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
Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Picked this up. Thoughts?
Replies: 3
Views: 139
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Re: Picked this up. Thoughts?

If the pictures are a true representation then the finish on the furniture is not correct but it is up to you if you want to remove it and 'start again'. (Maybe some ones idea of a 'shiny black rifle') 20181215_145408.jpg Not wishing to teach your granny to suck eggs - but you do say that Enfields a...
by Alan De Enfield
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Lee Enfield no1 mk3 rebuild & sight issue
Replies: 11
Views: 243
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Re: Lee Enfield no1 mk3 rebuild & sight issue

Cplcurley wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:50 pm
Private sale and came with the simpler basic rear site which is fine I prefer the windage sight tho.

Ahh - OK.
I thought with you saying its a 'new build' it must have been assembled by an RFD and that you had bought it from the 'assembler'.
by Alan De Enfield
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Lee Enfield no1 mk3 rebuild & sight issue
Replies: 11
Views: 243
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Re: Lee Enfield no1 mk3 rebuild & sight issue

Send it back to the dealer you purchased it from to get it 'sorted out'.
by Alan De Enfield
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Indian 303 Enfield made in the 1980s
Replies: 7
Views: 284
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Re: Indian 303 Enfield made in the 1980s

I do love that crest, I mean its either Cobras and a Tiger or one of those nasty Flying monkeys that that Old Witch sent after Dorothy & gang. Either way that is kick butt... The 'crest' is the Ashoka Lion Mount in stylized form. the Proof Mark used on all Indian made guns & Rifles. There are in fa...
by Alan De Enfield
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Indian 303 Enfield made in the 1980s
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Wales

Re: Indian 303 Enfield made in the 1980s

Yes. The story often told on many forums, (that simply by continuous repetition has become 'Gospel'), is that the 2A & 2A1's were built using 'better' steel. To prove, or disprove this Cpt Peter Laidler (The UKs most senior REME Armourer) arranged for a dozen or so of these rifles to be exaimed by a...
by Alan De Enfield
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Indian 303 Enfield made in the 1980s
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Wales

Re: Indian 303 Enfield made in the 1980s

According to the Proofmaster at Ishapore there were problems with the 7.62 NATO Enfield 2a and 2a1 and they had to reduce the specification to get it to 'pass the test'. This was because they had changed the steel specification to a 'better grade' which actually turned out to result in 100% failures...
by Alan De Enfield
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Indian 303 Enfield made in the 1980s
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Wales

Re: Indian 303 Enfield made in the 1980s

The Indians are known to have manufactured these rifles up to the end of the '80s, and rumour has it that they were still producing into the '90s but I have never seen an example.


1986 is a common year - it must have been a 'high volume' production run.
by Alan De Enfield
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: HELP! "No5 Carbine with full length wood" thread!
Replies: 5
Views: 1145
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Re: HELP! "No5 Carbine with full length wood" thread!

I thought the no5 Mk2 was basically a No 5 Mk1 with the hung trigger of the No4 Mk2? # Nope - totally different re-designed rifle, full length wood and front band moved forward 3" The aim was to get rid of the 'wandering zero' as it was believed to have been caused by incorrectly seasoned (or not s...
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: 5
Views: 1145
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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: 678
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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: 3815
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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: 3815
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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: 2171
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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: 8038
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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: 1883
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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...

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