Got a No1 Mk3!

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by zaitsev44, Dec 23, 2013.

  1. zaitsev44

    zaitsev44 Active Member

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    I just bought a 1935 Lee Enfield Ishapore No1 MkIII on Gunboards Forums for $100 shipped. The downside, it's missing the nose cap, trigger and trigger guard, magazine, and safety. But I figured with the exception of the magazine, parts should total under $50 (magazine will be another $50, but I haven't checked ebay yet). The bore is actually pretty good for being an Indian rifle, the stock has repairs and some cracks, but they've been plugged with wooden dowels. The knocking piece has some pitting, but it shouldn't effect functionality. What do y'all think? All input is appreciated! Thanks!
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  2. zaitsev44

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    Here's a picture of the bore. ImageUploadedByFirearms Talk1387807085.733935.jpg
     

  3. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    I bought one for $100. I tried everything and never managed to get the damn thing to eject. I had to use a dowel to bang the casing out after every shot. Other than that I loved the rifle. I gave it to an old ailing gunsmith as a project gift to keep him busy. I Hope you have better luck.

    better judged by twelve than carried by six.
     
  4. c3shooter

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  5. zaitsev44

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    Thanks c3! I'll check the links out. I've seen that Apex has the trigger with the trigger guard for $14 and the nose cap for $14. The safety set (spring, screw, and safety) for $15 on either Numrich or buymilsurp. I'll check ebay for parts too, maybe I can find a magazine for under $40-50.
     
  6. 303tom

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    If you have`nt ordered any thing yet, I think I have an extra nose cap around here somewhere, I`ll let you know by the end of the day & you can have it !...............I think she will fix-up nice.
     
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    Great, thanks tom! I appreciate it. Also, can anyone tell me if that screw at the left side of the wrist is for the safety? IIRC there should be a small bar going from the screw to the safety assembly.
     
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    303tom Well-Known Member

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    Yes it is !........
     
  9. JWagner

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    It looks like you are off to a good start. I recommend checking multiple online sources for the stuff you need. Last week I searched for a spare magazine for my Ishapore. Ebay sold one for $103, while Numrich and E-sarco had them at $77 and $44. There can be a large differences in prices.
     
  10. string1946

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    Very nice. I don't know very much about Enfields though I have 5 or 6 of them. I have a Ishapore 2A or 2A1 that is marked 1965. Nice rifles. I hope you find all the parts you need.
     
  11. enfieldaddict

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    They are great rifles I just picked up a 1918 smle made in the enfield factory they don't make rifles like that anymore
     
  12. zaitsev44

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    I picked it up today after some miscommunication in the licensing. She's dirty and incomplete, but the bore is good and I found a goody under the stock..... The soldiers name was under the front handguard and stock. "Millet RS". It was a great surprise to see this. No telling what this rifle has been through. If I'm misinterpreting this or if this is just a arsenal then please tell me. I was just amazed by this discovery. All feedback is appreciated! ImageUploadedByFirearms Talk1389662385.877605.jpg ImageUploadedByFirearms Talk1389662397.145409.jpg