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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Post Sticky Thread Lithgow Rifles Survey

    For those members here that own Lithgow Rifles and are not members on Gunboards, I am currently conducting a survey on Year of Manufacture, Serial...

    Started by muffett.2008‎, 04-10-2015 06:24 AM
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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  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
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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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
  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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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  19. 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
  20. 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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  21. 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
  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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
  26. 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
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  27. 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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  28. 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
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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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    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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  35. 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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    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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    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. Savage Lee Enfield No.4 MKI* restoration question.

    I have a Savage No.4 MKI* sporter and I would like to restore it, what do you think? Worth it? The Magazine is not a Savage, the bolt knob is a...

    Started by Buster95‎, Today 11:25 AM
    enfield, lee, mki, no4, question, restoration, savage
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  2. Savage sniper

    I am looking at a savage sniper that looks the goods but has a two groove barrel??? Any thoughts?

    Started by Craig Eberhardt‎, Yesterday 10:37 PM
    savage, sniper
    • Replies: 4
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  3. How common are Pattern 1903 bayonets?

    In the US anyway? It seems like most people don't know what they are, even vs a P'88 but should I pick up any one I spot or wait for a nice one?...

    Started by AD-4NA‎, 05-17-2015 12:26 AM
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  4. Anyone one ever actually tried their Volley Sights?

    Okay, so tennis ball launching looks like fun but the next question is has anyone actually tried to use their volley sights? Granted it would take a...

    Started by AD-4NA‎, 05-17-2015 01:02 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    sights, volley
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    • Views: 498
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  5. Smile Criterion No.4 barrel testing

    I finally had some range time with the test rifle. I went through proper barrel break in procedure several weeks ago when I completed it so this was...

    Started by Brian Dick‎, 03-31-2015 11:51 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 585
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  6. Question L/E No4 mk3

    Hi all, I have a long boring question im hoping someone can answer. I have a L/E No4 mk3, its a bit of a jigsaw, 1943 Savage action, 1943 BSA 5...

    Started by 5 Groove with a T‎, Yesterday 02:25 PM
    l or e, mk3, no4, post
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  7. No4Mk2 Questions

    Just got a SMLE No4Mk2 for $200 yesterday and I have some questions for those of you whom are supremely knowledgeable on the topic. First, I have...

    Started by fullm3taljacket‎, 05-20-2015 06:42 PM
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    • Views: 413
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  8. Long Branch rear sight

    Can anyone tell me how common the Lb marked mk1 "singer" type sights are? I appreciate there are probably a few attached to rifles out there but are...

    Started by Robbo2‎, 05-17-2015 12:39 AM
    branch, long, rear, sight
    • Replies: 5
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    Yesterday, 02:24 PM Go to last post
  9. Experts opinions would be greatly appreciated. #4 Mk.1 (T) find.

    I think I found something very special. First lets look at the chest. I read about "The Royal Scots" very interesting. What is the IRS stamp? Surly...

    Started by Gurn‎, 05-03-2015 10:34 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 34
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  10. Common Knowledge or Received Wisdom?

    We all know what a magazine cut-off is for, don't we? Well someone on another forum has a seen a WO reference dated just before the Great War...

    Started by Beerhunter‎, 05-03-2015 05:00 AM
    6 Pages
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    common, knowledge, received, recived, wisdom
    • Replies: 58
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  11. "The Enfield inch" when an inch is not an inch!

    Just brought this and had a quick read very interesting and explains allot of why things are the way they are and the Pratt & Whitney connection...

    Started by CINDERS‎, 05-20-2015 07:12 AM
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  12. On That auction Site

    181745556788 Might be of interest if you want a wooden box. I also spotted a canvas case for a 32 scope and a lot of 'snipper' scopes whilst having...

    Started by Robert303‎, 05-20-2015 04:35 PM
    auction, site
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 323
    Yesterday, 03:33 AM Go to last post
  13. 4 T rear sight mods.

    To continue with a thread that started a while ago and a number times before that. I have just been playing with...... yes you got it right my No4...

    Started by read6737‎, 05-21-2015 11:57 AM
    mods, rear, sight
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 118
    05-21-2015, 01:31 PM Go to last post
  14. Found a copy "An Armourer's Perspective"

    I was able to finally find this book and in paperback. During my searches all the others I could find are hardcovers and this is the only paperback I...

    Started by Gurn‎, 05-15-2015 11:10 PM
    an armoure perspective, an armourer perspective, copy, found
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 301
    05-20-2015, 07:21 PM Go to last post
  15. SMLE serial numbers Ė WW1 era and a 1912 Enfield MK III....

    Hi all, I was reading through my copy of Stratton last night and wondered if Iíve misunderstood the section on serial numbers. As I understand...

    Started by lugerfan‎, 05-20-2015 10:58 AM
    1912, enfield, era, iii, numbers, serial, smle, ww1
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 69
    05-20-2015, 10:58 AM Go to last post
  16. Adapting a vickers barrel to a SMLE

    Gents, How heavy is a Vickers barrel, diameter wise relative to a SMLE barrel? I ask as I was thinking of trying to built a heavy barrel match...

    Started by Frederick303‎, 05-10-2015 01:09 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    adapting, barrel, smle, vickers
    • Replies: 30
    • Views: 833
    05-20-2015, 05:51 AM Go to last post
  17. Huber concept anti_friction ball triggers

    Well as the title says this, is the answer to my only criticism of the No4 Enfield. I have always found that the trigger left a little to be...

    Started by bros‎, 05-11-2015 02:45 AM
    antifriction, ball, concept, huber, triggers
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 230
    05-20-2015, 01:02 AM Go to last post
  18. Quick Butchers - 1915 BSA No1 Mk3

    I picked this up from a dissolving private collection at the weekend - amongst the 10 to 12 strong Enfield examples, this one "spoke to me" best. It...

    Started by l1a1 breakdown‎, 05-17-2015 09:50 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 165
    05-18-2015, 09:57 AM Go to last post
  19. Strap for #32 scope can ?

    Does anyone know the correct length of the strap for the can?

    Started by Gurn‎, 05-07-2015 06:13 PM
    #32, scope, strap
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 291
    05-18-2015, 09:55 AM Go to last post
  20. Commercial CLLE MK I* question

    Hello all, I recently picked up a commercial BSA CLLE Mk I* rifle. On the left side of the barrel, it is marked "303 nitro proved." Below that,...

    Started by smle addict‎, 05-18-2015 12:14 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 99
    05-18-2015, 12:14 AM Go to last post

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