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  1. Sticky Thread A study of No.4 Mk.I "Trials" rifles: information requested!

    We've discussed these in numerous threads over the years and the other day I finally got irritated enough by the 'information diaspora' to start an...

    Started by Surpmil‎, 09-27-2014 12:37 PM
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    information, mki, no4, requested, rifles, study, trials
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  2. 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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  3. 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
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  4. 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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    09-18-2014, 03:47 PM Go to last post
  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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
  8. 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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  9. 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
  10. 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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  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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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  14. 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
    • Replies: 4
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    01-21-2014, 01:36 AM Go to last post
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
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    07-12-2013, 08:39 PM Go to last post
  19. 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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  20. 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
    • Replies: 1
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    05-22-2013, 04:09 AM Go to last post
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
    • Replies: 0
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  24. 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
  25. 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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  26. 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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    06-14-2011, 03:57 PM Go to last post
  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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...

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  31. 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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  32. 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...

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    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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  1. Lee enfield no4 mk1/3 US Property

    Hi, Just recieved a sporter lee enfield no4 mk1/3 Savage US property. Rifle has been FTR in 53. The barrel has 5 grooves and different serial,...

    Started by billy67‎, 09-10-2014 09:28 PM
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  2. No4t Cocking pieces, which is best.

    I have often wondered,' noting' it said by several experts, the people who knew what they were doing when done, that when building up No4Tsniper...

    Started by harlton‎, 09-29-2014 04:16 AM
    3 Pages
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    cocking, no4t, pieces
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  3. NZ No. 2 Patt 14 AJ Parker .22 Trainer

    While I was searching for a Long Lee nose cap, which I found :) I also found this no 2 Patt 14 AJ Parker conversion. I'm just wondering how to...

    Started by Roy‎, Yesterday 05:02 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 146
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  4. Irish Navy Lee Enfield, Mk1, 1976!

    Must be close to a record time in service. Lee Enfield's - Page 3

    Started by Bruce_in_Oz‎, Today 07:57 PM
    1976, enfield, irish, lee, mk1, navy
    • Replies: 1
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  5. New no 32 scope replicas from china?

    I looked to see if someone had posted on this yet concerning the new MKI scopes coming from china on ebay. did not see a thread. so they have...

    Started by mrbungle‎, Today 04:22 PM
    china, replicas, scope
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 64
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  6. Moved: Slow ignition .303 Mk 7 ball POF mfgr 1967

    Started by Steve762‎, Yesterday 07:26 PM
    1967, 303, ball, ignition, mfgr, pof, slow
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  7. SMLE marks

    Hi would some of the forum members kindly help by explaining what the marks on my SMLE mean. The rifle has the large S for sale and came with a...

    Started by Kingsburyshot‎, Today 04:50 AM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 109
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  8. 1916 smle

    Thought some of you might find this interesting. A mostly matching (forend doesn't, sight leaf renumbered) 1916 MkIII. This is one of the RSAF...

    Started by Ridolpho‎, Yesterday 01:41 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 115
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  9. No4 Mk 1* locking Lugs

    After reading through Peter's excellent information I find I am second guessing myself. So in the spirit of better understanding I have provided an...

    Started by rgallant‎, 09-29-2014 06:56 PM
    locking, lugs, no4
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 115
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  10. Interesting Long Branch No.4 MK.1*

    First off, I'm blown away by the depth of knowledge in this forum. The amount of research & information available is nothing short of astounding. ...

    Started by lawrence_n‎, 09-28-2014 09:00 AM
    branch, interesting, long, mk1, no4
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 168
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  11. Long Branch Arsenal Grounds

    Seems to be some work underway. Hopefully not overly evasive ....

    Started by CODFan‎, 11-11-2013 12:55 PM
    2 Pages
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  12. Help with LEC1 buttstock marking

    I have just acquired a nice LEC Mk 1 dated 1896. The marking disc to 4H is 4th Hussars, I believe. Can anyone identify the oval cartouche just in...

    Started by RobD‎, 04-10-2014 05:14 PM
    2 Pages
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  13. Just got a No 4 Mk 2 "RAF Contract"

    Serial number UF 55 A17XX, my research here and other places tells me this is one of the last Lee Enfields to come out of FAZ, and was supposedly a...

    Started by cprher‎, 09-28-2014 02:22 PM
    raf contract
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 143
    09-29-2014, 10:48 AM Go to last post
  14. Probably a silly question

    This is more likely a very easy answer for some, but it has me stumped. I've checked the books that I have, and all the resources available and I...

    Started by john Brandon‎, 09-27-2014 12:29 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 268
    09-29-2014, 04:17 AM Go to last post
  15. won my first attempt at auction hope i did well???

    win at auction for B.S.A. Co. Enfield SHT LE III -- No.I MkIII price was cheep to me. took a chance on what little i know an what i am learning here,...

    Started by mmppres‎, 09-15-2014 10:35 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    attempt, auction, hope, won
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 595
    09-28-2014, 05:24 PM Go to last post
  16. 1942 Long Branch No4 MkI*

    My wife bought me this rifle in 2011 from P&S Militaria in Quebec. It is probably my most honest and original rifle. Recently I have decided to try...

    Started by flying pig‎, 09-27-2014 07:01 PM
    1942, branch, long, mki, no4
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 113
    09-27-2014, 07:01 PM Go to last post
  17. Question For Peter Laidler

    Mr.Laidler, I know that this isn't the correct forum f/this question, but I didn't see one devoted to British submachine guns, and I also...

    Started by Donzi‎, 09-26-2014 05:55 PM
    laidler, peter, question
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 208
    09-27-2014, 08:36 AM Go to last post
  18. Another one is gone.

    It was brought to my attention on a other forum that we have lost one of the Milsurp communities valuable members. Tony Edwards has passed....

    Started by mr.e moose‎, 09-24-2014 10:43 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 406
    09-27-2014, 04:28 AM Go to last post
  19. 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, 09-22-2014 03:19 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 532
    09-27-2014, 03:54 AM Go to last post
  20. 1943 LB - "A T or not a T"?

    Am interested in feedback on this 1943 Longbranch. No scope, no nothing. Just a rifle with cheek piece and pads. Have looked over the various...

    Started by mcnuttwa‎, 07-26-2014 02:59 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 770
    09-27-2014, 03:42 AM Go to last post

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