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    Posted: December 03 2011 at 9:29pm
Hello, im new to this, so if I need pictures, just let me know.
 
 
So, I have a Lee Enfield no1 mk4 sporter, with only a 5 round magazine. It works fine. My trouble is that i can't find where on earth i can buy more magazines for it, i spent 3 hours looking online and couldnt find a no1 mk4 magazine.
 
In those 3 hours of looking/researching, i read that a no4 mk1 magazine could fit in a no1 mk4, however the no1 magazine could'nt fit in the no4. Is this true? Will a no4 mk1 mag fit in a no1 mk4? Also, could a no1 mk3 mag fit in a no1 mk4?
 
Still, either way, the only magazines im able to find for sale are the no1 mk3 mag's. ..
 
Also, if you could help me know where to go/find these magazines that would be great.
 
 
 
-edit- Nevermind, i feel like such a complete idiot, you have no idea. I feel really stupid even saying this, but... its a no4 mk1, I got the numbers switched around. I dont even think there is a no1 mk4, I know theres a no1 mk3*, wow. sory to everyone for wasting your time.
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At least you caught your own mistake, track down some of my post and you will feel much better about yourself. Good luck.

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I do that same thing all the time ....  get the No1 MK 3 and the No 4 MK 1 flip flopped ....  easy mistake ...
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lol thank you guys, because iw as looking at all these no4 mk1 pieces and im going oh my gosh they look exactly the same, why arnt i finding any no1 mk"4" parts... lol.
 
so after about a good 5-6 hours of looking/researching, and everysingle piece looking the same, i finally saw the way the bolt looked on the no4 mk1 and i said, "hmm lemme just got double check." and sure enough, bam no4 mk1, and i was like wow i feel stupid.
 
 
 
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while i think it extreemly important to get the nomencature correct , i have no problem with folks posting these errors , it helps us all to remember to explain ourselves well , and no your post was not stupid we all have our moments , cannot tell you how often it happens to me ,
 
there was in fact an SMLE mkIV , it was actually a modification of mkII & mkII* lee metfords and mkI & mkI* lee enfeilds that were upgraded to mkIII standards , since this occured long before the change in nomenclature that made no1 rifles - no1s we dont generally see that used ,
 
and since these were conversions of multiple early rifles to a standard that was subsiquently upgraded you dont see a lot about these and the whole area of upgraded older rifles can get pretty confusing to someone new to collecting enfields , you need the bible - "the lee enfeild story" to fully grasp all the nuances in tyhis area
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I use No.1 MkIII magazines in my No.4.
They are a tight fit.
 
Some No.4 Magazines will work in a No.1 rifle, but some will hang up on the magazine cut off plate, its not easy to get one back out if it does hang up. 
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Bloodwyn;

Lotsa people lookin for 5 round mags. Opportunity there if yer looking to sell a mag
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