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
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: finally picked up another no4 mk1
Replies: 10
Views: 823
Wales

Re: finally picked up another no4 mk1

The official way for Armourers was to lower a rack of wood-work into a vat of hot linseed oil, allowing the pores to open and for it to absorb into the wood. The wood was then hung up to drip-dry. In the field it was different : Source : ACI No 1148 dated 25/9/1940 Approval is hereby given for the t...
by Alan De Enfield
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Lee-Enfield System
Replies: 20
Views: 408
Wales

Re: Lee-Enfield System

There were also even smaller denominations than the penny. That should put the difference in the actual purchasing power backwards adjusted to remove inflation into perspective. The "Old" Penny as opposed to the new "Pence" was a huge coin, about the size of a U.S. silver dollar. It actually was co...
by Alan De Enfield
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Lee-Enfield System
Replies: 20
Views: 408
Wales

Re: Lee-Enfield System

That advertisement is wonderful.. What year??? If I may come to the well one more time and ask.. (And mind you I am getting this form old movies) whats a BOB??? Joey = 3 pence Tanner = 6 pence Bob = 12 pence (1 shilling) Florin = 2 shillings 1/2 a crown = 2/6 (2 shillings and 6 pence) Crown = 5 shi...
by Alan De Enfield
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Lee-Enfield System
Replies: 20
Views: 408
Wales

Re: Lee-Enfield System

That advertisement is wonderful.. What year??? If I may come to the well one more time and ask.. (And mind you I am getting this form old movies) whats a BOB??? Joey = 3 pence Tanner = 6 pence Bob = 12 pence (1 shilling) Florin = 2 shillings 1/2 a crown = 2/6 (2 shillings and 6 pence) Crown = 5 shi...
by Alan De Enfield
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Lee-Enfield System
Replies: 20
Views: 408
Wales

Re: Lee-Enfield System

That advertisement is wonderful.. What year??? 2 more questions what is the cost that can not be in Pounds, could it??? And what is the difference in the Trade pattern to the officers Cost is in shillings with 20 shillings to the pound so : 120 shillings = GBP£6 112/6 is 112 shillings and 6 pennies...
by Alan De Enfield
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Info on Sht Lee Enfield 1917 no1 mk3*
Replies: 13
Views: 370
Wales

Re: Info on Sht Lee Enfield 1917 no1 mk3*

Sad to see such a good old work-horse treated so badly. It was a No1 Mk3 Short Magazine Lee Enfield, that did its 'bit' for King & Country - it is now a 'bubba'd cut up hunting rifle. The magazine looks to have been cut down from the original 10 round magazine. The woodwork has been 'sporterised' Th...
by Alan De Enfield
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: SMLE Front Sight Question
Replies: 43
Views: 1144
Wales

Re: SMLE Front Sight Question

Correct, right about where the band is with the sling swivel. I will have to check it, but it did not seem like a problem when I slid a dollar bill under the barrel previously. But when you tested it with bill, there were no handguards pressing down (touching) on the barrel, once the handgurd is re...
by Alan De Enfield
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Happy 111th birthday olld girl.
Replies: 15
Views: 592
Wales

Re: Happy 111th birthday olld girl.

Polock wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:43 pm
Oldgunner--A lot of us were pretty young in '69!
24's not that young.

If you can remember the 60's you weren't there !!!!!
by Alan De Enfield
Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Lee Enfield No 5
Replies: 31
Views: 1006
Wales

Re: Lee Enfield No 5

Austrian Police Enfield Marking.jpg Lee Enfields were certainly issued to the Austrian Gendarm after the war, there are many examples showing the 'Police' markings I don't think the rifle is 'fake', to be a fake it has to be a 'made-up' rifle that isn't a No5 pretending to be a No5. I'm sure it is ...
by Alan De Enfield
Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Lee Enfield No 5
Replies: 31
Views: 1006
Wales

Re: Lee Enfield No 5

. And the new fact I did not know, that German imported military rifles had to have the bayonet stud removed. If I can just clarify - In Germany, for a Private citizen to own an ex-military rifle it must no longer be classed as 'military' and the acceptable way of proving that was to remove the bay...
by Alan De Enfield
Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Lee Enfield No 5
Replies: 31
Views: 1006
Wales

Re: Lee Enfield No 5

Stencil Set For WW2 German Heavy Tanks
by Alan De Enfield
Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Lee Enfield No 5
Replies: 31
Views: 1006
Wales

Re: Lee Enfield No 5

Alan, What is your opinion concerning the "46" that is stamped in 3 places on the rifle? I do not see an FTR anywhere. So far I've not broke this rifle down to see what else would be found. As to the colour - the flash brings out the olive shade more than appears in natural light. The camera white ...
by Alan De Enfield
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: SMLE Front Sight Question
Replies: 43
Views: 1144
Wales

Re: SMLE Front Sight Question

After removing the front sight guard I got to looking at the sight base and I am not sure if it may be cocked over slightly. I did this unscientifically by roughly aligning the rear peep hole with the front sight while looking from the muzzle end. I thought it may need to rotate slightly to the rig...
by Alan De Enfield
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Headspace - Higher Tolerances Allowed.
Replies: 0
Views: 135
Wales

Headspace - Higher Tolerances Allowed.

Whilst 'rooting' thru' some documents (looking for painting specifications) I came a across this little 'snippet' in a list of updates for Armourers. Hope this small extract may be of interest to all those condemning their rifles as they do not meet US SAMMI requirements : Index to Army Council Inst...
by Alan De Enfield
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: SMLE Front Sight Question
Replies: 43
Views: 1144
Wales

Re: SMLE Front Sight Question

Based on this explanation, it looks like my rifle is a reject? Such a shame, the finish on the entire rifle looks like it was made yesterday and it was never in the field and knocked around. I guess there is nothing I can do, but to leave it as is and see what I can do shooting it at the range, not...

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