Need help with ID'ing possible first SMLE

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Re: Need help with ID'ing possible first SMLE

Postby DuncaninFrance » Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:03 pm

Thanks for all your help so far.


That, my friend, is what this forum excels in. Good Luck :bigsmile:
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Re: Need help with ID'ing possible first SMLE

Postby HK_USP_45 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:25 pm

All right, I got him down to $275 for the rifle. I put $75 down on it. (I have some other gun related purchases this month, which is why I'm not just buying it outright). I got a bore light, and I have to say this is the best bore and barrel I've seen on an Enfield.

Here are some more pics, I found some more marks on the stock. They look like new marks, to me, as does the stock.

Pics of the stock markings:
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Behind trigger guard:
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Bore/inside mag:
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Better shots of previously posted marking pics:
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Misc pics:
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Re: Need help with ID'ing possible first SMLE

Postby HK_USP_45 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:29 pm

A couple more:
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Re: Need help with ID'ing possible first SMLE

Postby m3bobby » Tue Feb 01, 2011 6:02 pm

The U type stamp is the Enfield ED logo, its actually a E and D locked together. The arrow with a circle on each end is a percentage mark, it means this item was selected as part of the 10% check on parts for quality. And because its got the ED logo which a 1920s logo, I believe it means that this rifle was FTR'd or repaired in the 1920s or more likely 1930s.
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Re: Need help with ID'ing possible first SMLE

Postby HK_USP_45 » Tue Feb 01, 2011 7:39 pm

m3bobby wrote:The U type stamp is the Enfield ED logo, its actually a E and D locked together. The arrow with a circle on each end is a percentage mark, it means this item was selected as part of the 10% check on parts for quality. And because its got the ED logo which a 1920s logo, I believe it means that this rifle was FTR'd or repaired in the 1920s or more likely 1930s.


That's good info -- thanks!

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