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by englishman_ca
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Would the Brits stain a walnut forend to match?
Replies: 5
Views: 2449

Re: Would the Brits stain a walnut forend to match?

Here is how I tackle different coloured woodwork. These were sporters with the wood all cut back and sanded to death. Luckily, the metalwork was untouched. New fore stocks were made for them on a wood duplicator and they were fitted with original NOS butts and handguards. IMG_4231.JPG Walnut fore st...
by englishman_ca
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Bad extractor cut on an Ishapore 2A1?
Replies: 2
Views: 2555

Re: Bad extractor cut on an Ishapore 2A1?

I have seen similar of Sht.LE rifles. My guess is that somebody fitted an extractor from the long Lee series of rifles. The extractor has a taller tip and a steeper angle than that of a Sht.LE or 2A1. When the bolt is brought up to battery, the extractor claw is supposed to cam away from the rim as ...
by englishman_ca
Fri May 17, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Field expedient (sort of) pull through
Replies: 3
Views: 2245

Re: Field expedient (sort of) pull through

This is what I was taught as an army cadet at 12 years old. The three loops in the pull through. The first loop closest to the weight is for a piece of metal gauze. The second or middle loop is for a flannel patch. The third and last loop is NEVER to be used when cleaning. The back loop's use is int...
by englishman_ca
Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Lee-Enfield System
Replies: 39
Views: 19331

Re: Lee-Enfield System

Interesting carbine. LEC is as you deduced Lee Enfield Carbine. There were a number of variations. What you have started out as an 1898 Lee Enfield cavalry carbine. It was converted into a Royal Irish Constabulary carbine, witnessed by the bushing fitted to the muzzle. This is so that the thin light...
by englishman_ca
Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Why would anyone want an Enfield
Replies: 45
Views: 31093

Re: Why would anyone want an Enfield

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There is one more official model of carbine not shown in my collection.

So I need just one more to complete.....
by englishman_ca
Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Lee Enfield Barrel Markings Decoded
Replies: 3
Views: 4908

Re: Lee Enfield Barrel Markings Decoded

Yeah, I think it is just semantics. It's all in the spelling. Originally it was termed 'Nock's form', now it is often seen as 'nocks form'. I guess some spell it 'knox', it sounds the same. Peter Laidler might be the first one to say 'I could be wrong..' Knox then is what Brit armourers use, I'll no...
by englishman_ca
Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Lee Enfield Barrel Markings Decoded
Replies: 3
Views: 4908

Re: Lee Enfield Barrel Markings Decoded

Interesting info. I note that it mentions Mk.VII ammo, so it was published post 1910. I find this all very intriguing, thanks for posting. No idea if this was 'official' information, but I would question some of the interpretations as they are different as to how we see them today. R on the nocks fo...
by englishman_ca
Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Lee-Enfield Modifications, Replicas, and Fakes
Replies: 8
Views: 7722

Re: Lee-Enfield Modifications, Replicas, and Fakes

Wow! unissued condition LE rifles for $125 to $150?

I think that this article is a little dated. But still good reading.

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