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DYNOMIKE
March 11, 2008, 19:36
What's yer Favorite??

A SAVAGE, a LONGBRANCH, a BSA Shirley, mebe a FAZ??

Ifya felt like ya needed another one what would it be??

LOVE the Enfileds.. :whiskey:

mitchellh
March 11, 2008, 20:02
I enjoy them all the same, but a LB has been giving me problems.:mad:


Anyway, a couple LBs, no Savages, a few Aussies in the Mk111 variety, a FAZ and a FTR of some manufacture.

What I wanted was in the James Julia Auction yesterday or today. Didn't have the balls to step up to the plate, and buy it:rolleyes:

O-well, life goes on.

Texgunner
March 11, 2008, 20:48
Wow Bill, that's a beauty! Very nice rifle.
Gary

Temp
March 12, 2008, 00:53
I've got a blonde 1956 Fazakerly,.. the latest in a long association with No4MkII's.

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h225/FalMike/SMLE.jpg

firefuzz
March 12, 2008, 08:15
I've got a '50 Long Branch No4 Mk1* with a mis-matched bolt, but all original except for an aftermarket cheek piece. Rifle's in good shape, bore excellent. Kinda got screwed on this rifle but it's still nice and if it'll shoot straight I'll keep it.

Also a '49 Fazakerly with all matching numbers that I traded a buddy out of. Before I got it HE TOOK THE ORIGINAL, NUMBERED WOOD OFF THE GUN AND SOLD IT!!! Put one of those crappy a$$ed ATI stocks on it.

What's the difference in LB wood vs. Fazakerly wood? I've thought about changing them out.

Also kinda of looking for a cheap No4 Mk? to make a jungle carbine out of, both of these are really too nice to cut on. Anyone have a source on bolt heads?

Rob

TerryN
March 12, 2008, 09:01
I currently own three - 2 blonde Faz Mk IIs and a 'mystery' rifle - an FTRd Ml I with no manufacturer's markings. I de-bubbaed that one. My favorite is my first No 4 Mk II, which I unwrapped from the mummy wrap and cleaned the cosmoline off of. It shoots most everything I load into it under an inch at 100 yards! That one's a keeper for sure!

stonewall
March 12, 2008, 17:34
Howdy,
I just bought a ishapor in 308 cal for $75. didnt have a magazine though havent shot it yet but it dont look to bad.

Opie
March 12, 2008, 18:36
Got a matching '49 Faz, and a mix master No.1 Mk III Ishy

bykerhd
March 12, 2008, 23:31
I've got a few Enfields.
My favorite is a Dominion of Canada Rifle Association Long Branch No 4 Mk1*. Converted to .308 at the arsenal. It is partially glass bedded and the rest of the forend is free floated. It is fitted with the Parker Hale 5C rear sight.

Gunny71
March 13, 2008, 13:21
Unfortunately I only own one at the moment. It is a LSA manufactured in 1916, and likely FTR'd in '42 as that is the date marked on the barrel. How can I tell where the FTR took place?
It has numerous patches in the stock, but I think that adds a lot of character. I like to sit and wonder about all of the things this rifle may have been involved in, and how may different servicemen may have trusted it with their life.
Got to get another, maybe a MK4 next time.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a163/Gunny71/bugs024.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a163/Gunny71/bugs026.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a163/Gunny71/bugs025.jpg

1MOR
March 14, 2008, 22:30
1916 BSA
1941 Lithgow
1943 Savage
1944 Savage RFI FTR
1944 Long Branch
1945 Faz #5 JC
1949 Faz SA Navy
1967 RFI 2A1
A few pics

http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/1268/indian1vb4.jpg
http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/7814/7savev5.jpg
http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/4199/lith1ct5.jpg
http://img177.imageshack.us/img177/5254/1faz1zi6.jpg

1MOR
March 14, 2008, 22:55
Hey, Enfields gotta eat:D :D :D :p

DYNOMIKE
March 14, 2008, 23:32
YES~
When as the Enfields Multiply.....
LOTS of Enfield FOOD is Required.. :shades:

Nice PICS 1MOR...

BTW, are P-14's Considered Enfields?
I know that the US MODEL of 1917 is Oft referred to as an ENFIELD but this is really inccorect...

Dirt1042
March 15, 2008, 10:58
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj232/dirt1042/IMG_1822-1.jpg



A 1918 BSA that I picked up from captk. FTR'd in 1952 and the best curio bore I've ever seen!

I also have a BSA Shirley 43 No4 mk1 and a Long Branch No4 mk1* that looks to be an Indian refurb.



http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj232/dirt1042/rifel001.jpg

ggiilliiee
March 15, 2008, 11:51
ive got the only FALSAVREMFEILD ....thank god ....he he ...you can only laugh for 10 mins guys as thats about the same time i put into it ...
buddygave me a bolt a barrel and a stripped frame ....said do what ya want with it .....i did .....darn thing will dance a beer can at 2hun pretty easy ..brake kicks like a .22 and weighs 4 lbs .....with rem freefloated handguards ta boot ......he he friend like it so much for packin, for mulies in the desert ...he took it back ....what an ass wipe ..he he ...

let the chuckling begin ....he he

http://community-1.webtv.net/ggiilliiee/falsavremfield/

brownknees
March 15, 2008, 15:20
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h29/moosp/nonmatching.jpg
Right now this is it. A Savage #4Mk1* with the 2 groove barrel.
I've always liked the BSA made #4 Mk2, but they're getting hard to find, except at a crazy price.

Dirt1042
March 16, 2008, 01:18
BK,I knew you would come up with something nice!

Giggileee, you are fugged up.... beyond all recon... you fuggin.... retard/....:(:biggrin:

brownknees
March 16, 2008, 08:17
I'm working on the "Perfect" sniper Enfield that should have been.
Trilux SUIT on a #4 action.:uhoh:

I know, I know.
BURN THE HERETIC!!! :rofl:

mitchellh
March 16, 2008, 08:28
My small gaggle of Enfields:beer:

http://img112.imageshack.us/img112/7086/pa220101edited1ze2.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img112.imageshack.us/img112/7217/pa220102edited1ze0.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img112.imageshack.us/img112/7092/pa220103edited1rd0.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img112.imageshack.us/img112/717/picture021zj1.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

ggiilliiee
March 16, 2008, 09:43
aw dirt what else would ya do with a $60 beef jerky rifle ..he he ...it shoots pretty dam good ....the elk steak im eating for breakfast sure is tasty .....he he ... :smile:

firefuzz
March 16, 2008, 11:11
Originally posted by mitchellh
My small gaggle of Enfields:beer:

http://img112.imageshack.us/img112/7086/pa220101edited1ze2.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img112.imageshack.us/img112/7217/pa220102edited1ze0.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img112.imageshack.us/img112/7092/pa220103edited1rd0.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img112.imageshack.us/img112/717/picture021zj1.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

I'm not sure I like you anymore, unless you might want to adopt a 50 y/o?:rofl: :beer:

Rob

Dirt1042
March 16, 2008, 17:47
Originally posted by ggiilliiee
aw dirt what else would ya do with a $60 beef jerky rifle ..he he ...it shoots pretty dam good ....the elk steak im eating for breakfast sure is tasty .....he he ... :smile:



:biggrin:

DYNOMIKE
March 16, 2008, 20:01
Well since I started the thread I thought I should post some PICS..
First up is the ISHY Enfield, #14 lives again.... :wink:

More to come later...

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj295/DYNOMIKE_photos/P3160033.jpg

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj295/DYNOMIKE_photos/P3160035.jpg

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj295/DYNOMIKE_photos/P3160034.jpg

fry
March 17, 2008, 19:26
so how many of the rifles pictured are non-import marked?

how many enfield collectors have non-import marked maltby's?

mitchellh
March 17, 2008, 20:41
Originally posted by fry
so how many of the rifles pictured are non-import marked?

how many enfield collectors have non-import marked maltby's?

http://img112.imageshack.us/img112/7086/pa220101edited1ze2.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Second from the left, no import marks, all matching numbers:biggrin:

As far as the Maltby, lets see the beauty:bow:

fry
March 17, 2008, 22:31
mitchellh,
thank you for that. i am not trying to be a braggart. i do have a 43 maltby numbers matching (bolt-receiver-magazine)(vet bring back) and have tried to seek its value on this board three or four times without any luck.
r,
fry

mitchellh
March 18, 2008, 07:12
Sorry, I can't help with the value either. Have you posted over at Gunboards, Surplus rifle forum,or contacted Brian DicK, of http://www.bdlltd.com/?

Someone should be able to help you out.

Texgunner
March 25, 2008, 21:08
I bought this 1965 Ishapore 2A around November1, 2007 and it was mighty dirty and greasy but seemed to be in great mechanical shape. After lot's of work getting that cosmoline out of the furniture and painting it with Aluma-Hyde II Parkerizing Gray, here she is. I haven't shot it yet but the bore does look really nice. Oh, and yes, 'she' has been named; this one is Victoria.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y292/Texgunner/verygood2Arightsiderearwardlooking.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y292/Texgunner/Ishapore2Apost-redo019.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y292/Texgunner/Ishapore2Apost-redo021.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y292/Texgunner/Ishapore2Apost-redo022.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y292/Texgunner/Ishapore2Apost-redo029.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y292/Texgunner/Ishapore2Apost-redo027.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y292/Texgunner/Ishapore2Apost-redo033.jpg

This is how she looked when delivered:

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y292/Texgunner/enfield001-1.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y292/Texgunner/EnfieldIshapore2a1965012.jpg

Hellion Productions
March 26, 2008, 00:16
I want a pair of these....

http://www.marstar.ca/gf-AIA/images/M10-N4-XL.jpg

and a pair of these...

http://www.marstar.ca/gf-AIA/images/M10-B2-XL.jpg

The Canucks can have them, but we can't...damn it...

More about them here... http://www.marstar.ca/gf-AIA/index.shtm

Best,
John Bear Ross

DYNOMIKE
March 26, 2008, 19:31
A few PICS of my FIRST Enfield, she is a BSA that went through FTR in Fazakerley..
She was purchased from MOSES a Great Board Member Here a couple years ago..

She has been cleaned up but NO sandpaper was used.. Finish is several coats of BLO..
I love the Rifle and she is a very good shooter as well.. I did have to replace the front site with a Taller one but it was pretty easy..

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj295/DYNOMIKE_photos/P3260036.jpg

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj295/DYNOMIKE_photos/P3260035.jpg

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj295/DYNOMIKE_photos/P3260034.jpg

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj295/DYNOMIKE_photos/P3260033.jpg

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj295/DYNOMIKE_photos/P3260032.jpg

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj295/DYNOMIKE_photos/P3260031.jpg

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj295/DYNOMIKE_photos/P3260030.jpg

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj295/DYNOMIKE_photos/P3260029.jpg

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj295/DYNOMIKE_photos/P3260037.jpg

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj295/DYNOMIKE_photos/P3260027.jpg

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj295/DYNOMIKE_photos/P3260028.jpg

Some Enfield FOOD..... :biggrin: :whiskey:

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj295/DYNOMIKE_photos/P3260038.jpg

762shooter
April 08, 2008, 21:14
There are a lot of nice rifles posted here, can someone give me an idea
what an average condition R.F.I. 7.62mm 2A1 1966 would be worth. It
shoots fairly decent but I have never seen the bore, a friend just ask
me if I wanted to buy it and I would like to know a guesstimate to the
pricing.

DYNOMIKE
April 09, 2008, 20:28
I don't remember exactly what AIM was selling them for when they had them BUT IIRC it was about $175.00 (Give or Take a Bit)....

I think when they sold off what they had left they even added a B/Pak of SA ammo to sweeten the Deal..

So assuming the one you are considering is in the condition most of them were I think that price would still be a reasonable one..

If you do a Search in C&R I bet you can find a Couple threads about the ISHY Enfields and a Bunch of PICS..

Good luck they are pretty cool rifles I think..

Varangian
April 25, 2008, 08:40
Anyone know what the correct bayonet would be for an Ishy?

P.I. Staker
May 01, 2008, 03:23
Here's a heavy barrel in 7.62 nato. VERY heavy.

http://enfielditis.net/enforcer/hvy1.jpg



Couple of other heavy barrel No4's in 7.62

http://enfielditis.net/enforcer/double2.jpg

Enforcer in 7.62:

http://enfielditis.net/enforcer/leftside.jpg



Longbranch DCRA rifle in 7.62:


http://enfielditis.net/DCRA_PAGE_files/DCRA2.jpg


Top to bottom:

1942 Savage No4MkI* T
1931 No4 Trials rifle converted at Enfield to a T sniper
1943 BSA made M47C No4MkI T


http://enfielditis.net/sniperzz/snipers6.jpg


Should I keep going?

DYNOMIKE
May 01, 2008, 07:50
Should I keep going?

Well that's a SILLY Question... :tongue:

YES of course you should that's what the thread is fer.. :beer:
Some interesting rifles you have.. What's an "ENFORCER" BTW??

prosecond
May 01, 2008, 08:23
Does this count????????

Sorry couldn't get the picture to work. I was being a smart axx and was posting a picture of an Enfield Bren.

P.I. Staker
May 01, 2008, 20:32
Some Savage No4 porn:

http://enfielditis.net/ftrsavage/big5sav2.jpg

http://enfielditis.net/ftrsavage/newno4mk309.jpg

Yes, this IS the original UK arsenal inventory sticker on the buttstock, as verified by a REME armourer on another forum. Has the NSN for the rifle above the barcode. Unfired since FTR.

http://enfielditis.net/ftrsavage/newno4mk303.jpg

http://enfielditis.net/pneps/savT.jpg

http://enfielditis.net/SAVAGEPAGE_files/Hq13.jpg

And here is my new in box Savage made #4, came out of an estate in Canada with 10 others.


http://enfielditis.net/NIBSavage_files/nibsact.jpg

Own separate small box for the bolt (numbered to the rifle)

http://enfielditis.net/NIBSavage_files/Oct08_09.jpg

Side of shipping box, numbered to the rifle:

http://enfielditis.net/NIBSavage_files/Oct08_02.jpg

P.I. Staker
May 01, 2008, 20:36
Originally posted by DYNOMIKE



Some interesting rifles you have.. What's an "ENFORCER" BTW??




1970's/80's Police sniper version. About 760 made, most ended up being scrapped in England.

Here is a link for more information.

Enforcer info (http://www.amstevens.fsnet.co.uk/)

bykerhd
May 02, 2008, 10:38
Does your DCRA have the Mapleleaf P.I. Staker ?
Here's mine.

P.I. Staker
May 02, 2008, 12:36
Yep!

http://www.enfielditis.net/DCRA_PAGE_files/DCRA4.jpg

C2A1
May 02, 2008, 15:08
OK, I have a few No.I Mk3s. I have mainly Lithgows (oh, I can kick myself for missing an aussie Colt for $120.00 at a local gunshow about 5 years ago). Several 1920s and 30s Ishys ( I found not many interested in them but thay are nice rifles and cheap), one nepalese and a couple Irish MIVs I have never unwrapped.
Neat peices of history.

P.I. Staker
May 07, 2008, 20:14
A couple of more.

http://enfielditis.net/other/cutaway006.jpg

http://enfielditis.net/other/cutaway004.jpg

http://enfielditis.net/pneps/skn4003a.jpg

bykerhd
May 07, 2008, 21:00
Very nice P.I. Staker.
Looks like the steel termites have had at them though.:biggrin:

IS that a Number 1 Mk III in the top two pictures ?
The cocking piece looks like it is off a Number 4 and the receiver doesn't look quite right to me for a Number 1.

P.I. Staker
May 08, 2008, 03:16
Yep, first two are from a No1MkIII, but has the later style cocking piece. It was imported with all the John Jovino Lithgows back int the 1990's.

The No4 is an actual SKN serialed cutaway.

P.I. Staker
May 08, 2008, 03:20
Ok, another one to keep this thread from dying out.......

http://enfielditis.net/LSA_sporter/lsasporter001.jpg

http://enfielditis.net/LSA_sporter/lsasporter005.jpg

http://enfielditis.net/LSA_sporter/lsasporter007.jpg

http://enfielditis.net/LSA_sporter/lsasporter019.jpg

firefuzz
May 08, 2008, 05:57
Originally posted by P.I. Staker
Ok, another one to keep this thread from dying out.......

http://enfielditis.net/LSA_sporter/lsasporter001.jpg

http://enfielditis.net/LSA_sporter/lsasporter005.jpg

http://enfielditis.net/LSA_sporter/lsasporter007.jpg

http://enfielditis.net/LSA_sporter/lsasporter019.jpg

OK P.I. I've been counting. Your number of fine Enfields has exceeded your appreciation value percentage index. Ship this last one to me, along with the two cut-aways to get back to the proper percentage ratio. TRUST ME....you'll feel better if you do. (I know damn well I will:D )

THAT is a fine rifle. The cut-aways are really cool too.:whiskey:

Rob

P.I. Staker
May 08, 2008, 11:06
The LSA is a commercial made sporter, and NOT a converted military action. Most were made by BSA, so an LSA is difficult to find. Made for the proper English gentleman on his way to safari in deepest Africa.

And here's something a little older:

http://enfielditis.net/snider/snidyflag.JPG

http://enfielditis.net/snider/fullock.JPG

http://enfielditis.net/snider/canuck/breechleft.JPG

http://enfielditis.net/snider/roundel.JPG

http://enfielditis.net/snider/canuck/SOLDOUT.JPG

http://enfielditis.net/martini/martini006.jpg

Story
May 08, 2008, 14:22
Originally posted by P.I. Staker
Ok, another one to keep this thread from dying out.......

http://enfielditis.net/LSA_sporter/lsasporter001.jpg



I found a source for 215 grain round nose .311s in the US... :D

P.I. Staker
May 19, 2008, 21:39
yet another, this one of 2 .22s



http://enfielditis.net/no2/camra_139.jpg

vmtz
May 19, 2008, 22:25
Anyone got a No. I Mk I?

Fr. Vince

P.I. Staker
May 21, 2008, 01:31
You mean like this?

http://enfielditis.net/smlemkI/Photo0010.jpg


I could take some better pictures when I get home, no real good ones uploaded on my webserver.

BTW, I traded a Big 5 Chilean Mauser for the No1MkI***

I guess I should take some pics of my Long Lee tomorrow.

P.I. Staker
May 21, 2008, 01:34
I did find one!

http://enfielditis.net/smlemkI/llee2.jpg

P.I. Staker
May 21, 2008, 01:35
The other end of the age scale:

http://enfielditis.net/tmp/newmk2002.jpg

P.I. Staker
May 21, 2008, 01:39
Here is a VERY interesting rifle...anyone care to guess where it's been??

http://enfielditis.net/pneps/pno1views.jpg

WarriorPoet
May 21, 2008, 08:57
P.I. Staker,

If an SMLE is nick-named "Smelly", is a SHTLE "Shittly/Shitty"?

Either way, sounds like a stinker to me! :D :D :D

-WP

P.I. Staker
May 22, 2008, 00:16
A result of what happens after bayonets are fixed.

"They don't like it up them sir!"

Jarhead0369
May 25, 2008, 19:50
Man, all these photo's are bringing a tear to my eye and a serious 'jones' for another Enfield. I bought my first one on 10 Nov 1989 for $75.00 from a surplus store in El Monte, CA and the salesman threw in a sling and a bandoleer of ammo since it was the Marine Corps birthday. A buddy and I spent hours going through the racks of them to pick out the ones we wanted. I guess I will be hitting Gunbroker for one as well as a K-31.

Gunny71
June 13, 2008, 12:16
My latest, and first Savage! All matching, all Savage.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a163/Gunny71/range004-1.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a163/Gunny71/Picture003-1.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a163/Gunny71/Picture006-1.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a163/Gunny71/Picture005-1.jpg

StoneyCreekMrMauser
June 24, 2008, 12:57
Since we're on the subject of Enfields, I found a Golden State Arms No.1 Mk.III* "Jungle Carbine" conversion the other day. These any good? I'd never seen one and for $249 it looked like a lot of work I wouldn't have to do (nor a $500 boat anchor-grade No.5).

DYNOMIKE
June 24, 2008, 14:58
Hey Gunny~

Nice SAVAGE ya got there, heres another one to peruse... I'll try and get some more PICS soon, these are the ones I got when I bought it..
All SAVAGE, all matching, and in beautiful condition.. :whiskey:

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj295/DYNOMIKE_photos/Savage1943.jpg

DYNOMIKE
June 24, 2008, 21:33
Couple more, I can't forget the SWEET LONGBRANCH... :wink:
Still have some grease on this one and I have not even shot it yet, thinking I should FIX that very soon..

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj295/DYNOMIKE_photos/P3110097.jpg

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj295/DYNOMIKE_photos/P3110101.jpg

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj295/DYNOMIKE_photos/P3110100.jpg

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj295/DYNOMIKE_photos/P3110104.jpg

The FAZ......

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj295/DYNOMIKE_photos/P6280226.jpg

RRotz
June 26, 2008, 17:02
i sold my "irish" enfield and SMLE's....i no longer have any bolt actions in my inventory.

:cry: :cry: :cry:

Ssarge
June 26, 2008, 20:39
Got a mint Savage on the way and am about to get a Gibb's Rifle Co. Quest II 2A carbine for a truck gun.
What's the best deal on good .303 ammo now?

Story
June 27, 2008, 10:51
Originally posted by P.I. Staker
Here is a VERY interesting rifle...anyone care to guess where it's been??


That 66' Ishapore rebuild's original lineage will be tough to track down - the struck-out serial number, is there a letter prefix?
Take the handguard off and check the markings on the barrel, you might find a year date and "GRI" if it's one of the Mk I's made at Ishapore after 1919.
I don't have Stratton's latest book at hand, but in the appendixs are lists of serial numbers.

P.I. Staker
June 27, 2008, 16:44
Originally posted by Story


That 66' Ishapore rebuild's original lineage will be tough to track down - the struck-out serial number, is there a letter prefix?
Take the handguard off and check the markings on the barrel, you might find a year date and "GRI" if it's one of the Mk I's made at Ishapore after 1919.
I don't have Stratton's latest book at hand, but in the appendixs are lists of serial numbers.


It actually started life as an Ishapore made No1MkIII. In 1965 the Indians and Pakistanis had a border war. This rifle was apparently captured by the Pakistanis during that conflict. That is why the original buttsocket markings were ground off, and new ones put on, along with a non Ishapore serial number.

"P" for Pakistan, similar to the Pakistani No4 rifles now in the US, a new date, and a new serial number. All the original Ishapore proofs on barrel and receiver ar still there.

mitchellh
June 28, 2008, 11:10
Had the digital camera out, along with several rifles and thought Iíd share.

A mint UF55 No4 Mk2.

http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/4459/l1030483edited1rk5.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img106.imageshack.us/img106/2130/l1030484edited1xj0.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/6255/l1030476edited1ti4.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/6020/l1030479edited1bp5.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img106.imageshack.us/img106/1442/l1030477edited1xj6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img106.imageshack.us/img106/7973/l1030480edited1lj0.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/1926/l1030481edited1nh0.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/8517/l1030482edited1zd5.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Azrial
June 28, 2008, 11:29
Wow, you guys looks different then mine! Mine take a 20 round magazine! :D

DYNOMIKE
June 28, 2008, 12:44
mitchellh~
I don't own a No4 MKII YET...
That's a SWEET One... :beer:

Dirt1042
June 28, 2008, 21:32
Here's my 1943 BSA No4 MK 1

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj232/dirt1042/IMG_1870.jpg

STGThndr
June 30, 2008, 05:00
Lotta nice Enfields in this thread. You guys make me sick!~ Mine consists of one Faz, 1948, excellent barrel, so-soish wood, with what appears to be an aluminum buttplate? I would like to have a #3 of ww1 vintage but havent seen any that looked good, so far. Got rid of my 1946 Jungle carbine cause it kicked way too much for a sane man. This Faz shoots very well, far more accurate than one would expect considering I shooting Lend-Lease marked Winchester ammo. Hard to find .303 in the stores these days, Wally doesnt stock it. Anyway Im a MauserMan. As a combat bolt gun the .303 with the adjustable peep sight was about as good as they got in my opinion.

Ssarge
July 05, 2008, 11:10
I now have a like new Faz and a Gibbs Rifle Company Quest II (NIB) on the way to keep my Savage company.
Does anyone know of a good non-corrosive ammo source that has a better price than AIM's?

Orion6
July 05, 2008, 18:27
I've looked everywhere and AIM is still the best source I've found at $10.95. The Prvi shoots well, at least.

Andy the Aussie
July 05, 2008, 18:42
I have an old BSA rusting in back of the safe I suppose I could get out for a pic..... :eek:

DYNOMIKE
July 05, 2008, 20:12
Originally posted by Andy the Aussie
I have an old BSA rusting in back of the safe I suppose I could get out for a pic..... :eek:

Lets See it ya BUM.... :tongue:

Ssarge~
Not sure who, if anyone has a Sweet deal on .303..
BUT I will mention that I ended up with a Number of Bxs of the WINCHESTER White Bx .303 when I bought a Mess of .303 from a Guy a couple years ago getting rid od ALL his Enfield stuff..
The Win Wh Bx is kinda generic but it shoots fine and not only is in NON corrosive it is also of course reloadable..

Maybe you could find some of that around locally??

Andy the Aussie
July 05, 2008, 20:19
Originally posted by DYNOMIKE
Lets See ya BUM.... :tongue: ....that was a bit personal I think.....but confirms a great deal I have suspected about the Jeep fraternity though....:rofl: :rofl::biggrin: :eek:

StoneyCreekMrMauser
July 05, 2008, 22:00
Sellior and Bellot makes some good stuff and Wolf Gold ain't half bad either. Reloadable, too.

Dirt1042
July 05, 2008, 23:50
FWIW, Wolf Gold is Privi Partisan

Ssarge
July 06, 2008, 01:22
Originally posted by Andy the Aussie
I have an old BSA rusting in back of the safe I suppose I could get out for a pic..... :eek:

Are you sure your old BUM isn't rusting in the back of a BSA Andy?
BTW-got a killer deal on some sunglasses the other day. Just PM Vince for the details! :shades: :tongue:

DYNOMIKE
July 06, 2008, 08:28
Originally posted by Andy the Aussie
....that was a bit personal I think.....but confirms a great deal I have suspected about the Jeep fraternity though....:rofl: :rofl::biggrin: :eek:

Me thinks the N/T Sun musta fried some more of your Twisted Down Under Brain Cells (again) Andy....
See ya got it all wrong this is the Bum "I WAS" referring too:

"Bum", a slang term for a hobo (though unlike hobos, a bum is unlikely to seek work) A lazy person or a slacker

And THIS is the BUM 'YOU" were referring too:

"Bum", a slang term for the buttocks
Now for your Lesson today "YOU" are the Slacker (IE: BUM) that won't take the PICS of the BSA Enfield. :p :wink:

Now "I" have the BUM of which you want to see, and NO you MAY NOT veiw my "BUTTOCKS" today or any day and PLEASE stop asking, it's kinda em-bare- ASS-ing..:uhoh: :shades:

Andy the Aussie
July 06, 2008, 17:46
:uhoh: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :p

Ssarge
July 07, 2008, 23:08
OK, I just won a Bubba'ed Long Branch No. 4 in mint condition. The only thing messed with appears to be the furniture. Where is the best place to get a new or mint stock set? (I know about Numrich)

DYNOMIKE
July 08, 2008, 07:17
http://www.bdlltd.com/

Brian and his Wife are Great people and he is a pleasure to deal with..
The Buttstock I bought from Brian was absolutely NOS with not a Scratch on it, shipping was FAST as well..

http://www.ssporters.com/index.html

Also good to deal with in my experience...

Ssarge
July 08, 2008, 10:27
Thanks Mike. I have also sent you the e-mail photos of my Izzys and the Long Branch.

fastprofessor
July 08, 2008, 22:09
My favorite deer/brush rifle.

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o204/fastprofessor/junglecarbine.jpg

DYNOMIKE
July 09, 2008, 05:50
Originally posted by Ssarge
Thanks Mike. I have also sent you the e-mail photos of my Izzys and the Long Branch.

Your welcome, you should be able to find what you need at one or both places.
Got the PICS, Thanx.. NICE Rifles and the IZZY looks perfect..:beer:

ramiller
July 09, 2008, 19:47
I came across a Savage dated 1942 enfield Mark 1 it is all savage marked except the rear sight that is not the flip type but has the sliding sight system. It is import marked United Kingdom tac and the rest I cannot make out. The bolt matches the receiver but the barrel seems to be a six land and groove type, has the barrel been replaced? should it be a two groove, wood is S marked for savage and the mag is S marked also. Can someone help me on the value and is it original

StoneyCreekMrMauser
July 10, 2008, 22:31
Originally posted by fastprofessor
My favorite deer/brush rifle.

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o204/fastprofessor/junglecarbine.jpg

Is that a No.5 or a converted No.1? Hope mine is mechanically sound. Has stamps on it from 1916 and 1929.

fastprofessor
July 12, 2008, 09:06
Originally posted by StoneyCreekMrMauser


Is that a No.5 or a converted No.1? Hope mine is mechanically sound. Has stamps on it from 1916 and 1929.

To the best of my knowledge it is a completely original No.5. Numbers match on the bolt, receiver, and buttstock.

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o204/fastprofessor/100_2133.jpg

Ssarge
July 12, 2008, 17:31
Anyone know where to get a mint No. 1 Mk. III?
I'm bidding on one now, but I think for a Jivino parts gun, it's getting to pricey.
If you have one you want to let loose, let me know.

Opie
July 12, 2008, 23:17
Originally posted by fastprofessor
My favorite deer/brush rifle.

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o204/fastprofessor/junglecarbine.jpg


They thump me a little hard....I'll use my No.4 Mk.2 personally. Very nice carbine though.

Ssarge
July 13, 2008, 20:32
The J. Jovino Lithgow I was trying to get on auctionarms just went for over $700! :uhoh:
That's awful steep for a parts gun, even though it was minty.
I still want a Mk1 No. III that's minty, but not that bad!

StoneyCreekMrMauser
July 13, 2008, 23:37
Other than magazines, I've never seen a minty Mk.III. The one I have is all chopped up but ok functionally. I'll have to post a pic of the damage. Whoever did it really knew how to screw up a great rifle.:cry:

Ssarge
July 14, 2008, 04:50
I found a BSA "dispersal" No. 1 Mk III produced in '43 in great shape. It was also a good deal less than half the cost of the Jovino parts rifle!
I pick my Quest II carbine truck gun up in the a.m. from my ffl and will send the money and my c&r off for the No. 1.
I'll try to get my wife to take some photos of them before she starts back to school next month. (busy with house re-modeling right now!)

Ssarge
July 16, 2008, 17:16
This whole thread has been costly for me.
I have a NIB Gibbs Quest II jungle carbine conversion for a truck gun.
A really clean VG+ all Savage marked Savage No. 4 Mk I*.
An as new Fazerly from the Irish rifles.
An as new slightly bubba'ed Longbranch No. 4 Mk II. Just got the walnut furniture in to bring it back to original.
And have a BSA No. 1 Mk III 1942 "dispersal" rifle in VG condition on the way.
I almost went for a .22 Lithgow trainer, but it was a parts gun and went for way too much money. Same with a Lithgow No. 1 Mk III John Jovino gun. It went for over $700! :cry:

DYNOMIKE
July 16, 2008, 17:37
Hey, your doin Good Ssarge... :beer:

The Enfields DO SEEM to Grow onya I know that for sure..
I remember commenting about my First here on the Files.. Someone said it would NOT be my last and Boy were they Right.. :uhoh:

Would like to add a Couple more eventually we'll see what pops up somewhere along the line..

I see you got your Furniture in, that's Great, & YES please get some PICS when you are able..

Ssarge
July 17, 2008, 15:30
Speaking of furniture Mike, I'll get yours on the way. The wife has been having the house renovated, so I'm banned to various rooms while all the painters and sheetrock folks do their thing. :sad:

mitchellh
July 17, 2008, 19:17
WooHOO, the BBT stopped by the house today and delivered two Long Branchís I had re-barreled by A. Dow in Florida. I am happy, a 1943 Long Branch, now with a mint 2 groove bore, and a 1945 LB now with mint 5 groove bore.


http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/9163/l1030551edited1wv5.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/1911/l1030552edited1df6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/1557/l1030553edited1qd5.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


And, for your viewing pleasure another gratuitous picture of the gaggle of Enfieldís.

http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/2104/l1030543edited1rv6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/6002/l1030544edited1kj1.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/9821/l1030545edited1xh6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

I do have a stronger affection for the No1 Mk111ís though; they appear more aesthetically to me. They are all Aussie; a 1918, a 1942 and a 1944. The crest on the 1918 is the coolest though. Iíve considered selling of a couple of FALS to purchase more Enfieldís.:eek:

http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/3197/l1030550edited2kj3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/2661/l1030549edited1px1.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/8983/l1030546edited1fg5.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Bug Tussell
July 17, 2008, 19:49
Okay Gubner. Ere's my Enfield...

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h162/rkic69/EnfieldFull.jpg

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h162/rkic69/EnfieldBayonet.jpg

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h162/rkic69/EnfieldReceiver.jpg

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h162/rkic69/EnfieldMarkings.jpg

mitchellh
July 18, 2008, 07:25
Originally posted by Bug Tussell
Okay Gubner. Ere's my Enfield...



Nice one Bug, who imported that one?

:beer:

Ssarge
July 18, 2008, 08:13
Wow, what a bunch of beauties. I really love the No. 1 Mk IIIs mitchellh! You have a fine litter there!

Bug Tussell
July 18, 2008, 09:00
Originally posted by mitchellh


Nice one Bug, who imported that one?

:beer:

IIRC SOG is where it was ordered from.

Those SMLE's are classics. They make me think of that pic of the Tommy running with his SMLE at high port towards a kraut (tank ?).

Ssarge
July 19, 2008, 11:08
Got my walnut furniture in for the sporterized Long Branch. It's in new condition with just a couple of small boo boos from storage and lots of dirt. Did the dish washer treatment and am now doing a good rub in with BLO.
Looking good so far.

DYNOMIKE
July 19, 2008, 12:56
Originally posted by Ssarge
Speaking of furniture Mike, I'll get yours on the way. The wife has been having the house renovated, so I'm banned to various rooms while all the painters and sheetrock folks do their thing. :sad:

Hey NO prob & please don't bust yer ass making it happen.. "WHENEVER" you find the time is just fine by me.. I just appreciate the help and have other things to work on anyway...

Glad the thread is getting some attention...
mitchellh, & BUGS great pics and BEAUTIFUL RIFLES..
Thanks for sharing, and for reminding me I "DON'T" have an SMLE III* (Yet)... :(

You Dirty Dogs seem to have bought all the Nice ones.. :tongue:

Ssarge
July 19, 2008, 19:44
Originally posted by DYNOMIKE


Glad the thread is getting some attention...
mitchellh, & BUGS great pics and BEAUTIFUL RIFLES..
Thanks for sharing, and for reminding me I "DON'T" have an SMLE III* (Yet)... :(

You Dirty Dogs seem to have bought all the Nice ones.. :tongue:

Get George to get off his Lithgow and "gift" it to you! :biggrin:

DYNOMIKE
July 19, 2008, 20:32
Originally posted by Ssarge


Get George to get off his Lithgow and "gift" it to you! :biggrin:

HEY!!
That's a SPLENDID Idea, and I think you should mention that to him as soon as possible.. :biggrin:

Ssarge
July 19, 2008, 20:47
I did, he said for you to come by and pick it up ASAP!

DYNOMIKE
July 20, 2008, 09:52
Originally posted by Ssarge
I did, he said for you to come by and pick it up ASAP!

Thanks Ssarge, that's VERY GOOD news..
Maybe I can get that and another rifle I'm working on from him at the same time.. :wink: :D

onebigelf
July 20, 2008, 10:00
I've got a REALLY nice Winchester made Model of 1917. Very good shooter in original dress. Just ordered 400rnds from the CMP, and I've already got some black tip. This is for those times when it's necessary to reduce "cover" to "concealment". Or were you just limiting your discussion to the Mk1's and Mk4's?

John

DYNOMIKE
July 20, 2008, 11:13
According to my book "UNITED STATES RIFLE MODEL OF 1917"
{by C.S. Ferris and forward by Scott A. Duff} the US RIFLE MOD OF 1917 is NOT an Enfield.. There is a good explaonation as to why/how this is in the book but I don't feel like typing it all..
Suffice it to say there were/are enough Modifications to the Gun to make it pretty different from the Enfield..
It would seem at some time the Word ENFIELD was inadvertently added to the British nomenclature of the Rifle, and thus the use of the word somewhat erroneously...

That being said, I am quite fond of the 1917 (and the P-14 Respectively) so I have no issues with the inclusion of the US RIFLE MODEL OF 1917 to this thread.. :beer:

However PICS are required ya know... :wink:

Ssarge
July 22, 2008, 17:09
What part is usually missing on the J. Jovino Lithgow No. I Mk IIIs that allows the stock to crack upon firing?
Is it a part that's easily found and replaced?

mitchellh
July 22, 2008, 17:40
Originally posted by Ssarge
What part is usually missing on the J. Jovino Lithgow No. I Mk IIIs that allows the stock to crack upon firing?
Is it a part that's easily found and replaced?

http://img76.imageshack.us/img76/926/recoilplates2rm8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Recoil plates. Contact Brian Dick, of http://www.bdlltd.com/, which is where I got mine. It's a tedious job, as you should only work on one side at a time, and you have to keep taking the stock on and off checking for fit. I removed the wood by scraping it away a little bit at a time. Very important to try and keep the recoil plates angle the sameas the recoil lugs. I would use the non tampered with area as a reference for the angle. Also, make sure your buttstock bolt doesn't protrude farther than the face of the receiver, this has been also know to cause the stock to crack:uhoh:. Whatsmore:sad: Coachwood dries out and can split this way, so it's a good idea to wipe your stock with BLO every so often.


http://img115.imageshack.us/img115/7776/l1030319edited1fq9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img234.imageshack.us/img234/5223/l1030320edited1qs9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img107.imageshack.us/img107/4742/l1030321edited1ps0.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img234.imageshack.us/img234/5975/l1030322edited1bn9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Ssarge
July 22, 2008, 18:11
Thanks for the info! (especially for the very detailed instructions, I need all the help I can get!)

mitchellh
July 24, 2008, 18:52
Originally posted by Ssarge
Thanks for the info! (especially for the very detailed instructions, I need all the help I can get!)

Ssarge,

Does your Lithy have a letter prefix with a 3 number serial id? I just picked up another 1944 No1 Mk111, Lithy, non-JJco imported, without recoil plates, and the stock serial number matches the receiver.

Also, are you sure your stock is Coachwood?

Ssarge
July 24, 2008, 21:06
I'll have it in hand by next week and will let you know.

1MOR
July 25, 2008, 15:56
Nyet! Go git yer own Mike!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D :D :D

1MOR
July 25, 2008, 16:54
Here's a few of the girls lounging on the sofa!

Texgunner
July 25, 2008, 17:45
Man, 1MOR, those are nice! Hell, there are so many nice rifles in this thread! What a treat as people keep posting more; keep 'em coming.

mitchellh
July 25, 2008, 20:11
Originally posted by 1MOR
Here's a few of the girls lounging on the sofa!

More info on the SMLE in the first pic that looks very nice:bow:

I'm cleaning up 3 SMLE's at the present and will post pics soon, but none of them rival that picture.:beer:

Ssarge
July 26, 2008, 17:07
This little topic has gotten me bitten severly by the Enfield bug!
I have two Mk. 1 No. IIIs on the way. My wife is gonna kick my butt before long if the long boxes keep coming!
A C&R is a curse I tell you! :sad:

Texgunner
July 26, 2008, 17:44
Originally posted by Ssarge
This little topic has gotten me bitten severly by the Enfield bug!
I have two Mk. 1 No. IIIs on the way. My wife is gonna kick my butt before long if the long boxes keep coming!
A C&R is a curse I tell you! :sad:

Yeah, getta C&R, you'll 'save' money...:rofl:

1MOR
July 26, 2008, 19:34
The Aussie Mk 3 is one of the J Jovino rifles. When I researched the serial numbers back when I got it, I remember that it was not one of their parts guns. I got it off the Jouster board at a very reasonable price. She has been shot but is now a safe queen. I will try to put some more pics up and take some pics of other Enfields not yet photographed. There are some other nice pics to this thread(All of them). Enfields are very addictive, kinda like women with a beautiful smile, ya love em all, but at least you can keep the Enfields!!!:D :D

Anybody got any wartime Maltbys or BSAs? Anybody realize how close the Long Branch Arsenal was to the Molson Brewery up in Toronto EH?

Ssarge
July 27, 2008, 00:04
I have a BSA "dispersal" rifle from '42 on the way. Certainly not as pretty as the Lithgow, but in excellent condition!

mitchellh
July 27, 2008, 11:42
From a lead on another board, my son and I made a road trip to hand select some SMLE rifles. After 4 days of intense Cosmoline stripping, Iíve uncovered 3 more very nice SMLEs. I just rubbed them down with #0000 steel wool and BLO. One thing I noticed about each of these rifles upon disassembly is, none of them had washers on the buttstock bolt, allowing it to protrude through the receiver. I will definitely correct this prior to shooting. I also find it curious that the ears on the upper handguards have been removed or broken off a some point on both British rifles.:(

First up is the oldest, made by London Small Arms in 1917. The receiver, bolt, and barrel have matching numbers. Unfortunately the nose cap does not, but matches the forestock. This beauty even has the magazine cut-off "slot". Not much finish left on the metal, but I think it adds to the character of the rifle.

http://img241.imageshack.us/img241/7623/l1030561edited1xn4.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img241.imageshack.us/img241/7571/l1030562edited1ka1.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/4484/l1030563edited1zc7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img241.imageshack.us/img241/4303/l1030564edited1qg0.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Next, is a BSA manufactured rifle in 1940, or it may have been FTR then. Itís all matching numbers, with the exception of the forestock being un-numbered. It has a very deep dark park.

http://img241.imageshack.us/img241/1794/l1030565edited1nt7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img241.imageshack.us/img241/5686/l1030566edited1qw2.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/4778/l1030567edited1jt7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


Lastly, hereís a 1944 Lithy, with plenty of finish on the exterior parts. This rifle only has a mis-matched bolt.:( Something I havenít seen before is, the barrel band is made of brass on this one? One of the neatest parts of the Aussie SMLEís are the Brass swivel bands. :beer: Iím trying to figure out if this is Queensland maple, or Coachwood stock, Iím leaning toward the ladder. The forestock doesnít have recoil plates and it is a Jovino Import, but not one of their assembled rifles.

http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/1183/l1030573edited1ov5.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/4933/l1030569edited1mm7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/7996/l1030570edited1ld4.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/5579/l1030572edited1zk7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/6770/l1030571edited1bn6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Ssarge
July 28, 2008, 10:32
Whoa! :uhoh:
Some beautiful Empire shooting iron there mitchellh!
Between you and George there some of the best looking Enfields I have seen!

1MOR
July 28, 2008, 11:21
Magnificent!! Congrats, those are outstanding. :bow: :bow:

mitchellh
July 28, 2008, 20:56
Thanks, I have been addicted to the SMLE since the 90's. I'm alway glad to find them in excellent condtion. The FALs are my other weak spot, but not as strong as the Enfields. I look forward to seeing how these shoot.:biggrin:

StoneyCreekMrMauser
July 29, 2008, 15:14
:bow: :beer:

P.I. Staker
July 29, 2008, 23:59
Mitch....

I don't see the mag cut-off in the pic on the 1917 LSA???

mitchellh
July 30, 2008, 17:09
Originally posted by P.I. Staker
Mitch....

I don't see the mag cut-off in the pic on the 1917 LSA???

My error in the first post, the forestock number matches the nose cap, not the rest of the rifle. The magazine cut off slot is there, I'll post some naked receiver pictures tomorrow. Right now I got a Pig Pick'n to attend:beer:

Edited to add pic, and also correct that I should have indicated magazine cut off "slot". I got a little excited as I've never seen a receiver with one of these.

http://img362.imageshack.us/img362/3725/l1030575edited1lj2.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img356.imageshack.us/img356/4907/l1030574edited1qy6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

StoneyCreekMrMauser
July 31, 2008, 17:50
Springfield Sporters or Numrich can help make the slot into a functional cut-off. I've got two myself with that feature, just no cutoff yet.:wink:

1MOR
July 31, 2008, 18:27
Hey Mitch, I got her younger cousin, BSA of 1916! I will get some pics out here soon. Yours looks to be in very good shape:shades: :shades:

Ssarge
August 02, 2008, 08:18
Got my Lithgow No. 1 Mk III in the other day while my ISP was down. It's a beaut! Got a Mk 5 and another No. 1 Mk III on the way. (BSA) If the monsoon ever lets up, I'll get some photos and see if I can figure out how to post 'em.

DYNOMIKE
August 02, 2008, 09:17
Originally posted by Ssarge
Got my Lithgow No. 1 Mk III in the other day while my ISP was down. It's a beaut! Got a Mk 5 and another No. 1 Mk III on the way. (BSA) If the monsoon ever lets up, I'll get some photos and see if I can figure out how to post 'em.

See how HELPFULL these threads can be.... :devil:
I mean really just like that and you have another AFFLICTION.. :biggrin:

George and I call it the DARK side, we take turns taking each other to the DARK side with new shit on a Regular basis.. :tongue:

Oh and BTW, THANX a LOT I dodn't even have my hands on the new 03A3 "YET" and now I am looking for a LITHGOW or other killer MKIII..

You BASTARDS!!:beer: :whiskey:

Ssarge
August 02, 2008, 09:35
It's all George's fault! :redface: :biggrin:

sjm
August 02, 2008, 16:27
I have been reading a few of these posts and notice that Lithgow No1 MKIII can be up to $700 or more, a bit of history in the 1990's Australia had 100,000 smle's and put a tender out to dispose of them, many brand new, anyway a Australian group of gundealers offered $2 a rifle Jovino offered .75c a rifle and he got the tender! The Australian govt. just wanted to get them out of the country! so jovino must have made a nice profit!

Steve

Andy the Aussie
August 03, 2008, 01:01
Originally posted by sjm
I have been reading a few of these posts and notice that Lithgow No1 MKIII can be up to $700 or more, a bit of history in the 1990's Australia had 100,000 smle's and put a tender out to dispose of them, many brand new, anyway a Australian group of gundealers offered $2 a rifle Jovino offered .75c a rifle and he got the tender! The Australian govt. just wanted to get them out of the country! so jovino must have made a nice profit!

Steve in the late 1980s and beyond members of the ADF could buy a "new" (well unused since) FTR No 1 Mk III for around $50.

I was just rummaging in the safe and noted that my BSA is a 1939 III. all number match bar the magazine which has a previous number struck out and the new number applied. The magazine cutoff slot is present. The wood is not nearly as pretty as some of those y'all have pictured. My camera was not handy to me at the time and I was too lazy to come inside and get it. Next days off I will try.

Andy:bigangel:

1MOR
August 03, 2008, 12:09
When the Aussies shut off the flow of Roo and Dingo hides to China and the Chinese threaten military intervention, we Americans will need to send the J Jovinos back to you all??

I think a fair compromise would be Chinese T-53s for yer hides?:D :D :D

Bug Tussell
August 03, 2008, 13:14
A little fun in the sun.
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Ssarge
August 03, 2008, 23:33
A couple of beautiful old warhorses Ruf!
BTW-if anyone need's Enfield khaki slings, they have them at Charley's Surplus for like $8.00 for NOS.
http://www.charleyssurplus.com/

mitchellh
August 08, 2008, 06:35
Bump, lets get some more No1 mk3s posted. Ssarge what about your Lithgow?

Ssarge
August 08, 2008, 09:13
We are about to go out the door for a quick trip, but I'll get photos taken when I get back if this rain ever stops!

DYNOMIKE
August 09, 2008, 20:38
Originally posted by 1MOR
Nyet! Go git yer own Mike!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D :D :D

Well O.K. then I will.... :tongue:

Before I share any details PLEASE let me know what I have here so I know "IF" I did O.K.??

The UN-Veiling of todays Gunshow Pickup, my NEW LITHGOW....
With all the respect due the AUSSIES (Including ANDY) for making such a Fine rifle.... :beer: :beer:

She is a Little shiney but it does not appear to be Poly or Shellac, I think a Tung Oil finish maybe as I was able to wipe some off with Lacquer Thinner..
All cleaned up and ready to dance so I just may take her out tomorrow..

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1MOR
August 09, 2008, 20:45
Way to go Mike, Vely Vely Nice!!:bow: :bow:

mitchellh
August 09, 2008, 21:05
Originally posted by 1MOR
Way to go Mike, Vely Vely Nice!!:bow: :bow:

+1, very nice.

mitchellh
August 10, 2008, 10:26
Not a rifle, but a distant relative:biggrin:

I've had this for 2+ years and haven't even shot it once:rolleyes:
http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/8746/l1030593edited1ob2.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

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DYNOMIKE
August 10, 2008, 16:32
Very NICE Mitchell....
I especially like the Holster and Lanyard what a great example of a Classic... :beer: :whiskey:


There is a little new info on the LITHGOW I wanted to share..
I have searched the rifle from heel to muzzle and cannot find any IMPORT mark whatsoever ANYWHERE on this rifle.....

My PLAN was to shoot the rifle and make the Stock a Future project as I can't stand the goop that's on it.. BUT since I am an IMPATIENT Fugger I couldn't wait and already started it.. :p
Whatever was on it came off easy as pie with my Stripper.... After the stripper they all got rubbed down with Mineral Spirits and after they dried I hit everything three times with Formbey's Furnirure Restorer (GREAT stuff BTW)..
The WOOD all looks GREAT, stock has some history but that cool, the Buttstock looks like it was made yesterday.. The Stamped "AUSTRALIA" is clean and crisp, the backend is stamped "SLAZ 42"..
I will let everything dry overnight and will apply the first of several coats of BLO tomorrow night... She is going to look awesome when I'm done so be prepared for More PICS...

Lastly it would seem I did pretty damn good on this pick-up..
Gun was tagged $350.00, but the guy offered it up on a Silver platter when he said he would take $250.00!! :biggrin: :D
Hell I didn't even ask he just threw the number at me and she never left my Grubby MITS after that... I got the cash out lickity split and walked away with my SHIT EATIN grin...

NO exageration I was stopped a Half dozen times and asked about the rifle, heard comments while walking several more about how NICE she was...
Some asked if it was for sale others where did I find it, another "How much if ya don't mind my asking?"... All this while I walked around looking for my Son and his Buddy so we could Leave... :tongue:

StoneyCreekMrMauser
August 10, 2008, 17:38
Originally posted by DYNOMIKE
Some asked if it was for sale others where did I find it, another "How much if ya don't mind my asking?"... All this while I walked around looking for my Son and his Buddy so we could Leave... :tongue:

I love it when that happens! :D

sjm
August 10, 2008, 17:39
Your Lithgow cleans up really nice but I noticed it has "AUSTRALIA" stamped on it, I have a few Lithgows but I have never seen them marked like that ? also the barrel hole on the nose cap looks a bit large like a range rifle nose cap or it may be just the picture either way you got it for a good price!

sjm

DYNOMIKE
August 10, 2008, 17:57
Originally posted by StoneyCreekMrMauser


I love it when that happens! :D

Me TOO... :D :beer:

Originally posted by sjm
Your Lithgow cleans up really nice but I noticed it has "AUSTRALIA" stamped on it, I have a few Lithgows but I have never seen them marked like that ? also the barrel hole on the nose cap looks a bit large like a range rifle nose cap or it may be just the picture either way you got it for a good price!

sjm

Since the LITHGOW Rifles were made in Australia it makes sense but I am NOT any sort of expert? It is my understanding that the "AUSTRALIA" Stamp on the wrist is correct and common although it may NOT be so on the Older rifles I really don't know?

I believe the PIC you reference is just the PIC as the Nose cap fits perfectly with no gap at all when assembled.. I am reasonably sure it has not been molested in any way and it also matches the Ser # of the rifle.. I will get another PIC when I get her re-assembled after the re-finish...

Thank you, I too think the price was right and I am very pleased with the rifle..
Now just got to get her finished up and to the range to see how she shoots.. :wink:

Ssarge
August 10, 2008, 22:37
You did good Mike!
I have a stock set for my Long Branch No4 Mk II and need to get the sporter butt stock off. Can anyone point me to a screw driver that has a long enough shaft to fit in the stock?
I have a big machine screw driver, but the tip is too thick to fit in the screw notch of the retaining bolt.
Any help would be appreciated.

mitchellh
August 11, 2008, 06:20
Ssarge,

I have an ACE pro series 3/8 x 12" part number 24855, that works on all my Enfields. Give that a try.

Dynomike,

You really scored on that rifle. When you had the forestock off, did you notice if it had recoil plates?

The Australia stamp is pretty cool IMHO. Looking forward to the new pics.:beer:

No Import marks! :bow: :bow:

DYNOMIKE
August 11, 2008, 07:04
Thanks Ssarge, I like it a lot & she is coming along nicely after I took off the Goo. NEW PICS soon...

As far as the stock bolt here is what I use...

1/4" Drive socket wrench and enough extension/s to reach the Bolt.. I use a 1/4" Drives socket and the LARGEST Flat blade bit I can find.. (Bits are all 1/4")..

This works great and I have done it several times..
Remember to fish out the Leather/Felt washer first which is sometimes a PITA..

HTH...

DYNOMIKE
August 11, 2008, 07:07
Originally posted by mitchellh
Ssarge,

I have an ACE pro series 3/8 x 12" part number 24855, that works on all my Enfields. Give that a try.

Dynomike,

You really scored on that rifle. When you had the forestock off, did you notice if it had recoil plates?

The Australia stamp is pretty cool IMHO. Looking forward to the new pics.:beer:

No Import marks! :bow: :bow:

Thanks mitchell~
NO IMPORT marks anywhere and I have looked really closely, in fact I was so surprised I didn't beleive it and kept looking...

Sadly if there is a DOWNER it is that tere are NO Recoil plates in the stock..
Not sure what to do about that? It has been that way all these years but I wonder if I should try and put some in?

mitchellh
August 11, 2008, 14:35
Originally posted by DYNOMIKE


Thanks mitchell~
NO IMPORT marks anywhere and I have looked really closely, in fact I was so surprised I didn't beleive it and kept looking...

Sadly if there is a DOWNER it is that tere are NO Recoil plates in the stock..
Not sure what to do about that? It has been that way all these years but I wonder if I should try and put some in?

I didn't think there would be.

Through a discussion on another board, with an Aussie who knows more about the Lithgow rifle than I do, indicated during WW2 they stopped putting Recoil Plates in the No1 Mk3. The 2 Lithgow rifles I have from the 40's with matching numbered stocks both were assembled without the RPs. One, happens to be one of the rifles I just recently purchased. So I inquired if I should go ahead and do the install?, or not as this rifle has been shooting with out the plates this long. His advice was to go ahead and install, as that's what they do when they encounter rifles without the plates in OZ.

I'm ordering a set from BDLLTD, and will install. This time I'll take more detailed photographs of the process, to help others out. You would be suprised how many times this issue comes up on another board.

If you decide to install a set, let me know if I can help. I've already installed 2 sets with no problems. I hope the 3rd time is successful too.

1MOR
August 11, 2008, 18:27
1918 BSA - non import marked, excellent bore.

http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/5762/enfield2lu1.jpg

http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/7871/enfield4qm7.jpg

DYNOMIKE
August 11, 2008, 19:03
Originally posted by 1MOR
1918 BSA - More to follow

OH SURE!!!
Now you "AND" Mitchell are postin up the WWI MkIII Enfields and I aint got one.....:cry:



YET...... :wink: :shades:

You BASTARDS..... :whiskey:

mitchellh
August 11, 2008, 19:21
Originally posted by 1MOR
1918 BSA - More to follow

http://img513.imageshack.us/img513/5762/enfield2lu1.jpg

That's one nice looking rifle.:beer: Was that FTR'd? The finish on that one's amazing. Is that the original forestock? Details man Details!

1MOR
August 11, 2008, 19:45
Numbers are matching. Butt is walnut, forestock and upper handguard are the fisheye birch but the BLO matches all pieces, many coats applied over long period of time. All the wood kinda matches on ding factor. So I would hazard a guess that the wood has been together for quite a while. The unit disk inlet has been plugged. Some of the parts including the bolt appear to have been reblued. The nose piece appears to be reparked. Internals have little wear and have not been refinished. The magazine has forced match stamped serial number. There are no FTR markings so, I assume that a collector may have restored this piece. Taken together, this is a nice piece and was most likely kept in very good condion prior to restoration. This came from an estate consignment through a well know dealer.

mitchellh
August 21, 2008, 09:31
Well now, the kids started school and Iím off from work.:) I received new Recoil Plates w/ screws from Brian Bick of BDLLTD this week, for my latest Aussie No1 Mk111. Now for the fun part, the installation! Tools needed, 1 ĺ chisel, 1 Black & Decker hand driver, 2 bit extensions, 1 1/16 drill bit, 1 number 6 slotted bit and plenty of patience.

http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/2618/l1030611edited1fk1.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

An image of a Naked Coachwood stock missing the Recoil Plates
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Sizing up the RPís in the stock, and for a representation of how much material will need to be removed.

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Photoís of the reciprocating receiver parts.

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I started on the left side of the stock, because Iím left handed and itís easier for me to work on with the chisel. Plus, this is the lengthiest part for fitting, as material is removed slowly and carefully. Care is taken only to remove whatís necessary and no more.

Here, I have already removed enough material to allow the RP to fit flush with the Recoil Blocks on the stock. The manner for removal of the wood, was pushing down by hand, and removing small amounts.

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Top View of the wood removed from the left side. At this point, I also scored the left side Recoil Block by holding a Recoil Plate where itís going then marked it with a chisel, by pressing down firmly.

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Now for the fun part! I removed the wood slowly and deliberately with and even upward stroke. As you can see not a lot of wood is removed in each stroke. I found out later that using the other side of the chisel worked better for me. Even being careful, I did find high spots that had to be removed in the process.

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After a bit, the debris was building up;

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Several the key points I kept checking on the Recoil Block was;

1. The angle remains the same as the other Recoil Block
2. Removing wood evenly perpendicular to the side, so the Recoil Plate will sit flat against the Recoil Lug when the action is fitted.
3. Once I got close to the scored wood, I slowed down. Itís time to start fitting the action.


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After number 3, I continued removing wood, but after every 2-3 scrapes, I test fitted the receiver. I kept looking down through the action to see how much more material needed to be removed, before I proceeded. (I removed the sear for better pictures, but it doesnít need to be removed).

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SHAZAM! One side down, one to go!:) The pencil is pointing at the visible Recoil Plate. The stock fits tight, but not too tight, I didnít want to require a sledge hammer to get the forestock off.

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Front view of the finished side.* Notice the crack in the center of the stock, Iíll have to deal with this later*

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Sizing up the other side, Iíve already scored this block the same way as the left side.

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A picture of wood removal on the right wall of the stock.

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Here, again Iím checking to see if the Plate sits flush, and is out of the way of the trigger sear.

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Now, with the left side completed, I was able to expedite the installation of the right side. Using the scored wood and visually checking the receiver gap, by placing the stock on the receiver, I eliminated a lot of on/off stock placement. Hereís the gap on the finished left side w/o RP, and the unfinished right side w/o RP. Even though, I was working a bit quicker, I still continued checking the initial key points listed above.

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Just over 3 hours and both Recoil Plates are ready to be secured.:D

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Donít laugh at my jerry rigging, but I haven't found an easier way to drill the screw holes. Using an electric driver with 2 extensions and a 1/16 drill bit. I marked the hole with the RP in place. I then used a black sharpie and marked the depth on the drill bit, and set the hole. Works like a charm.

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:( Work Stoppage- The 2nd brass screw failed to have the slot engraved.
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No problemo, thatís what dremel tools are made for. Back in business!


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Second hole drilled and tapped.

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Both plates installed, ready for the action.

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Action in place, both plates visible with the sear installed too.

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Aussie SMLE No1 Mk111 ready for the range- Total time around 4 hours.:beer:

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I hope this helps others who have the Coachwood No1 MkIIIís that donít have recoil Plates. By no means is this the end all for RP installation, but the way I have done it everytime.

Cheers.

Ssarge
August 21, 2008, 16:05
Great post Mitchellh! Very helpful.
FYI AIM has No. 4 stock sets for sale.
http://www.aimsurplus.com/acatalog/Enfield_No._4_Mk1_Rifle_Stock_Set.html

1MOR
August 21, 2008, 17:07
Mitch, ya deserve a sticky for your instructions! Really nice No 1 Lithgow by the way and great pics!!

DYNOMIKE
August 21, 2008, 18:24
Most excellent job Mitchell... :bow: :whiskey:
Just what needed to understand the installation, now I feel much better about the project...
BTW I will be getting a Nice sharp chisel for this but wonder if one slightly smaller would be easier, maybe a 1/2"??
What is your opinion on that??

I have contacted Brian RE: Some cool parts for my LITHGOW and was planning on getting some of the plates as well.. Sadly he is out of stock but said he would "Try" to get somemore from Aussie land... Keeping my fingers crossed and hope he is able to do so..

Oh well when I get the stuff I ordered I will take some NEW PICS including the goodies I have coming... :biggrin:

Ssarge
August 21, 2008, 20:10
I have two more Enfields on the way. A jungle carbine and a 1918 BSA.
Got the sporter stock off the Longbranch. I have a new set of furniture, but have a much prettier set of walnut on the way for it.
Man, I sure hope this Enfield "thing" is at least slowing down. I now have the Jones for Navy Garands.... :cry:

gearlogo
August 22, 2008, 12:00
Didn't Lord Lovet use a sporterised No1?

mitchellh
August 22, 2008, 12:06
Thanks for the compliment's.:beer:

I managed to make it to the range today for a test fire. I'm happy with the results, as my objective was to hit the paper plate. I know the groups aren't tight, but a tee-shirt just doesn't absorb the recoil very well.( I know I'm a wuss) Plus, my bench wasn't very steady. I could tell I was anticipating the recoil, and not concentrating on the sight picture so I stopped. Hopefully, I'll get a better grouping this winter. I didn't have my spotting scope, so I have no idea which hole represents the first, second or thrid shot.

http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/6499/l1030653edited1wf9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

The POS bench

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Dynomike,

The only reason I use a 3/4" chisel is;

1. That's what I did my first two with.
2. It gives me some sort of representation to the opposite Recoil Bock. So I can reference the angle, and not take too much, or too little, when removing the wood bottom to top.

If you would feel more comfortable with a 1/2" give it a shot, and let us know how you did. I believe the real key is taking your time and not rushing through the project.


Ssarge, WTH. How am I suppose to get my Enfield fix, if you're out there buying them all?:D

Cheers.

DYNOMIKE
August 23, 2008, 12:20
Originally posted by mitchellh
Thanks for the compliment's.:beer:


Dynomike,

The only reason I use a 3/4" chisel is;

1. That's what I did my first two with.
2. It gives me some sort of representation to the opposite Recoil Bock. So I can reference the angle, and not take too much, or too little, when removing the wood bottom to top.

If you would feel more comfortable with a 1/2" give it a shot, and let us know how you did. I believe the real key is taking your time and not rushing through the project.


Ssarge, WTH. How am I suppose to get my Enfield fix, if you're out there buying them all?:D

Cheers.

Ahhh, I will say Mitchell that makes sense.. I was only thinking about making the tool fit better but using it as a Guide is also a GOOD idea... :wink:
Now if I can get some RP's I'll be on this like White on Rice..

Yea IF Ssarge buy's all the Enfields what will we buy?? :devil:

Ssarge
August 23, 2008, 13:29
Originally posted by DYNOMIKE

Yea IF Ssarge buy's all the Enfields what will we buy?? :devil:

A Toyota?
I traded my Jeep Cherokee in on a Highlander and my wife's Honda CRV on a Four Runner. (both '08's) :biggrin:

DYNOMIKE
August 23, 2008, 13:50
Originally posted by Ssarge


A Toyota?
I traded my Jeep Cherokee in on a Highlander and my wife's Honda CRV on a Four Runner. (both '08's) :biggrin:

NOPE....
I'm keeping what I got, the SUPER DUTY has been paid for for several years.. My Wifes X-Terra was paid for in Cash, and the JEEP Purchased for my Co. which BTW I made the VERY LAST payment on YESTERDAY...:biggrin: :D :beer:

As long as they stay in the shape their in they are welcome to stay in my Driveway..

Now I will say this.... My Oldest Sonis 14 and I will be looking for a Small truck for him in the next year and a Half or so..
Thinking a Small TOYO would be a GREAT First vehicle for him.. I must add that my OLD S-10 Ran like a CHAMP and had 173K on it when I sold it.. The Guy called me several times in the next couple years RAVING about that truck being his best vehicle EVER.. :wink:

1MOR
August 23, 2008, 13:54
Toyos suck!:p :p :p

DYNOMIKE
August 23, 2008, 14:06
Originally posted by 1MOR
Toyos suck!:p :p :p

Only the 4-Runners and L/C's SUCK.. :rofl:
Small P/U's are GREAT.. ;)

Ssarge
August 23, 2008, 16:49
The '06 Jeep and '07 Honda were both paid for. Just uncomfortable on trips. I got very good deals on the Yota's, I know the dealer.

DYNOMIKE
August 23, 2008, 17:27
Ssarge~
I was only bustin onya.. FWIW I would imagine that 4-Runner would be GREAT on a Trip of any distance and quite comfy as well.. :whiskey:

BTW in keeping with the thread I just applied another Coat of BLO to the LITHGOW and man this baby looks soooo nice..
I have some Goodies inbound from BRIAN @ BDL LTD and when they arrive I will have all the accoutrements but my BAYO and Recoil plates to complete this project..

Tomorrow she get all HEATED up were going to the Range.. :biggrin: :whiskey:

Andy the Aussie
August 23, 2008, 18:00
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: .......I see all you old queens are starting to come around to a decent vehicle.... ;) ;) :rofl:

Yeah...I still have to take a pic of that old BSA rusting away in back of the safe but I am a busy man don't ya know.... ;):devil:

1MOR
August 23, 2008, 18:40
.......I see all you old queens are starting to come around to a decent vehicle....
At least we drive em on the right side of the road!!

I found this Tacoma trespassing in the driveway with Commie Enfield.

DYNOMIKE
August 24, 2008, 20:15
RANGE DAY today.......

And she's a KEEPER.. :D

O.K. I loaded 1 Round in the Gun, took aim at the berm ducked my head and Pulled the trigger.. She went bang and after I looked over the case I was satisfied all was well.. Loaded 4 Rounds and shot at one of my M16 25 Meter Sight in targets from 50 Yds.. The FIRST Two rounds on target were pretty dissapointing and not very close to my POA at all?? The Next two are real close in fact almost touching so I felt a BIT better.. A few minutes later I shot a Ten round group and I was pretty happy with what I saw.. A Well centered group about 6" low with the Rear sight as low as I could make it.. Raised the rear sight to the 200 Battle sight position and shot the remaining 25 rounds I had brought with me.. (Meant to bring 60 don't know what I did?).. :rolleyes:

This PIC is my target (CENTER Target) after I shot 25 rounds.. A BIT low but again well centered and FWIW I was using a Combination of OLD ASS Click bang de-linked stuff and some OLD Military Winchester .303.. For 70 Y/O Ammo I am quite happy with the gun.. I know some may POOPOO me but I had filled two of those factory plastic sleeves with loose ammo from one can and brought one box of the OLD Win ammo... TWO rounds were obviously different when I pulled the trigger and their POI was much higher than the other 23 rounds as represented by the TWO Shots High Left above SMLE, and confirmed when I looked at the headstamps...... Throw those two out and IMO it's even better.

Heck there is one little group with 4 shots touching so I think she will be just fine.. Brought her home and cleaned her some more and now I even have some shine in the bore which I did NOT have before..

Honestly I could not be much happier with this rifle, she is a KEEPER for sure.. :whiskey:

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj295/DYNOMIKE_photos/P8240401.jpg

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj295/DYNOMIKE_photos/P8240403.jpg

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj295/DYNOMIKE_photos/P8240402.jpg

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj295/DYNOMIKE_photos/P8240404.jpg

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj295/DYNOMIKE_photos/P8240406.jpg

Andy the Aussie
August 25, 2008, 02:56
Nice rifle....I can tell from here however it is lacking "something".... :rofl:

We use to cut these up into "sporters" hand over fist when I was growing up...I had one in 7.7x54 as well....interesting experience ... ;)

DYNOMIKE
August 25, 2008, 06:52
YEA You prolly think it's missing an AUSSIE Brew, but I like GUINNESS..:beer:

Oh My sporters and you even switched calibers too.. Well I suppose you had a LOT of these available back then huh..

Bryan 45
August 25, 2008, 07:39
I have a few to share, but no glamour shots...

Here's a Savage:
http://pic15.picturetrail.com/VOL615/4020916/8349808/121760991.jpg

A 1943 M47 (Was that BSA?)
http://pic15.picturetrail.com/VOL615/4020916/8349808/179249958.jpg

A VJ Day No 5: (made 8/45)
http://pic15.picturetrail.com/VOL615/4020916/8349808/179249964.jpg

1916 Enfield
http://pic15.picturetrail.com/VOL615/4020916/8349808/179249966.jpg

1915 BSA, reworked in WWII in Austrailia
http://pic15.picturetrail.com/VOL615/4020916/8349808/179249968.jpg

Not represented here:

1944 Lithgow, 1945 Maltby, 1943 Faz, 1943 Maltby, 1968 No. 2

owlcreekok
August 27, 2008, 21:22
These are significant rifles and the doings thereof. All of that PSS muthaf***in BS is just a bunch of littledick bastages trying to be grownup.

Glad to see REAL men and REAL rifelz.

:beer:

DYNOMIKE
August 27, 2008, 21:27
Originally posted by owlcreekok
These are significant rifles and the doings thereof. All of that PSS muthaf***in BS is just a bunch of littledick bastages trying to be grownup.

Glad to see REAL men and REAL rifelz.

:beer:

Can I get an AMEN BROTHER!!!!
REAL rifelz for REAL men, that my friend is todays Sermon.. :wink: :whiskey: :whiskey:

StoneyCreekMrMauser
August 28, 2008, 10:29
AMEN Brother!

mitchellh
September 21, 2008, 13:56
A Big BTT with the newest addition to the Enfield family. I thought Iíd finally kicked the enfielditis with the last 3 No1 Mk IIIís, but I had a relapse at the fun show today.

I stumbled across a Savage No4 Mk1*. I didnít have any Savages in the collection, and the price was reasonable, so I took it. Whatís more is it has a mint 2 groove bore; I canít tell if itís even been fired. This beauty has matching numbers on the Magazine, Receiver and Bolt. Everything else has the S stamp all the way down to the front site blade, excluding the rear site. The paint is pristine, and it appears a bayonet has never been fitted. The stock has seen some wear with plenty of dings and a toe repair on the buttstock. As of yet, I have not located an Import Stamp. :D

http://img376.imageshack.us/img376/9980/l1030686edited1qp4.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/5959/l1030691edited1or7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/8358/l1030692edited1vm8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/71/l1030687edited1le2.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/4135/l1030688edited1xj2.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img376.imageshack.us/img376/9897/l1030689edited1xe2.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/8118/l1030690edited1kw9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img376.imageshack.us/img376/5128/l1030693edited1nj2.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Cheers:beer:

1MOR
September 21, 2008, 16:02
I suppose its time to drag a few out and take some more pics of these ole ASS-SALT weapons. :p :p

If I remember correctly, TUDE had few also?

DYNOMIKE
September 21, 2008, 16:35
Well done Mitchell, congrats on the SAVAGE..:beer:
Enfielditis is tough to kick fer sher.....

The SAVAGE rifles are but another cool aspect of the Enfield story.. I know I paid a premium for mine but have NO regrets at all for doing so..
Guess I need to shoot her now as to date she has been a lady in waiting.. :love:

YUP More PICS 1MOR...
Mitchell did a GOOD BTT with the SAVAGE giving the thread a bit of NEW Interest..

DYNOMIKE
September 30, 2008, 18:20
Although I did not take any PICS, the SAVAGE went to the range for it's first range trip (W/ME) on Sunday... :D
And she is also a KEEPER!! Smooth action GREAT trigger, perfect feed, extract, eject and she shot great..
As has been my norm of late ammo was more of the OLD AZZ Brit Surplus some of which is close to Click Bang and even so the groups at 50 yards are promising..
Did screw up and shoot the first 10 rds with the Flip Up aperture @ the 600 setting and at first said WTF!! Why is my group 10" High but I figured it out and things settled in nicely after that...

Also for those that posted up comments and PICS (and someone in particular who sent me PICS via E-MAIL) of your NO4 MKII's you guy's all suck... :tongue:

ENFIELDITIS has struck yet AGAIN..
I just found one of my OWN on G/Boards.. Payment gets sent directly and I hope to have it next week.. All I can say for now is she is a STUNNING, 52 FAZ... :whiskey: :whiskey:

bykerhd
September 30, 2008, 21:44
DYNOMIKE

I don't own one of those Savage No. 4s.
But,
Does this mean I shouldn't post any pictures of my No 4 MkII 6/53 Faz with matching serial numbered No. 9 bayonet ?
Or, the Long Branch No. 4 MkI* DCRA .308 ?
Or, even the lowly No. 5 Carbine ?:uhoh:

Just asking, of course.:biggrin:

DYNOMIKE
October 01, 2008, 07:06
bykerhd~

Thankfully I have had the SAVAGE for some time and was not under the EVIL Spell this thread has placed me in when I got Her...

However the FORCE is STRONG with this one (ENFIELDITIS) and I must resist..

So YES PLEASE post PICS, I'm not buying anymore.... :shades: :biggrin:

1MOR
October 01, 2008, 19:55
1952 No4 Mk2 Faz came home yesterday. Bore was neglected and metal was dirty and dry. Metal is now oiled and copper has been rolling out of the bore for most of the day. Bright and shiney 5 groove barrel. She has a few unusual markings, would anybody happen to know what the "CC" stands for and also the stamping on the right wrist, possibly an importers stamp?
http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/5900/mk29ug9.jpg
http://img385.imageshack.us/img385/2256/mk21na3.jpg
http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/1627/mk22pz6.jpg
http://img385.imageshack.us/img385/1196/mk26fo0.jpg
http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/7227/mk210br9.jpg

DYNOMIKE
October 01, 2008, 21:38
I think the Wrist stamp may be an Import mark??
My Book says the BATF requires an Import stamp (We knew that) however there is no comprehensive list of the diff importers and the stamp they use??

NICE Rifle too BTW..
I like them thar MKII Rifelz.. :whiskey:

bykerhd
October 01, 2008, 23:05
Here is that MkII with the matching numbered No. 9 bayonet & sheath DYNOMIKE.
The friend that sold me this one has the consecutively numbered twin to it.
He picked them out up at Century Arms when they still had a showroom some years back.
The rifle is in really nice shape.
Not unissued by any means, but nicer than the photos really show.

bykerhd
October 01, 2008, 23:06
Another view.

Sanjuro
October 02, 2008, 15:33
I've really enjoyed this thread and the pics. But what is BLO? I'm stumped.

bykerhd
October 02, 2008, 16:15
BLO = Boiled Linseed Oil

Used by some countries militarys as a finish on their wood riflestocks.
Not the best thing, but authentic. For some anyway.

1MOR
October 02, 2008, 16:41
BLO = Boiled Linseed Oil Used by the Commonwealth Countries as a finish for wood stock parts. Commonwealth armorers did not sand their wood when doing wood repairs and refinishing. They scraped the wood. They also used ammonia to strip the BLO and other oil based products that would accumulate on a stock. Its also very effective as I have found out.

mitchellh
October 02, 2008, 19:09
Nice rifles 1MOR and Bykerhd. 1MOR the buttstock on your rifle is cool, any idea of the orgin or meaning of the emblem?

:beer:

1MOR
October 02, 2008, 19:35
"D" I assume could be a rack identity or a unit number. The "CC" on the receiver could be a military or LE identifier. The only reference I can find in Enfield lore is that "CC" represents "Cavalry Carbine", but that reference dates to 1928. There is Brit export stampings on the barrel just aft of the muzzle, so it went overseas. Mike researched the serial number and found that it was held in reserve war stocks into the 90s.

DYNOMIKE
October 02, 2008, 20:04
Looks like yours is but ONE More Enfield that has BEEN around..
Seems to follow the tradition of Confusing stamps & markings Enfields are KNOW for...

The Book I have lists Many SER#'s and their relevant contract countries..


Bykerhd~ NICE rifle and looks to have just missed the IRISH Enfield contract..
PF309348-PF359347

Looks to be about 15 countries had MKII Contracts all with much different numbers of rifles...

Irish contract was about 50k, where BURMA received just under 40K..
Hong Kong in comparison received but a mear 10 Rifles..

bykerhd
October 02, 2008, 22:48
Here is a bad picture of some Enfield eye candy for you to drool over DYNOMIKE ! :biggrin:
Dominion of Canada Rifle Association(DCRA) No. 4 Mk1* Long Branch rebuilt to 7.62 x 51 at the Long Branch arsenal in the '50s by military armorers.
The rear sight is a Parker Hale 5C.
The forend is partially glass bedded and the rest has been free floated more liberally than the military versions.
The top of the receiver has an adapter added to allow the use of the 7.62 x 51 chargers and the Sterling magazine is used.
I was lucky enough to snag it a couple years back at an auction for a very decent price.

mitchellh
October 03, 2008, 05:43
Originally posted by bykerhd
Here is a bad picture of some Enfield eye candy for you to drool over DYNOMIKE ! :biggrin:
Dominion of Canada Rifle Association(DCRA) No. 4 Mk1* Long Branch rebuilt to 7.62 x 51 at the Long Branch arsenal in the '50s by military armorers.
The rear sight is a Parker Hale 5C.
The forend is partially glass bedded and the rest has been free floated more liberally than the military versions.
The top of the receiver has an adapter added to allow the use of the 7.62 x 51 chargers and the Sterling magazine is used.
I was lucky enough to snag it a couple years back at an auction for a very decent price.

SWEET:bow: :bow: :bow:

I've been looking for a PH site for awhile, but man those sites have gotten pricey.

What other gems are you hording in your safe:biggrin:

DYNOMIKE
October 03, 2008, 06:55
Now that's SWEET Byker....
Don't know that I have seen one of those before.. :beer:

That's the second time this week I have heard of someone doing well at an auction, I need to see if there are any aroud here??

bykerhd
October 03, 2008, 09:18
Auctions are hit & miss.

The DCRA came through a local auction company's sale.
The auction company is located way out in the boonies and the auction was held on a week night at their location. Kind of "rustic" at their place.
The auctioneer advertises around New England and is well known and respected. But, some of his gun auctions are not crowded and bargains can sometimes be found.

My last Finn 91/30 and an M44 Mosin, both very nice, were picked up at the auction the year after the DCRA came home with me.:biggrin:
I paid about $ 175 ? for both Mosins.:wink:

I've been to auctions that were much more boring and less productive than the worst gunshow. It depends, at least to some degree, on the auctioneer, the crowd, the location, the day of the week and time of the auction.

mitchellh
October 09, 2008, 20:05
Bump, if you have a worn barrel on a No1 Mk 111, here's where to get them.

http://www.thedealershowroom.com/page/page/1290356.htm

ackks
October 10, 2008, 09:56
Where is the best place to look for an enfield? I have a few and they were a ton of fun to work on...but it's been 13 years since I bought my last one and i don't have a clue where to find them for a good price now.

1MOR
October 10, 2008, 12:20
Depends on what you want and how much you have to spend. Enfields come up here on Market Place once in a while. Gunboards.com will usually have some on their Trader board. Gunbroker.com and Auctionarms.com is a consideration. AR15.COM has a C&R board under their Equipment Exchange. If you would just like to be done with it, Brian Dick offers superb used Enfields and is quite a resource along with having a bunch of slings, books, bayos etc.
Brian Dick -BDLT (http://www.bdlltd.com/mil_sale.htm)
Try gunshows, pawnshops and used stuff in your local gun stores. Google Enfield discussion to find boards that specialize in Enfields. Let us know how you make out, in other words, we expect to see some pics soon!

http://img359.imageshack.us/img359/6172/1fazad4.jpg

DYNOMIKE
October 11, 2008, 06:56
The Boards are a very good place as is BDL LTD.. As mentioned Brian is a great guy to deal with and quite knowledgable.. Local G/Shows and even the auction sites can yield nice stuff as well...

My last two Enfields have come from two different places... The LITHGOW was a Lucky G/Show find and my New MK 4/ NO 2 came from G/Boards.. It was in fact just delivered yesterday and will soon be unveiled.. :biggrin:
Hoping to find a Sling and BAYO today at the Funshow..

Enfielditis is tough to get rid of, in fact I think once you have it your SCREWED..:wink: :whiskey:

1MOR
October 11, 2008, 10:12
Yer screwed once ya start reading threads like this. Stuff like this led to my first Enfield acquisition. There is a guy from the upper provinces who used to post on the Jouster Enfield board among others. He would pose his stuff on wooden barstools in his driveway. His pics would leave ya foaming at the mouth!!:D :D

johnnycobra
October 15, 2008, 13:09
My No 4, rescued from bubba, then re-bubba'd by me.

Actually, I have a MK2 sight and original buttstock squirreled away for putting it back.

http://img115.imageshack.us/img115/2830/pict0087px6.jpg
http://img115.imageshack.us/img115/1797/pict0088xd8.jpg

DABTL
October 15, 2008, 16:52
I will take some pictures of the L42A1 this evening.

1MOR
October 15, 2008, 16:55
My No 4, rescued from bubba, then re-bubba'd by me.

Good lookin Enfield, lotsa finish and good looking wood. Do I see an old school Weaver K scope?

Thanks for saving the old girl!

johnnycobra
October 15, 2008, 17:17
Originally posted by 1MOR


Good lookin Enfield, lotsa finish and good looking wood. Do I see an old school Weaver K scope?

Thanks for saving the old girl!

Why thank you. Yep, it's an old K-4 weaver on an S&K mount.

When I got it, it had the forend cut down - no front HG but had the rear and bbl band. Had screws through the HG band to keep it on - sort of an L42 wannabe.

It also had an oval shaped piece of neoprene fastened to the buttstock with twenty phillips head screws around the perimeter to make a cheek rest. I wish I had pics.

I picked up some surplus wood and extra pieces to restore it, then decided I could make a no gunsmithing "T" out of it for a fun piggie rifle.

This one has South african marks arrow in "U" on it - worked over in 49.

1MOR
October 15, 2008, 18:16
So, ya got a well travelled Enfield. Your SA mark on the receiver bridge? Does your buttplate look anything like this?

http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/1976/faz1ig4.jpg

johnnycobra
October 15, 2008, 19:13
My butt is clean :(

DABTL
October 26, 2008, 10:38
A few pics of one of the rarer Enfields.

This is the L42a1, sniper kit. Less than 1,000 were made and far less survive. Brought here years ago mostly in incomplete sets. I bought one some years ago and spent the last few years searching for the missing pieces.

Here is the illusive IWS, Intensified Weapon Sight, mount. Probably the hardest part to come by. It is for mounting the Brit equivalent of the AN-PVS1 night scope. Expensive when found. Very.


http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p142/dabtl/DSCN0012.jpg


Each kit had a WWII Scout Sniper Telescope, with two end pieces, one low resolution and one high. Here is the high end piece.


http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p142/dabtl/DSCN0002-1.jpg


The green scope container is the later model replacing the old leather case. Difficult to find.

http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p142/dabtl/DSCN0011.jpg

http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p142/dabtl/DSCN0010.jpg

The cleaning brush and tissues were kept in this bottle salvaged from Karl Gustav Anti-Tank Rockets. Very hard to find.


http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p142/dabtl/DSCN0001-1.jpg

I have a couple of extra 7.62 magazines, a difficult but not impossible find.


http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p142/dabtl/DSCN0013.jpg

Included in the kit is a bore stick, upper left of lid, the lens cleaning bottle, right side of lid. Also included were the cleaning kit, a sling, the rifle scope and rifle.

http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p142/dabtl/DSCN0008.jpg


http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p142/dabtl/DSCN0009.jpg

The rifle was converted from the No.4(t) sniper of WWII and a heavy 7.62x51 barrel was substituted for the normal .303 barrel.

An interesting variation and the last model Enfield issued.

Ssarge
October 26, 2008, 10:44
Very nice Bill. Great photos as well! :bow:

DABTL
October 26, 2008, 12:02
I really should add this one. You can tell how much I shoot this rifle, the shipping tag, from 1989, is still attached to the front sight.


http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p142/dabtl/DSCN0015.jpg

1MOR
October 26, 2008, 19:53
Outstanding! A local Enfield owner showed me one of his No4 Mk1* sniper kits a few years ago. That was a white glove experience. Now we have seen the holy grail of Enifieds:bow: :bow:

DABTL
October 26, 2008, 20:01
Originally posted by 1MOR
Outstanding! A local Enfield owner showed me one of his No4 Mk1* sniper kits a few years ago. That was a white glove experience. Now we have seen the holy grail of Enifieds:bow: :bow:

I will post the No4Mk1(t) pics later. I have to dig it out.

MasterChief
November 12, 2008, 14:22
Rescuing a bubba'd rifle is a good and viable way to acquire a diamond-in-the-rough. This 1943 Long Branch was $85 at a gun shop about 5 years ago. The handguards and bands were missing and the forend had been chopped, but the bolt-receiver-magazine all matched. I got the metal bits from Springfield Sporters and the wood set from Sportsman's Guide. Total expenditure about $200 for a now-excellent specimen and good shooter. Not a collector piece but valued by me. Best wishes. Dave

http://www.fototime.com/FE6456D698AD457/orig.jpg

1MOR
November 12, 2008, 16:39
Ya saved a piece of history. Congratulations!:bow:

StoneyCreekMrMauser
November 12, 2008, 20:14
Another desporterization success story! Got my eye on another No.4 Mk. 1 that's been chopped. $200 is a bit much but I liked the action. It's non-boogered cousin, a 1914 BSA for the same $, ain't a bad lookin' option either.

And they are probably FIELD gauge swallowers but that's part of the fun.

mitchellh
November 13, 2008, 20:01
Very nice Masterchief:bow:

DYNOMIKE
May 22, 2009, 20:34
After seing the PICS Sudden Death posted of his rifle I though this thread needed a BUMPSKIE.. :beer:

crazytrain
May 24, 2009, 16:45
I just picked up an SMLE hybrid I'm quote happy with. Matching, non-FTR'd 42 Lithgow but with English walnut. All in brilliant condition.

http://home.comcast.net/~crazytrain/Lith01.jpg

Blackmore
May 25, 2009, 05:58
Originally posted by DYNOMIKE
After seing the PICS Sudden Death posted of his rifle I though this thread needed a BUMPSKIE.. :beer:

Here ya go, Mike. 1942 Long Branch, all matching S/N, 2 groove barrel, seconded to New Zealand.

Blackmore
May 25, 2009, 06:00
Right side.

Blackmore
May 25, 2009, 06:02
Date

Blackmore
May 25, 2009, 06:05
Double serial numbers

DYNOMIKE
May 25, 2009, 07:57
NICE Rifle Blackmore, I really like the LONG BRANCH rifles (well I like them all actually).. :p
Interesting the Double Ser#'s, ONE of the many stories that make ENFIELDS so fascinating.. How does she shoot BTW?? :beer:

crazytrain~
NICE SMLE, thanks for posting..
We await a RANGE Report from your new addition.. :wink:

bykerhd
May 25, 2009, 09:07
A friend of mine called me from a Miami gun show Saturday. He had found a 1944 ? Long Branch for $ 300. The problems were the bolt serial number looked funny, possibly restamped, and the stock had been re-finished. To what level the stock was re-finished I don't know, or whether it was an original stock.

I advised him to let that one go.
He is not mechanical. AT ALL.
Anything beyond cleaning is pretty much beyond him. Which he acknowledges.
He IS picky about his guns and not restoring the semi-bubbaed ? Long Branch to original condition would drive him crazy.

P.I. Staker
May 27, 2009, 20:45
Latested addition to the family Enfield accumulation:

http://enfielditis.net/L42A1/rifle1.jpg


http://enfielditis.net/L42A1/rifle2.jpg


http://enfielditis.net/L42A1/can1.jpg


http://enfielditis.net/L42A1/l42.jpg


Missing many of the pricey accessories, but still hard to find.

DYNOMIKE
May 27, 2009, 20:48
Looks like a BEAUTY!!
I sure hope to find one of those for myself someday..

P.I. Staker
May 27, 2009, 20:49
Also a few of one of the No4T rifles.

http://enfielditis.net/SNIPERPAGE_files/May16_01.jpg

http://enfielditis.net/SNIPERPAGE_files/may16_21.jpg

http://enfielditis.net/SNIPERPAGE_files/May16_03.jpg

http://enfielditis.net/SNIPERPAGE_files/May16_04.jpg

http://enfielditis.net/SNIPERPAGE_files/May16_08.jpg

http://enfielditis.net/SNIPERPAGE_files/May16_09.jpg

http://enfielditis.net/SNIPERPAGE_files/May16_11.jpg

ROCKSHUND@aol.com
June 05, 2009, 07:44
My "truck" gun is an old, "veteran" 1944 Long Branch that could stand some nicer furniture...the metalwork is pretty good, and the barrel is awesome.

I traded a fairly inexpensive pocketknife and $25 for it a few years ago. Brought it home, stripped it down, gave it a decent cleanup and lightly cleaned up the furniture, and shot it. Good ole' rifle.

I value this version for its very good rear sight design...and greatly respect the firepower available in these 10 round bolt actions. .303Brit is on the list of cartridges that I need to get dies for (yeah, I know that this round is a little "unusual" to reload).

I'm firmly against sporterizing these old military rifles...I like to clean 'em up, and enjoy 'em as they are.

I've also got a 1908 Carl Gustav M96 Swedish Mauser around that I paid $69 for in a Florida Woolworth store circa 1987 that I cleaned up...and obtained correct type accoutrements for...that is the go-to rifle for me here in rural NC...it waits for me at the head of my bed, and has been called into service several times. I load 156-160 grain bullets for it, and consider this round to be one of the most efficient and effective gamestoppers ever designed.

'Nuff ramblin'... -FNR...

CRShooter32
June 08, 2009, 14:39
Faz. No. 1 Mk.III, 1943 dated, bore is excellent, overall condition is very good++, with the exception, that someone carved their initials into the buttstock. :redface: Some people just have no respect for C&R firearms, it's a sin against all humanity to mar a beautiful rifle like an Enfield.

Aldwin
June 08, 2009, 15:25
I own a No 4. MK 2, built in 1956. It came from a surplus dump somewhere in Ireland.
It had never been fired. The previous (first) owner only fired about 200 rounds with the gun in 10 years.
I first changed the stock to a wood No 5 carbine stock, but i found a black ATI Monte Carlo stock a few months ago and that's what she wears right now.

I'm still looking for a scope mount to make a real hunter or range gun out of it.

I would never do that to a real wartime gun, those guns have to stay original.
But mine is a post war gun and has no historical importance, so it's a lot of fun to "pimp" it.

Deltaten
June 08, 2009, 15:29
well!
A pile o'nice irons there, gents; tho the nomenclature leaves me a tad confused at times.

My only venture into the type is a nice-ish RFI in 7.62X51 that came from AIM last year. Very smooth action and actually; a lot less brutal on the shoulder than most crankhandled rifles :D

bykerhd
June 08, 2009, 23:22
Aldwin, your rifle is more valuable than you think.
Use it as you like, but keep ALL the original parts safe and sound so it can be returned to it's original state if either you, or some future buyer wish.
Trust me when I tell you that even now, in it's original trim, it is worth easily twice what it would be all nice and scoped in your ATI stock.
There are No-drill aftermarket scope mounts that only require the rear sight to be removed to install. NO permanent alterations are required.
Do a bit of research and you'll be happier later.:wink:

Opie
June 09, 2009, 00:30
Originally posted by mitchellh
Not a rifle, but a distant relative:biggrin:

I've had this for 2+ years and haven't even shot it once:rolleyes:
http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/8746/l1030593edited1ob2.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/4565/l1030594edited1vj9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/5815/l1030590edited1ab6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/9372/l1030592edited1ye9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


I got a line on one of these as well....I hope to go buy it in a couple of weeks if it is still there.

DYNOMIKE
June 09, 2009, 06:58
Originally posted by Aldwin
I own a No 4. MK 2, built in 1956. It came from a surplus dump somewhere in Ireland.
It had never been fired. The previous (first) owner only fired about 200 rounds with the gun in 10 years.
I first changed the stock to a wood No 5 carbine stock, but i found a black ATI Monte Carlo stock a few months ago and that's what she wears right now.

I'm still looking for a scope mount to make a real hunter or range gun out of it.

I would never do that to a real wartime gun, those guns have to stay original.
But mine is a post war gun and has no historical importance, so it's a lot of fun to "pimp" it.

These are excellent examples of the ENFIELD rifles and most would be quite happy with owing one in it's correct config.. While of course you can do as you wish the thought of this fine rifle being molested so makes me a little ill..
Please an ATI Monte Carlo stock on an ENFIELD?? :eek:
I think I just threw up in my mouth a little, yuk with a Capital YUK..

Aldwin
June 10, 2009, 13:19
@ Bykerhd, i meant historical value. It has never seen action.
It just layed in a box for 40 years, the lazy bastard.

Here in Holland, you can find loads of them at just about any gunshop.
A lot of them were sold by their owners because of the insane prices for the .303 ammo.

All the changes i make to my guns are temporary. It has to be changed back to it's original condition if i want to.

@Dynomike, i totally agree, it's not a good looking stock set and it doesn't do the Lee Enfield justice...............

The only reason for installing it, is the pistol grip. My hands are not that big and for some reason i could never get a good grip with the original stock.
I use it for long distance, and now, because it has a free floating barrel, it shoots soo much better than before.

So, not for the looks, just for accuracy.

letitride
June 10, 2009, 15:58
Howdy!
Newbie guy here,signed up to find info on building a Israeli HB FAL,and came across this thread on Enfields. Love these guns,the first ones I ever owned came from Hunters Lodge,in Alexandria,VA. Bought them through the mail (yep,I am really THAT old),sometime around 1965. If memory serves,the No.4 was $18.95,and the P14 was $20.95. 100 rds. of loose ammo was tossed into the box,for $3. Over the years,never had a bad shooter,and now kick myself for ever selling any of these old friends.:cry:
But anyway,maybe someone here can answer what is probably a dumb question....when you say one of your Enfields has all matching numbers,does that include the mag? Reason I'm asking,I have a MkIII Ishy with matching numbers,including mag. Thanks!

Aldwin
June 11, 2009, 09:56
Yep, mine also has the serial on the mag, and on the bolt and also on the stock.

MacRob
June 12, 2009, 08:27
I have two Long Branch No. 4s, I Lithgow SMLE and a brand new "Irish Contract" No. 4, which was not part of the Irish contract, based on its serial #, although it was labeled as such.

All interesting guns. I have the correct bayonet for each rifle as well.

letitride
June 12, 2009, 15:11
Originally posted by Aldwin
Yep, mine also has the serial on the mag, and on the bolt and also on the stock.
Mine too,got it about 7 years ago,what was cool about it (at least to me) was that it was made in 1949,same as me,LOL. Would never refinish it,every dent and scratch has a story behind it.

Gubbins
June 13, 2009, 11:54
Since we're on the subject of the superb SMLE, can any of you advanced collectors venture an estimate on a minty L39?
Thanks~!

Tango 1Zero
August 19, 2009, 12:33
Heres one of mine. My old 1949 No 1 MK III Ishapore

I like shooting this one better than my No4 MKI Savage
Small stock repair and some mismatched wood but my favorite shooter.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y60/cherokee22/forsale/007.jpg


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y60/cherokee22/forsale/006.jpg

molotov
August 19, 2009, 18:10
My No. 4 Mk II chambered for .444 marlin.

Beats the hell out of .303 British any day.

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg146/dirkdingus/arms015.jpg

Colosseum
August 19, 2009, 18:17
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/Colosseum/Random/S4020556.jpg

My No.4 Mk.1, ROF Fazackerly, June 1943 dated.

Love this rifle, but can't find any damn cheap ammo for it.

Temp
August 21, 2009, 00:41
Guy at work tells me he's got an old brit .303 that he'll take $100 for a couple weeks ago.

Turns out that it's a 1952 Fazakerly in 90+ percent condition.

5 crisp 20's later and it's mine.



http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h225/FalMike/fazak52.jpg

bykerhd
August 21, 2009, 09:08
Nice catch Temp.
I've got a 1953 Faz. in similar condition a friend sold me some years back.
A matching numbered No.9 bayo came with mine.
He's still got it's consecutively numbered twin, and matched bayo.