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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. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  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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  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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    07-09-2012, 06:47 AM Go to last post
  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
    • Replies: 0
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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...

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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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  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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  1. Need Help Identifying a No.4 Mk2

    Hello to all from a relative "newbie" here! I need some help in identifying what I just brought home. Just purchased a new (to me!) Enfield No.4...

    Started by 728shooter‎, 04-22-2015 09:25 PM
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  2. Kapyong Day!

    And a "Happy Kapyong Day" to one and all. Kapyong - Australian Army Just to get folks warmed up for the Centenary of ANZAC Day; rum and milk...

    Started by Bruce_in_Oz‎, Yesterday 02:56 AM
    day, kapyong
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  3. Greek 303 ammo - Corrosive or Not?

    A few months ago I purchased two cases of Greek 303 British ammo, being told at the time that it was non-corrosive. It's packed very well and looks...

    Started by cprher‎, 04-18-2015 01:53 PM
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    303, ammo, corrosive, greek
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  4. No32 SCOPE QUESTIONS

    A couple of questions here guys regarding the No32 scope. 1- Is there a sequence for tightening front or rear thumb screws when attaching scope to...

    Started by bros‎, 04-17-2015 01:16 AM
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    no32, questions, scope
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  5. No4T Foresight & S51 stamp

    Hi all, I have a 1945 M47C No4T Rifle ser no U34550, having a toot at Peters Armourers Perspective book I see that a Split block band foresight and...

    Started by Merlin266‎, Yesterday 09:01 AM
    foresight, no4t, s51, stamp
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  6. 1946 No. 32 REL

    Earlier this month at the Tulsa show I saw a minty British 4T with a Canadian scope and mount. The mount had the original Long Branch serial number...

    Started by husk‎, Yesterday 10:08 AM
    1946, rel
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  7. My Enfields

    I thought I would make a post to say hello as I am new to the forum and show off some of my favorite rifles. The top rifle is a 1942 No.1 MkIII...

    Started by b32dominator‎, 04-12-2015 01:33 PM
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    enfields
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    04-23-2015, 11:22 PM Go to last post
  8. Scout Regt. Mk IIs Maker Help

    Greetings All Picked this gem up a few weeks ago and have been unable to determine who made it. There are no /|\ stamps so it most likely is a...

    Started by Lance‎, 04-23-2015 07:28 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    04-23-2015, 04:33 PM Go to last post
  9. 1943 US made Enfield

    I picked up a 1943 Savage made Enfield today. Serial Number 58C1581 with matching number bolt and magazine. It's had some work done, I wish it...

    Started by CruciBill‎, 04-19-2015 05:12 PM
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    04-23-2015, 10:33 AM Go to last post
  10. Late production SMLE woodwork

    Does any-one know if the woodwork on a late production SMLE rifle change at all in style or dimensions? For example would the woodwork on a WW1 SMLE...

    Started by Flying10uk‎, 04-22-2015 11:15 AM
    late, production, smle, woodwork
    • Replies: 2
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    04-22-2015, 05:43 PM Go to last post
  11. No.5 MkI Draw Repair

    Just thought I'd share some photos of my draw repair. I am very pleased with the outcome. Prior to the repair the barel would shift in the channel...

    Started by b32dominator‎, 04-20-2015 08:09 AM
    draw, mki, no5, repair
    • Replies: 5
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    04-20-2015, 07:24 PM Go to last post
  12. 4T wood clearence.

    When H&H did there magic on the 4 to tune itin to the 4T. How much of the cannon was free floating? and roughly how much was the travel in the wood...

    Started by read6737‎, 04-18-2015 03:24 PM
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    clearence, wood
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  13. Enfield sear

    Can some one tell me what the notch on the bolt firing pin draw back is for. See picture

    Started by ugotit33‎, 04-19-2015 07:59 PM
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    04-20-2015, 06:14 AM Go to last post
  14. No.5 MkI Help

    Not sure if this is the right place to post this.I have a No.5 MkI that has an issue I can't shore up. The barrel appears to be perfectly centered in...

    Started by b32dominator‎, 04-11-2015 06:09 PM
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    1 2
    mki, no5
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 475
    04-19-2015, 02:18 PM Go to last post
  15. Tracking rifles.

    I have often mused when the question has been asked about where and why a rifle was issued and to whom. As no records of issues has ever been...

    Started by muffett.2008‎, 04-11-2015 06:55 AM
    rifles, tracking
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 327
    04-19-2015, 11:07 AM Go to last post
  16. Scored a No5 Mk1 today

    I walked in to my local gun shop today with the intention of looking for powder and projectiles for my 1895 Nagant revolver. I glanced over at the...

    Started by Littlejohn‎, 04-18-2015 10:07 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 142
    04-19-2015, 09:28 AM Go to last post
  17. Newly Manufactured No1Mk111 Barrels

    Hi Guys, I have had some No1Mk111 barrels made in both standard and heavy profiles. They will arrive in Australia in April or May. They are in the...

    Started by tbonesmith‎, 03-09-2015 01:21 PM
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    04-19-2015, 05:52 AM Go to last post
  18. Question About Beechwood And Longbranch

    Was Beechwood more or less commonly used by Longbranch and does anyone know what, if any, time frame Beechwood would have been used by Longbranch? ...

    Started by SpikeDD‎, 03-28-2015 09:36 PM
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    • Replies: 17
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    04-19-2015, 01:00 AM Go to last post
  19. #4 mk2 safety question

    I have seen different safeties for the #4 so I would like to know which one would be correct for the #4 mk2.

    Started by ikesdad‎, 04-17-2015 08:36 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 131
    04-18-2015, 05:44 PM Go to last post
  20. Modified/Repaired No5 Butt

    Hi Guys, Has anyone seen a repair or modified butt like this before? It is a particularly good join. Any possibility it occurred in service or at...

    Started by tbonesmith‎, 04-18-2015 09:36 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 129
    04-18-2015, 01:37 PM Go to last post

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