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Bought myself a birthday present
nice mk11 * , have my suspicions that it’s an older restoration but if that’s the case, whoever did it knew what they where doing as all the parts are correct and Enfield manufacture. i love the inletting on the forend, sure it would have been easier to start from new.
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Looks great. the only thing I spot is the butt stock is off a .22 Pattern 14 No. 1, which is also a ConD II rifle but converted to a .22 trainer. AG Parker stamped their logo on the bottom of the rifle butts after conversion in 1915-16.

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This rifle is a good representative of how much history a SMLE (or what I refer to them as anyway) can have.


Parts of this rifle could have been at Omdurman in '98 to finish off the fuzzies for good!

Boxer Rebellion 1900....

WWI...endless battles....

WWII....more endless battles.....

It served under VICTORIA.... Edward VII, Edward VIII, George VI, and possibly Elizabeth II.....

Not sure how anyone could want a No. 4 MKI instead a true warhorse like this Enfield!!!!
 

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It served under VICTORIA.... Edward VII, Edward VIII, George VI, and possibly Elizabeth II.....
Don't do us down - we had another King between Edward VII and VIII

Victiria , Edward VII, George V (ruled 1910 - 1936) Edward VIII, George VI, and possibly Elizabeth II.....
 

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This rifle is a good representative of how much history a SMLE (or what I refer to them as anyway) can have.


Parts of this rifle could have been at Omdurman in '98 to finish off the fuzzies for good!

Boxer Rebellion 1900....

WWI...endless battles....

WWII....more endless battles.....

It served under VICTORIA.... Edward VII, Edward VIII, George VI, and possibly Elizabeth II.....

Not sure how anyone could want a No. 4 MKI instead a true warhorse like this Enfield!!!!
Gotta watch what and how you say it around here. The British hold their history close to their hearts.
AdE just smacked you. :oops:

In retort, have you any good Welshman jokes? :ROFLMAO: :whistle:
 

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Yeah, I’m happy with it.
Yes royal lancashire is what I read too. My best guess is the original mark 11 Medford was downgraded to emergency use(EY) due to the black powder barrel then later became a candidate for conversion thus becoming modern equipment and the EY marking lined out as it was now suitable for cordite loads. I would guess the Australian markings are from post ww1 when a lot of rifles where given to Australia as it’s really similar to my nice LSA.
I did a bit of a photo shoot today with the closest matching 1903, a converted 1888 Wilkinson which I think suits it well.
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Yeah, I’m happy with it.
Yes royal lancashire is what I read too. My best guess is the original mark 11 Medford was downgraded to emergency use(EY) due to the black powder barrel then later became a candidate for conversion thus becoming modern equipment and the EY marking lined out as it was now suitable for cordite loads. I would guess the Australian markings are from post ww1 when a lot of rifles where given to Australia as it’s really similar to my nice LSA.
I did a bit of a photo shoot today with the closest matching 1903, a converted 1888 Wilkinson which I think suits it well.
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Is the nose cap unnumbered?
 
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