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    Posted: November 11 2013 at 2:16pm
Okay, thx for the correction.
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Not stamped on the wrist, Canuck. Its stamped on the top of the barrel
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I live in Surrey, BC. Man, would I love to own a #4 with 'Surrey' stamped on the wrist!
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what has happened to the magazine well ?
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Well now I have a question of identity.
One of the lads that hunts with me brought his Enfield to camp(as most do). This one was a No4 MkI stamped 1944.
There was NO serial number on the bolt at all.
The I.D stampings were on the LEFT side of the socket, and it was stamped "SURREY" in the middle of the barrel - half way down.
It was sported, but still retained the original butt plate.
I've never seen one marked like that before, & it seemed to be covered in that "black paint" (suncorite?)
Please give me some insight on this, Oracle of the forum.
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If you decide on a restoration check with APEX , they have an online store.
They used to list unissued in the wrap nose caps with no serial numbers.
Its always better to have no numbers on the cap rather than non matching numbers which show the cap has been salvaged from another rifle.
 
Last time I looked they no longer listed these, but its common for online stores to stop listing an item when stocks run low. You could email them to find out if they still have a few stashed away.
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LOL 

Thank you for the laugh. 

Hudson, you have a nice Enfield.  Now the question is: restore or not?
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sure glad he got the photos posted before we cannibalized him , thanks for joining us and sorry things went so sideways before getting on track , 

nice rifle , we encourage restoration where possible , 
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G'Day,
          This is the third SMLE sporterised exactly the same I have seen, with the rounded pistol grip and filled site protector holes. The other 2 were BSA manufacture from 1915. One is featured in Jay Currah's web site, listing examples of sporterised Lee Enfields. The other is owned by a neighbor here in Australia. I am starting to believe a company may have been commercializing WW1 surplus rifles to this style and selling them to the public. Just seems a coincidence to have the same rifle on different continents.
 
 
 
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Originally posted by paddyofurniture paddyofurniture wrote:

Nice rifle, 1917 was a good year.

Looks like someone cut down the stock.

How does it shoot?


Well, it goes like this,Paddy.
Ya push the bolt forward , thereby chambering a live cartridge.
Once the bolt is in the "locked down" position...it is "cocked" and ready to fire.
Whence you pull the trigger, the primer is struck by the firing pin-thereby exploding the powder in the cartridge. The resulting gasses from said explosion pushes the bullet down the barrel & on it's way to whatever target you send it. Really..I thought you woulda known this by now!
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Looks like a great "Bambi" buster to me.
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The classic No1MkIII* SMLE.
It is quite restorable but a useful deer gun as is.
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Well - the obvious first
 
It has been sporterised (woodwork cut down)
Manufactured in 1917 at the Enfield plant
It is a Short Magazine Lee Enfield (SMLE) mark 3*
The * after the 'mark' indicates it had several modifications to simplify manufacture during WW1 (ie removal of the 'cut off')
 
It was sold into the UK civilian gun trade - hence the UK civilian 'proof marks' (BNP 303 2.222" 18.5tons per sq inch)
Birmingham Nitro Proof
303 = calibre
2.222" = cartridge length
18.5 tons per sq inch = proof test
 
It subsequently made its way into the USA before 1968 - hence the "England" import mark (after 1968 the marking requirements demanded the importers name as well)
 
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Nice rifle, 1917 was a good year.

Looks like someone cut down the stock.

How does it shoot?
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I think he'll fit right in Wink
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Thanks for your patience!
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