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  1. The Lee-Enfield Forum
    Hey guys, Ran into a 1940 No1 mk3* Lithgow at the LGS today. Looks to be FTR’d in 1951. Only thing that was interesting was the mismatched bolt- which looks like it came from an earlier no1 mk3 as it had the early cocking piece. My question is- were any Enfields factory refurbished and received...
  2. The Lee-Enfield Forum
    Hi All. I have recently come into possession of no.4 Central aperture sight from a work friend. It appears to have the mounting plate for a No.4 rifle. My issue is that I have a No.1 mk III. I assume that the mounting plates are not interchangeable as I was not able to mount it, granted I'm no...
  3. The Lee-Enfield Forum
    I've seen some SMLEs produced in Britain or Australia with a copper ring on the side of their butt stocks. Does the ring have any special meanings, such as the tag of some particular armories, or the notice of some particular armies?
  4. The Lee-Enfield Forum
    Hello, Fairly new to owning guns myself but grew up around them. My dad recently gave me 2 303 rifles. One is a 1917 and the other is a 1918. I am wondering about all the markings on the 1918. I have attached pictures of it here. I am also wondering if the serial number is 488? Is this a fairly...
  5. The Lee-Enfield Forum
    I just purchased a 1917 Lithgow No. 1 Mk III recently with a few missing parts. My goal is to make it as original as possible thus the request for additional input from the experts. 1) What parts would be stamped to show they were manufactured at Lithgow? 2) Are there any part types/variations...
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