Quick Shots: The Lee-Enfield

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by Amsdorf, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. Amsdorf

    Amsdorf New Member

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    Nothing fancy here, just short and to the point shooting action, this time featuring the Lee-Enfield. This particular model is a No. 4 Mk1* made right here in the good old USoA for the British, during WWII, by the Savage Corporation. By far, the Lee-Enfield was, in my opinion, the finest bolt action rifle issued as a main battle rifle during WWII. The bolt's smooth and very fast action, the high capacity magazine, the excellent trigger and the superb sights put the Lee-Enfield in a league of its own.

    Here's the video:[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkl2BIkyfrw[/ame]

    For other Quick Shot videos, go here:
    http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjAcq7A-98ixVd4iFY6bCbgHQEWMs3c12
     
  2. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    You should try one of these..................
     

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  3. Trez

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    My favorites are still the 1903 followed by Arisakas...

    Ive been thinking of getting rid of my No.1 and try to get a P14 (or a M1917 ;) ) I just really prefer the Mauser design....
     
  4. F4U

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    Ok I am new to rifles so I will ask, what is it?
     
  5. 25-5

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    wikipedia will give you a good run down. Models, history, etc.
     
  6. locutus

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    It's a Lee Enfield No.1 MK lll, the predecessor of the number 4 pictured above.
     
  7. 303tom

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    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    You mean like this ? This is my 2A...............
     

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  10. Trez

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    So, when can we expect a video on the Arisaka? I think thats the only main battle rifle I havent seen you do a video on yet... :)
     
  11. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Yep.:p

    I looked at the other pic again, and the magazine gave it away. I hadn't paid attention to the magazine before.
     
  12. ChicagoJoe

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    1943 Lee Enfield No 4 Mk I
     

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  13. 303tom

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    Found this 2A with only the butt stock on it at a yard sale for 30 bucks
     

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  14. 303tom

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    Found this No4 with no wood at all & the bayonet lug chopped off at a yard sale for 20 bucks.............
     

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  15. 25-5

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    What a nice outcome.
     
  16. xring3

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    I bought a #4savage at a gun shop a few years back. Condition was new as it was held in reserve in Ireland till released as surplus. This rifle was the biggest piece of junk ever. I'm sure others made were better but, this one would get closer to hitting the target by throwing it.
     
  17. mag318

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    I totally agree that Enfields are in a class of their own and are probably the finest combat bolt actions ever. Though not as much fun to shoot as it's larger brothers I think the No5MKI is the neatest Enfield ever produced.
     

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  18. Amsdorf

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    Thanks for sharing the pics of your interesting Enfields.

    Love the $30 garage special one.
     
  19. dteed4094

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    My very first gun bought as a Christmas present when I was 13. Mom and Dad paid $37 at Sears. Was origionally sporterized by Golden State Arms. I couldnt hit the broad side of a barn from inside. I later replaced the origional cut down stock with the fagen and made the scope mount from a piece of angle iron and a one piece Weaver base (pretty ugly but it works). It now shoots a 1.5 MOA group and is my favorite rifle to shoot.
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    A #4 mk 1 Savage I picked up at an estate sale. Looks like it has been refinished.
    Mod #4Mk1 Savage 303 Brit..jpg
     
  20. mag318

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    My 1'st No4 Mk I was a US produced Savage, it was an early one with the micrometer rear sight and a 6 groove barrel. The early Savage Enfields had a unique single stage trigger making for an accurate rifle.
     

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