Lee-Enfield treasure trove acquired

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    Seaforth Highlander
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    Lee-Enfield treasure trove acquired

    Post by Seaforth Highlander on Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:56 am

    Last week (Feb 2013) I obtained four Lee-Enfield rifles from one private owner.

    1. Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk. I F(FTR) 1943 British made sporter with a civilian Monte Carlo stock. Sadly unrestorable as the charger bridge and inch off muzzle had both been removed. The previous owners thought it was a Jungle Carbine, and it had that style of wood but it was not.

    2. Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk. I* Longbranch 1945 still military but missing some parts ... which just HAPPENED to be available on #1 above! :-) OK, so the bolt is a mismatched number ...

    3. Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk. III* 1942 "dispersal rifle" - Produced in UK using spare parts and salvaged parts. Factory had been bombed out so they were dispersed to be assembled in smaller factories in the Birmingham area. BSA Shirley was busy producing No. 4 Mk. I rifles by this time. Full military configuration.

    And the "piece de resistance" ...

    4. Lee-Enfield Mark I, also known as Magazine Lee-Enfield (MLE) or "Long Lee" 1895, made by ENFIELD. Full military configuration, complete with dust cover and volley sights, matching low range serial numbers in 4,000 range and ta dah! Canadian Militia & Defence M&D marking AND regimental rack number for the 88th Regiment (Victoria Fusiliers) [Victoria, BC 1912-1920, merged with 50th Gordons to form the Canadian Scottish Regiment which I later served in.]

    I love Lee-Enfields, though my preference is for the WWII stuff. I am looking for a trade on/towards a No. 4 Mk. I (T) sniper rifle with matching serial numbers in the No. 15 Chest (Canadian or British make). I also have other trade stuff available including an 1851 Colt Navy, London made, Upper Canada issue marked to the Toronto Cavalry Troop and with all matching serial numbers.

    I KNEW those extra Lee-Enfield slings would come in handy someday!

    Colin

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    recceboy
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    Re: Lee-Enfield treasure trove acquired

    Post by recceboy on Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:48 am

    Photos please you lucky bugger................

    "RECCE SENDS"

    Cheers

    Anthony

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    Re: Lee-Enfield treasure trove acquired

    Post by Seaforth Highlander on Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:20 am

    recceboy wrote:Photos please you lucky bugger................

    "RECCE SENDS"

    Cheers

    Anthony


    Sunray sends:


    Longbranch No. 4 Mk. I* (second from bottom) is longer as it has a long "L" butt.


    Lee-Enfield No. 1 Mk. III* 1942 Birmingham "Dispersal Rifle" markings. (Second rifle from the top.)

    I would like to work a trade deal in CANADA (trade preferred but can talk about trade & cash) for a L-E No. 4 Mk. I(T) or L-E No4 Mk. I*(T) sniper with matching numbers and in chest (I know they exist because I had two during my first marriage.) I also have available an 1851 Colt Navy revolver with ALL matching serial numbers and Upper Canada issue markings for the cavalry troop in Toronto, dewat MP-40 etc. :-)

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    Re: Lee-Enfield treasure trove acquired

    Post by mk1rceme on Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:35 am

    Nice!


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