Capt. Peter Laidler is the senior Armourer in the UK Military, now retired, but based as a Technical Officer at the UK Military Small Arms School. On behalf of MILSURPS.COM members, we'd like to publicly thank him for his support of this forum, as well the broader Lee Enfield collector community in general.
Knowledge Library Articles
Looking to complete your No4 or L42 CES?
Converting a commercial front trigger guard screw loop to the military sniper spec
7.62mm factory magazines - The L8 and L42 connection
What the hell are EMER’s ?
No42 and No53 sights …. Have you ever thought?
COMPASS, PRISMATIC, Mk3
L59A1 DP Rifle
Making Up a Useable No.4 Sniper - Part 1
Making Up a Useable No.4 Sniper - Part 2
Making Up a Useable No.4 Sniper - Part 3
Making Up a Useable No.4 Sniper - Part 4
BREN Mk1 Carrying Handles
The Mk1 and Mk1* Bren Barrel
GETTING RID OF YOUR ‘Ishy’ Screw
Worn draws in your No1, 4 or 5 fore-end ....
Phoenix Rising from the Ashes - Part 1
Phoenix Rising from the Ashes - Part 2
The Trigger Pull-Off - Part 1
The Trigger Pull-Off - Part 2
The WEAPONSIGHT, IMAGE INTENSIFIED, L1 series - Part 1
The WEAPONSIGHT, IMAGE INTENSIFIED, L1 series - Part 2
1945 Armourers Training Notes (Donated by Peter Laidler)
Exploding P14 Grenade Discharger Cups
Myths and Truths of No.1 EY Rifles
The Making of a REME Armourer
The L42 and 39 Fore-ends
The fore-end and handguards of the L42
Copyright ©2006 - 2011 by MILSURPS.COMIn addition to being a trained and highly experienced military Armourer, he has authored two excellent books about the No.4(T) sniper rifles and their No.32 scopes. They are titled "An Armourer's Perspective: .303 No.4(T) Sniper Rifle", which he co-authored with Ian Skennerton and his own dedicated work, "Telescope Sighting No.32".Peter Laidler (Old Archived Posts)
Barrel Manufacture & Alignment
Butt & Wood Fitting
Cartridge Headspace (CHS)
Cocking Bent & Sear - Parts 1-3
Fitting a Fore End Correctly
Fitting Rifle Bolts - CHS and Boltheads
FORESIGHTS and the No4 rifle
Safety Catch and Bolt Locking
Trigger Pull Off
No.5 Wandering Zero (The Facts)
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Copyright ©2006 - 2011 by MILSURPS.COM
If you're really interested in some in-depth learning about the No.4(T) sniper rifles and the No.32 series of scopes, their history, evolution, repair and adjustments for shooting, we'd highly recommend those two books, which are pictured below.
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