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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 09:00 AM
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  2. 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 06:16 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 01:31 PM
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    11-08-2014, 07:32 AM Go to last post
  4. 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 04:50 PM
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  5. 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 04:03 PM
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    11-07-2014, 11:42 AM Go to last post
  6. 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 02:52 PM
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    90l, list, longbranch, rifles, serial or scope, sniper
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    11-05-2014, 06:21 PM Go to last post
  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 01:37 PM
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    information, mki, no4, requested, rifles, study, trials
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  8. 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 12:58 PM
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  9. 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 02:29 AM
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    10-11-2014, 07:34 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 12:25 PM
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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 09:42 AM
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    07-21-2014, 08:55 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 06:10 PM
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  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 02:47 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 08:09 PM
    1943, 1943march, 1946, arms, history, limited, march, october, small
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  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 09:04 AM
    enfield, lee, riflechair, video
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    11-25-2013, 09:41 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 07:37 AM
    currah, enfield, jay, lee, site, web
    • Replies: 9
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    09-26-2013, 03:01 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 11:32 AM
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    09-03-2013, 10:14 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 02:55 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    07-12-2013, 09:39 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 07:43 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 01:28 PM
    comparing, enfield, lee, mk1, mk2, no4, rifles
    • Replies: 1
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    05-22-2013, 05:09 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 01:24 PM
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  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 09:37 AM
    collection, enfield, essay, photo
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    07-09-2012, 07:47 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 08:28 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 11:02 AM
    ammo, guns, l42a1, review
    • Replies: 4
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    11-27-2011, 03:45 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 08:16 PM
    war, wood
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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 10:04 AM
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    branch, ex2, experimental, long, serial
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  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 12:57 PM
    articles, index, laidler, online, peter, series
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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 01:47 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 05:31 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...

    Started by Badger‎, 07-24-2008 08:23 AM
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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 10:05 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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    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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  34. 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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  1. Enfield No.5 question

    I am thinking of buying an Enfield No.5. It has been FTR'd. There isn't a number on the back of the bolt, is this OK? It seems I heard you can't just...

    Started by yoopercollector‎, Yesterday 05:57 PM
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    enfield, no5, question
    • Replies: 10
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  2. No.4 Mk.1 Sights Question

    I've only ever seen pics of No.4s with the Mk2 sights in WWII images. Did the Mk1 and Mark3 sights see service in the war as well?

    Started by kar98k‎, 11-23-2014 10:34 AM
    mk1, no4, question, sights
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 123
    Today, 02:52 AM Go to last post
  3. Is a Lee Speed No1 Safe to shoot Mk7 Ammo in?

    I get home from work in a few days and am itching to try my new No1 out. It has Enfield rifling and headspaced great. The bore is very nice and is...

    Started by nattcmars‎, 11-21-2014 06:11 PM
    ammo, lee, mk7, no1, safe, shoot, speed
    • Replies: 7
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  4. Heads up on "Tabby"? early WWII night vision scope

    See 'that' site number 171554055482 - might be of interest to some of you anoraks? John

    Started by Gnr527‎, Yesterday 03:38 PM
    early, heads, night, scope, tabby, vision, wwii
    • Replies: 1
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  5. Rare Canadian Arsenals Ltd. rear target sight

    Has anyone ever seen, or heard of this sight? The Long Branch N0.4 it sits on is itself unusual. It came out of an estate sale in the area of the...

    Started by lawrence_n‎, Yesterday 09:18 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 167
    Today, 01:57 AM Go to last post
  6. No.32 TP Mk. I scopes

    I am happy to report that Lyman "Telescope, Sighting No. 32 TP Mk. I " (also written as No. 32 T.P. Mk. I -- these are the designations in the...

    Started by Seaforth72‎, 11-19-2014 01:00 AM
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  7. 1918 RSAF Enfield No 1.

    Picked up this sported 1918 Enfield No 1 today for next to nothing. All matching, have a stock set waiting for it tomorrow. Curious about the unit...

    Started by Anzac15‎, 11-09-2014 01:50 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 224
    Yesterday, 12:56 PM Go to last post
  8. Found some rifle chest???

    FOUND SOME RIFLE CHEST??? NOT SURE WHAT THESE WERE FOR. WHAT THEY COULD BE WORTH? FOUND A DOZEN OF THESE IN AN OLD GUN SHOP THAT HAS BEEN CLOSED...

    Started by mmppres‎, 11-20-2014 04:56 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    chest, found, rifle
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  9. 1945 Long Branch Sniper

    I recently had the good fortune to pick up another 90L LB sniper that saw service with the Brits. All matching, including the scope can. More pics...

    Started by husk‎, 11-21-2014 11:09 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 412
    11-24-2014, 07:10 AM Go to last post
  10. Greek .303 Surplus

    Cheaper than dirt has Greek .303 for sale. I picked up 900 rounds on stripper clips for just under 400 shipped. I think they have 480 round bulk...

    Started by bbrunelle‎, 10-25-2014 09:45 AM
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 7
    • Replies: 62
    • Views: 3,416
    11-24-2014, 04:48 AM Go to last post
  11. New Purchase: 1916 Lithgow from Italy

    Hi Men. Just picked up a 1916 Lithgow that was in Italy ( government storage) for decades. Interesting rifle, still retains its maple stock,...

    Started by jb303‎, 11-09-2014 03:59 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 773
    11-24-2014, 01:04 AM Go to last post
  12. Matched 1916 RSAF Enfield

    I recently added a S.M.L.E. to my WWI collection. I'm mostly into German and American arms, but also have a matched 79 series Savage Enfield #4. I...

    Started by majspud‎, 10-31-2014 07:23 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 513
    11-23-2014, 09:12 PM Go to last post
  13. No4 Mk2 question

    I could use a bit of help please. I'm looking to but one of the minty unissued No4Mk2 rifles for my collection. If I remember, there was a chart...

    Started by snipershot1944‎, 11-16-2014 02:39 PM
    mk2, no4, question
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 322
    11-23-2014, 09:33 AM Go to last post
  14. Gonna save one

    I was in Cabelas last night and ran across a sporterized No4 mk1 for $160.00. It needs the fore arm, front upper handguard and the front band. Other...

    Started by Randune‎, 11-20-2014 01:47 PM
    gonna, save
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 228
    11-23-2014, 03:18 AM Go to last post
  15. SMLE bolt will not unlock.

    Hello all, first post and looking for help! I have a problem with a bolt on one of my rifles - it will not unlock unless I cock it first, then it...

    Started by Jagman‎, 11-18-2014 09:56 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    bolt, smle, unlock
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 820
    11-23-2014, 03:10 AM Go to last post
  16. Help, is this lithgow a parts gun?

    Help, is this a parts gun? A local pawn shop has it for 489. After research im kinda leery. The only thing the pics dont show is a mint bore and...

    Started by Krieger82‎, 11-21-2014 07:24 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 341
    11-22-2014, 08:05 AM Go to last post
  17. Fitting a fore-end to a no.4 MK2

    I recently got a Lee-Enfield no 4 MK 2 Long Branch.At least,I got most of the parts for it! It's been "sporterized", with the barrel cut down to 20"...

    Started by rickw55‎, 11-19-2014 08:34 PM
    fitting, foreend, mk2, no4
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 239
    11-21-2014, 03:14 PM Go to last post
  18. Lee Enfield #9 Mk 1

    I finally have the Icing on the cake , with my collection of .22`s . the ‪#‎9Mk1‬ arrived today , its beautiful , not a scratch on her. she shined up...

    Started by dances with gophers‎, 11-11-2014 01:02 AM
    enfield, lee
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 366
    11-20-2014, 06:04 AM Go to last post
  19. No1 MkIII question

    Will the wood (stock, handguards, buttstock) from a No1 MKIII work on a No1 MKIII*? The reason Im asking is I have a No1 MKIII* RFI, 303 caliber,...

    Started by LongRifle75‎, 11-18-2014 12:29 PM
    mkiii, no1, question
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 269
    11-20-2014, 05:56 AM Go to last post
  20. L96A1 manufacturer

    While thumbing through an old edition of Target Gun magazine I came across an article announcing the fact that the Swedish army had selected Accuracy...

    Started by waco16‎, 11-17-2014 03:43 PM
    l96a1, manufacturer
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 414
    11-20-2014, 01:39 AM Go to last post

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