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  1. The quality of the Winchester ammunition was very...

    The quality of the Winchester ammunition was very inconsistent, (size varations) resulting in jamming and blockages. It is not so difficult to clear a jam in your Enfield but not so easy when the gun...
  2. Absolutely agree, re the L42. it was simply that...

    Absolutely agree, re the L42. it was simply that you suggested that L39s were manufactured using Mk2 bodies. In 10 years time when someone reads this thread, they'll say, "told you so, the L39s were...
  3. Ah - the old internet 'facts' getting in the way...

    Ah - the old internet 'facts' getting in the way of the truth again.

    Remember that L39's were built up using 'new' Mk2 rifles, but also 'old secondhand /used' Mk1 and MK1/2 FTR rifles.

    Peter...
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    Remember that the NO1 Mk3 used non-standard screw...

    Remember that the NO1 Mk3 used non-standard screw / bolt sizes as the "Enfield Inch" is not the standard 'Imperial Inch', and the thread forms are unique.

    The bolt size is 0.1975" dia x 33 tpi and...
  5. Fazakerley markings were always extremely poorly...

    Fazakerley markings were always extremely poorly executed and could often not be read, and were regularly renumbered. Peter Laidler wrote about the ID problems as an adendum to a long article on the...
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    Similar to UK vehicle use :

    Similar to UK vehicle use :
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    Very nice, I'd have paid that.

    Very nice, I'd have paid that.
  8. Scraping the barrel of the ever reducing brain...

    Scraping the barrel of the ever reducing brain cells .............................

    Those markings were put on by the Cypriots who modified No4s to No5 'type' / specifications.

    Just hang on and...
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    A standard UK marking - BUT - brand new butts...

    A standard UK marking - BUT - brand new butts have been seen (primarily in the USA) with the FR marking and unsubstantiated supposition is that it was either a 'contract' marking or a 'supplier /...
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    Requires you to have a facebook account and sign...

    Requires you to have a facebook account and sign in.
    Many of us don't.
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    Thanks for that, but my point was that PH...

    Thanks for that, but my point was that PH purchased the butts directly from SILE, and were shipped to PH they (apparently) never went near Brighton, so I wonder if that 'anti-slip' was just a special...
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    What a dummy ? I have just spent about...

    What a dummy ?

    I have just spent about half-an-hour going down my list of military codes, manufacturers, battalions etc etc etc looking for 3 letter markings "RHS" & "LHS"

    Got as Far as "Royal...
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    Did Colin do the non-slip on the butt as well ? ...

    Did Colin do the non-slip on the butt as well ?

    I know he supplied the forend, but as far as I know the butts came directly into PH from Sile (Italy)
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    Another interesting fact (I have mentioned...

    Another interesting fact (I have mentioned previously) is that having taken on the contract for 767 Enforcers, Enfield found themselves in the embarrasing position of having insufficient bodies...
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    A simple button that the bipod clamps onto is...

    A simple button that the bipod clamps onto is screwed into the forend.

    I do not have a close up, but zooming in (and losing much of the detail) this is the Bipod-mounting button.
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    Many thanks, I'll update my records. You'll not...

    Many thanks, I'll update my records. You'll not regret it I believe they are a vastly undervalued member of the Enfield family, with less than 700 actually built by Parker Hale. 767 were ordered and...
  17. There certainly will not be many "Edwards" about...

    There certainly will not be many "Edwards" about - a good item for American collectors in view of the Mrs Simpsons involvement.
  18. Put the kettle on for a brew of Tea and...

    Put the kettle on for a brew of Tea and .........................
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    If you do buy it, I'd be very grateful if you'd...

    If you do buy it, I'd be very grateful if you'd confirm its location (not your name and address) and details as to if it has its scope, bipod and anything else (transit case etc) as I have been...
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    Mine is Brass, but who is to say if its original...

    Mine is Brass, but who is to say if its original ?

    No picture specifically of the butt, but it is clearly brass from the bit that can be seen.


    https://i.postimg.cc/vTcJg3wb/IMG-8759.jpg
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    Any rifles in British service were painted as a...

    Any rifles in British service were painted as a protection and replaced the petroleum jelly previously use.
    It was not just 'tropics issued rifles' but all rifles, at home or abroad, and were to be...
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    Never believe what you see on TV - spot todays...

    Never believe what you see on TV - spot todays 'blooper' .................................
  23. Whilst the punch mark is 'staking' it should...

    Whilst the punch mark is 'staking' it should deform the metal so as to interfere with the slot in the screw head to stop it rotating - things do not align so it would suggest to me that the screw is...
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    Why would a sniper polish any of his brass ? ...

    Why would a sniper polish any of his brass ?

    If you don't polish your brass, it goes dull and eventually 'greenish'.
    The copper reacts with oxygen, carbon dixode and water (all substances any...
  25. Isn't everything - it's the first time that is...

    Isn't everything - it's the first time that is the hardest.
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