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    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...
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    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!
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    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...
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    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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
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    outstanding job, sir!

    outstanding job, sir!
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    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...
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    SMLE Mk I** IP purchase

    Friday afternoon, I was stuck in traffic on a local southern california freeway (the dreaded 405). To kill time and to give my blood pressure a rest, I dropped into Martin Rettings gun shop in Culver...
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    They are creeping up in price. They seem to hover...

    They are creeping up in price. They seem to hover around $1500-$2000 now. There have been some pretty rough ones on the auction sites, going for what I feel is too much for their conditon (rusted,...
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    Neat little carbine; shame about the stock. It...

    Neat little carbine; shame about the stock. It definitely deserves a restoration to its former glory. As for the buttsocket marking, the date under the "enfield" has clearly been obliterated.

    One...
  12. Beautiful rifle!

    Beautiful rifle!
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    Poole manufactured bayonet, produced in 1947. ...

    Poole manufactured bayonet, produced in 1947.

    It's the real deal!
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    Well, while that seems rather spendy, you may...

    Well, while that seems rather spendy, you may never see another one again. I bought mine back in the mid 90's. I have only seen one other complete rifle for sale (the 2014 sale). I have seen a...
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    This is an outdated price, but the last time I...

    This is an outdated price, but the last time I saw one for sale, complete and in great shape, sold for $2100 back in 2014. Haven't seen one for sale since that time.
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    Interesting thread. I started typing in all...

    Interesting thread. I started typing in all combinations of the lettering and stumbled across this 2013 from icollector. A 1945 scope cover marked like yours.

    World War II Enfield No. 4 MKI (T)...
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    It looks legitimate, but I have never heard of...

    It looks legitimate, but I have never heard of that maker either. I think it might be "BLG Ltd" rather than "B.L.G.L"

    The ones I have are marked BHG, which is "Barrow, Hepburn and Gale, Ltd." I've...
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    Very nice acquisition, sir! You have a...

    Very nice acquisition, sir!

    You have a commercial MLM Mk II. I have one similiar, but on the wrist, its marked "LSA" over "II". Mine also has the "for cordite only" notification in the same place...
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    Yup, thats a Maltby. Early 1941 roll-stamp.

    Yup, thats a Maltby. Early 1941 roll-stamp.
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    I was unable to locate that marking the current...

    I was unable to locate that marking the current edition of the "Broad Arrow." It has plenty of SA ownership stamps, and a quick internet seacrh turned up a page on South African Air Force history.
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  21. That third photo is one I took of my Mk3/orginal...

    That third photo is one I took of my Mk3/orginal bracket, when showing another forum member how to adjust the slipping drums. It was from the other enfield (gunboards) forum.
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    Thanks for the correction 5th Batt. That...

    Thanks for the correction 5th Batt.

    That cut-off plate should work as well. Markings look to be Indian.
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    The rear long range volley sight arm fits with no...

    The rear long range volley sight arm fits with no issues. Your bigger problem will be your volley sight plate that has been ground. Without the short extension (your sis ground down) there really is...
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    They'll fit as they are the same size and...

    They'll fit as they are the same size and profile. The "II" sight for the MLE is calibrated for Mk VI ammuntion, where as the LES 2 is for short rifles converted for Mk VII ammuntion. The LES III...
  25. *(Range update)SMLE Mk I* saved from the sporter pile

    Hello all,

    Here is my SMLE Mk I*, produced in 1911. I acquired this as a barreled action about two years ago. All I had to work with was the barrel, receiver, and bolt. The sight base had been...
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