View Full Version : Any Lee Enfield owners feel like showing them off?

July 5, 2012, 09:28 PM
I had to sell my collection off to pay some BS expenses and there is only one left in the shop that I sold them to which I currently have on hold for me. Can I see yours?

July 5, 2012, 09:44 PM
I wish that I had my camera. I have 3 in the family. good ole Emily(MLE) is a heavily rusted but still amazing shooting, numbers matching, Savage No4 MK1*. her sister(my bothers gun) is a Longbranch NO4 MK1* that was assembled from a stack of parts in a friends basement and has a synthetic sporter stock and is also an amazing shooter considering it's origins. lastly is a english(never have check the manufacturer, No4 MK1 that has mostly been pieced together in the same friends basement and has a horrible do it yourself(which I probably shouldn't have done myself) stock chop job and is currently waiting on a 45 ACP conversion kit to bring up to firing status.

I'm sorry for your loss, they are by far my favorite of the WWII era rifles.

July 5, 2012, 09:47 PM
My fav too. what are the marking on the receiver socket? on the one you haven't researched of course.

July 5, 2012, 09:55 PM
1955 (F) No4 Mk2


July 5, 2012, 09:59 PM
Nice Fazackerley Triage1998!!!!! love the pre / post war MK1 sights and bolt release, no rail jumping:D

ETA: do you also have the pre / post war screw set front sight?

I used to work gunshows in Medina.

July 5, 2012, 10:07 PM
My fav too. what are the marking on the receiver socket? on the one you haven't researched of course.
let me pull it out of the safe real quick.
the forward left side of the reciever has a crown over BNP.

rear left side reciever is M47 over 1943 over england over AS0309.
the serial is barely etched on and looks very sloppy as is the model name etched across the middle of the left side of the receiver. the reciever was drilled and tapped for scope mounts but I haven't found anything that looks compatible with the holes.(they appear to have bolted to the left side of the reciever and wrap around the top).

the rear of the bolt handle ha PF3412 stamped on it. the bolt was the worst part, it was completely seized with rust when I got it but it was the only NO4/5 bolt she had left so I had to dunk it in WD40 and lock it in a vice to break it free and then too a good hour work from there just to get it to function. I am still getting rust out of this thing and I've been cleaning it about once a week for the last 2 months.

the barrel is covered in proofs and is still brightly blued while the reciever is quite rough looking so I highly doubt they went to the same rifle.

July 5, 2012, 10:13 PM
the "BNP" is British Nitro Proof a test required before it was released for surplus sale.

The "M47" means it was made by BSA Shirley in Birmingham England also known for the Enfield line of motorcycles.

do the holes look as if they would line up with these? the pad with the loop would go towards the front of the receiver

July 5, 2012, 10:18 PM
I believe those may be the correct mounts, any leads on the rail that goes with them?

July 5, 2012, 10:23 PM
that would be this:

you may just have an actual sniper's rifle. I would love to see a picture!

July 5, 2012, 10:28 PM
interesting, I may have to put that on my christmas wish list, right now the gun is a train wreck and it's never going to be anything but a bubba gun but at least i know if numrich ever gets one in I will be able to properly mount a scope to it.

July 5, 2012, 10:39 PM
Triage1998 -- that has to be one of the best-looking pieces I've ever seen. I was just telling a coworker that I like the look of the infield better than any other surplus rifle.

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psycho nut
July 6, 2012, 02:48 AM
I'd love to show you mine, but my grandpa sporterized it long before he gave it to me.:(

July 6, 2012, 05:48 AM
I have a few around here. Still looking for one variation of the Maltby No4.

I should do a updated group shot, these old pic's well have to do.

The twins.

No4(T) and clone.


July 6, 2012, 06:20 AM
a cruciform WOWZERS!!!!!! congrats on owning that and the NO.7 blade

July 6, 2012, 11:43 PM
daddy? when I grow up... I'm going to have a collection just like madcratebuilders :D

Joe Chicago
July 7, 2012, 09:23 PM
Here is my 1943 Lee Enfield No 4 and the deer I used it to shoot.

July 8, 2012, 01:20 AM

Those first two of your rifles, how does the one with Parker hale sights come about?
Where they modified to be target rifles are they were service rifles?

July 8, 2012, 07:00 AM
trg42wraglefragle, those are No4 MkII rifles built in 1955, these were never issued in to service and were sold as surplus in the 90's. These "UF and "PF" series No4's came in to the USA and sold still in the original wrap.


The backsight is aftermarket. I have one British made Parker-Hale.

I also have a British made AJ Parker backsight.

Both are very similar and use the backsight cross pin and extractor screw for mounting. These offer a finer adjustment.

Two USA manufacturers, Redfield and Lyman made bolt on replacement backsights with similar mounting. These use aluminum bodies and have a more basic design. The is the Redfield.

These backsights have windage adjustment and were used with target rifles. The No4's MkI backsight has excellent elevation, just lacks windage adjustments.

July 8, 2012, 11:28 AM
I would give either one of my spheres for a PH5C sight!

July 9, 2012, 06:32 AM
I would give either one of my spheres for a PH5C sight!

The 5C shows up on evil bay pretty regularly. A bit spendy, price can vary by condition and if it has all the mounting bits. There's a guy on evil bay that makes the mounting screws and lists them a couple of time a month.

Add a adjustable aperture to the 5C and you have the best peep sight ever made. If it has one negative is it can be over complicated for a new user. The adjustment knobs are as accurate as turrets on a scope.

July 9, 2012, 11:34 AM
I love my enfield, I want some more I think. That peep sight peeked my interest also.

Ignition Override
July 10, 2012, 11:52 PM
I have four good #4s and two good #5s, but have not figured out how to post photos.

July 11, 2012, 12:15 AM
I found the easiest way is to get a photobucket.com account and upload whatever pictures you plan on posting and then click direct link under the picture copies the URL and then clicking the insert image button here on TFL you just paste the URL and you're good to go.

July 11, 2012, 10:05 PM

Matching numbers on bolt and Receiver. Made June of 1943 at the Royal Ordnance factory (Fazakerley)

April 11, 2017, 02:17 AM
so 'Crate, the good folks here would like to know the story of
how two twins, separated at birth, found each other after many years.....:D


And I need a 1/3 and a Long Branch.....:D:D

April 11, 2017, 06:18 AM
I need to take some more pictures of my surplus rifles... don't have any of my Ishapore 2A1. But I love the rifle.

Considering a .410 conversion just to keep it company. Not really wanting to move into .303.