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by PhilRich
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Lee Enfield No 5
Replies: 36
Views: 6111
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Re: Lee Enfield No 5

Aside from what the proofs are, when were they required? Someone told me that they weren't required until 1954 in reference to being exported to the US. The reason for the question is to try to make some sense concerning the 46 that is stamped on the rifle, on the receiver and on the flash guard tha...
by PhilRich
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Lee Enfield No 5
Replies: 36
Views: 6111
United States of America

Re: Lee Enfield No 5

This is a question concerning export proof marks for this rifle. What was the date of the law requiring the proof for export? Was this something that was only required after 1954 or for the US market? The reason for the question is, if the proofs were only required after 1954, then what is the signi...
by PhilRich
Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Lee Enfield No 5
Replies: 36
Views: 6111
United States of America

Re: Lee Enfield No 5

The manufactures date stamped on the left side is 1945.
by PhilRich
Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Lee Enfield No 5
Replies: 36
Views: 6111
United States of America

Re: Lee Enfield No 5

So you are thinking the 46 is a rack # stamped on the barrel so it could be seen on a rack of stored rifles and it's not a year? No painted rack number on the stock, rather tit is a stamped rack number? Interesting idea? :think: I have rifles with painted rack numbers, but I have never seen one wit...
by PhilRich
Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Lee Enfield No 5
Replies: 36
Views: 6111
United States of America

Re: Lee Enfield No 5

So you are thinking the 46 is a rack # stamped on the barrel so it could be seen on a rack of stored rifles and it's not a year? No painted rack number on the stock, rather tit is a stamped rack number? Interesting idea? :think: I have rifles with painted rack numbers, but I have never seen one wit...
by PhilRich
Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Lee Enfield No 5
Replies: 36
Views: 6111
United States of America

Re: Lee Enfield No 5

Consequently I like the German import, JC hunting rifle hypotheses. Especially with the evidence of the typical open slanted 4 found on German numbers. And the new fact I did not know, that German imported military rifles had to have the bayonet stud removed. :doh: :clap: It is also odd too see a y...
by PhilRich
Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Lee Enfield No 5
Replies: 36
Views: 6111
United States of America

Re: Lee Enfield No 5

Alan, What is your opinion concerning the "46" that is stamped in 3 places on the rifle? I do not see an FTR anywhere. So far I've not broke this rifle down to see what else would be found. As to the colour - the flash brings out the olive shade more than appears in natural light. The camera white b...
by PhilRich
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Lee Enfield No 5
Replies: 36
Views: 6111
United States of America

Re: Lee Enfield No 5

Any evidence of this on that rifle: "identified by a letter “P” marking and two- or three-digit serial on the buttstock" No, there isn't. Both the forestock and buttstock are marked 7520. However, I just noticed another clear "46" stamped on the left side of the receiver. Seems like everytime I take...
by PhilRich
Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Lee Enfield No 5
Replies: 36
Views: 6111
United States of America

Re: Lee Enfield No 5

Please note that I started my last post but delayed posting until after Tommy's post, so my post would more logically be sequenced after his. In closer examination of the rifle the number 46 was found stamped both on the muzzle brake where the lug was removed and on the right hand side of the action...
by PhilRich
Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Lee Enfield No 5
Replies: 36
Views: 6111
United States of America

Re: Lee Enfield No 5

I agree, the serial number is prefixed with BG. I'm not yet convinced that the rifle has been sporterized by removing the bayonet lug - still researching to see if there are any valid examples of this. I just noticed that the lug, if present, would be positioned directly under the sight at the rear ...
by PhilRich
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Lee Enfield No 5
Replies: 36
Views: 6111
United States of America

Re: Lee Enfield No 5

I'm having trouble getting this to post, hope it doesn't appear twice. Due to the effect of the flash and picture processing, the color in the pictures are a bit more yellow than what appears in normal light, the color looks more like the 2nd to last picture I posted of the right side of the receive...
by PhilRich
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Lee Enfield No 5
Replies: 36
Views: 6111
United States of America

Lee Enfield No 5

About 5 years ago I bought this rifle on Gunbroker. I'd like your opinions on whether the olive green paint job is authentic or not. I'm aware that some rifles were so painted. The rifle is in good condition with matching serial numbers. I don't see any markings that indicate it went through refurbi...

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