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NaughtyMonkey
02-02-2011, 4:26 PM
Appears to be all matching to me except the Sight says Mk 3 on it. Says Long Branch 1943 on it, got it from a fellow Calgunner. :)

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NaughtyMonkey
02-02-2011, 4:45 PM
whoops left out the No.4 part, my bad. :p :kest:

Saigon1965
02-02-2011, 4:46 PM
Very nice looking stock -

Dr. Pepper
02-03-2011, 7:25 PM
That rifle sure has a beautiful stock! Does your rifle have a ladder sight?

NaughtyMonkey
02-03-2011, 7:30 PM
That rifle sure has a beautiful stock! Does your rifle have a ladder sight?


Yes it does.

Dr. Pepper
02-03-2011, 9:26 PM
Yes it does.
Nice, I have been told those aren't original to the Mark 1*'s

NaughtyMonkey
02-03-2011, 9:39 PM
I'm pretty sure its not, it says Mk III right on it. haha. Says that in my first post. :p

freonr22
02-03-2011, 10:00 PM
Television last night says. 17million enfields made versus 6 mil garands

NaughtyMonkey
02-03-2011, 10:03 PM
They were first produced in 1895, so I wouldn't be surprised that many were made. haha.

Dr. Pepper
02-04-2011, 9:49 PM
I'm pretty sure its not, it says Mk III right on it. haha. Says that in my first post. :p
Oh,....:sweatdrop: my bad.

rojocorsa
02-04-2011, 11:02 PM
Keep in mind that there were like 4 or 6 different rear sights for No.4 rifles too.


Nice acquisition. I strongly approve.


What is the bore like?

NaughtyMonkey
02-05-2011, 2:20 PM
Its all good Dr. Pepper, It happens.

The bore is great, it shoots great very accurate, but I would still like to have the original sights for it, but I can't seem to be able to locate them online.

rojocorsa
02-07-2011, 12:38 PM
I find that I like those micrometers better...

What sight are you specifically talking about?

mosinnagantm9130
02-07-2011, 2:58 PM
Aren't micrometer sights correct for Long Branch No.4's?

NaughtyMonkey
02-28-2011, 1:23 PM
MkIII?


My mistake I just looked at it and it says "Mk 3" on it. Just like that.

mj1
02-28-2011, 3:21 PM
How does the bolt dissmount slot look on the other side? I have an LB some place I should dig it out. I need some new pictures with better light.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/montereyjack/4778b867.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/montereyjack/09d52a62.jpg

Little rougher than your #4, it's 1942 and has been used #4MkI*3(FTR)

NaughtyMonkey
03-02-2011, 1:51 PM
I took some pictures of the rear sight. Hopefully this can help.

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rojocorsa
03-02-2011, 7:48 PM
I am just wondering, do all Enfields have a brass buttplate?

mosinnagantm9130
03-03-2011, 2:20 PM
I am just wondering, do all Enfields have a brass buttplate?

No, some have steel buttplates.

mj1
03-03-2011, 2:41 PM
No many have a alloy replacement pot metal like butt plate. I still prefer the brass as it makes a fine war club. The name used for the mixed metal escapes me at the moment.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/montereyjack/8eb86034.jpg

Milsurp Collector
03-03-2011, 3:33 PM
No many have a alloy replacement pot metal like butt plate. I still prefer the brass as it makes a fine war club. The name used for the mixed metal escapes me at the moment.



If you are referring to the British zinc pot metal alloy it was called Mazak. It was also used to make trim parts and light housings for British cars.

rojocorsa
03-03-2011, 3:34 PM
I am certainly glad mine has a brass plate. I think it looks quite handsome on the gun.

NaughtyMonkey
03-03-2011, 8:28 PM
Mine as posted above is a Brass Butt plate.

But those sights aren't original to the rifle are they?

mj1
03-04-2011, 8:05 AM
What sights and who are you asking? My LB came with the long range ladder sight of stampped metal and BSA or Faz. had the milled ladder type.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v130/montereyjack/5d774a22.jpg

mosinnagantm9130
03-04-2011, 10:59 AM
The Canadian Mk.3 rear sight was used on Long Branch No.4's in 1943 and 1944, so it is the correct rear sight.

rojocorsa
03-04-2011, 12:01 PM
Since we're on the subject for asking about the original rear sights---my Savage made Mk.1* would have the basic flip up with the 300/600 appretures, right?


Because it doesn't, It actually has the original kind of micrometer (which I prefer anyway).

NaughtyMonkey
03-04-2011, 8:13 PM
The Canadian Mk.3 rear sight was used on Long Branch No.4's in 1943 and 1944, so it is the correct rear sight.

Thanks thats what I was looking for. :)