Well, the board is either fixed, or it's going to run terribly. Cross your fingers and hope for the best. I'm at my technical limit right now.

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by Alan De Enfield
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: HELP! "No5 Carbine with full length wood" thread!
Replies: 2
Views: 93
Wales

Re: HELP! "No5 Carbine with full length wood" thread!

I'm not 'popular' over there as I 'called' a Mod for encouraging the breaking of UK Firearms Law.

Is it the No5 Mk2 that was prototyped but never went into production ?
Trialed in 1946 but then the No5 was then declared obsolescent in 1947.

I have some notes somewhere about it.
by Alan De Enfield
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Just when I think I have this rifle identified... I find different information! Please help!
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Wales

Re: Just when I think I have this rifle identified... I find different information! Please help!

you have a rebuild for ww11 . appears to be a BSA . I'm not real good on this version but I'm sure Rapid Rob can add ...............Bob aka rap1610 It is not a rebuild it is a 'peddled scheme rifle' assembled by BSA. All components were made in dispersed 'cottage industry' (many be one or two man c...
by Alan De Enfield
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: VISUAL REFERENCE GUIDE - Rifle No5 Mk1 Fazakerley
Replies: 11
Views: 2479
Wales

Re: VISUAL REFERENCE GUIDE - Rifle No5 Mk1 Fazakerley

I would like to take the opportunity to correct another 'bullet point' in the original post : We see the capped fore-end beginning in early 1946. Some were found on the early 1944 experimental models but the majority are post war. It was requested that a fore-end cap be introduced for protection of ...
by Alan De Enfield
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: VISUAL REFERENCE GUIDE - Rifle No5 Mk1 Fazakerley
Replies: 11
Views: 2479
Wales

Re: VISUAL REFERENCE GUIDE - Rifle No5 Mk1 Fazakerley

I noticed a page from the original post is missing. So here is the page from my print out from 2013. It was the original reply to Alan's comment as to the source of TikiRocker's information. Click on it to enlarge the scan. JC Page.jpeg I am sure that at the time Skennerton was working on informati...
by Alan De Enfield
Sat May 26, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Who has a stacking swivel for a No. 4 Mk1
Replies: 11
Views: 973
Wales

Re: Who has a stacking swivel for a No. 4 Mk1

OK, but to me just a stacking swivel. Sorry thead cop. Steve There is no need for your "keyboard warrior" type response, you can call it what ever you like, i was just pointing out the correct term You are 100% correct. It makes a huge difference if you expect folks to help if you use the correct t...
by Alan De Enfield
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Lee Enfield No 5
Replies: 36
Views: 5125
Wales

Re: Lee Enfield No 5

The Proof Markings are UK CIVILIAN PROOFS. Any firearm (and its pressure bearing components) must be proved before it can be sold in the UK to a UK Civilian - there is no such things as 'export proof marks' - if being exported then proofs would only be added if it was a requirement of the receiving ...
by Alan De Enfield
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: My pair of sporters
Replies: 14
Views: 1084
Wales

Re: My pair of sporters

You have got it about right. However - just to throw confusion into the discussion there were approximately 20,000 No4 Mk1 manufactured in England that were actually marked as being No4 Mk1* Nobody knows where they got hold of a No4 Mk1* stamps from, as (as you state) the Mk1* was the North American...
by Alan De Enfield
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Lee-Enfield System
Replies: 36
Views: 4537
Wales

Re: Lee-Enfield System

Hello, I was just inquiring as to whether or not there are any companies that specialize in Lee Enfield rifles like CanWest Sport Distributors www.lee-enfieldrifles.com still in business? Any gunsmiths familiar with the Lee Enfield rifle platform would also be greatly appreciated. I'm just looking ...
by Alan De Enfield
Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Lee-Enfield System
Replies: 36
Views: 4537
Wales

Re: Lee-Enfield System

Tommy Atkins wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:47 am


& believe it or not a 1/4 penny or "farthing"
And the name 'Farthing' comes from 'Fourthing' (or one fourth of a penny)
by Alan De Enfield
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: finally picked up another no4 mk1
Replies: 10
Views: 2399
Wales

Re: finally picked up another no4 mk1

The official way for Armourers was to lower a rack of wood-work into a vat of hot linseed oil, allowing the pores to open and for it to absorb into the wood. The wood was then hung up to drip-dry. In the field it was different : Source : ACI No 1148 dated 25/9/1940 Approval is hereby given for the t...
by Alan De Enfield
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Lee-Enfield System
Replies: 36
Views: 4537
Wales

Re: Lee-Enfield System

There were also even smaller denominations than the penny. That should put the difference in the actual purchasing power backwards adjusted to remove inflation into perspective. The "Old" Penny as opposed to the new "Pence" was a huge coin, about the size of a U.S. silver dollar. It actually was co...
by Alan De Enfield
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Lee-Enfield System
Replies: 36
Views: 4537
Wales

Re: Lee-Enfield System

That advertisement is wonderful.. What year??? If I may come to the well one more time and ask.. (And mind you I am getting this form old movies) whats a BOB??? Joey = 3 pence Tanner = 6 pence Bob = 12 pence (1 shilling) Florin = 2 shillings 1/2 a crown = 2/6 (2 shillings and 6 pence) Crown = 5 shi...
by Alan De Enfield
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Lee-Enfield System
Replies: 36
Views: 4537
Wales

Re: Lee-Enfield System

That advertisement is wonderful.. What year??? If I may come to the well one more time and ask.. (And mind you I am getting this form old movies) whats a BOB??? Joey = 3 pence Tanner = 6 pence Bob = 12 pence (1 shilling) Florin = 2 shillings 1/2 a crown = 2/6 (2 shillings and 6 pence) Crown = 5 shi...
by Alan De Enfield
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Lee-Enfield System
Replies: 36
Views: 4537
Wales

Re: Lee-Enfield System

That advertisement is wonderful.. What year??? 2 more questions what is the cost that can not be in Pounds, could it??? And what is the difference in the Trade pattern to the officers Cost is in shillings with 20 shillings to the pound so : 120 shillings = GBP£6 112/6 is 112 shillings and 6 pennies...
by Alan De Enfield
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Info on Sht Lee Enfield 1917 no1 mk3*
Replies: 13
Views: 1796
Wales

Re: Info on Sht Lee Enfield 1917 no1 mk3*

Sad to see such a good old work-horse treated so badly. It was a No1 Mk3 Short Magazine Lee Enfield, that did its 'bit' for King & Country - it is now a 'bubba'd cut up hunting rifle. The magazine looks to have been cut down from the original 10 round magazine. The woodwork has been 'sporterised' Th...

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