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  1. Thread: No 4(T) Faz

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    Yes, the dangers of saying "never" where Lee...

    Yes, the dangers of saying "never" where Lee Enfields are concerned:

    https://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=9026

    https://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=6969
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  2. The Jackie Kennedy look; early 60s. It's...

    The Jackie Kennedy look; early 60s.



    It's not Claudia Cardinale, but the reference ought to remind us we lost the great Morricione this year.

    Hard to believe, but your dad's pin-up may...
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    Condition is so good I would wonder if the case...

    Condition is so good I would wonder if the case was with it until not so long ago? Always worth trying to retrace the "ancestry" of pieces like this.

    It's surprising how often we find a "nugget",...
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    And last but not least, where adhesives are...

    And last but not least, where adhesives are concerned: blood.

    But to return to the matter at hand, Peter once described it to me as "Land Rover Deep Bronze Green", and if I remember reading LRO...
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    So you would agree that the rifle was proofed...

    So you would agree that the rifle was proofed after leaving military service and is therefore likely to be safe to shoot?
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    All things considered, you might want to leave at...

    All things considered, you might want to leave at least the brass parts as they are. Once the rings are in place, most of what is now white will be covered and some careful work with cold blues etc....
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    After the introduction of MkVII Ball, which is...

    After the introduction of MkVII Ball, which is not what this rifle was set up for.
  8. There it is in the third photo: graduated up to...

    There it is in the third photo: graduated up to 1000 yards. The markings on the right hand side are a bit curious: what might be the point of engraving 800, 900 and 1000 on both sides?

    I've tried...
  9. Do you have any information on telescopic sights...

    Do you have any information on telescopic sights fitted by Alex. Henry?
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    So the bolt probably got mixed up with others. ...

    So the bolt probably got mixed up with others. Did you ask the guys in the shop where it came from and if that might have happened? it's important.

    Great story too.
  11. I don't think the reference I saw was to Bisley...

    I don't think the reference I saw was to Bisley particularly; I will see if I have it saved somewhere. Col. Davidson's memoir that might shed some light on this: Memoirs of a Long Life : Sir David...
  12. Thread: No 4(T) Faz

    by Surpmil
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    Is that an Enfield-made cocking piece? it looks...

    Is that an Enfield-made cocking piece? it looks too finely made for Maltby.

    I had a Maltby, a stripped one, SN in the 11300 range.

    The early Maltby production seems to have been pretty good...
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    Pretty sure I once had it, or the rifle it went...

    Pretty sure I once had it, or the rifle it went on. Not sure which now!
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    One has to remember those rifles were designed...

    One has to remember those rifles were designed for the MkV or VI .303 ball: 215gr. round nose bullet and lower velocity etc.
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    As our friends in the UK have hopefully hit the...

    As our friends in the UK have hopefully hit the sack by this time, I'll go first.

    The solder on the ocular lens housing is probably an attempt to secure it, with or without screws underneath the...
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    And assuming that the marks and associated...

    And assuming that the marks and associated standards and practices over the years have not changed - as this rifle was probably sentenced just after WWII I would think - then what do we have?

    A...
  17. Yes, that's a good question what the graduations...

    Yes, that's a good question what the graduations actually are. As mine is missing the "base" which had half the elevation vernier I can't say much, but Roger's clearly has as many as 12 regular...
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    Before removing the existing and original barrel,...

    Before removing the existing and original barrel, you or your gunsmith could check the headspace; that might provide a clue.

    I expect if the rifle was actually unsafe it would have been scrapped...
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    Sentenced for what though? That is what...

    Sentenced for what though? That is what separates the wall hangers from the "restorables".
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    That's an Old Soldier Sahib! I've got one...

    That's an Old Soldier Sahib!

    I've got one the same from the same year that had an FTR in '32 IIRC.

    The "Z" on the Nock's Form is probably a sentencing mark; I forget whether it's "BLR" or...
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    Farmed fish - let's not go there!:D I'm...

    Farmed fish - let's not go there!:D



    I'm not sure if one could tell whether the forend is original, but am guessing the butt is. Rifle serial number on the tenon of the butt?

    Paint...
  22. There certainly should have been!

    There certainly should have been!
  23. Thread: Barrel length

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    For those who haven't heard, it is reported on...

    For those who haven't heard, it is reported on another forum that member "englishman.ca" passed away earlier this year. A very sad loss indeed.

    The above appears to be his last post here. R.I.P.
  24. Very early scopes on the Martini and Enfield rifles

    There are fragmentary references to early telescopic sights in the late Victorian era, and it seems the NRA of GB had some competitions that permitted them, even before the Great War.

    This is an...
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    Did Sante Fe chop the receivers like that?

    Did Sante Fe chop the receivers like that?
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