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    Phew ........... Over £3000 thats a fair bit more...

    Phew ........... Over £3000 thats a fair bit more than I'd have valued it at.
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    WW1 No3 Grenade launcher. The bracket was...

    WW1 No3 Grenade launcher.


    The bracket was fitted to the end of a Short Magazine Lee Enfield rifle and held a No23 Grenade which was fitted with a rod screwed into the base plate.
    The No 3...
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    I'm afraid you have been misled by 'internet...

    I'm afraid you have been misled by 'internet facts'.

    The truth is that the Ishapore No1 Mk3 is actually manufactured from inferior steel and rather than 'lose-face' and revert to the 'proper'...
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    No sorry - but I have got an outdoor 600 yard...

    No sorry - but I have got an outdoor 600 yard range certfied for up to 303.
    It was quite funny as the Police told me I couldn't use 7.62 on my land as it was only rated for 303.

    I had to go...
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    Or, you can go for a brand new SMLE BB air rifle...

    Or, you can go for a brand new SMLE BB air rifle :77




    Lee Enfield SMLE 4.5MM Steel BB Rifle

    The SMLE Lee-Enfield Air Rifle

    Fires .177-Steel-BBs powered by 12 gram Co2 capsules.
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    All sorts of variations and adaptions in WW1 : ...

    All sorts of variations and adaptions in WW1 :

    Twin Maxim Tricylcle
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    Ver light restoration of original Bicycle with...

    Ver light restoration of original Bicycle with reproduction tool bag (below cross-bar) :
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    The WW1 bicycles - the 1914 Raleigh "Military...

    The WW1 bicycles - the 1914 Raleigh "Military Model"
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    Do you know what a 'complete and correct' LE No1...

    Do you know what a 'complete and correct' LE No1 Mk3 should look like ?

    Does it have any parts missing or damaged, has it been sporterised ?
    Overall condition, is everything tight, no movement...
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    Correct, they are not included in the CES. ...

    Correct, they are not included in the CES.

    Sorry the picture is not bigger, but it is just my 'file' picture, if necessary I could go and get the chest out of storage and take a picture.
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    Why would it ? 'Regularly seen'. :D :rofl:

    Why would it ?
    'Regularly seen'.

    :D

    :rofl:
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    No problem no one is born with all the...

    No problem no one is born with all the intricacies of the Lee Enfield family in their DNA, it takes time to learn the detail.

    The Australians tried to get their No1 Mk3 to function with 7.62 - it...
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    As was the L39, the L42, the Enforcer and others....

    As was the L39, the L42, the Enforcer and others.

    Much stronger action than the No1 Mk3
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    I'm sure thy have, but we are talking about a No1...

    I'm sure thy have, but we are talking about a No1 Mk3 Lee Enfield already modified to use a different calibe, and failing in Proof.
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    Some years ago I bought a lot of this furniture,...

    Some years ago I bought a lot of this furniture, I spent a day in the sellers warehouse sorting thru dozens of huge crates to find (as far as possible) colour & grain matching sets with an L length...
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    Personally I would not use an Ishapore for a 308,...

    Personally I would not use an Ishapore for a 308, it is (as it says on it) it is designed for the original 7.62 NATO round (144-150 grain).

    The Ishapore Proof Master wrote an article some years...
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    I guess that 'stacks up' with the manufacturing...

    I guess that 'stacks up' with the manufacturing numbers

    In 'round figures' :

    ~100,000 Mk1 Vs ~1,000,000 Mk1* (10:1)
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    Are you just looking at Longbranch 1/2 and 1/3 ?...

    Are you just looking at Longbranch 1/2 and 1/3 ?

    There were "10s of thousands" of No4 rifles converted at Fazakerly that were from all manufacturers are recovered from all over the globe and was a...
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    Your Z looks to be quite 'discrete' and almost...

    Your Z looks to be quite 'discrete' and almost hidden away - in fact, could it be an "N" rather than a "Z" ?

    Normally a Z means the rifle has been condemmed as 'unsafe' by a REME Armourer.

    If...
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    There appears to be several very different rifles...

    There appears to be several very different rifles that are all noted as being No5 Mk2

    One other type is :

    The No5 Mk1 rifle had, however, one big fault : it was not easy to keep correctly...
  21. If it is any help, the one in my L42 'CES' is in...

    If it is any help, the one in my L42 'CES' is in Mils (6400 'degrees' in the circle) and NOT degrees.
    I have no idea if mine is correct or not, but my 4T has a 'degree' compass in the CES.

    I...
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    It does looks like it someone WAS having 'a bad...

    It does looks like it someone WAS having 'a bad day at the office', or a young lad given a 'Saturday job', some rifles and a 'scrathy pen' and told, put some markings on these".

    Collectable for...
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    Is this another BSA marking error ? If it...

    Is this another BSA marking error ?



    If it is (now) a No4 Mk1/2 then it was originally a No4 Mk1 (ie a very early Savage), but if, as you suggest, it was a No4 Mk1* then it should now be a No4...
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    Artists (painters) supply shops tend to have a...

    Artists (painters) supply shops tend to have a good quality pure RLO, it is available in small bottles which are great and will last you for years.

    Remember to wash out your cloths after use, do...
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    No problem, another case of "Two nations divided...

    No problem, another case of "Two nations divided by a single language"

    In English it is a 'forend', in British military language it is a "stock, fore-end" and in American a 'forestock'

    Item 50...
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