Lee-Enfield markings? - Page 2
You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of FirearmsTalk.com!    


Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > General Firearms Forums > Curio & Relic Discussion > Lee-Enfield markings?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-30-2011, 10:00 PM   #11
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
hairbear1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Molong,NSW Australia
Posts: 737
Liked 534 Times on 286 Posts
Likes Given: 34

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Goomba View Post
I recently got my enfield back from the gunsmith. I had it cleaned and looked over b/c I had previously had a primer fall out when I was shooting some surplus ammo.

I've recently done some reserch on the net about the SMLE... & I was wondering if anybody here knows anything about some of these markings that I found under the rear/top handguard.. they are stamped on the base of the barrel where it connects to the reciver.

I'll be posting this on some of the enfield forums also...

thanks for any info...





My Lee-Enfield #1 mark 3 SMLE




Here are the manufaturers mark.
a crown.
G.R
B
1942
S (looks like two light strikes) LE
III (& 7pt star)




best pic of the additional markings above the serial # on the upper left (in the light glare) and above the last few digits of the serial #




and here is a few pic of the barrel markings (on the left of the barrel)
The "S" could denote Stevens - Savage, Mass,USA and the "HT" may mean that it's fitted with a heavy barrel for range work.On top of the knox form there should be a "H" stamped on it denoting this and the if there's a HV stamped on the stock it means it can use the high velocity machine gun ammo
The arrow with the < in it means that it's accepted into service,regards


__________________
The ability to think and speak doesn't necessarily guarantee intelligence
hairbear1 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2011, 01:36 AM   #12
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
303tom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Missouri
Posts: 4,365
Liked 1563 Times on 1060 Posts
Likes Given: 1699

Default

[QUOTE=hairbear1;663110]The "S" could denote Stevens - Savage, Mass,USA and the "HT" may mean that it's fitted with a heavy barrel for range work.On top of the knox form there should be a "H" stamped on it denoting this and the if there's a HV stamped on the stock it means it can use the high velocity machine gun ammo
The arrow with the < in it means that it's accepted into service,regards[/QUOTE

That is ShtLE, that is a BSA, Savage had nothing to do with No1`s.....


__________________
When all else fails.
303tom is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2011, 01:51 AM   #13
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
303tom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Missouri
Posts: 4,365
Liked 1563 Times on 1060 Posts
Likes Given: 1699

Default

Go here, this site will tell you what the marks are all about.

The Lee-Enfield Rifle
__________________
When all else fails.
303tom is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2011, 01:55 AM   #14
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
303tom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Missouri
Posts: 4,365
Liked 1563 Times on 1060 Posts
Likes Given: 1699

Default

The ShtLE means Short Rifle, Lee Enfield........

It is a No I Mk III with the star or * means with upgrade.....
__________________
When all else fails.
303tom is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
lazarino barrel markings Miep General Shotgun Discussion 0 06-13-2009 04:52 PM
Markings on M44 dragunovsks Curio & Relic Discussion 12 06-07-2009 02:13 PM
help identify 1911 slide markings ? lilwillieb 1911 Forum 1 06-06-2009 09:28 PM
Magazine Markings WatchItGo Ammunition & Reloading 1 10-08-2007 06:13 PM
1911 Barrel Markings Rez Semi-Auto Handguns 0 08-16-2007 04:30 PM



Newest Threads