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SVT_Fox
12-12-2010, 1:09 PM
its like my 15th gun but its my first British one.

no1mk3

1952

what else should I be looking for?

stock matches receiver, cant find any markings on the bolt, dont even know how to get the bolt out,

I figured out the safety, but got it stuck, seems the firing pin went half way down then the trigger became really stiff and I had to pull it REAL hard to fire the rest of the way, I got this by the afety being half way and then pulling the trigger,

how many positions does the safety go in?

any other things, like tricks or tips for this badboy?

berg
12-12-2010, 1:27 PM
I don't really understand your comments about the safety but as far as the bolt, it is a little strange how they do the release. Pull the bolt back then you have to snap the bolt head up to rotate it up so you can remove it from the receiver. It might take a little force but don't use a tool, just grip it by the side of your finger and pull up.

http://www.surplusrifle.com/smle/operations.asp

Note all the links to the right of that article. The ones titled "Maintenance" should be of particular interest.

Mssr. Eleganté
12-12-2010, 1:49 PM
its like my 15th gun but its my first British one.

no1mk3

1952

what else should I be looking for?

Is it marked "RFI" next to the 1952 marking?

SVT_Fox
12-12-2010, 1:52 PM
no I just

RF52

Funbaby
12-13-2010, 4:23 PM
Bolt removal is pretty easy; bolt back,press bolt realse catch and rotate bolt head up from the 3 o clock position to the the 12, pull bolt out

Sounds like it was half cocked, it happens and everything locks : pull the rear of the bolt back til it clicks

xXBigJoeXx
12-13-2010, 4:43 PM
:useless:

berg
12-13-2010, 10:22 PM
Bolt removal is pretty easy; bolt back,press bolt realse catch and rotate bolt head up from the 3 o clock position to the the 12, pull bolt out

Sounds like it was half cocked, it happens and everything locks : pull the rear of the bolt back til it clicks

:confused: Bolt release catch on a No1 mk3?

GuyW
12-13-2010, 10:29 PM
Howza #1 mk 3 get dated 1952??

Maybe its a #3 mk 1??
.

berg
12-13-2010, 10:32 PM
Howza #1 mk 3 get dated 1952??

Maybe its a #3 mk 1??
.

Yeah it sounds suspiciously Indian...Or Australian.

http://www.deactivated-guns.co.uk/images/uploads/smle52/smle1952-024915_3.jpg

Funbaby
12-13-2010, 10:51 PM
I kinda assumed the numbers were transposed or wrong; only looked at the 1952 and british made;

Might be one of the last SMLEs #1 3*, made in Scotland?

glennsche
12-14-2010, 4:13 AM
that would be really cool if it was indeed a SMLE from that late from the UK, like berg said my gut feel would've been dominion/commonwealth...

jms
12-14-2010, 6:47 AM
About taking the bolt out check this.

http://www.surplusrifle.com/smle/boltdisassembly/index.asp

SVT_Fox
12-24-2010, 10:42 AM
there really are no other markings on it, any more imput?

mj1
12-24-2010, 12:32 PM
No picture no comment. There are so many Enfield's over the service life of the patterns your going to need pictures. No flash natural lighting use a tri-pod and remote trigger or timer.

..........http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/montereyjack/0e9c65a1.jpg
..........http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/montereyjack/243c48c2.jpg
..........http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/montereyjack/8540f4f1.jpg

Pura Vida

Mssr. Eleganté
12-24-2010, 6:06 PM
there really are no other markings on it, any more imput?

Are the No1Mk3 1952 markings in the same place on the receiver as those in the picture that Berg posted in post #9 or are they on the opposite side of the receiver?

I've heard that some rifles had the original markings scrubbed off of the right side of the receiver for some reason when the rifle went through rearsenal at RFI and they were restamped on the left side of the receiver with No1Mk3 and the last two digits of the year. Does your rifle's forestock have a screw going through it from left to right just in front of the magazine?

smle-man
12-24-2010, 7:57 PM
On the #1 series the original markings are on the right. When upgraded (#1mk1 to #1mk3 for instance) the markings may either be lined out and restamped on the right or stamped on the left. Ishapore overhauled rifles got the right side markings scrubbed off and restamped on the left.

smle-man
12-24-2010, 8:06 PM
Here is the rifle every Enfield collector should have: A Martini-Enfield in .303. These are great shooters and fully capable of handling Mk7 rounds. Mine is pretty accurate although the trigger pull is very heavy.

http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff237/smle-man/1mk3MartiniHenry98kpics004.jpg
http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff237/smle-man/1mk3MartiniHenry98kpics006.jpg

nick
12-24-2010, 8:54 PM
Howza #1 mk 3 get dated 1952??

Maybe its a #3 mk 1??
.

Ishapore.

grnt
12-24-2010, 9:00 PM
Where is there martinis' in 303 for sale? I thought they only had them in the big caliber.

smle-man
12-25-2010, 1:28 AM
Gunbroker, gunshows, etc. They are around in both carbine and rifle versions. There is also the Martini cadet in .310 which I shoot .32 SW Longs out of. A sweet little piece! Many Martini Henry rifles were converted to .22rim fire also.

Here's one on GB right now: http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=207059757

SVT_Fox
12-25-2010, 6:32 AM
yes its on the left side and the right side is clean: and yes about 2 inches in front of the mag is a flathead screw with the head on the leftside.

Mssr. Eleganté
12-25-2010, 10:39 AM
yes its on the left side and the right side is clean: and yes about 2 inches in front of the mag is a flathead screw with the head on the leftside.

I think that means you'll never know where your Enfield was originally manufactured. But you know that it went through a refurb in India in 1952.

SVT_Fox
12-26-2010, 8:19 AM
Is it 303 or 762. The guy I got it from never shot it

Mssr. Eleganté
12-26-2010, 12:29 PM
Is it 303 or 762. The guy I got it from never shot it

The Indian 7.62x51 Enfields are marked either 2A or 2A1 on the right side of the receiver instead of No1Mk3. The 2A was introduced in the early 1960s. Your rifle should be in .303 British.

mauser98k
12-26-2010, 12:32 PM
The Indian 7.62x51 Enfields are marked either 2A or 2A1 on the right side of the receiver instead of No1Mk3. The 2A was introduced in the early 1960s. Your rifle should be in .303 British.

unless it's been converted to one of the .410 shotgun round Enfields...that would be pretty obvious though

rimfire78
12-26-2010, 3:10 PM
No picture no comment. There are so many Enfield's over the service life of the patterns your going to need pictures. No flash natural lighting use a tri-pod and remote trigger or timer.

..........http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/montereyjack/0e9c65a1.jpg
..........http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/montereyjack/243c48c2.jpg
..........http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/montereyjack/8540f4f1.jpg

Pura Vida

AWESOME!