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zaitsev44 10-04-2012 12:35 PM

Lee Enfield Markings
I have a 1944 Lee Enfield, and I was cleaning it, and I noticed there was a "D" with a circle and a slash troughs it. Next to it was a "B". After looking it up, I found out that it was a draw lapped barrel, can anyone tell me what the mean? Thanks

c3shooter 10-04-2012 02:05 PM

Process that was tried to smooth out the rough edges from a newly rifled barrel. A lead button was cast onto a rod that was passed thru the bore, lapping compound applied, lapping button "Drawn" thru the bore several passes. Was dropped as not being absolutely necessary for a military grade firearm, wartime production pressure, etc etc.

zaitsev44 10-04-2012 03:01 PM

Great, thanks

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