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Theyeti
07-25-2008, 05:23 AM
I sure do, picked this nice Lithgow Armory baby up awhile ago, can't shoot it enough.



http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c86/Theyetiking/SMLEpic1b.jpg

rAcErRicK
07-25-2008, 08:32 PM
Beautiful piece Yeti, boy, if that ole man could just talk, I'll bet you would hear some stories. How does it shoot, straight as an arrow I'll bet. I saw one that had been modernized one time and it would knock your eyes out, or shoot 'em out either one.

Pitdog
07-26-2008, 01:07 AM
Got one identical to yours. Shoots super high, it was made to shoot 300 meters or more, but it does ok. I don't shoot it often, haven't shot it in years and years.....and years.

Theyeti
07-27-2008, 04:25 AM
Dead on at 100 yards. Kinda surprised my cousins when shooting it at how accurate it could be with iron sights. This baby was manufactured in 1943. All the armory stamps match, it was quite a find and it came with the bayonet.

I'm kinda wanting to pick up a model of it's younger brother. Time will tell.

farmritch
08-01-2008, 11:51 PM
I'm an Enfield Nut!!!!!!!!!
I bought my first one when I was 13 in 76
I've got all the armours tools and have rescued a few from BUbba
They are sweet and fun and on another note , cheap to collect
The bad part is like every other rifle out there now are getting expensive to shoot and surplus ball is hard to find
The POF or Indian surplus is still out there but all I've ever had is click boom
Never had a fail to fire,but the click boom is like shooting a muzzle loader
I've got 5 different books on Enfields and it's so interesting how different the british commonwealth is different from us
I have #4's , #5's The #3 ( like yours) a #3 converted to shoot .410 as a single shot for Prison service in India
A#3 that was converted to shoot .22 for the Austrailian air force, I love them all!!!
On a little side note you have a SMLE #3 there.
The #4Mk1 which was it's predessor was the first rifle in the commonwealth to have interchangable parts

Farmritch

Theyeti
08-02-2008, 05:38 AM
Yeah I have a fair amount of hang fires with some of the older stuff I've shot. Two complete miss-fires (not fun).

Badger
08-07-2008, 08:16 PM
I have a 1943 Lithgow. The bore is dark but it shoots great.

longshot
08-10-2008, 06:28 PM
i have a MK4 made at the Enfield factory in Enfield, England.

the only mod was a sporterized stock in the '50's still dead on at 100 and the tangent sight is rate out to 1300 yards. i havent tried out that far but i do know its good to 400 yards ;D

ls

MIKENSUE
09-28-2008, 10:47 PM
I DO! YA'LL THINK?
http://www.msnusers.com/1ptfe3405gkpoiuvompoqucor7/Documents/Pictures%2FDSCF0070.JPG

colby1979
09-30-2008, 12:27 AM
oh yes, I like Enfields especially the Pattern14 Mod 1917s! ;D

Tuckahoe
10-02-2008, 11:14 AM
The best ones I have seen have all been Lithgow. Most have looked new. Great rifles.