Lee Enfield myths?

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Lee Enfield myths?

Post by Gun-nut » 22 Jan 2019, 5:34 pm

An interesting (and long) video discussion on the numerous lee enfield myths. Thought I'd post it here for those of us that are lee enfield aficionados, and maybe get a discussion going. Definitely an interesting topic for sure.

Here's the link for your enjoyment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nRVr4ft1wQ
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Post by ZXRR » 23 Jan 2019, 12:55 pm

Watching the video made my No4 mk1 feel lonely in the safe, now i need to open my wallet and buy a No 1 Mk III :violin:
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Post by Dunxy » 23 Jan 2019, 2:24 pm

Is a very cool video,Rowan shooting that match was amazing to watch as well.
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Post by straightshooter » 23 Jan 2019, 2:50 pm

Ahhh.... Another hagiography to the Lee Enfield.
I have no intention to criticise the obviously very skilful shooter but the question does arise if the Lee Enfield is so wonderful why isn't he using an unmodified rifle.
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Post by Dunxy » 23 Jan 2019, 3:19 pm

He borrowed that Indian 308 model to shoot the comp, easier than trying to take personal rifle os i assume?
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Post by winton » 23 Jan 2019, 3:53 pm

ZXRR wrote:Watching the video made my No4 mk1 feel lonely in the safe, now i need to open my wallet and buy a No 1 Mk III :violin:


I though the No.4 was an improvement over the No.1.

Anyone hold a differing view?
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Post by ZXRR » 23 Jan 2019, 3:58 pm

winton wrote:
ZXRR wrote:Watching the video made my No4 mk1 feel lonely in the safe, now i need to open my wallet and buy a No 1 Mk III :violin:


I though the No.4 was an improvement over the No.1.

Anyone hold a differing view?


"Thought"

It is, i prefer the No4 over the Mk III any day of the week, the look, the feel, the sights etc... But a safe isn't complete without a lithgow.
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Post by No1Mk3 » 23 Jan 2019, 5:38 pm

I hold a differing view, the No4 was a production improvement, based on a trials model developed to find a shorter, lighter rifle to replace the SMLE. War expediancy saw the No4 adopted as a 10 round (originally intended to be 5 round) full stocked rifle in October 1939. They were faster, easier, and cheaper to produce than the SMLE but the accuracy was not that much better and this is shown from fullbore use where the No1 MkIII still, even today, is more common than the No4. of my rifles, the only No4's that can regularly out shoot any of my No1's are the 2 Fultons Regulated Bisley rifles, Cheers.
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Post by bladeracer » 24 Jan 2019, 6:06 am

ZXRR wrote:It is, i prefer the No4 over the Mk III any day of the week, the look, the feel, the sights etc... But a safe isn't complete without a lithgow.


The No.4 Mk1* ladder sight is excellent, but I think the No.1Mk3 is the better rifle overall.
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Post by in2anity » 25 Jan 2019, 8:31 am

Very informative video thanks for sharing- it’s always refreshing to hear an ACTUAL expert talk about something they feel passionate about. Far removed from the regular s**t talk you here at public ranges.
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Post by bladeracer » 25 Jan 2019, 8:43 am

in2anity wrote:Very informative video thanks for sharing- it’s always refreshing to hear an ACTUAL expert talk about something they feel passionate about. Far removed from the regular s**t talk you here at public ranges.


I was told yesterday that you can get semi-auto conversions for M96 Swede Mausers...
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Post by Bazooker » 25 Jan 2019, 3:17 pm

bladeracer wrote:
in2anity wrote:Very informative video thanks for sharing- it’s always refreshing to hear an ACTUAL expert talk about something they feel passionate about. Far removed from the regular s**t talk you here at public ranges.


I was told yesterday that you can get semi-auto conversions for M96 Swede Mausers...


He was nearly right, he may have been thinking of the M1903 springfield

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedersen_device

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Post by Supaduke » 25 Jan 2019, 7:06 pm

Ah yes, the Pederson device. Quite a bit of myth and legend around that. Internet gurus that have actually managed to have a try all say it's a clunky POS. Would be surprised if anyone in Australia has or will ever try one.
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Post by deanp100 » 25 Jan 2019, 8:05 pm

When forgotten weapons did the video on what I am sure was the Peterson device, they said it was made to try and s lol to several countries , therefore a.version was made to fit several different models. Possibly the Swede was one of them.

Edit. It was the Snabb conversion I was thinking of. Made to convert many military bolt actions.
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Post by Stoney » 25 Jan 2019, 9:00 pm

No4 Mk1/Mk1* all day every day. Just have a look at the far heavier barrel AND conveniently free floated for you at no expense.
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Post by deye243 » 25 Jan 2019, 9:09 pm

Not to mention a far stronger action
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Post by Stoney » 25 Jan 2019, 9:50 pm

deye243 wrote:Not to mention a far stronger action



Also, how many range guns have you come across in your time? Almost always No4Mk1*
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Post by deye243 » 25 Jan 2019, 10:33 pm

I had one in 25.303 and shot Seirra 87g and if you used my loads in a 25.303 in a no1 you would be wearing metal
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