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Old March 12, 2016, 06:31 AM   #1
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Enfield Markings - Translation?

Hello All,

Can anyone help me translate these markings? The serial number is J stamped above 28743

Thanks


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Old March 12, 2016, 07:51 AM   #2
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You might try the Lee-Enfield forum on Gunboards.com. Some very knowledgable collectors hang out there and can answer your questions, after they flame you for putting the scope mount on it.
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Old March 12, 2016, 08:19 AM   #3
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The Crown over Crossed Pennants with a 'P' in the lower quadrant is the proofmark. The Crown over Number over Character is an inspection stamp, I cannot make out the lower character, but it usually indicates the production facility, the number identifies a specific inspector (each had own number). D(broad arrow)D is the Australian 'Department of Defence' ownership mark. Hopefully someone else can help with the others.
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Old March 12, 2016, 10:33 AM   #4
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Thanks Bonza Great info. So Ill assume it was made in Australia. Does the serial number give any clue on the year?


I zoomed it up BTW

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Old March 12, 2016, 10:36 AM   #5
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Thanks KP.

I came with the scope mount. It's the only way these old eyes can shoot the thing.
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Old March 12, 2016, 10:54 AM   #6
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Need pictures of the manufacter and date under where the bolt handle rests.. Then i can tell you if its a rebarrel or original barrel, rearsenal etc.
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Old March 12, 2016, 11:09 AM   #7
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Here's a place to start:

http://www.allaboutenfields.co.nz/history/markings/

Here's a useful forum:

http://parallaxscurioandrelicfirearm...-Enfield-Forum
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Old March 12, 2016, 05:40 PM   #8
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If it's an Australian-made rifle the butt-socket will be stamped with Lithgow & a date, otherwise it could be Enfield, BSA, etc.
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