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  1. Thread: NZ LEC Carbine

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    Nice save! Most of the NZ carbines ive seen...

    Nice save! Most of the NZ carbines ive seen have had the sight butchered in some way, they must have been really bad to use. Some very judicious welding or soldering on some new bits and then...
  2. Good of you to ask, Yes, if improperly...

    Good of you to ask, Yes, if improperly disassembled you can seriously damage your rifle. I'll not go in to it here but there are step by step by step guides and techniques. I'd recommend...
  3. Thread: NZ LEC Carbine

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    Yes the ME carbine has the same front sight. ...

    Yes the ME carbine has the same front sight. Indeed some NZ carbines have been observed with ME carbine barrels matched and all, EFD was using up obsolete stock and selling it to the colonies just...
  4. Thread: NZ LEC Carbine

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    102732102733102734 Here are some pics, serial...

    102732102733102734

    Here are some pics, serial is 1161. Geoffs parts are for the LEC cavalry carbine whereas I need NZ EC88 Carbine parts which are different.

    Without the rack number I...
  5. Thread: NZ LEC Carbine

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    It seems there are problems with the photobucket,...

    It seems there are problems with the photobucket, I'll get some pics this afternoon the hard way.
  6. Thread: NZ LEC Carbine

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    NZ LEC Carbine

    Quite possibly the rarest production Lee Enfield and also one of the few Lee Enfields never to see combat. Obsolete immediately at the end of the contract of 1500 in 1903 almost every part unique...
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    Rifles SMLE thread plates

    Ive acquired a bunch of these die plates of which I have plates C,D,E and F with pairs of holes numbered 5-13. Hole 5 is good for the Fwd rigger guard screw, and it seems to be a first and 2nd cut....
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    Check to see if it shoots ok first. And then go...

    Check to see if it shoots ok first. And then go for it! You will know your rifle backwards. But beware, one is never enough.
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    WTB: Late Vctorian British items

    Hello

    In particular I am looking for a MkIV canteen in average condition suitable for refinishing and re-covering. As well as a regular infantry locket buckle.

    Cheers.

    Roy
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    Yeah the clearing rod is a repro. Point of note...

    Yeah the clearing rod is a repro. Point of note regarding the first pattern sight cover, they just fly off after a few rounds! The second pattern one clips into place behind the sight block.
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    Thanks everyone. I used the image and text as I...

    Thanks everyone. I used the image and text as I was on the go and did not get my Implement, Action out to picture it. I will gladly credit Skennertons publication, (which is now opened to the...
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    1892 Lee Metford MKII Restored

    This came to me in a deal but missing most of the 'good bits' but at heart it is a NZ marked MLM with its original barrel (which is pretty roached but there is a spiral in there)

    So with the...
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    SMLE Implement, Action. picture and copyright

    I was asked on FB about the particular uses for the different parts of a SMLE Implement, Action. I pulled this picture from Google linked to a South African online auction site which had in 2016,...
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    Looks to me that if the stock was cut at the...

    Looks to me that if the stock was cut at the sling band, the dark line is where the step that the band sat against was. Oil and dirt seepage into the end grain could create that effect.
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    That is a Cond rifle build on a Sht LE mk1...

    That is a Cond rifle build on a Sht LE mk1 receiver, the charger guide and the sliding bolt guide stop are cast into the receiver rather than rivetted on separately.. It may be one of those times...
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    Thanks Anthony Yes your rifle did spend some...

    Thanks Anthony

    Yes your rifle did spend some time in India as evidenced by the GRI proof on the breech ring. Lance's rifle has the stamp by RFI, CCL LE. So i'm confident CCL is an Indian...
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    Hi Anthony Skennertons description of...

    Hi Anthony

    Skennertons description of converted rifles in India is confusing to say the least, Whereas in England, MLE rifles converted to Sht LE MkI pattern with sliding charger bolts were...
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    Sticky: MA SMLE MkIII 1941, B 65799. 6/41 matched...

    MA SMLE MkIII 1941, B 65799. 6/41 matched barrel.
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    Thanks Anthony Does yours have any remains of...

    Thanks Anthony

    Does yours have any remains of markings on the butt or buttplate tang, any commercial markings on the breech ring or nocks form and range pattern or still full length?

    Cheers
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    Aha You restored it from a NZ BSA Mk1*? did...

    Aha

    You restored it from a NZ BSA Mk1*? did it have a range pattern 24" barrel when you got it?
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    Thanks Lance, I'm strangely drawn to CLLE here...

    Thanks Lance,

    I'm strangely drawn to CLLE here in NZ one of mine has the barrel replaced but it also has commercial BM proofs on it. my other one is in range pattern and fully matched, your one...
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    Thanks Lance. Does the one with NZ HG makings...

    Thanks Lance.

    Does the one with NZ HG makings have British commercial proofs suck as 'BM' and 303 nitro proof? the sample I have here are marked as such, however they are all 'range pattern'...
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    Thanks Lance I notice your RFI CLLE is...

    Thanks Lance

    I notice your RFI CLLE is stamped CCL LE and the one i'm looking at is stamped CCL. It seems RFI was using a different nonclemature.

    Also ive noticed that on one i'm looking...
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    Possible Indian CLLE conversion

    I'm looking at some pics of what appears to be a CLLE mk1 and the left wrist marking is something I have never seen before. Possibly an Indian conversion based on the style of lettering?

    The...
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    "Quality remains long after price is forgotten" ...

    "Quality remains long after price is forgotten" Is the motto of the arms auction house that is near me.
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