Search:

Type: Posts; User: smle addict; Excluded Forums: Milsurp Knowledge Libraries (READ ONLY)

Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.03 seconds.

  1. Thread: CLLE 1

    by smle addict
    Replies
    4
    Views
    221

    A few possible answers: 1. Skennerton states...

    A few possible answers:

    1. Skennerton states this type of charger loader is not as common as the Mk I*, with no official date in the list of changes. I have an LSA converted CLLE Mk I (that is...
  2. Thanks for the info, Rob! That certainly helps...

    Thanks for the info, Rob! That certainly helps clarify things. I will start a separate thread when I can dig that carbine out of the safe in the next couple of days.

    The carbine is an Enfield...
  3. JC5/Wallace, I too have an officers commercial...

    JC5/Wallace,

    I too have an officers commercial carbine. I picked this up 2 years ago. No indications it was involved in the jameson raid or any south african service. It too has the V within a...
  4. Replies
    16
    Views
    970

    Dont know about the bag, but that is a beautiful...

    Dont know about the bag, but that is a beautiful rifle! Congratulations on your purchase.
  5. Replies
    17
    Views
    779

    I will confirm what Alan de Enfield and Cinders...

    I will confirm what Alan de Enfield and Cinders have said in regards to PPU brass. It is the best, second only to HXP. However, the only caveat I will add to their comments is beggars cant be...
  6. Replies
    17
    Views
    779

    Perfectly normal to have a magazine serialized to...

    Perfectly normal to have a magazine serialized to a rifle. I cant say with certainty that your magazine was numbered in service. True british rebuilds scribe the serial into the magazine in a much...
  7. Replies
    17
    Views
    779

    Very nice! You have (or will have) a Maltby...

    Very nice! You have (or will have) a Maltby produced No4 Mk I. Not quite sure of the finish; it may just be the lighting, but it looks like it was laquered. Either way, it looks to be an honest rifle.
  8. It's good to hear those parts will live on as a...

    It's good to hear those parts will live on as a sort of legacy/tribute to Englisman_CA.

    I imagine once you secure that stock set, that carbine will be together in no-time!

    Keep us updated with...
  9. Thanks tatou! Are you trying to get me in more...

    Thanks tatou! Are you trying to get me in more trouble with more projects? I dont need any enabling! Keep us posted on your MLE carbine restoration. Cant wait to see the one brought back to its glory.
  10. Replies
    1
    Views
    206

    MLM MK I* at range

    Took my MLM MK I* to the range last week. I reloaded some 180 gr 314 Lead gas checked bullets over 22 grains of IMR 4227. This was a very fun round to shoot. Low/non-existent recoil, and pretty...
  11. No problem; the carbines are in an easily...

    No problem; the carbines are in an easily accessible spot in the gunsafe, should you need some measurements.
  12. Well Tatou, if anyone can restore that carbine,...

    Well Tatou, if anyone can restore that carbine, it's you! The work you've previously posted shows us that carbine is in the best of hands.

    If you find a source for repro clearing rods, let me...
  13. Replies
    11
    Views
    1,715

    Hi RobD, I have noticed many commercial long...

    Hi RobD,

    I have noticed many commercial long lee pattern rifles of commercial manufacture often have the SMLE style buttplate and sling swivel/base. I have two other long lee's in 303. Both are...
  14. Replies
    11
    Views
    1,715

    I just spent the last couple of hours reading...

    I just spent the last couple of hours reading through various LE books, and all I could find was this excerpt:

    "... conversion generally consists of boring out the barrels and fitting and...
  15. Replies
    11
    Views
    1,715

    Gunshow find

    I drove up to Sparks, Nevada for the "Big Reno Gun Show." I have always heard this was a good show to attend, but had never made the 550 mile trip until yesterday. It was well worth the effort.

    I...
  16. Scout sniper, here are a few pics of mine for...

    Scout sniper, here are a few pics of mine for refererence.
  17. Not sure about the composition of your mount in...

    Not sure about the composition of your mount in question, but what I have done in the past to other smaller parts (upper/lower bands, trigger guards, mag bodies) is I heat them for approximately 5-10...
  18. Replies
    16
    Views
    6,117

    I too, have a MLM MKI* that is missing it's...

    I too, have a MLM MKI* that is missing it's magazine. Been on the hunt for one for quite some time.

    So in the meantime, I made one. Apex had a sale on SMLE MK 3 mag bodies, so I ordered two. I cut...
  19. Replies
    10
    Views
    980

    Total weight fully loaded is about 65 pounds....

    Total weight fully loaded is about 65 pounds. Seems like a lot, but rolls around easy enough, and I'm still able to load it into my pickup bed.

    I would love to see a crate full of 1911's!
  20. Replies
    10
    Views
    980

    Im pretty sure this case was used for a...

    Im pretty sure this case was used for a tail-rotor blade for a helicopter; probably a UH60 Blackhawk. There were several other boxes, but these were much much longer. I assume the longer ones house...
  21. Replies
    10
    Views
    980

    re-purposed transit case

    A few months ago, I was working at one of the Air Force bases here in California. When I was dropping off some items near a workshop, I saw they had a pile of wooden cases mixed in with a large...
  22. Thank you gentleman; nice to see others can look...

    Thank you gentleman; nice to see others can look past some of the flaws I wasnt able to erase.
    Browningautorifle, I am guilty of taking it out of the gunsafe and eye-balling it. I have a few other...
  23. SMLE MK I*** put back together (long thread/lots of pics)

    Hello all,

    Its true when they say "the devil will find work for idle hands to do." I picked up this SMLE Mk I*** back in february/march of this year. I spent three months fitting and shaping to...
  24. Replies
    43
    Views
    3,124

    outstanding job, sir!

    outstanding job, sir!
  25. Replies
    5
    Views
    455

    SMLE mk I** IP

    I picked up my rifle yesterday. In a previous post from 2 weeks ago, I found this at a LGS. 1990's import at a decent price.

    1904 Enfield produced SMLE Mk I*, converted to the IP** pattern in 1917...
Results 1 to 25 of 120
Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4
The SMLE 1903-1989