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by Alan De Enfield
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: MD stamped DP rifle @ $400
Replies: 9
Views: 420
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Re: MD stamped DP rifle @ $400

OK, got it, thanks. DP wasn't necessarily "Broken", or worn out. Sure many of them were, but some were just old & there were many many more than needed particularly after WW2. I'm sure some decent, but well used rifled were DP'd just to meet demand. The problem is that neither you nor your gunsmith...
by Alan De Enfield
Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: "Mummy wrapped" Enfield #4/Mk2(F) value??
Replies: 24
Views: 1156
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Re: "Mummy wrapped" Enfield #4/Mk2(F) value??

I wouldn't thank you for a new (mummified or unfired) Enfield, their collectability and interest (for me) is their story - "where have they been, what have they done, what story could they tell". If I wanted a 'new' rifle I could buy a lighter, more accurate and a better calibre from an assortment o...
by Alan De Enfield
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: "Mummy wrapped" Enfield #4/Mk2(F) value??
Replies: 24
Views: 1156
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Re: "Mummy wrapped" Enfield #4/Mk2(F) value??

Gents: thanks for the information. I did not think that someone would pay that much! Come Spring, it will go up for sale. Is amazing how prices differ when you are buying and when you are selling. When buying its a case of "very difficult to get hold of these you know, I've got a list of people to ...
by Alan De Enfield
Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Lee-Enfield System
Replies: 39
Views: 10785
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Re: Lee-Enfield System

The Mk II round-nosed bullet was found to be unsatisfactory when used in combat, particularly when compared to the dum-dum rounds issued in limited numbers in 1897 during the Chitral and Tirah expeditions of 1897/98 on the North West Frontier of India.[11] This led to the introduction of the Cartri...
by Alan De Enfield
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Re: Lee Enfield no1 mk3 range repot
Replies: 14
Views: 1193
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Re: Re: Lee Enfield no1 mk3 range repot

Tommy Atkins wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:09 am
How about primer pockets that actually take primers too.
You are just Soooooooo Demanding !!!!
by Alan De Enfield
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Re: Lee Enfield no1 mk3 range repot
Replies: 14
Views: 1193
Wales

Re: Re: Lee Enfield no1 mk3 range repot

Oh the early S&B was legendary for how bad it was, more so for reloaders! If its really improved that much I'll give it a spin. Not sure how well I'll shewt with crossed fingers though! :confusion-confused: I never had any problems with shooting it the '1st time' - it was the second shot that split...
by Alan De Enfield
Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Picked this up. Thoughts?
Replies: 14
Views: 1356
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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: 1037
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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: 1037
Wales

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: 853
Wales

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: 853
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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: 853
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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: 853
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: 1570
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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: 1570
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.

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