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Posted: 7/17/2002 9:15:52 PM EST
Anyone else have a couple of Lee-Enfields? I have something over a hundred. (I lost count...) Scott
Link Posted: 7/17/2002 11:29:09 PM EST
More than a hundred? I guess you kinda' like 'em, huh. I've got one. I really never thought much of the British bolt actions, but bought a 2A Ishapore because it was cheap and chambered the 7.62 NATO round. This rifle kicks ass! Very accurate, smooth, fast, good sights, beautiful rifle. I'm thinking very seriously about getting another in the traditional .303 British caliber. It's easy to see why you like them.
Link Posted: 7/17/2002 11:35:08 PM EST
Originally Posted By DScottHewitt: ...Lee-Enfields? I have something over a hundred. (I lost count...)
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That image alone is enough to make a liberal shit his shorts. Impressive.
Link Posted: 7/18/2002 1:58:31 AM EST
I have a beautiful MK III that is in very good shape (or it was when I cleaned the cosmoline from it). It cost me about $60 at a gun show a few years back, and is one of the best deals I have ever gotten on a rifle. The only problem with it is that the spring that holds the safety "Off" has weakened and the safety will sometimes go "on" because of recoil. Know where I can get a new one?
Link Posted: 7/18/2002 5:38:35 AM EST
Gun Parts Corporation, maybe.... Scott
Link Posted: 7/18/2002 5:56:16 AM EST
I have: 1) No. 4 Mk I with a shot-out barrel (bullets keyhole at 50 yards.) 1) No. 4 Mk I that shoots, but ain't great 1) No. 5 Mk I that has [i]way[/i] excessive headspace and a #2 bolt head. Unsafe to shoot. I really, really want a good, accurate No. 4 (accurate being <2" at 100 yards using 174 grain match bullets.) I missed a really pristine No. 4 MkII just recently. Saw it, passed on it, and when I finally decided I had to have it, it was already gone. Dammit. I love the Enfield action. The only one smoother I've ever tried is the Krag, and I can't get over the funky side-loading magazine on that thing. Trust me, I understand your obsession. If I had the money, I'd have a big collection too.
Link Posted: 7/18/2002 6:18:36 AM EST
Among my Enfields is a commercial BSA #1 Mk 3 match rifle.
Link Posted: 7/18/2002 6:27:58 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/18/2002 6:33:43 AM EST
Mfg markings are always found on the right side of the receiver buttstock band (bolt handle will usually cover them up when in battery).
Link Posted: 7/18/2002 6:43:22 AM EST
I have 3... Right now I am in agony....a guy wants to trade me a No 4 MK1 T for my AR ( and some other guns)....or cash!! I do not have the case on hand...but I love my AR!! I think I am going to pass on it......for now.
Link Posted: 7/18/2002 8:17:16 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/18/2002 9:05:10 AM EST
I love my No.7 in 22 lr and my No.4 & 5.
Link Posted: 7/18/2002 9:16:25 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/18/2002 9:19:37 AM EST by JonnieGTyler]
Aimless, look closely as sometimes the Brits marked their Enfields with an eletric engraving pencil. This is how mine is marked and it can be rather faint and shallow. I love my No.4MK1. When I cleaned the cosmoline off it I found a brand new barrel. wooohooo South African at that. A real commie killer. [;)] [i]edited to add;[/i] [b]Mfg markings are always found on the right side of the receiver buttstock band (bolt handle will usually cover them up when in battery).[/b] Not always. My rifle is marked on the left side of the reciever just in front of the ejector screw.
Link Posted: 7/18/2002 9:51:26 AM EST
I've got a No.4 MK1 in BRAND NEW condition...it was made for Nortern Ireland in 1955 and then covered in cosmoline and wrapped in wax paper...un-wrapping and cleaning it was one of the happiest times I have ever had...I love that BLACK Enfield stove paint finish; and, yes, it looks like it was marked with an engraving pencil! Cost me $250 and I'll never regret it...
Link Posted: 7/18/2002 10:45:58 AM EST
Originally Posted By JonnieGTyler: Not always. My rifle is marked on the left side of the reciever just in front of the ejector screw.
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Thats the model, not the manufacturer. Although, a FTR will have the FTR arsenal coded there along with the model designation. I would be VERY impressed if you found a Lee Enfield without the manufacturer on the right buttstock band.
Link Posted: 7/18/2002 10:54:25 AM EST
i want one. ive been eyeing the ishapores in .308. i cant afford am m1a or '03 right now, but an enfield is in reach. are the ishapores any good? these are post ww2 indian rifles made on british machinery, yes?
Link Posted: 7/18/2002 11:06:17 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/18/2002 12:39:39 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/18/2002 12:43:38 PM EST by JonnieGTyler]
Driftpunch, my rifle is marked [list]No4Mk1 (F)[/list][list]5/48 [PF195xx[/list] (F) being of course the code for the Fazakerley arsenal. The only marking on the butt socket is the broad arrow marking with a stamping that COULD be an upside-down 64 under the arrowhead and a right-side up capitol A underneath. There is not an FTR marking anywhere on my rifle.
Link Posted: 7/18/2002 2:06:48 PM EST
I've got several hundred ROUNDS for 'em. Does that count? [:D] 1. No1MkIII* 2. No4MkII (Faz) does a 2A1 count? got one 'dem too!
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