Lee Enfield Questions

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by zaitsev44, Jul 10, 2013.

  1. zaitsev44

    zaitsev44 Active Member

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    I just found out that my No4 Mk1 has the Ishapore screw. I can't find much about them, so I was figuring if anyone on here knows. Was the screw only put on by the Indians or did the British put them on too? Also, can anyone identify this marking on the top of the chamber?
    Here's the screw.
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    Here's the marking.

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  2. zaitsev44

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    Sorry, the first set of pictures had a connection error.
    The marking.
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    The screw

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  3. 303tom

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    What does it say on the wrist under the bolt handle ?..............
     
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    On the right side it doesn't have anything. The left side only has the serial number.

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  6. 303tom

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    c3 I don`t think that is a British Broad Arrow, kind of looks like a Afghan Mark, I am going to guess Khyber Pass...............What is under the top hand guard ?...........
     
  7. davemccarthy707

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    Top mark means it has a rusty bore. The Ishy screw was put in pretty much every rifle refurbed in India. I have 2 POF no4 Mk2 rifles here with the screw. 1 of which has the rusty bore mark (but the bore is mint .. go figure).

    Here is a guide to the markings. http://home.earthlink.net/~smithkaia8/
     
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  8. zaitsev44

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    No. It was on the top of the chamber. I thought it looked like the rust mark, but it didnt look like the asterisk. I never saw any rust though.
     
  9. 303tom

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    Snap off the top hand guard, be careful & don`t break it, whats under it ?...............
     
  10. zaitsev44

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    Well I can't really tell what it says. Ill take a few pictures.
    This one looks like a "B" and a "D" with a circle around it. And a crown with "31 N" under it.

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    Then right under that it has a crown with "31 N"
    On the right side it has another crown with a "N" but no number.

    This one is about 6 inches from the chamber an it looks like "R 31" and then a half a crown.

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    This one like like either "22 N" or "22 V"

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  11. zaitsev44

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    I found this marking in the lower of the nose cap. It says "C•C•M"

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    Is this like a manufacturers mark? I couldn't find it in that link.
     
  12. 303tom

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    Not Khyber Pass, the more I check the more it points too Pakistani maybe..............I will do some more research on it.
     
  13. zaitsev44

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    Ok thanks. I haven't hear too much about Pak rifles. I've heard about Khyber Pass though, good craftsmanship for a bunch of goat herders with a hunk of wood and a rail road tie!
     
  14. 303tom

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    Sorry but I got nothing, but I can tell you that the D in a circle means a Draw Lapped Barrel...............
     
  15. davemccarthy707

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    I just cracked open my 60 and 61 POF No 4 Mk2. You have a Pakistani rifle. Mine has some of the same marks on the barrel. The 22V is on 1 rifle. It is 22 W on another.
     
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