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  1. Thread: 1975 L42A1

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    https://www.enfieldguns.com/lee-enfields-for-sale...

    https://www.enfieldguns.com/lee-enfields-for-sale

    On this page
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    1 Irish Guards ( the T is probably an I) = 1st...

    1 Irish Guards ( the T is probably an I) = 1st Battalion Irish Guards
    GDSM = Guardsman - a rank - private soldier
    Kincaid = his surname/family name
    12 = Could be anything, perhaps L42 number 12 in...
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    Have you got this one Mick? ...

    Have you got this one Mick?

    https://www.highwoodclassicarms.co.uk/Firerms%20For%20Sale/targetj.htm
  4. Same dealer is advertising a Savage 4T as well. ...

    Same dealer is advertising a Savage 4T as well.

    https://www.gunstar.co.uk/savage-arms-no-4-t-bolt-action-303-rifles/rifles/1353464#
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    451 Envoys made and dispatched The lowest...

    451 Envoys made and dispatched

    The lowest number is E.1.
    The highest number is in the low 500's
    Many gaps in the numbers, not made up.
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    Envoys were not made in numerical order. Envoy...

    Envoys were not made in numerical order. Envoy E84 was made with a D69 action but was produced on 28th Sept 1971.

    So, even if you have a low number ENVOY, it doesn't automatically mean it was an...
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    The one being sold is E84 E83 was sold through...

    The one being sold is E84

    E83 was sold through Highwood Classics and the photos are still there. Nothing looks out of place to suggest it isn't legit.
    ...
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    Jim, I am pretty certain that 276-C is stamped...

    Jim,
    I am pretty certain that 276-C is stamped on one of my LB 4T's, will get it out over the weekend and check.

    I have just received REL MK1 2651-C and REL MkII 610-C. , both in need of TLC.
  9. Thread: L42A1 1975

    by Roy W
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    Methinks he doth protest too much!

    Methinks he doth protest too much!
  10. Thread: L42 new purchase

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    I think the bottom cross piece that makes the T...

    I think the bottom cross piece that makes the T look like an I, is in fact the top of the old T which was stamped beneath. You can see the remains of the serial number below the current one and the T...
  11. Thread: L42A1 1975

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    The reasons for it being fake have been spelt out...

    The reasons for it being fake have been spelt out in this thread already, including the attempt to re-engrave it. Mr Thorp is entitled to his opinion, of course, but it is also acceptable that people...
  12. Thread: L42A1 1975

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    Exactly this. No inference was made that Geoffrey...

    Exactly this. No inference was made that Geoffrey Organ was involved, however the lineage of the company selling this rifle is well known and the connection of Mr Thorp, is relevant given his...
  13. Thread: L42A1 1975

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    12106612106712106812106912107012107112107212107312...

    121066121067121068121069121070121071121072121073121074121075121076


    Screenshots of the descriptions for the record:
  14. Thread: L42A1 1975

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    I'll just leave this here:- 121050 ...

    I'll just leave this here:-


    121050


    http://www.efdrifles.com/contact.php
  15. Thread: L42A1 1975

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    121042121043 Looks like it has been skimmed,...

    121042121043

    Looks like it has been skimmed, re-engraved and re-painted to me. Appears to be the same receiver, but clearly different engraving.

    Even more fakery then

    You can see the remains...
  16. Thread: L42A1 1975

    by Roy W
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    Interesting first post............................

    Interesting first post............................
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    Which scope?

    Which scope?
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    Apparently the Battle of Rapido River actually...

    Apparently the Battle of Rapido River actually took place crossing the Gari River and not the Rapido.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Rapido_River

    The Rapido is famously depicted in the...
  19. Thread: L42A1 1975

    by Roy W
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    Someone being someone else, presumably? Here...

    Someone being someone else, presumably?

    Here they are then
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    It's a nice looking rifle. I'd give it a home at...

    It's a nice looking rifle. I'd give it a home at the right price.

    Not sure it's a 'once in a lifetime opportunity' that the seller suggests :)
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    Are you implying that there is an issue with a 4...

    Are you implying that there is an issue with a 4 digit REL scope number?
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    Sticky: H38336 was part of Batch 31 made on 5th October...

    H38336 was part of Batch 31 made on 5th October 1971
  23. Thread: L42A1 1975

    by Roy W
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    The serial number of the 1975 one shown in post 1...

    The serial number of the 1975 one shown in post 1 does exist on the Ledger, but it is for a 1971 dated rifle
    H38307 Batch no.34 - Converted 16th Oct 1971.

    So, either the number on the scope...
  24. Thread: L42A1 1975

    by Roy W
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    Neither 37638 nor N37638 are listed in the L42...

    Neither 37638 nor N37638 are listed in the L42 Ledgers

    That engraving is worse than the 1975 one

    As a caveat, the ledger does not contain any 1980 dated conversions that I can find. The latest...
  25. Thread: L42A1 1975

    by Roy W
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    The good news is that H38307 is on the original...

    The good news is that H38307 is on the original list

    The bad news is, it was converted in October 1971 - So unless they had a time machine........................

    I would be asking the seller...
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