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On-line Knowledge Libraries containing entries relating to Lee Enfield arms, accessories, ammunition, and accoutrements.

Lee Enfield Knowledge Library Collectors Message Forumhttp://www.milsurps.com/forumdisplay.php?f=72

United Kingdom - Milsurp Knowledge Library http://www.milsurps.com/content.php?r=120-united-kingdom

Canada - Milsurp Knowledge Library http://www.milsurps.com/content.php?r=117-canada

Australia - Milsurp Knowledge Library http://www.milsurps.com/content.php?r=115-australia

Technical Articles/Research for Milsurp Collectors and Re-loaders http://www.milsurps.com/content.php...esearch-for-milsurp-collectors-and-re-loaders



Auction Results in the Commercial Auction and Sale "Gossip" Forum.

Reference Thread - Poulins and James Julia Auctions (October 3-7, 2008)http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=3897

Reference Thread - Rock Island Auction Company (September 6, 7, & 8, 2008)http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=3878

Reference Thread - J.C. Devine, Inc. Auction (August 10th, 2008)http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=3718

Reference Thread - Australian Arms Auctions (May 4th, 2008)http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=3304

Reference Thread - Poulins and James Julia Auctions (March 7-11, 2008)http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=2969



Individual MKL entries relating to Enfield arms, accessories, ammunition, and accoutrements.

“Khyber Pass” Lee-Enfield No.I Mk.III* Riflehttp://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=17990

1896 Mk1 MLE (Magazine Lee-Enfield) "Long Lee" http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=464

1903 ShtLE (Short Lee-Enfield) Mk1 Rifle http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=80

1907 ShtLE (Short Lee-Enfield) MkI*** Rifle http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=1094

1912 No.1 MkIII Enfield Rifle (Battle Damaged) http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=2382

Pattern 1913 "Trials" Rifle (.276 in.) http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=3367

1916 ShtLE (Short Lee-Enfield) No.1 MkIII* Sniper Rifle http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=87

WW1 Enfield Wire Wrapped Grenade Rifles and Dischargers http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=105

1917 ShtLE (Short Lee-Enfield) No.1 MkIII* http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=21

1917 No.1 MkII Wire Cutter for ShtLE Rifle http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=1563

1920 ShtLE "Wild Tiger Corps" No.1 MkIII* Rifle http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=1072

1924 ShtLE (Short Lee-Enfield) No.1 MkV Rifle http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=1062

The Vickers-Pedersen (Part One)http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=3521

The Vickers-Pedersen (Part Two)http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=16665

1933 No.4 Mk1(T) Sniper "Trials Rifle" http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=3079

1937 Pattern - WWII British Webbing Set http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=1280

1937 Pattern - WWII British Soldier's Haversack (with personal kit dated from 1940's) http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=1240

Ross HG (Home Guard) MKIII "County of York 51st Rifle"http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=4235

1941 No.32 Mk1 Sniper Scope http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=101

1941 MkIII British WWII Military Prismatic Marching Compass http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=1561

1940/41 Military & Police "Pre-Victory" .380-200 Revolver http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=676

1941 HAC .380 No. 2 Mk I ** Revolver http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=3503

1941 No.4 Mk1 Long Branch Rifle http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=3447

Red Star Remington Model 1903'shttp://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=4072

1942 No.4 Mk1*(T) Savage Sniper Rifle (less scope) http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=3537

1942 British Lanchester Mk1 Submachinegunhttp://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=3911

1942/43/44]RCMP No.4 Mk1* Long Branch Rifleshttp://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=3776

No.68 MkIIII A.T. Grenades (Mfg by Gestetner of London in 1942)http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=21197

1943 No.4 Mk1* Enfield Rifle (Mfg by Savage) http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=354

1943-44 Enfield No.4 Mk1* Experimental Long Branch "Scout" Sniper Rifle Serial # ASC-43-3http://www.milsurps.com/content.php...*-Experimental-Long-Branch-Scout-Sniper-Rifle

1944 No.1 Intermediate Shortened & Lightened Rifle (Mfg by SAF Lithgow) http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=3562

Lithgow No.6 Mk1 and Mk1/1 Rifles (Mfg by SAF Lithgow) "Experimental"http://www.milsurps.com/content.php?r=416-Lithgow-No6-Mk1-and-Mk1-1-Rifles

Shortened No. 1 Mk III* Rifle (Article by Terry Hawker)http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=14056

1944 C No.7 .22 Caliber Lee-Enfield Training Rifle http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=2134

1944 ShtLE (Short Lee-Enfield) No.1 MkIII* Infantry Rifle http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=226

No.3 MkI* (T) Rifle (PP Scope) - (Pattern 1914 Mk1* W (T) Sniper Rifle) http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=88

No.3 MkI* (T) Rifle (BSA Scope) - (Pattern 1914 Mk1* W (T) Sniper Rifle) http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=3701

No.3 MkI* (T)A Sniper Rifle - (Pattern 1914 Mk1* W (T)A Sniper Rifle) http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=3472

1944 Enfield No.4 Mk1(T) Sniper Rifle http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=89

1944 Enfield No.4 Mk1*(T) Long Branch TP (Trade Pattern) Sniper Riflehttp://www.milsurps.com/content.php?r=430-1944-Enfield-No.4-Mk1*(T)-Long-Branch-TP-Sniper-Rifle

1944 Canadian Telescope, Observing, Sniper's Cmk1 http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=246

No.4 Canadian Lightweight Experimental Rifle http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=1716

1917/1945 No.1 MkIII* H.T. Sniper Rifle (Short Bracket) http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=3591

1916/1945 No.1 MkIII* H.T. Sniper Rifle (Medium Bracket)http://www.milsurps.com/content.php?r=418-1916-1945-No.1-MkIII*-H.T.-Sniper-Rifle-(Medium-Bracket)

1945 Enfield No.4 Mk1*(T) Long Branch Sniper Rifle http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=7

1949 C No.4 Mk1* Long Branch Rifle http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=1831

1950 C No.4 Mk1* Long Branch Rifle http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=766

1971 L42A1 Enfield Sniper Rifle http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=90

1955 No.4 Mk2 Enfield Rifle (Still Wrapped) http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=2348

1961 No.4 Mk2 (Mfg by Pakistani Ordnance Factory (POF) in 1961)http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=20340



Enfield Related Videos in "The Screening Room".

Collection of British WWII Training and Propaganda Filmshttp://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=818

Comparing the Lee Enfield No.1 MkIII* and Mauser K98k Rifles http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=2309

Rare Australian No.6 1/1 Trials Rifle and No.1 MkIII* HT Sniper Rifles http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=2269

Comparing the Lee Enfield No.4 Mk1, No.4 Mk1* & No.4 Mk2 Rifles http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=2250

ShtLE (Short Lee-Enfield) No.1 MkIII* Rifle "Stripping & Assembling" Tutorial http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=2202

Jollygreenslugg's 1917/1944 No.1 MkIII* H.T. (Medium Bracket) Sniper Rifle http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=2217

WW1 Enfield Wire Wrapped Grenade Rifles (Tennis Ball Challenge) http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=1129

WWII Milsurp Sniper Rifles at 400 Meters (Range Video) http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=839

Milsurp Sniper Rifles at 500 Meters (Range Video) http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=882




Enfield Related Technical Articles/Manuals/Research for Milsurp Collectors and Re-loaders.

Princess Mary’s 1914 Christmas Gift (by Graeme 'broadarrow303' Barber)http://www.milsurps.com/content.php?r=457-Princess-Mary%92s-1914-Christmas-Gift

Fore Sight Adjusting Cramps (by Graeme "broadarrow303" Barber)http://www.milsurps.com/content.php...sting-Cramps-(by-Graeme-broadarrow303-Barber)

Looking to complete your No4 or L42 CES? (by Peter Laidler)http://www.milsurps.com/content.php?r=455-Looking-to-complete-your-No4-or-L42-CES

Owen and Austen - The WW 2 ‘Aussie’ Machine Carbine Story (by Graeme "broadarrow303" Barber)http://www.milsurps.com/content.php?r=447-Owen-and-Austen-The-WW-2-‘Aussie’-Machine-Carbine-Story

Converting a commercial front trigger guard screw loop to the military sniper spechttp://www.milsurps.com/content.php...-guard-screw-loop-to-the-military-sniper-spec

History of Long Branch Arsenal

History of Small Arms Limited (October 1943 - March 1946)

From No4 Mk I (T) to L42 AI - Part 2 (by Graeme "broadarrow303" Barber)http://www.milsurps.com/content.php...42-AI-Part-2-(by-Graeme-broadarrow303-Barber)

7.62mm factory magazines - The L8 and L42 connection (by Peter Laidler)http://www.milsurps.com/content.php...-The-L8-and-L42-connection-(by-Peter-Laidler)

From No4 Mk I (T) to L42 AI - Part 1 (by Graeme "broadarrow303" Barber)http://www.milsurps.com/content.php...42-AI-Part-1-(by-Graeme-broadarrow303-Barber)

What the hell are EMER’s ? (by Peter Laidler)http://www.milsurps.com/content.php?r=431-What-the-hell-are-EMER’s-(by-Peter-Laidler)

No42 and No53 sights …. Have you ever thought? (by Peter Laidler)http://www.milsurps.com/content.php...s-….-Have-you-ever-thought-(by-Peter-Laidler)

COMPASS, PRISMATIC, Mk3 (by Peter Laidler)http://www.milsurps.com/content.php?r=425-COMPASS-PRISMATIC-Mk3-(by-Peter-Laidler)

Lithgow SAF Museum Tourhttp://www.milsurps.com/content.php?r=417-Lithgow-SAF-Museum-Tour

1915 Musketry (.303 and .22 Cartridges)http://www.milsurps.com/content.php?r=414-1915-Musketry-(.303-and-.22-Cartridges)

Blueprints for Chest S.A. No.15 Mk1

Handbook of the Pedersen Self Loading Rifle

Sniping in France 1914-18 (by Major H. Hesketh-Prichard DSO, MC.)http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=19426

L59A1 DP Rifle (by Peter Laidler)http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=18957

"Making Up a Useable No.4 Sniper" - Part 4 (by Peter Laidler)http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=18915

"Making Up a Useable No.4 Sniper" - Part 3 (by Peter Laidler)http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=18847

"Making Up a Useable No.4 Sniper" - Part 2 (by Peter Laidler)http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=18807

"Making Up a Useable No.4 Sniper" - Part 1 (by Peter Laidler)http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=18763

"GETTING RID OF YOUR ‘Ishy’ Screw" (by Peter Laidler)http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=16940

"Worn draws in your No1, 4 or 5 fore-end .... " (by Peter Laidler)http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=16824

Ammunition Pocket Book (1924)http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=15739

Fultons of Bisley; Enfield accuracy secrets revealed. (by RJW NZ)http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=13677

WW1 Periscopic Prism Co Ltd London Telescopic Sight Strip Down (by Valleysniper)http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=9064

"Phoenix Rising from the Ashes" - Part 2 (by Peter Laidler)http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=8161

Spotting/Observers Telescopes (by Peter Laidler)http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=7785

"No. 4 Mk I (T), ex-Trials Rifle - Cut-off - Off or On?" (by Terry Hawker)http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=7039

"Phoenix Rising from the Ashes" - Part 1 (by Peter Laidler)http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=5744

WW1 British Sniper Rifles and Accessories (Articles by Nigel Greenaway)http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=4434

"The Trigger Pull-Off" - Part 1 (By Peter Laidler)http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=4319

"The Trigger Pull-Off" - Part 2 (By Peter Laidler)http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=4320

"The WEAPONSIGHT, IMAGE INTENSIFIED, L1 series - Part 1" (by Peter Laidler)http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=4210http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=4210

"The WEAPONSIGHT, IMAGE INTENSIFIED, L1 series - Part 2" (by Peter Laidler)http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=4246http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=4246

"Exploding P14 Grenade Discharger Cups" (by Peter Laidler)http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=4198http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=4198

"Myths and Truths of No.1 EY Rifles" (by Peter Laidler)http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=4169http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=4169

"The Making of a REME Armourer" (by Peter Laidler)http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=4148http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=4148

"The L42 and 39 Fore-ends" (by Peter Laidler)http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=4127http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=4127

"The fore-end and handguards of the L42" (by Peter Laidler)http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=4119http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=4119

1973 Rifle 7.62mm L39A1 & L42A1 (Illustrated Parts Catalogue)http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=4098http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=4098

1945 Armourers Training Notes (Donated by Peter Laidler)http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=4087http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=4087

1947 Parts Identification Lists - Webley and Enfield Revolvershttp://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=3871

A Short Tour Of Three Humped Enfieldshttp://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=3787

No.4 Mk1(T) Sniper Rifle (Article by Nigel Greenaway)http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=3623

How to wrap an Enfield pull-through http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=114

Installing Lee-Enfield Rifle Action Cover http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=113

Lee-Enfield Rifle "Grouper" http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=112

Enfield Dial Sights (Variations) http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=111

Lee-Enfield No.4 Rifles (Rear Sight Variations) http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=110

User Handbook 0.22 in., No.8 Mk.1 Rifle (Land Service 1961) http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=107

Parker Hale Sights, Adjustment and Use http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=106

A.J. Parker & Parker Hale Sights (Model PH-5A, PH-5B, PH-5C, 8/53, 11/47 "Twin Zero") http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=104

1942 Small Arms Rifle Training Manual (Vol.1 No.3) http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=103

1952 Instructional Pamphlet for No.4 Mk1(T) sniper rifle http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=102

The Lee-Enfield Rifle By Major E.G.B. Reynolds - 1960 http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=3462

1991 No.4 (All Marks) .303 Rifle Manuals (Complete Set) http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=3322

2002 C No.7 Mk1 .22 Rifle Manuals (Complete Set) http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=3315

2002 No.4 (All Marks) .303 Rifle Manuals (Complete Set) http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=3314

REME Precis No. SA/Rifles/3 (Zeroing of No.1, No.3, No.4, No.5 Rifles) http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=3312

1940 Parker Hale "Service Section" Catalog http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=3294

THE EMMA GEES By HERBERT W. McBRIDE http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=3285

Blueprints and Specifications for the Enfield No.4 Mk1(T) Sniper Rifle http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=1623

"Shoot-to-Live" 1945 (Practical Shooting with the Enfield Rifle ) http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=1433

Basic Manual of Military Small Arms by W.H.B. Smith (Expired Copyright 1943) http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=1122

Scout Regiment Telescope (Instruction Manual) http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=900

Instructions for Armourers -1931 (Part 2 - Small Arms) http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=875

The Canadian Marksman (Bedding the 7.62mm No.4 Rifle) - 1965 http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=867

Lithgow SMLE ... Causes of Cracked Foreends http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=287

John Sukey's Collection of Oddities and Unusual Pieces http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=120

AIA No. 4 Mk. 4 (Review by Stevo) http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=15

Australian AIA Rifles (Feedback and Opinion by Steve) http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=225

Headspace 101 for .303's http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=10

"Anzac - Gallipoli Marksman" by Bob Courtney http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=593

"Making Their Mark" - Canadian Snipers and the Great War 1914-1918 http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=278


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Thanks! This is a HUGE boon to an Enfield moron like me, so thanks for providing it.
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The shame of Badgers posting this here when he prefers Mausers……………………
and having one BIG unified sticky called the On-line Knowledge Libraries, which by the way would save a lot of space at the top of our forum.

If this is not possible I will donate my manual sticky to Badger and all my manuals and let him expand on it with what has been donated to him. As you can see Badger has worked hard gathering Enfield information from many different people and has far more information than my stick contains.

In our forum here we are missing Son’s article on (exploding) Coachwood stocks, Mr. Sluggs Enfield/Vegemite videos and Badgers brilliant research purposes only of “The Lee-Enfield Rifle By Major E.G.B. Reynolds – 1960”. Wink, wink ;)

We also need to start a collection fund for Son so he doesn’t have to sell off all his beautiful Enfield’s to pay for his daughters wedding (and her experimental No.6 wedding dress) :eek:

Of course we will still need an Elle McPherson wet T-Shirt sticky :)


 

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Also of note, for those more interested in arms other than Enfields, we at Milsurps.com are also trying as much as possible to replicate this level of knowledge for the milsurps of other countries as well, so please do browse around the MKL while you're there looking up Enfield info :)
 

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With thanks to Nigel Greenaway, we've updated the "Collectors Comments and Feedback" section of these entries in the England - Milsurp Knowledge Library (click here)http://www.milsurps.com/forumdisplay.php?f=12.

No.3 MkI* (T) Rifle (PP Scope) (click here)http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=88

No.3 MkI* (T) Rifle (BSA Scope) (click here)http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=3701

Nigel has written a brief add-on article accompanied by pictures, about the P14(F) special aperture rear sight with the fine adjustment screw, explaining how to identify some of the reproductions from the originals.

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We have updated the Lee Enfield On-line Knowledge Libraries (Index of Articles)http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=3611, as well added to the current "sticky" thread in the Commercial Auctions & Gossip Forum (click here)http://www.milsurps.com/forumdisplay.php?f=38. It provides coverage and feedback on some of the more interesting items that were recently sold at the Poulins and James Julia Auctions October 3-7, 2008.

Reference Thread - Poulins and James Julia Auctions (October 3-7, 2008) http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=3897

We were fortunate enough to have our own Roving Reporter on the ground at these auctions, to examine and handle items up close and provide his opinion and analysis on some of the more interesting pieces that sold, such as a British No. 1 MK VI SMLE, Trials No.5 .22lr, Australian Experimental Rifle No. 6 Mk I and an Enfield No.1 Mark III* (Cutaway)

It appears that the same questionable LSA 1916 SMLE MK III sniper that was sold for $4,600 U.S. at the last Poulin's auction, March 7,8,9, 2008, was offered again and sold once again for $2,050 U.S. Review the pics and collector analysis in order to draw your own conclusions. The Australian No.6 Mk1 went for $700, but there's more to that story in the pics and the analysis as well. Finally, there's also some excellent pics of the No.1 Mk1 commercial SMLE that sold for $2,100 U.S.

Your comments added to that thread for the benefit of all collectors are welcome.

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With thanks to Terry Hawker, we've updated the "Collectors Comments and Feedback" section of this entry in the England - Milsurp Knowledge Library

Pedersen "Selfloader" Rifle (Mfg by Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd., Crayford, Kent, England) http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=3521

With thanks to Mr. Thomas N. Magee, Terry has added some very interesting new information on the Pedersen rifles and carbines, which has come to light recently in a piece Mr. Magee wrote for the "Favorite Firearms" section of the December, 2008 issue of the NRA's, "American Rifleman", titled, "An Unusual Vickers".

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With thanks to Advisory Panel member Peter Laidler, an excellent new article has been added to the Technical Articles for Milsurp Collectors and Re-loaders (click here)http://www.milsurps.com/forumdisplay.php?f=25.

"The fore-end and handguards of the L42" (click here)http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=4119

As Peter describes it … (or how to turn a silk purse into a sows ear)

This is the first of two fascinating articles by Peter. It's accompanied by his own detailed photo montage and provides a armourer's inside technical look at the No.4(T) to L42 conversion program, undertaken in several tranches at Enfield between 1970 and 1981.

Peter's follow up article, "The L42 and 39 Fore-ends" (How to put matters right!), which he says "will take one of the bodged and split original fore-ends and show you how to do a proper, old time REME Armourers repair.", will be also be published in the next few days as well.

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These show the front or muzzle end of the converted No4 fore-ends for the L42 rifle. They’re pretty well self explanatory and the thinness of the wood is clear. Is it any wonder that as soon as the sniper tightened his sling on his arm, the wood would just crack …, then crumple! Who ever authorized such a ridiculous state of affairs and the two beech fore-ends are brand new and unused, straight from Ordnance!



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With thanks to Advisory Panel member Peter Laidler, the second part of two excellent new articles, has been added to the Technical Articles for Milsurp Collectors and Re-loaders (click here)http://www.milsurps.com/forumdisplay.php?f=25.

The L42 and 39 Fore-ends (By Peter Laidler) (click here)http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=4127

Or, as Peter describes it … (How to put matters right!)

This is the second installment of two excellent related articles. It's accompanied by his own detailed photo montage and provides a step-by-step description, as Peter says "will take one of the bodged and split original fore-ends and show you how to do a proper, old time REME Armourers repair."

Article Extract .....

The wood patch and fore-end glued and the wood adhesive rubbed in then cramped tight, end to end and top to bottom as shown here. Don’t be mislead by your dad if he tells you that this modern woodworking adhesive is rubbish compared with the old hot animal bone glue he used in his day. The fact is that modern adhesives are FAR superior!



(Click PIC to Enlarge)
Peter's first installment in this series of articles titled "The fore-end and handguards of the L42" (click here)http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=4119, provides a armourer's inside technical look at the No.4(T) to L42 conversion program, undertaken in several tranches at Enfield between 1970 and 1981.

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