1948 British Lee Enfield No. 4 Mk. 1 .303

There are a number of methods by which a rifle can be dated, or at least bracketed between certain years of manufacture. For the latter, dates of introduction of military arms can be located within the Government “List of Changes” LoCs as can dates of obsolescence and of modification or upgrade to later marks. You may not necessarily find specific date information within the text of particular pages, but often the images of advertisements or catalogue entries contain some dating ‘give-away’, such as the year in which a particular rifle achieved a notable competition score by someone, but which data is in graphic format and therefore not “searchable” by a text search engine. Do not briefly glance over a page and assume that the information you require is not there. It may not be immediately obvious, but careful observation may provide you with the information for which you are looking. Such research is a major part of the joy of owning, collecting and shooting classic or historic rifles. Anschutz target rifles fall into this category, and their system is given on the page for these rifles. Quite apart from such dating information as we have been able to provide on many of the individual rifle types included on this website, there are other ways in which you may be able to confirm the date of manufacture, or at least the date of proof, of your rifle. Do remember, though, that date information coded with proof and Proof-House inspection, viewing or identification marks, does not necessarily coincide with the date of manufacture. Because many rifles may have been imported or, prior to sale on the civilian market, have only had military proof marks, then dating from the Birmingham or London Proof House marks needs to be treated with a degree of both caution and common sense.

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Given the subject at hand that’s quite a compoliment I’m positive it was in that Dad got the urge to deer hunt. Well, things were more than financially bleak at our house back then but Dad needed a deer rifle. The VFW in my home town would loan out the A3’s they had for parades and funerals but the list was long and they only had like 10 rifles.

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The blade is that of a Russian M , mated to a socket that is dimensionally identical to those used with the British Martini-Henry rifle. The cut from severing the M bayonet elbow results in a distinctive shield-like ricasso when the M blade is welded to the new socket. The blade bears the Ishevsk Arsenal bow-and-arrow trademark, indicating that it was manufactured prior to It also has the characteristic screwdriver point.

The socket length is 3. This example has an odd shape to the inside of the bridge, as if the rifle’s front sight was off-center, while the outside of the bridge is symmetrical so is not merely damaged or bent. Several examples of this uncommon bayonet have turned up I know of four , the first in All bear the Russian serial number on the blade and three of the four bear the Ishevsk trademark. In any case, the markings are not Russian nor are they British.

Of the other two examples, one had no ricasso markings, but had been heavily polished, so the ricasso markings could have been obliterated. Identification as Afghan is speculative, however, evidence appears to point this way.

Lee enfield no4 mk1 serial numbers

Originally Posted by silva Hi James, Your grandad had fine taste in quality air rifles. You have a pre Bsa “Improved model d” probably manufactured between Dec and Feb Unfortunately there seems to be a glitch in the serial number dates in the standard referance book on these rifles, “Bsa and Lincoln Jefferies Air Rifles by John Knibbs”, so that is an estimated date. There was a total production of about 80, or so in the years before the first world war. The models were continuously updated, hence the “Improved model d”, inscription.

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There are probably many gun enthusiasts in New Zealand who do not know that New Zealand can lay claim to one of the rarest Lee Enfield Models in the world. It is an under-appreciated and under-valued artefact from our military history. In fact overseas collectors of historic arms value them far more highly than we do! These soon proved to be inadequate against the fire power of the Boers armed with clip loading Mausers. These solved the fire power problem but they did not have bayonet bosses. It was expected that they would engage the enemy on the ground where a bayonet would come in handy.

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Capt Quahog , 6: The thing went through FTR in year Bought this from a chum in Massachusetts about years ago.

The socket bayonet first appeared in the s and continues in use today. The following pages barely scratch the surface, but provide a type-specific approach to the socket bayonets included on this site.

A skilled soldier could fire the 8. Lee Enfield Rifles No. In its first fight the Aussies, using mainly only Enfield rifles and 18 in. In three years of some of the worst fighting of the Korean War, 3RAR was never forced from a position. After modifications, in they became the Mk I. Barrel length was halfway There was concern at the time that the shorter barrel would not be accurate, with greater recoil, and too short a sighting radius.

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You may have seen him on the street, at the airport, railway station, so many places. Adopted by the British Army at the turn of the century, the. These rifles would eventually be manufactured at factories in England, India, Australia, and even a few in the United States. Production changed to the 7. My favorite is the.

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Date coded IG which is This is the semi auto version of the famous MP5 submachine gun made by the original manufacturer. It features a 30 round detachable magazine, a retractable stock, and a barrel shroud with a vertical fore grip. This rifle is in excellent condition with it’s matte black finish showing virtually no wear. The action works like new and the gun appears to have been fired very little. Imported from to This is one of the best examples you will find anywhere of this scarce gun.

Please see the pictures to get a better idea of the condition. Additional Photo’s 1; 2 Sold For 5, Date coded HK which is This is the semi auto version of the German G3 select fire rifle. It features a 20 round detachable magazine and a fixed butt stock.

Lee Enfield NO4 MK1

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The continuing saga of “Lend-Lease” rifles perserved for posterity plus years ago by a World War II Army Air Corps navigator. Forward.

The M1 was used extensively by U. Most M1 rifles were issued to soldiers, though many thousands were also given as foreign aid to friendly forces. It is also widely sought after by the civilian population as a hunting rifle, target rifle, as well as a prized military collectible. It is available for American civilian ownership through the Civilian Marksmanship Program. History Although designed in , production delayed deliveries to the Army till September Machine production began at Springfield Armory that month at a rate of ten rifles per day, and reached an output of per day within two years.

Despite going into production status, design issues were not at an end. The barrel, gas cylinder, and front sight assembly were redesigned and entered production in early Production of the Garand increased in despite these difficulties, reaching a day by , and the Army was fully equipped by the end of

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Collecting the American Sniper Rifle to by Joe Poyer A quick search of Ebay for anything related to sniper rifles—telescopic sights, mounts, manuals, cases, etc. The “chat rooms” are full of misinformation because there is very little reference material available. Collecting the American Sniper Rifle, to provides accurate information that will allow the collector to determine whether or not a particular rifle or telescopic part—or other accessory—is correct.

The book provides a detailed description of The books also contains a history of the development of each particular sniper rifle and telescopic sight.

“Still purrs, like it was yesterday.” — Batman tanking out the Bat Tank in Batman: The Dark Knight Returns after ten years. There is a certain degree of Truth in Television involved in this trope. Often the newer and more “advanced” a technology is the more points of failure it can have. Older.

However, some old soldiers refuse to fade away. Simply put—I love this rifle. It looks and feels both strong and steady. I have often held mine, a Mk III, and wondered about a distant soldier hunkered down in a trench during the battle of the Somme with nothing to hope for or to lean on but this rifle. The nose used to hold a bayonet on the end long after the bayonet charge was obsolete. It is a true weapon of steel and wood. There was no fragile plastic on firearms during these times.

You get to see the entire loading process from the top. This open bolt makes for very distinctive sounds as the action cycles or a magazine locks into place. A soldier could tell in the dark or a panic, what was happening with his rifle. Born in January of , this rifle became the backbone of the Canadian, Australian, New Zealand, and of course the British Empire during World War I and continued into the next world war.

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Well I for one have had many an hour scratching my head trying to decipher what they all the markings mean. So in order to help, I have put together the following set of images and pictures to help shed some light on the matter. I have taken the markings directly from rifles to give an as accurate as possible image from which you are able to compare against. If you have markings that you are able to shed light or elaborate on please do.

Also if you have images that may be of use please feel fee to contact me as I am sure they would help add to the website.

Collectible Foreign Military Longarms (post) **NEW ADDITION** SMOF – HANDSOME TYPE 99 JAPANESE WORLD WAR II RIFLE MADE AT THE TOYO KOGYO ARSENAL THIRTY THIRD SERIES. ALL MATCHING WITH INTACT MUM AND SLING SERIAL NUMBER Japan entered the industrial age with the single minded determination to create the industrial base equivalent to the .

I was looking at a Lee Enfield no5 Jungle Carbine,but someone put a peep sight on it If I was able to find an origional sight could I easily replace it myself and restore the rifle to the way it is supposed to be or would a gunsmith have to replace the sight for me?? I can’t seem to see how it goes on the rifle and how hard of a job it might be I sent my evil 10 round Number 4 down to NC with my friend but I have good pictures of it on my computer. Are you sure the peep sights are not original?

I thought all Enfields came with peep sights? Or is this one obviously aftermarket?

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