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Old 05-14-2012, 03:41 AM   #11
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Canadian, nice. Mine is a Fazakerly (British made) 1949. Now you need a pig sticker bayonet.

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That's a really nice rifle! I'm gonna see if I can find a bayonet and good sling for it so it can be all original. Is there much difference between the British and Canadian? And how are you able to tell?
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That's a really nice rifle! I'm gonna see if I can find a bayonet and good sling for it so it can be all original. Is there much difference between the British and Canadian? And how are you able to tell?
Thanks, The easiest and really only sensible way to tell where they are made is by the letter on the side next to the serial number or the manufacturer name if it has one, the Long branch Enfields were made in Canada.

From everything I've seen and read, the Canadians built them at the same quality as the British. Longbranch rifles are definitely on par with everything else.

They were made all over the world, for example, a Savage rifle was made in the U.S, while a Lithgow was made in Australia.

EBay has some nice No.4 Mk.1 and Mk.2 bayonets in the neighborhood of $20. I bought one awhile back.
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Thanks, The easiest and really only sensible way to tell where they are made is by the letter on the side next to the serial number or the manufacturer name if it has one, the Long branch Enfields were made in Canada.

From everything I've seen and read, the Canadians built them at the same quality as the British. Longbranch rifles are definitely on par with everything else.

They were made all over the world, for example, a Savage rifle was made in the U.S, while a Lithgow was made in Australia.

EBay has some nice No.4 Mk.1 and Mk.2 bayonets in the neighborhood of $20. I bought one awhile back.
Okay that's good to know that it's up to par with the Brits version. And I may have to look into those, that's fairly cheap. At least from what I was thinking
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The Long Branch rifles are very well made. The safety has a smidge difference in shape, and serial number will always start with letter L. Very nice rifle you have there.

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Okay that's good to know that it's up to par with the Brits version. And I may have to look into those, that's fairly cheap. At least from what I was thinking
The spike bayonets are the ones on eBay, I am not very familiar with blade bayonets as they are not 'correct' on a 1940's rifle. But if you prefer them, they still work


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Is there a scope mounting kit for them at all but that keep them original? I wanna learn with the iron sights for sure and become very proficient with them but am just curious if there's a scope kit that was used in WWII?

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Yeah, but you'll be able to fill a safe with Enfield's for the price of the scope and mount, even a repro.

If you have to have a scope, consider one of these with your favorite optics. It's a quick detach and is supposed to hold zero even when you remove it.


http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=1502/Product/ENFIELD-No-4-No-5

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I hve a Canadian Long Branch no.4 MK1* and a Lithgow No1 MK111.

Wouldn't trade either one for anything.

But if you hand load, be sure to neck size only. These actions are just a bit "springy."

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Thanks for all the help, it's much appreciated! If the scope and mount is that ridiculous, definitely not gonna look into them then. Just one more question, what reload works best for any of y'all? I'm gonna put another 20 through her of factory and then start reloading since its ridiculously expensive to shoot

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I've always shot the old surplus stuff and stocked up while it was cheap, I bought about 400 rounds for somewhere around $100. But that's all gone now.

I only have a couple hundred left and someone suggested Prvi Partizan ammo, I have not shot any yet but its more reasonably priced that a lot that I see.

http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.aspx?item=AP303FMJ174&name=Prvi+Partizan+P PU+.303Brit+174grn+FMJ+20rd+Box&groupid=163

I'm really gonna have to start reloading.

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