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    Searching and send never findng

    Greetings to all. My new member post will start out with a message of hope: I hope that, after interminable hours of searching the numerous websites dedicated to the Enfield Rifleicon I've finally found the right one.

    A little about me: I grew up in the deep south, on the banks of the Mississippi River. My introduction to firearms was guided by my father and began with BB guns and learning shooting in our backyard. My brother and I progressed from there to single shot, bolt-action, short/long/long rifle Mossbergs, single shot H&R's and my first semi-auto .22, a Winchester 190 given to me as a Christmas present in 1973. I still have it and it is as much fun to shoot now as it was at 17.

    4 years in the Army with the 82d Airborne Division gave me a greater understanding of how a firearm becomes a weapon and instilled a higher level of respect for the instrument that, until that time, had not been much more than a regular and normal part of our life in the south.

    Fast-forward to now.After many years of dormancy, my interest in firearms has been rekindled. It happened in an unexpected way and the instrument was an 1897 Lee Enfield No1 made by London Small Arms, modified in 1903 to No1* CLLE. The first time I held this beautifully made rifle I had no idea what any of that meant, no idea that the sporterized military stock and butt were one of the reasons this rifle had sat unmolested in the shop for so long. All I knew was that I held a piece of history and that I had to own this rifle. Sort-story-long, I do own this rifle. The finish is not remarkable, the military furniture has been altered but not to the point that it disguises the fact that this was once actually a military firearm. I do not want to restore it to its military guise, I want to keep it as it is, a functioning testimony to the skill and craftsmanship that brought it into this world 122 years ago. And, yes, it still shoots straight and true, putting the first 40 rounds down range about 2 weeks ago and wearing out a 12*14 steel plate at 100 yards.

    With all that said the only thing I really want to know is what someone can tell me about this rifles lineage and history, through its modification from No 1, to CLLE to No 1*. once I'm able to nail down even a portion of that I'll be happy.

    Thanks for having me as a member and reading through this wordy and lengthy narrative.

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    Hello to the community of gun are us.
    glad to be a new member.

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    New member who recently bought his first LE

    Dear all,

    Having bought my (first) Lee Enfield No4 Mk2 just a few weeks ago, I am reporting into this forum.
    It is the book of Roger Wadham that has brought this forum to my attention. Having browsed here, I can see that being a novice there is a lot to learn for me here.
    Reason for buying a Lee Enfield is that one of my friends brought a LE to the Bisley shooting grounds in UKicon and allowed me to try it out. The bug got me immediately after experiencing what a well built and great performing rifle this is.

    Biggest thing at this moment is understanding what rifle I have. I know it is a No4 Mk2, however I cannot decipher the other markings even after looking around here. I might just post a few photographs to see if I can get some help here.

    Regards, Paul

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    Introduction...

    I'm an old time C&R collector who enjoys the old milsurps. Nothing too fancy but the crustier and rustier the better. No all matching. I enjoy shooting and desporterizing them the best. One of my last acquisitions was a Columbian Madsen 47 that was missing the stock and had a broken extractor. I found an individual on e-bay who had some extractors made for the M47 that worked great. I've made a stock for it using a P17 stock as I've never seen a M47 stock for sale. Not sure what will be next as the supply of milsurps are drying up.

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    New member - Mackwag, South Africa

    I am new to Milsurps. I collect WW 1&2 firearms and am interested in starting a branch of the Lee Enfield Rifleicon Association near where I live (George, Western Cape, South Africa).
    I am having problems with improving the accuracy of my No 4 Mk 2. I do have a copy of Roger Wadham's book on 303 accuracy mods.
    I reload and am using 174 gr spire point flat base bullets, but these have quite a short bearing surface when compared to the military rounds with the wood or aluminium tips.
    I was wondering whether turned brass bullets might give me a better result.
    Regards, Mackwag

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    Thank you for allowing me to be a member of this great Web Site.I have been collecting 30 years or more.I collect a little of everything,but I love the Old Winchesters,and K98icon Mausers.

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    Hello All, I am excited to find this site, it looks great! My interest is the M1icon Garand and if any where members at Joustericon you would know me as Rifleman there.

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    New owner of No4 Mk1*

    Hi,
    Philtno here.
    I'm from New Zealandicon (Picton, Marlborough) and I recently acquired a 1943 Long Branch No4 MK1* and i like it!!! First gun owned but not first time shooter (Military Service).
    Very keen to learn as much as I can about the rifle and reloading options
    Cheers

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    Hi! Looking foward to discover this mine of milsurp info. Thanks

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    Hello All, New Menber here...

    Hello Folks,
    Paul here,
    A new west coaster, long time military weapon enthusiast. Always looking to learn and looking forward to doing just that interacting with you folks. Seems like a good site thus far!
    (Currently finishing a 1943 Winchester riot build)


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