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    Is the R as in a capital R or is it in a stylised...

    Is the R as in a capital R or is it in a stylised form?

    Don’t know if relevant to the L1A1 but a singular letter R around the Knox on one of a Lee Enfields would indicate that rust had been found....
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    WTB: Lee Enfield MkV

    Uk only.
    Looking for Lee Enfield Smle MkV, not the No5.
    Preferably to original spec but variations of considered.
    Preferably 1922 & 1923 models.

    Thank you
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    Also Rear sling swivel missing. From what I can...

    Also
    Rear sling swivel missing.
    From what I can make out in the photo the front sight grub screw could be missing.
    Front sight looks suspiciously high, bent barrel?
    Looks like the gas cylinder is...
  4. Troubling thing is somebody will buy it, fools...

    Troubling thing is somebody will buy it, fools and their money.
  5. VERY RARE MK III .303 EXPERIMENTAL (NITRO RATHER THAN CORDITE) CARTRIDGE CASE FOR LEE

    For those of you feeling a little flush this festive season.

    VERY RARE MK III .303 EXPERIMENTAL (NITRO RATHER THAN CORDITE) CARTRIDGE CASE FOR LEE-METFORD RIFLE
    Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex...
  6. Thread: 1975 L42A1

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    1975 L42A1

    Is this the same rifle as discussed in a previous post?

    If so back up for sale.

    One of the pictures, showing full length R/H side, on post 57 of original post, looks remarkably similar to one...
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    Well spotted, originally looked on phone, small...

    Well spotted, originally looked on phone, small screen etc, looking on a bigger screen it does appear as if something black is behind the screw head, whether the tie plate is complete or not? Be...
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    From what I can make out from the photograph it...

    From what I can make out from the photograph it does indeed appear to be a Mk1 fore end but with the tie plate omitted and a screw inserted. Had this been done in service the tie plate hole in the...
  9. Thread: L42A1 1975

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    If the dealer has indeed done what appears to...

    If the dealer has indeed done what appears to have been done then they are just compounding an outright criminal fraud.

    If you want a chuckle read some of the descriptions of some of the goods...
  10. Thread: L42A1 1975

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    Sharp practices is perhaps a bit of an...

    Sharp practices is perhaps a bit of an understatement.

    These retailers trade on their expertise and reputation, so they are either exposing their lack of knowledge and professionalism or their...
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    Lovely to see a rifle with all matching wood,...

    Lovely to see a rifle with all matching wood, however the reality of service life is any beyond repair wood would have been replaced with whatever was available, armourers did not consider collectors...
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    'The problem is the EMER is a living document and...

    'The problem is the EMER is a living document and as things were added or corrected the older versions were removed and destroyed'.

    I think this will be your biggest problem. From memory the L1A1...
  13. Thread: SMLE No1 MkV

    by BigBadDog
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    Mk V surely? L of C SS A1635 - A1690, 31st...

    Mk V surely?

    L of C SS A1635 - A1690, 31st May 1926. Skennerton P191.

    A Beaut anyway.
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    Been exercising my very grey matter on this, IIRC...

    Been exercising my very grey matter on this, IIRC the bolt, No 5, and the spacer, No 8, as on the drawings posted by nzl1a1collector :thup: were the same as per any other butt fitment it was the...
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    By screw I assume you mean the buttstock bolt,...

    By screw I assume you mean the buttstock bolt, sometimes referred to as screw, return spring tube.

    If this is the case A.M.S. Militaría have one on their website for 5 Euros. Reference AMSO1839....
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    Do you mean the Buttstock bolt? i.e the bolt that...

    Do you mean the Buttstock bolt? i.e the bolt that screws into the return spring tube.

    Before fitting a small butt plate to an arctic butt I would consider eye relief, the rear of the backlight...
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    Thank you for posting link. Learn something new...

    Thank you for posting link. Learn something new every day. I would guess that most rebuilds would have been done at base workshop in BAOR or at the Workshops in Warminster, sorry can’t remember names...
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    Interesting. In my time as an armourer I don't...

    Interesting.
    In my time as an armourer I don't recall ever seeing 'FTR' on an L1A1, not to say that it didn't happen.

    We certainly saw a high turnover of rifles, the replacements being base...
  19. Thread: My L1A1

    by BigBadDog
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    Before splashing out on a Tritium foresight...

    Before splashing out on a Tritium foresight consider this - Tritium is a radioactive element that has a half life of about 12 years. The foresight would of have been produced at least 50 years ago,...
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    Value? Hi Skiprat Thank you for spotting the senior...

    Hi Skiprat
    Thank you for spotting the senior citizens moment, yes of course I meant an extractor removal tool, doh.
    Thank you for the other info. The C scanner is an armourers made tool, we made...
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    Value? Thank you. Have previously viewed, they only...

    Thank you.

    Have previously viewed, they only have a butt removal tool, none of the others.
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    Value? L1A1 Armourers tools + safety catch

    Wondering as to the value of the below, rarely seen on the market.
    Many thanks.

    L1Al Armourers tools, Genuine articles in used condition.

    Butt removal tool
    Gas block reamer
    Firing pin...
  23. Thread: Enfield Mk5

    by BigBadDog
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    WTB: Enfield Mk5

    Looking for genuine Enfield MK5 in UK. (Not NO5).
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    Interesting first picture from Kiwi. The date...

    Interesting first picture from Kiwi. The date stamp looks like a poorly struck 8 and the star is totally different from any other LSA & Co star I’ve seen so far.

    Could it be a LSA & Co 1918 Mk3...
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    Cheers guys ��

    Cheers guys ��
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