Well, the board is either fixed, or it's going to run terribly. Cross your fingers and hope for the best. I'm at my technical limit right now.

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by Alan De Enfield
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: SMLE hitting high at 200
Replies: 7
Views: 452
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Re: SMLE hitting high at 200

Hi folks, Took my Smle to the range today and at 200 I'm printing 12 - 15 inches high depending on the ammo brand. My current front sight is 0 and from what ive read i need to increase to a +0.060 front sight. Has anyone any tricks how fix without removing the original sight? The local range "exper...
by Alan De Enfield
Tue May 21, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: no 4mk1 Long branch rifles
Replies: 7
Views: 1263
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Re: no 4mk1 Long branch rifles

indy1919a4 wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 7:18 pm
I love that last Ditch Enfield... Are there any ideas how much time, machining, cost etc was saved by this modification???
I have no information on that.

A couple of other pictures from "Historical Firearms" :
by Alan De Enfield
Mon May 20, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: no 4mk1 Long branch rifles
Replies: 7
Views: 1263
Wales

Re: no 4mk1 Long branch rifles

Stamped hardware (inc trigger guard) Mfg 1945 Last ditch type rifle? how many no 4mk1 rifles made with stamped hardware? The 'so-called' last ditch firearms were actually designed and planned late 1940 after Dunkirk. By the dates of your rifles (1944/45) production was in full flow and the producti...
by Alan De Enfield
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Lee enfield BB replica ? ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1658
Wales

Re: Lee enfield BB replica ? ?

Think of it this way. Regular firearms ownership in the U.K. is somewhat similar (but not identical to) Class 3 (Title 2) NFA gun ownership here. A quick read up on Class 3 (Title 2) reads as if you are pretty close to our 'system'. Like with 'your' machine guns' where the components are also class...
by Alan De Enfield
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Lee enfield BB replica ? ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1658
Wales

Re: Lee enfield BB replica ? ?

You will not be granted a 50cal on your justification "I want to clear the yard of rats". Drat.. With a proper back stop this can be a lot of expensive high energy fun.. :) Seriously, many thanks for taking the time to explain.. I would like to press on two minor areas.. Is there a limit to how man...
by Alan De Enfield
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Lee enfield BB replica ? ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1658
Wales

Re: Lee enfield BB replica ? ?

You will not be granted a 50cal on your justification "I want to clear the yard of rats". Drat.. With a proper back stop this can be a lot of expensive high energy fun.. :) Seriously, many thanks for taking the time to explain.. I would like to press on two minor areas.. Is there a limit to how man...
by Alan De Enfield
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Lee enfield BB replica ? ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1658
Wales

Re: Lee enfield BB replica ? ?

There are many, many SMLEs alive and well in the UK. There seems to be some perception that we cannot own live guns in the UK. So for us that are struggling with our own gun laws and barely able to remember the rules of other countries.. Why are some rifles in the UK Deactivated and others are not?...
by Alan De Enfield
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Lee enfield BB replica ? ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1658
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Re: Lee enfield BB replica ? ?

The L42 A1 & the No4T
by Alan De Enfield
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Lee enfield BB replica ? ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1658
Wales

Re: Lee enfield BB replica ? ?

There are many, many SMLEs alive and well in the UK.
There seems to be some perception that we cannot own live guns in the UK.

My 'family'
L42A1
No4T
No7 Mk1 (BSA)
No4 Mk1* (Savage)
No4 Mk1 (410 Shotgun Calibre)
No5 Mk1
No1 Mk3*
by Alan De Enfield
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: MD stamped DP rifle @ $400
Replies: 9
Views: 1756
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Re: MD stamped DP rifle @ $400

OK, got it, thanks. DP wasn't necessarily "Broken", or worn out. Sure many of them were, but some were just old & there were many many more than needed particularly after WW2. I'm sure some decent, but well used rifled were DP'd just to meet demand. The problem is that neither you nor your gunsmith...
by Alan De Enfield
Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: "Mummy wrapped" Enfield #4/Mk2(F) value??
Replies: 26
Views: 3885
Wales

Re: "Mummy wrapped" Enfield #4/Mk2(F) value??

I wouldn't thank you for a new (mummified or unfired) Enfield, their collectability and interest (for me) is their story - "where have they been, what have they done, what story could they tell". If I wanted a 'new' rifle I could buy a lighter, more accurate and a better calibre from an assortment o...
by Alan De Enfield
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: "Mummy wrapped" Enfield #4/Mk2(F) value??
Replies: 26
Views: 3885
Wales

Re: "Mummy wrapped" Enfield #4/Mk2(F) value??

Gents: thanks for the information. I did not think that someone would pay that much! Come Spring, it will go up for sale. Is amazing how prices differ when you are buying and when you are selling. When buying its a case of "very difficult to get hold of these you know, I've got a list of people to ...
by Alan De Enfield
Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Lee-Enfield System
Replies: 39
Views: 13964
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Re: Lee-Enfield System

The Mk II round-nosed bullet was found to be unsatisfactory when used in combat, particularly when compared to the dum-dum rounds issued in limited numbers in 1897 during the Chitral and Tirah expeditions of 1897/98 on the North West Frontier of India.[11] This led to the introduction of the Cartri...
by Alan De Enfield
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Re: Lee Enfield no1 mk3 range repot
Replies: 14
Views: 2349
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Re: Re: Lee Enfield no1 mk3 range repot

Tommy Atkins wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:09 am
How about primer pockets that actually take primers too.
You are just Soooooooo Demanding !!!!
by Alan De Enfield
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Re: Lee Enfield no1 mk3 range repot
Replies: 14
Views: 2349
Wales

Re: Re: Lee Enfield no1 mk3 range repot

Oh the early S&B was legendary for how bad it was, more so for reloaders! If its really improved that much I'll give it a spin. Not sure how well I'll shewt with crossed fingers though! :confusion-confused: I never had any problems with shooting it the '1st time' - it was the second shot that split...

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