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by Alan De Enfield
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Where in America can I buy
Replies: 37
Views: 954

Re: Where in America can I buy

4(T) LE 11 Nov 2010 #26 Dogface said: Don't know what you mean about internet myth regarding SAAMI. Since most ammunition and cartridge cases encountered these days are SAAMI spec vs military, SAMMI headspace gauges are what one should use. SAAMI gauge may indicate a fiream unsafe to fire and unles...
by Alan De Enfield
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Where in America can I buy
Replies: 37
Views: 954

Re: Where in America can I buy

Alan, On another note, I have noticed different .303 brass can vary in rim thickness by a wee bit. Indeed - SAAMI tends to be nearer the bottom end of the specification and is typically around 58 thou. The likes of PPU and other European, and ex-military tends to be around 62 thou. That means that ...
by Alan De Enfield
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Where in America can I buy
Replies: 37
Views: 954

Re: Where in America can I buy

So in America they sell 3 gauges for most rifles??? As I tried to explain it is an Americanism invented by the American Institute : SAAMI They then tried to "force-fit" the American specifications onto previously designed firearms and ammunition. A typical example is where SAAMI 30 cal ammunition (...
by Alan De Enfield
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Where in America can I buy
Replies: 37
Views: 954

Re: Where in America can I buy

And Enfield is .074 =Field gauge. Just to correct the terminology : there are only two headspace gauges for Lee Enfield's GO and NO-GO The Go (Reject) is 0.064" The NO-Go (High Limit) is 0.074" The 'Field gauge' term was introduced by SAAMI but The Enfield pre-dates SAAMI. If you ask for a Lee Enfi...
by Alan De Enfield
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Where in America can I buy
Replies: 37
Views: 954

Re: Where in America can I buy

Make sure is a new cartridge and OAL is the same as the live ammo. Mark the tip and pull it, dump powder, and drill primer. Replace the bullet tip to the mark and measure OAL. Is it the same? Do not use a live round in the house. Or use a new live round at the range DANGER :doh: . Why is the Cartri...
by Alan De Enfield
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Jovino lithgow DP & $495
Replies: 6
Views: 443

Re: Jovino lithgow DP & $495

72 usmc wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 9:28 am


Next thing I'll be hearing is DP Is the " Dependable Performance" guarantee mark of excellence


The ones to watch out for are the South African rifles issued to the Durban Police.
by Alan De Enfield
Sat May 09, 2020 3:53 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Lee Enfield No.8
Replies: 9
Views: 1307

Re: Lee Enfield No.8

Crazysarge16 wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 3:50 pm
Why couldn’t an importer go in and buy them?

Many (most) countries have signed up to the UN Protocol which states that (Ex) Military weapons can only be sold to Governments and not civilians.
by Alan De Enfield
Fri May 08, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Lee Enfield No.8
Replies: 9
Views: 1307

Re: Lee Enfield No.8

[quote="Tommy Atkins" post_id=27015 time=1588952166 user_id=114] That would be true if it was the same government, which it isn't. Wasn't there one of those pesky election thingys involved? How many times did they stall prevaricate delay & whine instead of leaving as the referendum wanted? [quote] Y...
by Alan De Enfield
Thu May 07, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Lee Enfield No.8
Replies: 9
Views: 1307

Re: Lee Enfield No.8

Tommy Atkins wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 12:23 pm
I was just using Briexit as an example of them doing what they want, not what the people want them to do.

Surely "they" are doing exactly what the majority of "the people" want, after all there was a referendum which gave a "leave the EU" result and that is what the Government is (finally) doing
by Alan De Enfield
Sun Apr 12, 2020 4:00 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: I recently picked up a Ishapore 2A 1964
Replies: 9
Views: 3335

Re: I recently picked up a Ishapore 2A 1964

Better, no, slightly different yes. There were all sorts of (unproven) rumors about "Better Steel" or "Better Heat Treatment", none have ever been proven. Its just re barreled for the 7.62mm cartridge. IIRC the 2A retained the .303 sight unit, the 2A1 got a sight calibrated for 147r 7.62 NATO. Its ...
by Alan De Enfield
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Indian (Navy Arms) JC ishapore
Replies: 9
Views: 2367

Re: Indian (Navy Arms) JC ishapore

I have previously posted this, but maybe repetition might hit a new audience : Summary - Ishapore changed the British specified steel on their No1 Mk3's and they failed proof testing, so they amended the tests. When the 2A / 2A1 was introduced it badly failed the proof testing (warping the action) s...
by Alan De Enfield
Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Indian (Navy Arms) JC ishapore
Replies: 9
Views: 2367

Re: Indian (Navy Arms) JC ishapore

O' dear, I thought this had been well and truly de-bunked. What is noteworthy about the 2A and 2A1 rifles is the receiver, which was made using a nickel steel alloy for increased strength in order to shoot the 7.62 NATO round. The same nickel steel receiver was used in Indian No.1 Mk III* rifles cha...
by Alan De Enfield
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: SMLE hitting high at 200
Replies: 7
Views: 1951

Re: SMLE hitting high at 200

Hi folks, Took my Smle to the range today and at 200 I'm printing 12 - 15 inches high depending on the ammo brand. My current front sight is 0 and from what ive read i need to increase to a +0.060 front sight. Has anyone any tricks how fix without removing the original sight? The local range "exper...
by Alan De Enfield
Tue May 21, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: no 4mk1 Long branch rifles
Replies: 7
Views: 3246

Re: no 4mk1 Long branch rifles

indy1919a4 wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 7:18 pm
I love that last Ditch Enfield... Are there any ideas how much time, machining, cost etc was saved by this modification???
I have no information on that.

A couple of other pictures from "Historical Firearms" :
by Alan De Enfield
Mon May 20, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: no 4mk1 Long branch rifles
Replies: 7
Views: 3246

Re: no 4mk1 Long branch rifles

Stamped hardware (inc trigger guard) Mfg 1945 Last ditch type rifle? how many no 4mk1 rifles made with stamped hardware? The 'so-called' last ditch firearms were actually designed and planned late 1940 after Dunkirk. By the dates of your rifles (1944/45) production was in full flow and the producti...

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