Enfield Question.


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Daniel964
October 9, 2004, 04:03 PM
I have a Ishapor Enfield .308 caliber. Is it the same design as the Lee Enfields? Can I get an instruction book on the MK4 and use it to take this one apart to clean? It's still got the cosmoline on it and I need to do a complete tear down on it.

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goon
October 9, 2004, 04:18 PM
It is very close to an SMLE. I won't say that they are the exact same, but from what I have seen they are damn close. I do know that a .303 SMLE mag will fit an Ishapore 308, and that the mechanisms on them look very similar. As I said, I don't know about actual parts compatiblity, but I would look for an SMLE manual over a No. 4 manual.

rbernie
October 9, 2004, 06:19 PM
AFAIK, the 2A was a redesign of the Mk1No3 and not the Mk4No1. If you need help with the 2A, get thee to the Surplus Rifles SMLE pages (http://www.surplusrifle.com/smle/index.asp) and start there. It should at least get you in the ballpark.

nemesis
October 9, 2004, 07:15 PM
An Ishy is a variant of the No.1, Mk III and; I believe; is identified as a No.1, Mk III 2A. The magazine is unique to this weapon and I do not believe that a No. 4 .303 magazine would fit nor operate.

SMLE
October 9, 2004, 08:32 PM
All operation and field stripping instructions for the SMLE #1 MkIII/III* are appropriate to the 2A/2A1 Ishy.

Also, here is some info you may find helpful; http://www.smellysmleshooters.net/ammopressure.htm

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