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Old 03-14-2010, 02:10 PM   #1
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Just got my second Lee Enfield. It's a No. 5 Jungle Carbine. Is there any way to tell when and where it was made from the serial number?

It is V 4XX.





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Old 03-14-2010, 02:20 PM   #2
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Default nice rifle

THE LEE ENFIELD RIFLE ASSOCIATION
I am sure these folks can help you with the history of your weapon


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No5 MkIs were only made by Fazakerly and BSA. There should be an F on the side of the receiver for Fazakerly, or a stamp M47 on the buttstock socket for BSA. They are all dated also on the left side of the receiver. These are neat little Enfields and very collectable. I recommend Skennertons book the Lee Enfield Story for a reference guide.

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I got a manual and it says V serial numbers were used by Fazakerley iin 1946.

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Don't forget there are a lot of faux jungle carbines floating around, just as there are a lot of faux folding stock M1 Carbines around. These guns were more rare, so some gunsmiths/dealers decided to alter more popular surplus models into these rare types...

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Like I said, serial number kind of confirms it's a real No.5.



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