My Latest C&R Acquisition

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by gandog56, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. gandog56

    gandog56 New Member

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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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  2. Davyboy

    Davyboy New Member

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  3. mag318

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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.
     
  4. gandog56

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

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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...
     
  6. gandog56

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