Mk II

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Mk II

dennis g
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dennis g
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Joined: May 27th, 2012, 10:48 pm

February 14th, 2018, 9:40 pm #1

 Rained today so thought I would try some inside pictures. Not too good, must refine my photography.
photo (5).JPG photo (7).JPG Fish on butt?
photo (8).JPG !885 Firozpor rondel, 1876 Enfield rondel, and I think a 3rd by the regimental markings, which is 1/17 no.859.
photo (10).JPG photo (4).JPG I've aggravated myself enough for today. Sorry for the bad pics.
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CQMS
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CQMS
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Joined: September 9th, 2017, 8:49 pm

February 15th, 2018, 1:25 am #2

Pictures are fine. I would post some if I knew how to get them from my phone to the computer.

Rifle looks pretty good too. Wonder what stories it could tell and places it has been to?

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hopmanhenk
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Joined: November 20th, 2008, 10:19 pm

February 15th, 2018, 2:18 am #3

Nice early reciever (mkI upgraded to mkII).  Did you ever take a look at the barrel markings underneath the wood?

Has it been rebarreled? Enfield reciever mated with an lsa barrel(crown x inspector marks)
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dennis g
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February 15th, 2018, 4:34 am #4

 Yes, I've had the barrel off. Lots of LSA stamps everywhere; lever, buttplate, butt, rear band. I'll get some more pictures when I can. I bought it off the guy who brought it back from Afghanistan.
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brcampbe
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March 21st, 2018, 1:05 pm #5

dennis g wrote:  Yes, I've had the barrel off. Lots of LSA stamps everywhere; lever, buttplate, butt, rear band. I'll get some more pictures when I can. I bought it off the guy who brought it back from Afghanistan.
This is a historically significant rifle. The 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment (17th Regiment of Foot) was present with the 2nd Brigade at the first major battle of the 2nd Anglo Afghan War in 1878, the Battle of Ali Masjid. Excellent find.
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dennis g
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March 21st, 2018, 9:14 pm #6

Thanks for the nice words. I was aware that it was the Leicestershire Regiment, but not aware of the battle. Thanks for the info.
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