View Full Version : UE57 vs UB61 lower selector marks

June 07, 2008, 22:25
Way beyond me why they are different, when one may have changed...etc. Leave it to the experts.


June 07, 2008, 22:31

June 08, 2008, 21:42
could it be as simple as the tooling being moved to a new location ?
simple changes over time with no other reason ?

Dunno. good question .

June 10, 2008, 22:29
Top pic is enfield second pic is birmingham small arms two different manufactures. .

June 11, 2008, 11:29
Originally posted by paul87buick
top pic is enfield second pic is birghinham small arms two different manufactures. .

That's right. In fact, the Enfield is the earliest known kit from Enfield.

But at a later time, I believe the selector marks were homogenized. Anyone else can post photos which include the UE or UB, date, and selector marks?

June 11, 2008, 14:22
i tried to post pics as i have a UE and UB but they were too washed out

my PIC FU just isint up to snuff with the close in detailed pics


June 24, 2008, 22:35
Mine is a Bit different...


June 25, 2008, 08:00
Anyone have UE pics?

July 08, 2008, 19:54
I can look

July 08, 2008, 20:42
ask and ye shall receive!!

July 08, 2008, 20:50
and just cuz I can

another UB

July 09, 2008, 10:19
So our short sample would indicate that Enfield lowers have the narrower selector marks, with BSA employing the wider "kindergarten" style.

That would indicate that Lithgow selector marks are closer to BSA's; of course, Lithgows detents are unique in that they are not oblong, but rectangular.

Note of course, that our sample only has dates of 57, 60, and 61. Anything later?

Gun Dr.
January 12, 2009, 03:41
My BSA lower is a 58 (UB 58) and it has the narrower style selector print as seen on the Enfield.

January 12, 2009, 17:28
I got atleast 5 lowers. I'll take some pics later tonight.

February 22, 2010, 17:22
I just bought UE 5746 today. I assume it's going to be the same as Abom's...but nothing wrong with gun porn. If you know how much I paid I'd be slaughtered...I'm gonna take pics in a moment

February 22, 2010, 17:58
Photo sucks...just oil up near the rear sight.

March 07, 2010, 22:52
Nog, are you still looking for this stuff? I have a bunch of Brit kits and lowers, and I'm pretty sure I have one with a lower serial number than yours.

May 22, 2010, 11:50
What's with the A1 strikeover on some of these? I have one that's marked UB 5? A1 then 4246, but the A1 is an apparently obvious overstrike.