Canadian Military Collectors Forum

Comprehensive Forum of Canadian Armed Forces History & Militaria


    Lee Enfield MKIII 1942

    thegate
    thegate
    Member

    Posts : 317
    Join date : 2013-04-14
    Age : 52
    Location : Drummondville , Québec , Canada

    Lee Enfield MKIII 1942 Empty Lee Enfield MKIII 1942

    Post by thegate on Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:33 am

    Hello, here is my new purchase.
    It is one 303 MKIII lee Enfield 1942 it is deactivated

    Lee Enfield MKIII 1942 18987410

    Lee Enfield MKIII 1942 19211210

    Lee Enfield MKIII 1942 16142110

    Lee Enfield MKIII 1942 10125510

    Lee Enfield MKIII 1942 16069510
    mk1rceme
    mk1rceme
    Administrator

    Posts : 2213
    Join date : 2009-11-22
    Age : 48
    Location : Alberta, Canada

    Lee Enfield MKIII 1942 Empty Re: Lee Enfield MKIII 1942

    Post by mk1rceme on Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:10 am

    Very nice!


    _________________
    Dale
    Admin-CMCF
    edstorey
    edstorey
    Member

    Posts : 890
    Join date : 2012-06-03

    Lee Enfield MKIII 1942 Empty No. 1 Mk III Lee Enfield

    Post by edstorey on Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:19 am

    Nice rifle, but your sling is on backwards.
    thegate
    thegate
    Member

    Posts : 317
    Join date : 2013-04-14
    Age : 52
    Location : Drummondville , Québec , Canada

    Lee Enfield MKIII 1942 Empty Re: Lee Enfield MKIII 1942

    Post by thegate on Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:48 am

    Hello thank you,

    You mean what edstorey ?
    servicepub
    servicepub
    In Memoriam

    Posts : 189
    Join date : 2009-11-25

    Lee Enfield MKIII 1942 Empty Re: Lee Enfield MKIII 1942

    Post by servicepub on Mon Feb 17, 2014 3:13 pm

    thegate wrote:Hello thank you,

    You mean what edstorey ?

    The buckles should be on the inside. You have them on the outside.
    thegate
    thegate
    Member

    Posts : 317
    Join date : 2013-04-14
    Age : 52
    Location : Drummondville , Québec , Canada

    Lee Enfield MKIII 1942 Empty Re: Lee Enfield MKIII 1942

    Post by thegate on Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:44 pm

    Ah! OK thank you for the information, I recovered as its.
    I am going to correct.
    LSR
    LSR
    Member

    Posts : 153
    Join date : 2010-11-19
    Location : Twente- The Netherlands

    Lee Enfield MKIII 1942 Empty Re: Lee Enfield MKIII 1942

    Post by LSR on Thu Feb 20, 2014 2:38 pm

    Nice one, you don't see much rifles with this date,they stopped making them in '43 (in the UK that is).
    Do you know where this one was made (factory).
    These rifles were made very crude,you should compare it to a ww1 or interbellum made rifle and see diffences in finishing.
    thegate
    thegate
    Member

    Posts : 317
    Join date : 2013-04-14
    Age : 52
    Location : Drummondville , Québec , Canada

    Lee Enfield MKIII 1942 Empty Re: Lee Enfield MKIII 1942

    Post by thegate on Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:50 am

    Hello, it was sold to me by Adrew Morss of Halifax.
    The history is that this 303 belonged has a soldier of the used Royal Canadian Régiment hang the second war.
    The soldier kept the weapon, after its death the family sold it has Andrew who me given up it was always functional.
    I made deactivate so that it be legal.
    Infanteer
    Infanteer
    Member

    Posts : 820
    Join date : 2009-12-11

    Lee Enfield MKIII 1942 Empty Re: Lee Enfield MKIII 1942

    Post by Infanteer on Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:04 am

    thegate wrote:Hello, it was sold to me by Adrew Morss of Halifax.
    The history is that this 303 belonged has a soldier of the used Royal Canadian Régiment hang the second war.
    The soldier kept the weapon, after its death the family sold it has Andrew who me given up it was always functional.
    I made deactivate so that it be legal.

    I doubt it belonged to a soldier of the RCR as Canadians were issued the improved No4 rifle early in the war... although I don't know all of the details so I can't say for certain but it would be highly unusual.

    The maker mark should be located above the year but it appears that it wasn't stamped very well. The first letter looks like it might possibly be a B. so it could be B.S.A. (Birmingham Small Arms). Look at the barrel just forward of the receiver and you may see some more maker marks. If you see a symbol that looks like three stacked rifles that is for B.S.A..

    Why did you have to deactivate the rifle to make it legal? You don't have a firearms license?
    thegate
    thegate
    Member

    Posts : 317
    Join date : 2013-04-14
    Age : 52
    Location : Drummondville , Québec , Canada

    Lee Enfield MKIII 1942 Empty Re: Lee Enfield MKIII 1942

    Post by thegate on Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:28 pm

    Hello, me is not of proof I either.
    Here are markings which there is above.
    No I is not of premis and I makes exposure thus the weapon must be deactivated.

    Lee Enfield MKIII 1942 19116410

    Lee Enfield MKIII 1942 19204610

    Lee Enfield MKIII 1942 15075810

    Lee Enfield MKIII 1942 19475510

    Lee Enfield MKIII 1942 18909910

    LSR
    LSR
    Member

    Posts : 153
    Join date : 2010-11-19
    Location : Twente- The Netherlands

    Lee Enfield MKIII 1942 Empty Re: Lee Enfield MKIII 1942

    Post by LSR on Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:56 pm

    I also think it is a B, (B stands for BSA),this is a dispersal rifle (google for the explanation).
    Could it be that the rifle had seen service in India?
    Why? you ask. Because of the screw in the forestock that doesn't belong there (again google for Ishapore screw).
    There is lots of info on Enfiels rifles out there on the net.
    Infanteer
    Infanteer
    Member

    Posts : 820
    Join date : 2009-12-11

    Lee Enfield MKIII 1942 Empty Re: Lee Enfield MKIII 1942

    Post by Infanteer on Fri Feb 21, 2014 3:46 pm

    LSR wrote:I also think it is a B, (B stands for BSA),this is a dispersal rifle (google for the explanation).
    Could it be that the rifle had seen service in India?
    Why? you ask. Because of the screw in the forestock that doesn't belong there (again google for Ishapore screw).
    There is lots of info on Enfiels rifles out there on the net.

    Good point on the Ishapore screw... I missed that. For me that just confirms that this rifle was not brought home by a Canadian soldier.

    I wasn't familiar with these "dispersal" rifles but after doing a bit of research I believe that is exactly what this is. Good call LSR  not worthy 
    avatar
    Van doos
    Member

    Posts : 41
    Join date : 2014-01-04
    Location : Oka, Québec

    Lee Enfield MKIII 1942 Empty Re: Lee Enfield MKIII 1942

    Post by Van doos on Sat Feb 22, 2014 9:58 am

    http://www.allaboutenfields.co.nz/smle/ishapore-mkiii/
    thegate
    thegate
    Member

    Posts : 317
    Join date : 2013-04-14
    Age : 52
    Location : Drummondville , Québec , Canada

    Lee Enfield MKIII 1942 Empty Re: Lee Enfield MKIII 1942

    Post by thegate on Sat Feb 22, 2014 11:09 am

    Merci pour le lien Van doos

    Sponsored content

    Lee Enfield MKIII 1942 Empty Re: Lee Enfield MKIII 1942

    Post by Sponsored content


      Current date/time is Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:47 pm