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I would love any more information on her from any of you! 

Number 4 mk1 *

No USA mark on the breech

British Nitro Proofed 

She’s well oiled and quiet dirty! 

 

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Check the brass butt plate, coin to open, may have oil bottle in, looks like a Lee Enfield .303 No4 bolt action single shot rifle,10 shot mag,  kicks like a mule.

WW2 British  issue service rifle ? now converted to 410. 

 

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Me too scully, could strip and reassemble one in no time back then. Remember the bren guns they made us lug around too. Dressed like dad's army with puttees on and itchy shirts.

The most accurate ones made good sniper rifles, fettled by H&H for the war dept.

Will the magazine work with .410 carts?

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Is it converted or is it still .303? 

They do indeed kick like really annoyed mule although I never know if it's exacerbated by the short lop. 

Does it shoot straight? 

Does it have matching numbers? 

Looks very nice indeed, congratulations 

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It’s a .303 with matching numbers on metalwork but haven’t looked on the barrel :) 

Still to put a round through it! Fingers crossed. 

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9 minutes ago, Gunman said:

Is it civilian or military proof?

 

It has BNP with a crown above stamped on it.  I wouldn't know which it is. 

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1 hour ago, Lampwick said:

It’s a .303 with matching numbers on metalwork but haven’t looked on the barrel  

Still to put a round through it! Fingers crossed. 

thank god for that........it would have been a crime to drill that out into a 410................looks a cracking example ...love to see some more pics of it 

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Used these rifles a lot when in the cadets, but never noticed much recoil, nor did my schoolmates ever complain about it.   On warm days we were in shirt sleeve order, so we didn't have a lot of padding.

2 hours ago, Mr.C said:

They do indeed kick like really annoyed mule although I never know if it's exacerbated by the short lop

The point about LOP might be significant.  We were starting to use the .303 as 14 year olds, so they were perhaps the stocks were a bit long for us.

Our cadet force had large numbers of rifles, most of them only used for drill, not for firing.   The ones kept for use by the team had headspace and other dimensions regularly checked by a specialist armourer, which may have helped to avoid excessive recoil.

 

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22 hours ago, nnorman32 said:

Check the brass butt plate, coin to open, may have oil bottle in, looks like a Lee Enfield .303 No4 bolt action single shot rifle,10 shot mag,  kicks like a mule.

WW2 British  issue service rifle ? now converted to 410. 

 

If you think that kicks try the No 5 Jungle Carbine, that shakes your filling loose 

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They came in 4 different stock lengths. Long, medium short and bantam.

If you got one with right length for you the recoil was OK.

The butt plate is desisgned to be opened with a live round.

Accurate rifle and great fun to shoot.

 

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23 hours ago, Scully said:

Lovely bit of kit. Brings back memories of days in the Cadets. 

Not to mention Aden in '66 which to be honest I'd rather forget. Our ammunition had been loaded and unloaded so many times that we'd pull the bullets from the case and check that there was still some powder before pushing them back in with a final tap on the butt plate. Did get a bit concerned though when I saw one lad taking a pinch and tossing it over his shoulder for luck.

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2 minutes ago, wymberley said:

Not to mention Aden in '66 which to be honest I'd rather forget. Our ammunition had been loaded and unloaded so many times that we'd pull the bullets from the case and check that there was still some powder before pushing them back in with a final tap on the butt plate. Did get a bit concerned though when I saw one lad taking a pinch and tossing it over his shoulder for luck.

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Dirty girl!!

Gave her a bit of a clean before our first proper date at the weekend.

She hated 174 PPU factory loads but I was most impressed with my 150grn sort point home rolled! 
 

 

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1 minute ago, ditchman said:

cheers..................nice sound piece...:good:

It certainly is. I think I’m hooked. I’ve been looking at others already!!  I fancy a SMLE too! 

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51 minutes ago, arjimlad said:

That is a thing of beauty. Thank you for the pictures.

yep..............it hasnt been messed about with....just looked after and cleaned.......

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