Enfield User Thread


March 10, 2008, 09:29 PM
hey why not?:cool:

So I bought a Longbranch lastweek,got it for $250.I tried it yesterday and I'm happy.With Sellior&Bellot ammo I'm getting a decent group in the black.

The barrel swallows my muzzle gauge,yet my other Enfield Farzakerley is practically new yet isn't as accurate go figuire.

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March 11, 2008, 12:23 AM
Congrats on the new old rifle.
My signature says it all.:)

March 11, 2008, 01:56 AM
Me likes Lee Enfields too:



March 11, 2008, 12:50 PM
dang that's purdy...

March 11, 2008, 12:56 PM
They are the best bolt-action battle rifles ever made!

My Long Branch No.4 Mk.1*

Vern Humphrey
March 11, 2008, 01:02 PM
You know, one of my pet peeves is calling the Lee-Enfield an "Enfield."

In a just world, it would be called a Lee -- Lee developed the rifle. Enfield only developed the barrel (when cordite eroded the original Metford barrels.)

It's proper to call the P13 and P14 "Enfields" -- they were developed at Enfield. You can even call the US M1917 an Enfield.

But a Lee-Enfield is a Lee.

March 11, 2008, 01:03 PM
"We caught them, and we shot them, under Rule Three-O-Three." --Breaker Morant.

Vern Humphrey
March 11, 2008, 01:21 PM
The Breaker Morant case still causes Australians heart-burn. I used to get under their skins by pointing out that Moran was guilty -- but if I'd been his defense counsel, he wouldn't have been convicted, and if he had been, he wouldn't have been executed.

March 11, 2008, 01:35 PM
You know, one of my pet peeves is calling the Lee-Enfield an "Enfield."

Paging Mr. Davidson... Mr. Davidson to the white courtesy phone... :D

March 11, 2008, 02:02 PM
1943 Longbranch No4MK1*, FTR in Faz.


March 11, 2008, 07:41 PM
Bummed my LB looks just like I bought it.

Nice score Lionking.

Shoots nice.

Pura Vida

March 11, 2008, 08:12 PM
What's wrong with that? She has character, history - blood sweat and tears flowed past her, and on her. No modern rifle bought new from a store can have what she has, and now, she's yours. Cherish the history, pass it on, hold tight to the past, so you can teach the future.

March 11, 2008, 08:40 PM
The Savage Sisters:


8/45 #5mk1 Fazakerly:


The #1's (50 Ishapore, 1917 BSA, 1942 Lithgow) and a #4mk1 friend.


OK, so where is MJ?????

Full Clip
March 12, 2008, 06:56 AM
Because I have not posted this in a while, and because I love to shoot it...

March 12, 2008, 02:16 PM
That a gibbs?

March 12, 2008, 02:23 PM
I have one unissued 1942 Savage #4 I found a few years ago. No T or TR but several H&H mods. Soaked deep with cosmoline it took two weekes to dig it out of the corners and bore.It has a post or late war five groove barrel. I put ten rounds throught it the first year just to check the scope for zero at 200.

Put it away for another day. No point in shooting two at the same time.

Nice rifles pictured here boys.


March 13, 2008, 02:08 AM
Every time I go to post my Savage in an Enfield thread, thinking how nice it looks, MJ has to come along and post THAT one and annoy me.Didnt I ban you from posting that Savage in any more Enfield threads a while ago? Geez, whats your problem, man.:neener::D
Anywho, here's my contribution, not nearly a cool looking as MJ's, with its cheek piece and sweet looking grooves in the handguards, but still one of the nicer stocks I honestly ever seen (sadly, my pic doesnt do it justice, as the "tiger stiping" is only barely visible here, and only on the lower part of the handguard, when in real life, its more pronounced, and throughout the whole stock), and all I have ever done was clean it off with a wet rag, and put a little beeswax wood stuff on it to help protect it.Lots of bluing gone too, but whats there has a REALLY nice looking purplish patina to it, so its a fair trade IMHO.

March 13, 2008, 10:18 AM
Sorry Foxx, I forgot. I'll post the other '42 that I do shoot.

200 yards.

You all have some nice Enfields.


March 13, 2008, 10:32 AM
So many beautiful rifles... So little time.

March 13, 2008, 11:00 AM
"...swallows my muzzle gauge..." If you're using the same guage as that for a .30-06 or .308, it would. The .303 does not use a .308" bullet. The Lee-Enfield barrel can run between .311" and .315" and still be considered ok. Larger than .315" it's shot out. Slug the bore to find out exactly what diameter your rifle's bore is, then use the closest bullet diameter.
Before you shoot it, check the headspace. Thousands of No. 4's have been assembled out of parts bins with zero QC. You have no idea if some twit changed the bolt head at some time either.

March 13, 2008, 11:10 AM
Nice (T)

Taciturnicus Letum
March 13, 2008, 04:36 PM
Can a Harris bipod be attached to a No1 Mk3 Enfield? If so does any one have any pics?

Jeff F
March 13, 2008, 10:33 PM

How many rounds has that Farzakerley had through it. In my experience the Enfields don't start showing their true accuracy level until you get 200 to 500 rounds through them. I've got a 54 faz that has just started to come around at 300 rounds and it had been shot a little, less then 80 rounds when I got it. Just last weekend I got a few 100 yard 5 shot groups I could cover with a silver dollar, that was standing offhand with a military sling for support.

March 14, 2008, 12:18 AM
Jeff, That's fantastic shooting. Enfields are incredibly accurate with the right ammo. Handloading for my Father In Law's rifle brought it to just under 2" at 100yrds vs 6" with surp. The bbl looks like a sewer pipe!

March 14, 2008, 07:01 PM
Thanks for sharing all the nice pictures guys. My '43 BSA below.


Pura Vida

Full Clip
March 15, 2008, 05:24 AM
Nope, not a Gibbs. It's a real #5.

March 30, 2008, 06:26 PM
took out the M1917 Remington today.It has a very light trigger,I need to get more use to shooting it,I don't too often but as you can see on the 2nd volley I did that when I do my part it is a rather accurate rifle.I used the ladder sight btw.

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Detachment Charlie
March 30, 2008, 09:20 PM
I have an Ishapore Enfield and agree that this design might be the best bolt action battle rifle ever designed. Since mine's an Ishy, it's a .308 from the git-go, not a re-chamber. It out hoots me and is easy on my old shoulder. Love to shoot it. And, it always draws a crowd at the range.;)

March 31, 2008, 12:42 PM
Nope, not a Gibbs. It's a real #5.
Wow... looks brand new.

Full Clip
March 31, 2008, 07:33 PM
It didn't when I got it. Refinished metal (matte black epoxy) and replacement wood from Numrich (stained Minwax natural and then BLO). Had a crappy sporter stock before that.

March 31, 2008, 09:49 PM

You wouldn't have a picture of that crappy sporter stock that you could post here? If you are interested in selling I might be interested in buying.

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