity to read it over a long business flight across the Pacific. Let me begin by thanking Peter (and...

    Started by mjolnir2‎, 09-15-2014 06:08 AM
    303, armourer, connection, handh, perspective, rifle, sniper
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 255
    09-17-2014, 12:38 AM Go to last post
  19. long branch sniper ?

    Just purchased this from gunbroker .British Enfield MK1 no 4 Long Branch 303 : Bolt Action Rifles at GunBroker.com .

    Started by paul87buick‎, 04-27-2013 06:07 PM
    14 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 14
    • Replies: 135
    • Views: 12,463
    09-16-2014, 08:29 PM Go to last post
  20. Serial Numbers on L42 Brackets (One for PL).

    I was asked yesterday by someone if the rifle serial numbers on the scope brackets on L42's were always engraved or if they were sometimes stamped....

    Started by Roger Payne‎, 09-16-2014 09:32 AM
    brackets, l42, numbers, serial
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 140
    09-16-2014, 12:57 PM Go to last post

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