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Must stop this gun envy thing i get when i see other folks collections of Enfields....i've only got 2 of those on that wall......oh and the same species of plant :-(
Taken: Mar 15, 2012
Forend top and lower handguards cut off.
Just need a British Trench Mace (TMC-02) and a Frog for me Bayonet,and the modified bayonet fighting knife and my Enfield SMLE will be complete,got the Bandolier although i don't posses a very rare 1907 bayonet with a hooked Quillion just a 1917 patt
I dont get Jealous,but there are sometimes when it just takes me over :-)
A British trench near the Albert-Bapaume road at Ovillers-la-Boisselle, July 1916 during the Battle of the Somme. The men are from A Company, 11th Battalion, The Cheshire Regiment.Using the Enfield S.M.L.E.
Canadian Calgary Highlanders Sniping Platoon Sergeant Harold A. Marshall with his Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk.1 (T) rifle, Kapellen, Belgium, 6 Oct 1944.
These are very rare with a scope fitted,they were superseded by the No.5 Jungle Carbine.
This Enfield No.4 has been assembled wrong,the nosecap handguard strap screw is shown with it's head on the RH side,whereas all screws were fitted from the LH side.
Also it's been spot welded so it cant be dissasembled.
Wonder whether these PLA Fighters have got a spare rear-sight for an Enfield No.1 before i buy one for a tenner on Sunday :-?
Another shot underneath the rear top hand guard showing the armourers 'Proofing' marks on the Barrel and on the Receiver,you would have thought by the depth they've whacked these stamps they would have gone out of proof ?
Thought id be a Gunsmith today and check out the proof marks on the smelly.Made in the reign of "Georgius Rex,Imperator" 1919 at Ishapore Rifle Factory,Short.Magazine,Lee Enfield Mk III*,the * denotes later modifications.
Well im 46 and didn't know what an 'Ishapore Screw' was till i saw it in this photo just behind the Rear sight protectors and in front of the magazine on this nice Enfield No.1 MkIII SMLE,to strengthen the barrel casing for grenade launching.
Well i was wrong about finding a loved one on-line,i'll be meeting this Beauty on Sunday,she's a 1917 S.M.L.E Lee-Enfield rifle no1 mkIII made at Ishapore Rifle Factory,i only hope my No4 Mk1* don't get jealous :-?
No 5 carbine.
Used in the Pacific theatre basically a lighter and shorter version of the No4 rifle with a conical flash hider shortened stock and weighing in at a full two pounds less than the standard No 4, it was ideally suited to jungle warfare. The downside of
Shortened hand guards and Flash arrestor.
British WWII .303 Lee Enfield MK 5 Jungle Carbine.
These had side fitted slings and could be strapped on the Soldiers front pack.
To some the word GUN is a four letter word and i know what they must mean as this lovely pair of Enfields can only be described as 'PORN'.
A 1915 Mk3 and a 1945 Mk5 Jungle carbine
Of course in 'My' perfect world i would like the set-up to look like this,but it aint gonna happen ever for me coz I've been a 'Bad un',so make sure you grow up nice and pure and you will be able to fire one for real......but then you will have to hi
Cleaned out receiver,showing the ejector catch.
More on the .303 here,
I suddenly realised after 20 years what that thing in the loft was used for,apart from carrying my spark plugs and small tools on m/c rally's.
A WW2 Ammunition Bandolier..........doh!
You can see the Rim (shoulder) on the correct one nearest to the camera,which is a Standard Mk VII drill round.
I have no doubt there are more people out there that will correct me if im wrong so please do.
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