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carmenrose9967
August 29, 2015, 21:35
Hi, I have a .22 Enfield trainer , it is No1 Mk3 convert. It has a BSA barrel ,the side is marked B55 FTR, thr wrist is marked 1955, Royal crown stamp and a broad arrow, ser. no. A167 What model is it called. It is all matching like new bore and stock, super accurate. I havee looked every where I can not find one that looks like it. Help:rolleyes:
Rich

Story
August 30, 2015, 06:30
Looks like this, right?
http://www.byswordandmusket.co.uk/past-sales/british-rifles-sold/no1-mkiii-22-a-g-parker-smle-trainer/

Those are cool - FTR is Factory Thorough Repair, obviously done in 1955. It was a cheap way posst-WWII to make training rifles for the Army, Territorial Army (Reserves) and Cadets.

The big book of Enfields has a section on them.
Left side of page
http://www.skennerton.com/NewBooks.htm

A fair number of reasonably knowledgeable SMLE/Enfield folk hang out here
http://forums.gunboards.com/forumdisplay.php?55-The-Lee-Enfield-Forum

carmenrose9967
August 30, 2015, 09:55
You hit it right on the head, So I guess it is still called a No 1 mk 3 .22 ? Most of the other .22 trainers have a model number, was this because it is an early convert? It is a great shooter, the barrel is not sleeved even the mag matches.
Thanks for the pictures.
Rich:smile:
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Story
August 30, 2015, 11:26
Da nada, hombre. Now give us a range report. Bottles, toes and target required.

BruceHMX
September 01, 2015, 15:46
Those rifles are just plain fun. I have two. One is New Zealand marked and the other is a Lithgow. Super accurate and the neat thing is the hollowed out magazine acts as a brass catcher.

carmenrose9967
September 01, 2015, 21:34
They filled my magazine with a balsa wood block and painted it black ,it will only catch a few empties and I have to dump them. They did not use it much, the wood and metal are like it was made yesterday. You can shoot for a hour and not go through a 100 rds. I shot some .22 shorts and you have to listen to hear if it went off.
Rich